July Fourth in Louisville

Have plans for the 4th of July? If not, there are plenty of places to go, things to do and firework displays to enjoy. Here are events leading up to the holiday, as well as celebrations taking place on the holiday itself. Festivities including fireworks are noted with a firework image. Be sure to look closely, some events take place July 3.

Also: Top 10 July Events

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    ••• Epic Fireworks / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

    Where: Corydon, IN

    If you are near Corydon, IN, or are up for a drive out of Louisville, this free fireworks show aims to please. The exhibition isn’t as crowded as the events along the Ohio River, so relax and enjoy. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

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    Belle of Louisville: Fireworks Cruises

    Where: Belle of Louisville

    Board a boat and watch the fireworks on the water. Reservations are recommended. On both nights, the cruises depart around 8:30 p.m. and return to land around 11 p.m.

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    Where: RiverStage

    With live music, inflatables for the kids, games and a great view of Louisville’s waterfront fireworks, this event is just across the Ohio River on the terraced lawn in Jeffersonville. Live music entertains the crowd on both nights.

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    Where: Bullitt County, exit 117, Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

    A family tradition for Bullitt County residents, this day-long event provides food, rides, and activities for children. There will also be live music, competitions, and a terrific fireworks display over the Salt River.

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    Where: Jeffersonville Main Street

    Watch the parade on Spring Street, from Riverside to 7th. After the parade, there will be music, food and family fun in Warder Park. The celebration begins at 11 a.m.

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    Where: Flea Off Market

    The Flea Off Market has been known to celebrate the season with vendors, of course, and live music from bands such as Humongous, Juanita, King Kong, and Born Cross-eyed. 

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    Where: National Recreation Area,100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY

    Enjoy the season in 1850s style. Festivities take place at the Homeplace, a historic farm, and will feature a performance of Henry Clay, who worked as a Kentucky senator as well as Speaker of the House and Secretary of State. He had enormous political influence in the 1850s and had several unsuccessful attempts to gain the presidency. After the Clay performance, there will be games, music, and food true to the era. Visit the website for more details.

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    Where: Locust Grove

    The grounds of Locust Grove are open for all to enjoy, for free, on Independence Day. Bring friends, family, and a picnic lunch.

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    Where: Peterson Dumesnil House

    From 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on both days, enjoy live music on two stages, watch a live radio broadcast and visit over 100 artist booths between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Plus, there will be fireworks on the 4th! For more information visit the Crescent Hill Community Council website.