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4th of July Events in and around Louisville

Updated: Jan 30, 2022

Are you looking for 4th of July Events, Independence Day Events or Where can I watch Fireworks in Louisville? Here is the full list:

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

Fellowship to Celebrate Independence Day


Louisville New Covenant Church of God

1272 Gilmore Ln

Louisville, Ky 40213


Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Summerfest 2021


Veteran's Memorial Park

10707 Taylorsville Rd

Live Music

Food Trucks

Kids Zone

Fireworks Show at Dusk


Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Independence Day Parade in Jeffersonville


100-500 block of Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana

Hope Church Summer Blast 2021


209 LaGrange Rd

PeeWee Valley, Ky


Inflatables/ Bounce House

Water Slide




Fourth of July Family Cookout


E.P. Tom Sawyer Park

3000 Freys Hill Rd

Louisville, Ky 40241


Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Walk the MAC on 4th of July


Melwood Art Center

1860 Mellwood Ave

Louisville, Ky 40206


Art + Antiques

Classic Cars

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a free all-day event activating the whole Mellwood Art Center! There's something for everyone.




Bloody Marys

...and much more to be announced

Our music lineup includes:

Vicki Rogers

...and many more to be announced

Special guests:

Typewriter Poetry by Ars Poetica

...and of course don't forget The Toe Ring Girls, and more!

4th of July Cookout at Bicknell Park


315 Silver Street

New Albany, Indiana

Grilling Burgers and hot dogs, bring a side

4th of July Parade Celebration and Parade


Event by Copperfield Neighborhood

406 Wickfield Dr

Louisville, Ky 40245

Parade- 3pm

Fat Jimmy's Pizza (2 per person while supplies last)-4:30pm


Games and Swimming

Tyler Park 4th of July Picnic


Tyler Park

1501 Castlewood Ave

Louisville, Ky

Tyler Park Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration and Picnic features a Flag Raising Ceremony, Kids' Parade, Food & Beer trucks, Field Games with Prizes, Neighborhood Booth and Live Music by the Derby City Dandies!

Picnic on the Olmsted Lawn - bring your own food, drink and blankets or chairs.

If you're not walking or biking, vehicle parking is available on the Baxter Ave bridge and Tyler Park Dr.

4th of July Parade


Anchorage Presbyterian Church

11403 Park Rd

Anchorage, Ky

Everyone can be part of the Anchorage Independence Day Parade this year!! We are allowing motorized vehicles, horses, bikers, walkers, strollers, and wagons again this year! We are returning to our shorter route that ends Wagner Park (for our Picnic)!

To participate in the parade itself, decorate your car, trailer, golf cart, tractor, horse, bike or scooter and show your patriotic spirit. We encourage you to get creative!!

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Anchorage Presbyterian Church parking lot. The parade begins at 4:00 p.m. and ends at the Independence Day Picnic at Wagner Park!

Prize Categories: Best Family • Most Original • Judges’ Award • Best Golf Cart, etc. • Best Horse/Animal • Most Bizarre • Norman Rockwell Small Town USA • Best Car/Truck

4th of July Picnic


Wagner Park

11700 Osage Rd

Anchorage, Ky

After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Independence Day Picnic will be back and better than ever this year! After the popularity of the food trucks at our recent Spring Fling event, the Civic Club is working to line up some food trucks and other entertainment for our annual picnic. Also you will not want to miss the announcements of the Firecracker Run/Walk winners, Parade Winners, Mailbox Contest Winners, and the recipients of the coveted Manure Spreader!

The River's Fourth of July Celebration


The River of Mt. Washington

1499 Wales Run,

Mt Washington, KY 40047-6445

The River’s FIRST Fourth of July Celebration! Make plans to join us for this special night, as we celebrate America’s Birthday! There will be FREE FOOD, Contest, Games, GiveAways, Music, and FIREWORKS!

Bring the whole family out and let’s Celebrate America’s Independence, One Nation Under GOD

Fireworks Over Plainview


Tway House Lawn

10235 Timberwood Circle

Louisville, Ky 40223

Hey neighbors! We were thinking it may be fun to all get together for 4th July at the Tway House Lawn. Bring your coolers and your fireworks!

One Nation Under God July 4th Celebration


Nelson County Baptist Church

55 Lutheran Church Rd

Bardstown, KY 40004

Come join us for an epic celebration! Free Fireworks Display, Free hotdogs, Free Snow Cones, Free soft Drinks , and Free Bounce Houses !!! Everyone in the community is welcome!

SOLD OUT - Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise


Belle of Louisville Riverboat

Don your red, white and blue aboard the historic Belle of Louisville for an Independence Day celebration like no other! Sit back and relax onboard this two-hour cruise as you watch the sky light up with a firework display from Waterfront Park. As always, snacks and drinks are available from our concessions stand and full bar!

This special event runs from 8:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M. Tickets are $35.99 for adults (15-64), $34.99 for seniors (65+), $19.50 for kids (5-14) and free for infants 4 and under.

Waterfront 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the Fourth with music, fireworks and family fun!

FREE concerts with performances:

  • MojoFlo

  • Dr. Dundiff

  • Otis Jr.

  • Jenna Dean

  • The Afrophycisists

  • and DJ Kaos.

The Catfish Louie Kids’ Area (5-7pm) will feature pony rides; a petting farm; putt putt sponsored by the Louisville Downtown Partnership; and science, music, art, and other activities by:

  • Friends of the Waterfront

  • Kentucky Science Center – Do Science!

  • Jug Band Jubilee, Louisville Folk School, and WUOL’s Summer Listening Program – make your own instruments and conduct a band!

  • DrumSmart LLC – Discover the Drummer in You! DrumSmart LLC will engage community members of all ages and abilities in a drum circle that will make you feel refreshed, creative, and full of energy. Let your inner drummer out and learn more about the positive benefits of drumming.

  • Louisville Visual Art

  • Waterfront Botanical Garden

  • Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Fire Department – helicopter and safety equipment display, child ID station

  • Waterfront Park playground

Fireworks by Zambelli! (10pm)

Upscale festival cuisine, Coors Light Beer Garden, Old Forester Bourbon Bar.

Barren River Lake State Resort Park 4th of July 2021 Sunday, July 4 Back to the Beach! The fireworks show will be held at the state park on Sunday July 4th. There will be 6 food vendors and beach parking. Hosted by the non-profit Friends of Barren River Lake and park. Sunset Cove (beach area) opens at 2pm with a fee of $15 per vehicle to help fund future fireworks shows. For more info call (270) 646-2151.

Ft. Boonesborough State Park Cool History on Hot Days - 4th of July Special Event Saturday, July 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm Our annual Saturday series of Cool History on Hot Days starts off with a special celebration of our nation's independence. We will be celebrating this special moment in history throughout the day with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, military musters for kids, special living history demonstrations including the celebratory firing of rifles and other activities. The Transylvania Store Gift Shop and the Kentucky River Museum will also be open. Rates: Adults: $8.00 Children (6-12): $5.00 For more information go to

Kenlake State Resort Park Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 2, 6:00pm - 10:00pm Our Independence Day Celebration is back for 2021! Music by the Sullivan 3 will begin at 6:30 followed by the Kenlake Marina Fireworks Display at dusk. This event is FREE but concessions will be available. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and come early to get a good spot! For more info call (270) 474-2211.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park CONCERT IN THE PARK starts July 4th Holiday with Free Concert! Friday, July 2 Guests will start the the 4th of July weekend off with a bang when they attend Concert in the Park this Friday! Friends of Rough River will help provide entertainment by sponsoring Marina Hardin & The Habit Band on the patio which faces Rough River Lake. This is a concert you don't want to miss. This band will play favorite cover songs that will have everyone dancing and singing along. Enjoy a meal in the Grayson's Landing Restaurant and find a seat on the patio or the spacious lawn area and relax. For more information call (270) 257-2311.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park FIREWORKS OVER ROUGH RIVER LAKE! Saturday, July 3 2021 sees a return of fireworks over the lake! Make your plans to attend this yearly celebration of our nation's birth. Friends of Rough River will sponsor fireworks at the Beach area. The beach will be closed at noon to allow setup. Enjoy a delicious meal in the Grayson's Landing Restaurant, find souvenirs in the Gift Shop to and enjoy live entertainment on the grounds. Food trucks will be available in several locations on the grounds for the day. For more information call (270) 257-2311.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Summer Concert Series July 2 & 3, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Plan a lovely evening Fourth of July weekend with dining and music with a million dollar view. Our Summer Concert Series Boasts a variety of Universal Americana musicians who cover a broad range of styles and sounds. July 2, it’s Ryan Gilchrest and July 3 Vintage Station plays. Stay tuned for any updated dates or changes to the calendar. Call (270) 362-9210 for more info.

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site Hands On History Saturdays Saturday, July 3, 10:00am - 3:00pm July 3 - Jr. Ranger program—Become a Jr. Ranger by learning about Lewis and Clark Trail history and completing an activity book. We’ll try out feather quill writing just like the olden days! Booklets suitable for kids going in to 3rd thru 6th grades. Younger kids can participate with Lewis and Clark Coloring pages and can earn the Badge and certificate of Jr. Ranger as well. Great for all ages. Sessions last about 30-45 minutes, and are included with paid museum admission of $6 adults/$4 kids, seniors, military. Walk-ins welcome and Reservations accepted by calling park office at 270-335-3681.


Friday, July 7th, 2021

Summerfest 2021


Okolona Christian Church

OCC is hosting a fun-family-friendly event! The evening will be filled with food, fellowship and fireworks for the entire family. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and see some awesome fireworks to cap off the evening on this 4th of July weekend! Invite your family, friends and neighbors!

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