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.
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When: July 3 and 4
Where: Belle of Louisville
On July 3 and July 4, 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.
When: July 3 and 4
Where: Waterfront Park
CANCELLED! The Waterfront Independence Festival website states "Due to loss of funding from the Kentucky General Assembly, the 2014 Waterfront Independence Festival has been cancelled. There will be no concerts in Waterfront Park on July 3rd & 4th. The Bats will still shoot their fireworks from a barge in the river on July 3rd."
Bummer. Hopefully the festival will be back in 2015.
When: July 4
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.
When: July 4, 1-10 p.m.
Where: Flea Off Market
Open for the 4th, The Flea Off Market will have vendors, of course, and live music from Humongous, Juanita, King Kong, and Born Cross eyed.
Where: National Recreation Area,100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY
Enjoy July 4th in 1850s style. Fesitivies 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.
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.
When: July 4 and 5 (fireworks only on July 4)
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.