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Where to Celebrate July 4th 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.

Also: Top 10 July Events

Kiwanis Annual Fireworks in Corydon

When: July 3
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.

Belle of Louisville: Fireworks Cruises

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.

Waterfront Independence Festival

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.

Jeffersonville Independence Celebration

When: July 3 and 4
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.

4th of July Bullitt Blast

When: July 4
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.

Celebrating Freedom Parade

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.

4th of July at The Flea Off Market

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. 

Independence Day at Land Between The Lakes

When: July 4

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.

Locust Grove, Free for Independence Day

When: July 4
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.

Crescent Hill Art & Music Festival

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.

Fireworks in Norton Commons Town Center

Photo: Jeff Hunter/Getty Images

When: Not this year!
Where: Norton Commons, 9420 Norton Commons Boulevard, Prospect, KY
Norton Commons will not be holding their firework celebration this year. Will they return in 2015? We will see...

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