July 4th is right around the corner! You won’t be disappointed with your options for celebration in the great state of KY. We’ve created a guide to help you find the most fun way to celebrate America’s 242nd birthday. Whether it’s fireworks, music, good food or the great outdoors, we’ve got your guide to celebrating the 4th of July in Kentucky.


Parade for Independence Day.Lexington’s Fourth of July Street Festival

Come and celebrate summer’s biggest holiday on July 3rd and 4th in downtown Lexington. The festivities start off on Tuesday with The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social at noon. Later that evening, there will be a Patriotic Music Concert featuring The Lexington Philharmonic at 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday, July 4th, the festivities start bright and early with the Bluegrass 10k. The street festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and will host vendors, concessions and entertainment with a parade at 2:00 p.m.  Also, at 10:00 p.m., fireworks will be launched from the Lexington Financial Center. Don’t miss out on this family-friendly event!

Louisville Waterfront Fourth of JulyFireworks above the Louisville Kentucky waterfront

Celebrate in downtown Louisville on the banks of the Ohio on July 4th. From five to ten that evening, Waterfront will host live music, great food and drinks as well as several kid-friendly activities. Catfish Louis, the Kentucky Science Center, the Kentucky Derby Museum and more will feature fun, family-friendly activities and attractions. In addition, for adults, there will be a Coors Light Beer Garden and the Red, White and Blue Bourbon Bar. Music entertainment will include The Pimps of Joytime, Carly Johnson, RMLLW2LLZ and The Spinsters Union of Louisville. The Zambelli Fireworks Show will start at 10:00 p.m.
Game at Great American Ballpark.

Cincinnati Reds Independence Day Celebration vs. The White Sox

Venture just across the river to Cincinnati’s Great American Ballpark for their July 4th Game against the White Sox. The game will include a ceremony honoring our military. Following the game, there will be a fireworks spectacular with accompanying music. So, grab some family or friends and celebrate Fourth of July by enjoying America’s Favorite Pastime.

Text by Amy Haupt