4th of July Events Around Louisville, KY

June 27, 2023

Are you looking for ways to celebrate July 4th in and around Louisville, Kentucky? 

We have all your Independence Day fun in East Louisville and surrounding areas — fireworks, parades, community picnics, and more — rounded up right here for you! We have events both in East Louisville and events worth traveling to! You will find all these and more on our Local Event Calendar

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Here are many ways you can find your family fun and celebrate Independence Day

Summerfest 2023

June 30th, 6:00 pm

Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park

Details: Join the City of Jeffersontown for Summerfest 2023 on Friday, June 30th from 6 pm - 10 pm in Veterans Memorial Park!
- Fireworks show at dusk
- Live performance by Soul Circus
- Kids Zone
- Local Food Trucks - Bud's Tavern, Fistful of Tacos, Boo Boo Smoke Shack, Marvin's Real Taste of Jamaica, Mr. C's Cheesecake, Kona Ice
Family-Friendly Event

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Riverview Independence Festival

July 1st, 5:00 pm

Riverview Park

Be prepared for the Ohio River in Southwest Louisville to come alive with fireworks, fun, food and a fantastic musical line-up at Riverview Park.

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Thunder in the Hills 

July 1st, 5:00 pm

Douglass Hills neighborhood

Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks

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Anchorage 4th of July Firecracker 5K Walk/Run

July 1st, Registration: 8:30 a.m., Event: 9:00 a.m.

Anchorage KY

Details: Whether you’re an avid runner or more of a casual walker, please join our community for our annual Firecracker Walk and Run. Bring the entire family, and feel free to dress festively in your red, white, and blue. More registration information will be available on the Anchorage Civic Club Facebook page or show up the morning of the event to register. Registration is $15 for Civic Club members, $20 non-members, $5 for under 21 years old, and a $40 maximum per family, payable by card, cash, or check. Please share your Anchorage and American spirit with others by posting your photos from the event. #AnchorageFirecrackerRun

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Fanfare for the 4th, Singing for America

July 1st, 3:00 pm 

Beargrass Christian Church - 4100 Shelbyville Rd • Louisville, KY 40207

Details: Annual Multimedia Choral Cinema Presentation of America. Enjoy this American historical retrospective and revel in the power of stirring patriotic songs & visuals!

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Fireworks over Owl Creek Country Club

July 3rd, Dusk

Anchorage, KY

Details: The Annual Fireworks show will take place at Owl Creek Country Club this year. They will start at dusk, and are guaranteed to be exciting! This event is open to the entire Anchorage community, so please bring the family, and let’s kick off the Independence Day weekend with a bang!

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The City of New Albany’s Shoreline Independence Day Celebration

July 3rd, 6:00 pm

New Albany, IN

This free, family-friendly event opens at 6pm and features performances by The Crashers with The Boot Scoots. There will be plenty of local food and drinks available on-site, as well as games and inflatables for kids. Be sure to stick around for the beautiful FIREWORKS display at dark!

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Louisville Waterfront Fourth

July 4th, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Waterfront Park, Louisville KY

Details: The celebration will feature free musical entertainment conducted by the Louisville Orchestra, family activities, local food trucks, festival food and a professional fireworks display over the Ohio River.

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Independence Day Celebration at Locust Grove 

July 4th, 10:00 am 

Louisville, KY

Details: Join us at Locust Grove as we celebrate Independence Day in early 19th-century style at Historic Locust Grove! Festivities of the day will include walk-throughs of the historic house, first person interpreter portrayals, public readings of the Declaration of Independence and excerpts from Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" and more. Food trucks will be on-site for food and drink, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds.

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Crescent Hill July 4th Celebration

July 4th, 10:30 am

Peterson Dumesnil House

The Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival offers family fun and entertainment for all ages. Come stroll the many booths of the Art Fair to find that one-of-a-kind treasure! Enjoy the Food Court's various food trucks, ice cream vendors, and craft beer selections. Take a chance on the Cake Wheel, or enjoy the many activities in the Children’s Fun Zone – including FREE Children’s Games. Enjoy some live music, and come celebrate the 4th of July with Crescent Hill!

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Anchorage Independence Day Parade and Picnic

July 4th, Registration 3:30 p.m., Parade 4:00 p.m.

Anchorage KY

Details: Everyone can be part of the biggest Anchorage Independence Day Parade this year. Bring your decorated motorized vehicles, horses, bikes, walkers, strollers, and wagons. The route begins at Anchorage Presbyterian Church and ends at Wagner Park. The judges will be located at Shall We Dance Studios. Watch our Facebook Page for more details and plan how you will participate and where to watch – and cheer on the parade entrants. We encourage you to get creative.

Anchorage Independence Day Picnic, Immediately following the Parade at Wagner Park

The Annual Independence Day Picnic will be back and better than ever this year. Please bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic supplies. There will be a live DJ and the North versus South Tug-Of-War. You will not want to miss the announcements of the Firecracker Walk and Run winners, parade winners, mailbox contest winners, and the recipients of the coveted Manure Spreader.

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4th of July Parade and Celebration of Freedom in Downtown Jeffersonville

July 4th, 10:00 am

Downtown Jeffersonville, IN

Details: Celebrate Independence Day at the Jeffersonville Celebrates Freedom Parade on the 4th of July!

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City of Prospect's 4th of July Community Celebration

July 4th, 6:00 pm

Cowley Park, Prospect KY

Details:  This event will begin with a parade at 6 pm.  Fireworks to begin at dusk (approx. 9:40 pm.)

This event will feature:

  • The Swing Street Big Band
  • Train Ride and Bouncy Houses for the kids
  • Independence Day freebies
  • Kona Ice frozen treats
  • Ramiro's Cantina food trucks and Boss Hog's BBQ
  • The Fireworks Extravaganza!
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Fourth of July in Paristown 

July 4th, 5:00 pm

Downtown Louisville

Details: Paristown Fourth of July 2023 presented by Jack Daniel’s: The Crashers + Zambelli Fireworks. 

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Fireworks Over the Park

July 4th, 9:45 pm

Wendell Moore Park

Details: Join us on Tuesday, July 4th 2023 at 9:45 PM for our annual firework show! Remember that we set the fireworks off at the lake! Also, please remember to download the Lagrange Crossroads app for the music that goes along with our show. We are looking forward to celebrating the 4th of July at Wendell Moore Park!

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Firecracker 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

July 8th, 8:00 am

Schamback Park, Westport KY

Details: Join Oldham County Parks and Recreation for the Firecracker 5K run/walk. The run/walk will start and finish at Schamback Park (6617 Main St., Westport, KY 40077).

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Hope you all have a happy -- and safe! -- July 4th holiday in and around Louisville, KY!

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