Let’s Celebrate the 4th of July Kentucky!

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Plan to attend one of these celebrations near you on the 4th of July!

Independence Day in Kentucky is upon us and we are ready to cheer on some great parades, enjoy some great food, and see some bright fireworks displays. 4th of July around Kentucky is in full swing and we have found some of the best events around the state for you and your family. 

For 4th of July Ideas in Louisville, click here. 

Eastern Kentucky


4th of July Spectacular – Activities start at 6:00PM and Fireworks at 10:00PM. Celebrate with food, live music, kids activities and fireworks.


Summer Motion2:00 pm – Gates Open
Carnival, Food Vendors, Children’s Inflatables, Games, Specialty Booths. 7:00 pm free concerts start. 8:00 pm – Patriotic Tribute. 10:15 pm – Fireworks

Central Kentucky

Fort Knox

See Louisville Family Fun for things going on in Louisville

See Oldham Family Fun for things going on in Oldham County 


Frankfort VFW Post 4075 – The fireworks display will take place downtown, as in previous years, with the launch site being located off of Taylor Avenue and US 127. Frankfort residents and visitors will be able to view the display from downtown Frankfort. The show will begin at approximately 9:45 PM. 


Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Celebration Main St (downtown) 11:30 a.m.           

The Fourth of July parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. and will move down Main Street from Midland to Mill Street. There will be plenty of red, white and blue to get everyone in the patriotic spirit. Prizes will be awarded.

Fireworks at 10 p.m. End your Fourth of July celebration with a bang! The fireworks spectacular will start at approximately 10 p.m.

Western Kentucky

Celebrate the 4th of July with your family at Kentucky Down Under Open regular hours on the 4th of July 9 am to 5 pm Central Time


Independence Day Celebration 

The event will take place on the riverfront in historic downtown Paducah.  Enjoy fireworks, a concert, and food vendors.

Food vendors, set up in the downtown Farmers’ Market Pavilion area, will start serving by 5 p.m. Enjoy a concert on Wilson Stage featuring J.D. Shelburne from 7:30 until 9 with a meet and greet before the concert from 5 until 7 p.m. The City has contracted with Cincinnati-based Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics for a fireworks show that will begin after the concert ends at approximately 9:05.


Freedom Fest – Celebrate Independence Day in Murray, Kentucky, July 1-4 with Freedom Fest! Family fun and patriotic spirit awaits you during this jam-packed weekend of events. The FNB Bank Freedom Fest Parade marches down Main Street at 9:30 am, on July 4, as locals and visitors line the streets. This year, the parade will have a special guest of the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard! Freedom Fest goes out with a bang during everyone’s favorite event, The Murray Bank Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:00 pm.

Don’t forget to brush up on your Independence Day history!

Other ideas…

Ky State Parks has a listing of all of the events at their locations around the state – Click here.

Also, Kentucky Tourism has a great website for events where you can filter by topic. Click here and in the keyword area, search “fireworks” BAM! So many options!

LexFun4Kids will hook you up with all of the events in Central KY – click here

Looking for more events around KY? See our Events Calendar