“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” Albert Camus
1. The Celebrating Freedom Parade in Jeffersonville
Historic Downtown Jeffersonville is having their Fourth of July parade. The event starts at 11am and will be traveling along Spring Street from the riverfront to Federal Avenue. After the parade there will be a brief ceremony in Warder Park to remember the origins of America’s freedoms, to honor our veterans, and give the parade awards. The parade is free! So come show your patriotism and celebrate inpedendence!
2. Belle of Louisville and Spirit of Jefferson Fireworks Cruises
Come on board the riverboat Spirit of Jefferson for a great Patriotic cruise. It’s a perfect viewing spot for the fireworks display on both July 3rd and 4th. It's sightseeing only (no buffet is offered), and the concession stand/bar will be open. Boarding for the Spirit of Jefferson cruise begins at 7:30pm depart at 8:30pm and concludes at 11:00pm. Call for information and reservations, or purchase tickets online. $25 per person (all ages 3 and older).
3. Fifth Third Bank Waterfront Independence Festival
There is a lot going on at the Waterfront July 3rd and 4th. At this free two day event there will be events such as a Coors Beer Garden & Festival Food Market, Catfish Louie Kids Area, and fireworks. In addition, on the 3rd there is a Bats Baseball Game and then Justin Moore is performing. On the 4th the celebration will finish off with Brett Dennen, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, and Kool & the Gang!
4. The 2013 4th of July All Star Rock 'N Roll Band
The Phoenix Hill Tavern is featuring an All Star Band performing at 11pm on Fourth of July. This is a one and only performance of this All Star Rock ’N Roll Band. You don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity! The band members are Maria Carroll (female vocals) of Broke By Tuesday, Tim Adonis (male vocals) of Rock Brigade, Frank Campbell (lead guitar) of Scary Uncle, Jeff Rogers (rhythm guitar) of Those Sensational Bastardz, Chip Adams (bass guitar) of Strumbeat, Kevin Davidson (drums) of Grindstone,Elise Hagan (keyboards) of Unleashed. Tickets are $10.
5. Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned 4th of July and Art & Music Festival
Crescent Hill is having a good old-fashioned Independence day celebration on July 4th and July 5th from 10am-10pm. Crescent Hill neighborhood is having fireworks both nights, an antique car parade and display, children’s activity area and bouncies, food court, cake wheel, beer and brats, pet show, and 100+ artist booths with handmade jewelry, paintings and more. Plus there will be live music featuring top local artists that include genres in Bluegrass, Country, Classic Rock, Folk, Americana, Dixieland Jazz, Celtic, Pop, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s! The location of the festival is the grounds of the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House.
6. Independence Day at Locust Grove
This historic 18th century farm site is a cute location to spend the fourth of July. Pack a picnic, bring the family, and enjoy Independence day in the in style of the early Republic. And to top it all off it’s free to the public all day.
7. Kentucky Flea Market 4th of July Spectacular
Calling all bargain hunters! The Flea Market is a four day event at the Kentucky Expo Center. There will be over 600 quality booths, free admissions and a "Kids Zone". Bring your kids for free activities like miniature golf, laser target shoot, cornhole game w/ prizes, make your own Boppin' Heads DVD, and meet TVs Caillou all day Thursday and Friday.