Kentucky 4th of July Fireworks 2018

Kentucky 4th of July Fireworks 2018

Welcome to our 2018 list of some of the best Independence Day fireworks in Kentucky! Events updated for this year appear in Bold! Check back often for updates as we will keep working on our list right up to July 4, 2018.


July 7, 2018


Thunder over Eddy Bay *
Eddy Creek Marina Resort
7612 State Road 93 South
Eddyville, Kentucky
July 7, 2018
Evening        Entertainment & More
Dusk             Fireworks


4th of July Celebration*
Memorial Park
Independence, Kentucky
July 7, 2018
1:00 p.m.          Car show
3:00 p.m.          Parade
4:00 p.m.         Food, fun, entertainment & more. (Festival activities will also take place on Friday, July 6, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.)
10:00 p.m.       Fireworks

Jamestown/Lake Cumberland State Dock

Lake Cumberland 4th of July Celebration*
Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina
6365 State Dock Marina
Jamestown, Kentucky
July 7, 2018
8:00 p.m.        Activities begin and continue until midnight!
Dark                Fireworks


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These events have passed for 2018:

June 30, 2018


Kenlake 4th of July Fireworks
Kenlake State Resort Park
Aurora, Kentucky
6:00 p.m.        Music and fun.
Dark                 Fireworks
Free (bring blankets & chairs but no glass bottles!)

Bee Spring

Bee Spring Fireworks
Bee Spring Lodge
Bee Spring, Kentucky
Dark                 Fireworks

Kentucky Dam Village/Gilbertsville

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
7:00 p.m.        Music and fun.
Dark                 Fireworks (Sponsored by Kentucky Dam Marina)

Mt. Sterling

Hope Fest
Botts Park
6305 Indian Mound Drive
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
June 30, 2018
5:00 p.m.        Gates open for music, fun, food & more
Dark                 Fireworks
Admission charged to benefit the children receiving treatment at Hope Hill.
(Bring a blanket or a chair.)

Nancy (near Somerset)

4th of July Fireworks
Lee’s Ford Marina
Nancy, Kentucky
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks


Freedom Bash & Fireworks Display
Diamond Lake Resort
7301 Hobbs Road
Owensboro, Kentucky
June 30, 2018
2:00 p.m.     Activities and events
Dark              Fireworks

Rough River Dam

4th of July Fireworks
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
450 Lodge Road
Falls of Rough, Kentucky
June 30, 2018
Falls of Rough, Kentucky
8:00 p.m.        Fireworks
More Information:


4th of July Bullitt Blast
City Park
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
4:00p.m           Food, Rides, Activities, Live Music
10:20p.m.        Fireworks
Admission and non-priority parking are free.


July 3, 2018

Bowling Green

2018 Thunderfest Independence Day Celebration*
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
July 3, 2018
4:00 p.m.         Gates open
5:00 p.m.        Activities, music, food, entertainment & more
9:15 p.m.         Fireworks
Admission       $20 per carload (kids wristbands for inflatables are $10)
More Information:


Independence Day Fireworks*
Corbin Arena
Corbin, Kentucky
July 3, 2018
9:45 p.m.            Fireworks

Dawson Springs

4th of July Fireworks*
Riverside Park
901 West Arcadia Ave.
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
July 3, 2018
5:00 p.m.          Gates open.
5:30 p.m.          Baseball
9:00 p.m.         Fireworks


Todd County Independence Day Celebration*
Elkton-Todd County Park
Central High School
806 South Main Street
Elkton, Kentucky
July 3, 2018
7:00 p.m.       Free kids area and free entertainment.
9:15 p.m.        Fireworks
Free (Bring your chair or blanket)


Kentucky Lake Big Bang*
The Moors Resort & Marina
570 Moors Road
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
July 3, 2018
9:00 p.m.      Fireworks
(Best viewed from the water due to very limited parking!)


Louisville Bats Baseball Fireworks Extravaganza *
Louisville Slugger Field
401 East Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky
July 3, 2018
6:45 p.m.         Baseball
After Game     Fireworks
(Admission Charged)

July 4, 2018


The Stephen Foster Story Fourth of July Celebration *
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Bardstown, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
6:30 p.m.  Old-Fashioned games on the lawn
8:00 p.m. The Stephen Foster Story (Stephen Foster’s 192nd Birthday)
Cupcakes at intermission
Fireworks Display after the show
Admission charged, reserve seating recommended.
More information:


Independence Day Celebration*
Berea City Park
6 Pirate Parkway
Berea, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
3 – 7 p.m.         Free swim in the pool
6:00 p.m.        Activities begin with food, fun, activities and entertainment
Dark                 Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks*
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
4441 Kentucky 1833
Buckhorn, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
Day                 Live Entertainments, Food
Dark                Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks
Lake Barkley State Park
3500 State Park Rd.
Cadiz, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
Dark                Fireworks

Calvert City

Memorial & Doctor’s Parks
Calvert City, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
10 a.m.             Car Show, Kid’s Train Rides and More at Memorial Park
1:00 p.m.          Music at Memorial Park
7:00 p.m.          Parade on 5th Avenue
8:00 p.m.          Free Watermelon at Memorial Park
9:00 p.m.          Fireworks at Doctor’s Park on 5th Avenue


Campbellsville-Taylor County 4th of July Celebration*
Miller Park and Downtown
Campbellsville, Kentucky
7:00 a.m.        Hot air balloons lift off.
7:00 a.m.        Free breakfast from Campbellsville Christian Church
8:00 a.m.        Car show begins
8:45 a.m.        Opening Ceremonies
9:00 a.m.        Fun Zone begins (sponsored by Elk Horn Baptist Church)
10:00 am.       Parade (sponsored by Taylor Regional Hospital)
12:00 noon     Anique Tractor and Steam Engine Show (Community Trust Bank)
12:00 noon     Entertainment begins
4:00 p.m.        Activities begin at Miller Park
5:30 p.m.        CKNJ Duck Derby
5:30 p.m.        Live music begins
8:00 p.m.        Key Grab on City Lake (sponsored by Don Franklin Motors)
Dark                Fireworks (Sponsored by Citizens Bank)


July 4th Fireworks *
Point Park
2nd & Main
Carrollton, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
Dark                Fireworks


Founder’s Day Celebration *
Blue Heron Way
Freeman Lake Park
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
5:00 p.m.      Vendors Open and parking begins.
9:45 p.m.      Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks*
Capital View Park
E/W Connector – Glenns Creek Rd.
Frankfort, KY
Dark                Fireworks


July 4th Fireworks*
Brooking Park
Georgetown, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
11:00 a.m.        4th of July Parade
Afternoon         Events & Food
9:00 p.m.         Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks*
Anderson Dean Community Park
1501 Louisville Rd/US 127 North
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Dark        Fireworks


Henderson Fourth of July Celebration *
Heritage Park
350 E. Racetrack Rd.
Henderson, Kentucky
6:00 p.m.        Live Music, Food, Kids’ Activities
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks


Blast over Kuttawa*
Hu-B’s Marina at Kuttawa
1709 Lake Barkley Drive
Kuttawa, Kentucky
July 4, 2017
Dark        Fireworks


Fourth of July Festival *
Main Street
Lexington, KY
July 4, 2018
9:00 a.m.          Downtown Street Festival
2:00 p.m.          Parade down Main Street
10:00 p.m.       Fireworks launched from Lincoln Financial Center
More Information:


Independence Day Celebration*
Livermore, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
Afternoon/Evening:        Music & more
Dark                               Fireworks


Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th
Waterfront Park
129 E. River Rd.
Louisville, KY
July 4, 2018
5:00 p.m.        Kids area, music, food, fun & more.
10:00 p.m.      Fireworks over the Ohio River
Admission:     Free

Old-Fashioned Crescent Hill 4th of July *
Peterson-Dumesnil House in Crescent Hill Community
Louisville, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
10 a.m.        Events, art fair, activities, food and more.
10 p.m.        Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks*
Barren River Lake State Resort Park
1149 State Park Rd.
Lucas, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
10:00 a.m.       Day of fun begins.
6:00 p.m.         Live Entertainment and Main Activities
9:00 p.m.         Fireworks
(Bring your chair and blankets)


Madisonville 4thFest Fireworks*
Madisonville City Park
Madisonville, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
6:00 p.m.        Activities, entertainment & more.
Dark                Fireworks


Green River Catfish Festival *
Charles Black City Park
Morgantown, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
9:00 a.m.        Gates open for catfish cook-off & more.
12 noon          Carnival rides, music & more
Twilight           Fireworks


Hart County Fair*
Hart County Fairgrounds
US 31W South
Munfordville, KY
July 4, 2017
Afternoon       Carnival Rides, Shows, Displays
Dark                Fireworks


Briggs & Stratton Fireworks Extravaganza*
Highway 641 North near Kroger & Central Park
Murray, Kentucky
July 4, 2017
7:00 a.m.        Boy Scout Troop 45 Memorial Breakfast (First United Methodist
7:30 a.m.        Veteran’s Remembrance Ceremony (Chestnut Park)
8:45 a.m.        Main Street Mile (Sparks Hall)
9:30 a.m.        Freedom Fest Parade (Main Street)
4:00 p.m.        Cruise-In Car Show (Stewart Stadium)
6:00 p.m.        Family Night in the Park (Central Park)
8:00 p.m.        Town & Gown Community Band (Lovett Auditorium)
9:30 p.m.        Fireworks (sponsored by Briggs & Stratton)


All-American Fourth of July*
McConnell Plaza and RiverPark Center Patio
Owensboro, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
5:00 p.m.        Music begins, food, fun, activities.
6:30 p.m.        Owensboro 200th Birthday Celebration with cupcakes!
9:00 p.m.        Fireworks over the Ohio River
Bring blankets and chairs.

Paducah, Kentucky

Indepedence Day Celebration*
Riverfront area
Paducah, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
1:00 p.m.        Food vendors start serving along Water Street between Kentucky and Broadway (Kidz Zone opens at 5 p.m.)
4:00 p.m.       Entertainment begins at Wilson Stage on the Riverfront and on Broadway inside 3rd Street.
9:15 p.m.        Fireworks over the Ohio River

Paris Landing State Park

Independence Day Celebration*
Paris Landing State Park
16055 Highway 79 N
Buchanan, Tennessee
July 4, 2018
5:00 p.m.        Music and More
Dark                 Fireworks
More Information: 731-641-4465


4th of July Fireworks *
Carnival at Archer Park
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
Dark                Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza *
Lake Reba Recreational Complex
2000 Gibson Bay Drive
Richmond, Kentucky
5:00 p.m.         Music & Food, Kids’ Activities
10:00 p.m.       Fireworks
Admission       $5 (Bring your chair or blanket)
More Information:


2018 Fourth of July Celebration*
County Park
Versailles, KY
July 4, 2018
6:00 p.m.        Park Opens for food, fun and entertainment (Events downtown 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Dark                Fireworks


4th of July Fireworks*
Lykins Park
60 Mt. Sterling Road
Winchester, Kentucky
7:00 p.m.        Gates open for music, fun, food & more
Dark               Fireworks