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These Fireworks Displays In Kentucky Will Drop Your Jaw

When it comes to celebrating Independence Day, fireworks are usually a big part of the festivities in honor of the “bombs bursting in air.” The children usually LOVE these shows, as do many adults. Watching the amazing colors and patterns burst into reality and then fade out of existence, leaving only smoke and a bit of debris in their wake. Every year the fireworks displays get better and better, so this year’s displays will likely blow last year’s shows out of the sky. Here are 6 of the best fireworks shows in Kentucky, followed by a complete listing of fireworks displays in Kentucky:


Fourth of July 2015 in Louisville

These shows are some of the best fireworks in Kentucky, with each one celebrating Independence Day to the fullest. The images displayed represent shows all across our state, not necessarily the exact event described, however, these explosive shows are the very definition of July fourth festivities. The time is near, so hope everyone has a fantastic Fourth of July in Kentucky!

Here is a list of the other fireworks shows in Kentucky for your convenience, including dates and times.

July 3rd

Berea*

Independence Day Celebration
Berea City Park
6 Pirate Parkway
Berea, Kentucky
5:00 p.m. Activities Begin
Dark Fireworks

Bowling Green*

2015 Thunderfest Independence Day Celebration*
National Corvette Museum
350 Corvette Dr.
Bowling Green, Kentucky
3:00 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)

Buckhorn*

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

Corbin*

4th of July Block Party*
Main Street
Corbin, Kentucky
Evening Food, entertainment & fun
Dark Fireworks

Elkton*

Todd County Independence Day Celebration*
Elkton-Todd County Park
Central High School
806 South Main Street
Elkton, Kentucky
Evening Food, Entertainment & more
9:15 p.m. Fireworks
Free (Bring your chair or blanket)

Gilbertsville*

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

Lebanon*

Lightning over Lebanon*
Marion County Fairgrounds
415 Fairgrounds Road
Lebanon, Kentucky
Dark Fireworks

Louisville*

Old-Fashioned Crescent Hill 4th of July*
Peterson-Dumesnil House in Crescent Hill Community
Louisville, Kentucky
10 a.m. Events, art fair, activities, food and more.
Dark Fireworks
(Event takes place both July 3rd & July 4th)

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

Newport*

Newport Motorcycle Rally*
Riverfront
Newport, Kentucky
12:00 noon Events begin with entertainment, games, food, bike show.
Dark Fireworks
Please click here for more information.
(Fireworks also take place on July 4th)

Taylorsville*

Independence Day Fireworks*
Possum Ridge Ramp
Taylorsville Lake State Park
Taylorsville, Kentucky
Dark Fireworks
Free, can be viewed from the park, Taylorsville Lake Marina, Possum Ridge
Ramp or the water.

Winchester*

Freedom Fest*
Lykins Park
Winchester, Kentucky
5:00 p.m. Gates open for music, fun, food & more
10:00 p.m. Fireworks
Free

July 4th

Bardstown*

The Stephen Foster Story Fourth of July Celebration*
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Bardstown, Kentucky
7:00 p.m. Old-fashioned games on the lawn.
8:30 p.m. The Stephen Foster Story (Stephen Foster’s 187th Birthday)
After the show Fireworks
Admission charged, reserve seating recommended.

Buchanan*

Independence Day Celebration*
Paris Landing State Park
16055 Highway 79 N
Buchanan, Tennessee
5:00 p.m. Music and More
9:00 p.m. Fireworks

Cadiz*

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

Dark Fireworks

Calvert City*

Ameribration Celebration*
Memorial & Doctor’s Parks
Calvert City, Kentucky
10 a.m. Car Show, Kid’s Train Rides & 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*

Campbellsville=Taylor County 4th of July Celebration*
Miller Park
Campbellsville, Kentucky
All Day Activities
Dark Fireworks

Carrollton*

July 4th Fireworks*
Point Park
2nd & Main
Carrollton, Kentucky
7:00 p.m. Activities, food and more
Dark Fireworks

Columbia

4th of July Fireworks (waiting for information for 2014)
Fairgrounds
413 Fairgrounds St. (Hwy. 206)
Columbia, Kentucky
6:00 p.m. Family Fun & Games
9:00 p.m. Fireworks

Eddyville*

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

Elizabethtown*

Founder’s Day Celebration*
Blue Heron Way
Freeman Lake Park
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
5:00 p.m. Kid’s Water Park, Vendors
6:00 p.m. Shoney’s Pie Eating Contest
7:00 p.m. Flag Presentation
10:00 p.m. Fireworks

Frankfort

4th of July Fireworks (No information yet for 2015)
Capital View Park
E/W Connector – Glenns Creek Rd.
Frankfort, KY
Dark Fireworks

Georgetown*

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

Gilbertsville*

Fireworks over Kentucky Dam*
Kentucky Dam Marina
466 Marina Drive
Gilbertsville, Kentucky
7:00 p.m. Free Concert
Dark Fireworks

Hardin*

4th of July Fireworks*
Kenlake State Resort Park
542 Kenlake Road
Hardin, Kentucky
Dusk Fireworks

Hartford

Sparks in the Park (Waiting for information on 2015)
Ohio County Park
2300 Hwy. 69 North
Hartford, Kentucky
6:00 p.m. Event Begins
Dark Fireworks
FREE

Henderson*

Independence Bank Fourth of July Celebration*
Riverfront
101 N. Water St.
Henderson, Kentucky
5:30 p.m. Live Music, Food, Kids’ Activities
Dark Fireworks

Independence*

4th of July Celebration*
Memorial Park
Independence, Kentucky
3:00 p.m. Parade
After Parade Food, fun, entertainment & more.
10:00 p.m. Fireworks
Please click here for more information.

Jamestown*

Lake Cumberland July 4th Celebration*
Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina
6365 State Dock Marina
Jamestown, Kentucky
8:30 p.m.Karaoke on the Dock
Dark Fireworks

Lexington*

Fourth of July Festival*
Main Street
Lexington, KY
9:00 a.m. Downtown Street Festival
2:00 p.m. Parade down Main Street
7:30 p.m. Thursday night live at Cheapside park
10:00 p.m. Fireworks over Downtown Lexington
FREE

Livermore*

Independence Day Celebration
Riverfront
Livermore, Kentucky
Afternoon/Evening: Music & more
Dark Fireworks

Louisville*

Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th*
Waterfront Park
129 E. River Rd.
Louisville, KY
5:00 p.m. Kids area, music, food, fun & more.
8:30 p.m. Louisville Orchestra performs live.
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
10 a.m. Events, art fair, activities, food and more.
Dark Fireworks
(Event takes place both July 3rd & July 4th)

Lucas*

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

Madisonville*

Madisonville 4thFest Fireworks*
Madisonville City Park
Madisonville, Kentucky
5:30 p.m. Activities, entertainment & more.
Dark Fireworks

Morgantown*

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

Mt. Sterling*

4th of July Celebration*
Old Silo
Silver Lake Drive
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
6:00 p.m. Events begin
Dark Fireworks

Munfordville*

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

Murray*

Freedomfest*
Highway 641 North near Kroger & Central Park
Murray, Kentucky
7:00 a.m. 5k Run (Primary Care Medical Center)
7:00 a.m. Gary Taylor Memorial Breakfast (First United Methodist Church)
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)

Newport*

Newport Motorcycle Rally*
Riverfront
Newport, Kentucky
12:00 noon Events begin with entertainment, games, food, bike show.
Dark Fireworks
Please click here for more information.
(Fireworks also take place on July 3rd)

Owensboro*

All-American Fourth of July*
McConnell Plaza and RiverPark Center Patio
Owensboro, Kentucky
5:00 p.m. Music begins, food, fun, activities.
8:10 p.m. Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
9:00 p.m. Fireworks over the Ohio River

Freedom Bash & Fireworks Display*
Diamond Lake Resort
7301 Hobbs Road
Owensboro, Kentucky
Evening Activities and events
Dark Fireworks

Paris Landing State Park*

Independence Day Celebration*
Paris Landing State Park
16055 Highway 79 N
Buchanan, Tennessee
5:00 p.m. Music and More
9:00 p.m. Fireworks

Pikeville*

July 4th Celebration*
City Park
Huffman & Main Streets
Pikeville, Kentucky
5:00 p.m. Food, fun, contests.
Dark Fireworks

Prestonsburg*

4th of July Fireworks*
Downtown
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
Dark Fireworks

Richmond*

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)

Rough River Dam*

4th of July Fireworks*
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
450 Lodge Road
Falls of Rough, Kentucky
9:00 p.m. Fireworks

Shepherdsville*

4th of July Bullitt Blast*
City Park
Shepherdsville, Kentucky
12 Noon Food, Rides, Activities, Live Music
9:30 p.m. Fireworks
Admission and non-priority parking are free.

Somerset*

SomerBlast
SomerSplash Waterpark
Somerset, Kentucky
10:00 a.m. Water Park Opens
6:00 p.m. Events begin with food, entertainment & fun.
10:00 p.m. Fireworks
Please click here for more information.

Versailles*

2016 Fourth of July Celebration*
County Park
Versailles, KY
6:00 p.m. Park Opens for food, fun and entertainment
Dark Fireworks
Admission charged.

Jenn Shockley
I am somewhat a cliche'. I grew up running around barefoot on a farm in Kentucky. I love writing, art, sunshine, all animals and my incredibly patient husband, who tolerates my "crazy animal lady" side.