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Louisville Waterfront Fourth of July Festival 

  • Hrabor Lawn at Waterfront Park 301 East River Road Louisville, KY, 40202 United States (map)

The Great Lawn and Harbor Lawn - Wednesday July 4th - 5pm-10pm

4th Line-Up
 The Pimps of Joytime 
 Carly Johnson 
The Spinsters Union of Louisville  5PM

Family Fun:
The family-friendly Louisville Waterfront Fourth celebration will open at 5pm with a variety of activities produced by popular arts and cultural attractions in the Catfish Louie Kids Area. The activities will be nestled in the shade of the trees near the Children’s Playground and will appeal to a variety of interests – Science, Music, Art and Nature! There will also be a large area devoted to engaging with our community helpers. Families can meet our first responders, fire fighters and police officers who will have special equipment on display.

The Kentucky Science Center will provide science activities and demonstrations.
WUOL Youth Stage, hosted by Jecorey Arthur
The National Jug Band Jubilee will provide music education activities by helping children create their own musical instruments, which they can use to join in a jug band performance! 
DrumSmart LLC will engage community members of all ages and abilities in a drum circle that will make you feel refreshed, creative, and full of energy.
 Louisville Visual Art and Steam Exchange art activities for childrenWaterfront Botanical Garden nature activities, lawn games, pony rides and a petting farm!
Other new attractions for 2018 include the Kentucky Derby MuseumOne Love Louisville, and the Mayor's Office for Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods
Louisville Metro Police Department and Louisville Fire Department will have a helicopter and other safety equipment on display for children and families. These activities will occur from 5-9pm and are completely free.

Flags 4 Vets, the Louisville based National Flags For Veterans Graves program, will create a special July 4th patriotic flag installation beginning at noon on Wednesday, July 4th. The public is invited to help place 15,000 US flags, one by one, in a 50’ x 300’ pattern. Volunteers are invited to help for a couple of hours or a few minutes to place a flag or two in tribute to members of their family who now serve or have served in the United States Armed Forces or as other first responders. 

Food & Drink:
Visitors to Louisville Waterfront Fourth will also enjoy upscale festival fare and festival favorites by Festival Cuisine, including the Coors Light Beer Garden and the Red, White & Blue Bourbon Bar. The festival menu will include offerings to appeal to the discriminating foodie, as well as traditional festival favorites like corn dogs and funnel cakes.

The Zambelli Fireworks Show will begin at approximately 10pm. 

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