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July 4th Celebrations around the Purchase

July 4 is right around the corner, and we all know what that mean - celebrations and fireworks! Our area is full of Independence Day fun and festivities - iList is here to give you a run-down of events and fireworks’ displays to help you celebrate our nation’s birth. Lighting up the sky for USA pride…iLove It!


Lake Barkley State Resort Park

July 4

Lake Barkley State Resort Park will present a free fireworks show at the beach, sponsored by the Friends of Lake Barkley SRP, Inc. Enjoy a day at the beach, participate in exciting activities offered by their recreation staff, and stick around for one of the best fireworks shows around.


Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Jun 29 - July 4

From Thursday, June 29 through Tuesday, July 4, you'll find plenty of fun activities that all ages will enjoy. Some of the highlights of the weekend include live reptile programs, tie-dying, patriotic crafts for kids, a cornhole tournament, stories and s'mores 'round the campfire, and a kids’ fishing derby.

Kentucky Dam Village

Jul 01, 2017 - 7pm 

The big fireworks show will be Saturday, July 1st at the Old Beach. As evening sets in, enjoy a free live rock concert at 7pm with local favorites Adam and the H-Bombs. When it gets dark, sit back and delight in the sights and sounds of their annual fireworks display over Kentucky Lake, sponsored by Kentucky Dam Marina. Food vendors will be on site selling burgers, ice cream, soft drinks, and other items. Call 270.362.9205 or email aviva.yasgur@ky.gov for more info.


Kenlake State Resort Park

July 1, 2017

Kenlake State Park in Aurora, KY, will have an independence celebration on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Musical entertainment by the Aces from 5-7 pm, the Sullivan 3 from 7-9pm and the fireworks begin at 9pm compliments of Kenlake Marina and local businesses.   Concessions will be available. Bring your lawn chair and spend the evening! For more info call 270.474.2211.


Glory Days

July 4

On Tuesday, July 4th Celebration downtown car show, kids’ area – food – concerts. Huge concert and fireworks at Mayfield High School track, begins at 7pm with the area’s best fireworks at 9pm.

Metropolis, Illinois

Hometown Celebration

Harrah’s Metropolis Casino parking lot, Saturday, July 1 from 6:00-11:00 pm
Harrah’s is once again hosting the Hometown Celebration for the entire family. The event will feature music, a Kid’s Zone and food and drinks available to purchase. The Kid’s Zone will feature obstacle courses, bounce houses and more from 6 - 9 pm. Live music provided by Throwing Copper will start at 7:30 pm.

A one-time $5 entry fee is required for anyone 2 years and older which will benefit the Harrah’s School Supply Giveaway on July 28. Cash is required for all purchases. A large display of fireworks will light up the sky at approximately 9:15 pm.


Freedom Fest

July 4

Family fun and patriotic spirit await you during this jam-packed day of events. The FNB Bank Freedom Fest Parade marches down Main Street at 9:30 am, as thousands of locals and visitors line the streets. Then, the evening hours are filled with activities for kids at The Murray Bank Family Night in the Park, featuring vendors, inflatables, a free concert and more at Central Park. Freedom Fest goes out with a bang during everyone's favorite event, the Briggs & Stratton Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


Live on the River Independence Day Celebration

July 4 from 4-10pm at the Downtown Paducah Riverfront

Music, children’s activities, and family fun on Wilson Stage and the streets of downtown Paducah. National Anthem and Fireworks set to music at 9:15pm.  Broadway will be closed inside of 3rd Street to the riverfront with entertainment on Broadway and along Market Square and 2nd Street.