Free July 4th events in Louisville 2017
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Celebrate the birthday of the USA at one of the free 4th of July 2017 events being held in Louisville, KY and the surrounding area. Communities of people will gather to observe this patriotic holiday with festivals, parades, fireworks, and family fun. The following are some of the free events being held in Louisville this Independence Day: 

Louisville Waterfront Fourth
July 4 @ 5 p.m.
Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville, KY 40202

The celebration at Louisville Waterfront Fourth will include free concerts, the Catfish Louie Kids’ Area, Louisville Visual Art, Waterfront Botanical Garden, the Waterfront Park playground and more. Food and beverages will be for sale. The fireworks show will light the sky at 10 p.m. The public will be invited to help place 15,000 U.S. Flags on the Great Lawn to spell out “USA,” starting on July 1.

Crescent Hill Fourth of July
July 3 @ 4 p.m., July 4 @ 10 a.m.
Grounds of the Peterson-Dumesnil House,  S. Peterson Ave., Louisville, KY 40206

The entire family will enjoy this festival, which will feature an art fair, live entertainment, Children’s Fun Zone, Pet Contest, Food Courts and more. The Fourth of July Fireworks will be on July 4 at 10 p.m. There will be a free trolley during festival hours.

Bullitt Blast & Shepherdsville City Fair
June 30 @ 5 p.m., July 1 @ 4 p.m.
Shepherdsville City Park, 440 Old Ford Rd., Shepherdsville, KY 40165

This two-day weekend event will feature live music, contests, and more. Admission will be free but there will be a small fee for food and inflatable games for kids. The fireworks will be on July 1 at about 10:20 p.m.

Fifth Third Bank Presents Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival
July 3-4
The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Dr., Lexington, KY 40588

This event will include a Patriotic Music Concert on July 3 @ 8 p.m., street festival on July 4 @ 9 a.m., Parade on July 4 @ 2 p.m., and fireworks on July 4 @ 10 p.m.

4th of July Parade and Celebration
July 4 @ 11 a.m.
Warder Park, 109 E. Court Ave., Jacksonville, IN 47130