Kentucky Tourism

Fourth of July Events

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue at Kentucky State Parks! Enjoy Fourth of July activities at a Kentucky State Park this year. They include fireworks displays, entertainment and more.

Some parks are having weekend events, while others are hosting events on July 4. Scroll down for individual park event descriptions.

July 4th Celebration 2017
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, LONDON, KY
June 30 - July 2, 2017
This is our annual July 4th Celebration for our campers! There will be recreation activities and performances planned, including a Campers Only Pool Party. Camping reservations are recommended. Please observe holiday weekend camping rates. Minimum 3 night stay. Call (606) 330-2130 for more information or e-mail

Fourth of July Fest 
Fort Boonesborough State Park, RICHMOND, KY
June 30 - July 4, 2017, 8:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Come celebrate our nation's birthday with over a week of patriotic activities.  We'll have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, crafts, free tours, hayrides, a parade, NASCAR on our satellite TV, and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email

Rumble Over the Rough 
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, FALLS OF ROUGH, KY
July 1, 2017, 8:00 P.M. 
The Friends of Rough River bring one of the area's most exciting, if not the best, Fireworks show to Rough River every Independence Day Holiday.  This event funded by local donations is one of the highlights of the year. Fireworks start at dusk, but come early and enjoy food and activities.  This is a "Can't Miss Event!"

Lake Cumberland Independence Day Celebration 
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, JAMESTOWN, KY
July 1 - 2, 2017, 8:00 P.M. - Midnight  
Make plans now for State Dock's Annual Fireworks Show!! The State Dock is located inside the very popular Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  (For Lodging, call the park at 270-343-3111). Suntex Marinas & State Dock supports Folds of Honor Organization.  Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the families of killed or disabled American military – the heroes who stand guard over our freedom. Any donations are Welcomed & Appreciated.

4th of July Program 
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, FAIRVIEW, KY
July 4, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. 
It's time to celebrate the birth of our great nation. Come out and have a "Star Bangle" time.

4th of July Fireworks Display 

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, CADIZ, KY
July 4, 2017
Celebrate Independence Day with us!  Lake Barkley State Resort Park will present a free fireworks show on July 4th at the beach, sponsored by the Friends of Lake Barkley SRP, Inc. Enjoy a day at the beach, participate in exciting activities offered by our recreation staff, and stick around for one of the best fireworks shows around!

Independence Day Fireworks Display, Presented by Newcomb Oil 

My Old Kentucky Home, BARDSTOWN, KY
July 4, 2017 
Hey everyone, it's Stephen’s Birthday! Join us on July 4th as we commemorate the 191st anniversary of Stephen Foster’s birth. Featuring a host of activities before the show, cupcakes at intermission, and a magical fireworks display to cap off the evening. 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.