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 at a handful of parks, entertainment and more.  Find an event and come celebrate!


Cumberland Falls State Resort Park 

Driftwood Cleanup

July 2

Come help us clean up the driftwood on our beach at Cumberland Falls. INCENTIVE: YOU GET TO TAKE DRIFTWOOD HOME WITH YOU! This event will be taking place every Saturday in July 2022 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet in front of the giftshop on the morning of arrival. Please wear gloves, long pants, and closed toed shoes. Water will be provided, however it is recommended for you to bring your own as well as a snack to keep you going! This event is a volunteer opportunity and will require participants to sign a waiver. If you have questions call 606-528-4121 and ask for Recreation. 


Fort Boonesborough State Park
Fourth of July Weekend
July 1 - 4
Come celebrate our nation's birthday with a fun filled weekend of patriotic activities in the campground. We'll have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, crafts, free tours, hayrides, a parade and lots more. This event is for registered campers only. For more info call (859) 527-3454.


Fort Boonesborough State Park

Cool History on Hot Days - 4th of July
July 2, 2 - 3 p.m.
When the Kentucky heat and humidity make many outdoor activities too uncomfortable to enjoy, we will have a special program, presentation lecture or demonstration every Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm in the air-conditioned comfort of the Tavern Blockhouse or the Orientation Blockhouse. Today's presentation will be about the Declaration of Independence. The Fort is open from 9:00am - 5:00pm with the last ticket sold at 4:00pm. The Transylvania Store Gift Shop and the Kentucky River Museum are also open.
Also visit for more information.


Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Summer Concert Series
July 1  
Plan a lovely evening of dining and music with a million dollar view. Scheduled for July 1 is Steven Green. For details call (270) 362-9210.


Kingdom Come State Park

Paint the Park 5k Color Run

July 2

Join us for some "fun on the run" throughout Kentucky's highest in elevation state park! This color run will begin at the park lake, go up to the park house at Bullock Overlook, and finish back down at the lake. Come prepared to be doused with colored powder as you run/walk through the park!

9 a.m. registration at the park gift shop. Run will begin at 10 a.m.

Pre register before June 27 to guarantee a free event t-shirt! $25 to register and you can do so at:


Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Fourth of July Fun

July 2
Join us on Saturday July 2 for Fourth of July fun at Natural Bridge State Resort Park. We have a variety of afternoon programs; tie dye, face paint, smores, bingo and more! Bring your family and celebrate our Independence day at the Park. While you are here take a dip in the pool, hike up to the Natural Bridge, or eat at our Sandstone Arches Restaurant.  Prices will vary. Call (606) 663-2214 for details.


Rough River Dam State Resort Park

4th of July Weekend begins with THE HABIT BAND
July 1
The 4th of July weekend gets started with vocals by Marina Hardin and The Habit Band!  FRIENDS OF ROUGH RIVER will be sponsoring the special events of this weekend and it's sure to be a fun time for families.  Concert in the Park is held on the patio area which faces our houseboat row and beautiful Rough River Lake.  Guests can enjoy a meal on the patio or dine in the Grayson's Landing Restaurant and try the delicious buffet. This family friendly event begins at 6:30 p.m. central time. Make it a weekend of fun and enjoy the fireworks display on Saturday. Call 270-257-2311 to make a reservation.


Rough River Dam State Resort Park

RUMBLE OVER ROUGH! Hosted by Friends of Rough River
July 2
Spend the day enjoying all the July 4th activities.  The Friends of Rough River will make this a weekend to remember.  Picnic on the grounds, cool off by taking a swim in the lake, enjoy lake breezes while boating and end the day by taking in the FIREWORKS!  
The weekend starts on Friday evening with a free concert on the patio featuring The Habit Band.
Enjoy a delicious meal from the Grayson's Landing Restaurant.
Call 270-257-2311 and make a reservation for the holiday weekend.


Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Weaving with Red, White and Blue at Wickliffe Mounds
July 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Learn basic weaving techniques and make your own creative wall hanging or coaster. We’ll be using red, white and blue yarn to celebrate Independence Day! Take home your DIY loom when you are finished. This is good for ages 6 and up. For more details call (270) 335-3681.