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Independence Day Festival Returns

Last year, the local Fourth of July celebration had be cancelled due to budget cuts. The event will be returning this year at the Waterfront Park in downtown.

The event will be held Sunday, July 3rd and it will start at 5:00 PM with music by the Louisville Orchestra and the band Houndmouth.  There will also be two original scores performed by the #SingfortheCity contest winners. The fireworks are sponsored by Louisville bats. The event is free and will feature a Fifth Third Family Fun Zone, food, and more. Families are encouraged to being one recyclable item that will be transformed in a musical instrument, which will then be used by children to accompany the orchestra for a song.

More than 20 sponsors helped make the event possible:

  • Thorntons
  • Louisville Metro
  • Louisville Orchestra
  • Waterfront Development Corp.
  • Courier Journal
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Galt House Hotel
  • Louisville City FC
  • WHAS 11
  • Louisville Bats
  • Louisville Downtown Partnership
  • Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • LG&E
  • Brown-Forman and Old Forester
  • River City Distributing
  • Yum! Foundation and KFC
  • Waterside at RiverPark Place
  • WUOL Classical 90.5
  • The Belle of Louisville
  • Bearno’s Pizza
  • Friends of the Waterfront
  • Simon Signs
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana
  • Jug Band Jubilee
  • Kentucky Science Center
  • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
  • Nugent Sand Company
  • Louisville Water Company

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