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Where: Harbor Lawn, Great Lawn

What: Fourth of July Celebration!

Contact: | 502.574.3768

The Louisville Waterfront Fourth celebration will feature free musical entertainment, family activities, a patriotic installation of 15,000 US flags, festival cuisine, and a Zambelli fireworks display from a barge on the Ohio River.


Main Stage

5:00pm – Spinsters Union of Louisville
5:45pm – Joslyn & the Sweet Compression
6:45pm – Spinsters Union of Louisville
7:15pm – James Lindsay & Company
8:15pm – Spinsters Union of Louisville
8:45pm – Zach Longoria Project
10:00pm – Fireworks!

Flags 4 Vets Flag Installation

4:30pm – USA flag installation begins – volunteers welcome!

Catfish Louie Kids Stage

6:45pm – Kentucky Science Center Live Science Demonstration
8:15pm – Kentucky Science Center Live Science Demonstration

The family-friendly Louisville Waterfront Fourth celebration will open at 5pm with a variety of activities produced by popular arts and cultural attractions in the Catfish Louie Kids Area. The activities will be nestled in the shade of the trees near the Children’s Playground and will appeal to a variety of interests – Science, Music, Art and Nature! There will also be a large area devoted to engaging with our community helpers. Families can meet our first responders, fire fighters and police officers who will have special equipment on display.

Celebrate the Fourth with music, fireworks and family fun!

Featuring FREE concerts with performances by The Zach Longoria Project, James Lindsey & CompanyJoslyn & the Sweet Compression, and The Spinsters Union of Louisville.

The Catfish Louie Kids’ Area (5-9pm) will feature pony rides; a petting farm; putt putt sponsored by the Louisville Downtown Partnership; and music, art, and other activities.

Fireworks by Zambelli! (10pm)

Upscale festival cuisine, Yuengling Beer Garden, and the Bourbon Bar.

Flags 4 Vets patriotic installation on the Great Lawn: Beginning at 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 4, the public is invited to help place 15,000 U.S. flags in honor of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and other first responders.

Items which are prohibited: Glass, coolers, fireworks, pets, outside food & alcohol, amplication devices, signage larger than 24″ x 24″, bicycling inside the event, and skateboarding inside the event are prohibited. There will be bicycle racks to lock up bicycles on site. Unopened bottles of water are permitted. Patrons are encouraged to recycle!

Our musical guests:

The Zach Longoria Project

James Lindsey & Company

Joslyn & The Sweet Compression


Admission: FREE!

Louisville Waterfront Fourth Poster (pdf)

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Friends of the Waterfront
  • Louisville Metro Council
  • Louisville Tourism
  • Louisville Waterfront Park
  • WHAS 11
  • Yuengling


  • Alltrade
  • Bearno’s Pizza
  • Derby City Gaming
  • I.B.E.W. Local 369
  • Marshall Family Foundation
  • Old Forester
  • Simon Signs
  • U.A.W. Local 862
  • Waterside – River Park Place


  • DrumSmart LLC
  • Flags4Vets
  • Jug Band Jubilee
  • Kentucky Science Center
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Louisville Downtown Partnership
  • Louisville Visual Art
  • MKSK
  • One Love Louisville
  • River City Paddlesports
  • Speed Museum
  • Teamsters 783
  • WUOL Classical Corner