Independence Day celebrations around the region
PADUCAH - Below is a list of Independence Day celebrations in the Local 6 area. We will add to this list if additional celebrations are announced. If you know of a celebration not included on this list, please contact Local 6 at email@example.com.
Saturday, July 3: One of the biggest fireworks displays shown in Western Kentucky. Fireworks display is complimented by live entertainment by the lake and a cookout. Recreation activities held throughout the day. Event begins at 6 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. For more information, e-mail Cathyj.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, July 4: Celebrate America at Lake Barkley Beach. Join us for an awesome fireworks display, a talented regional line-up of live music, beach games for the whole family, snacks and food vending and a cool swim in the lake. Lake Barkley is the place to be for Independence Day 2009. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. at the beach at Lake Barkley State Resort Park. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, July 4: Ameribration Celebration in Calvert City includes a parade, to begin at 7 p.m. along Main Street and 5th Avenue. Musical entertainment will be held at Memorial Park following the parade. Fireworks begin around 9 p.m. For more information, call (270) 395-7130
Saturday, July 3: Kentucky Opry patriotic live music show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Opry, 88 Chilton Lane,
Saturday, July 3: Thunder Over Eddy Bay events will begin at 5 p.m. with a live band, food vendors and kids games. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. For more information, call (800) 626-2300.
Thursday, July 1 - Sunday, July 4: Good Ole USA Days at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort, a four day celebration of our nation's birthday with traditional activities, entertainment, music, fireworks and fun.
Sunday, July 4th: Come to KY Dam Village State Resort Park and witness one of the best fireworks displays in the area. Fireworks display is complimented by a live concert from the US Air Force Band located lakeside at the KY Dam Marina from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Recreation activities held throughout the weekend. Fireworks will begin upon completion of the concert at dusk which will be approximately 9 p.m. For more information, e-mail Anthony.Lawrence@ky.gov.
Sunday, July 4: Fireworks on the riverfront beginning at 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 1 - Saturday, July 3: Glory Days events include a pageant, concert, and a car, truck and motorcycle show. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. July 3 at Mayfield High School track. For a full list of events, visit the Mayfield Tourism website.
Sunday, July 4: The Independence Day activities for the City of Paducah begin at 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 on the Wilson Stage on Paducah’s riverfront.
7:15 p.m. Dixieland Band
Sunday, July 4: The Smithland Area Chamber of Commerce and Smithland Fire Department are presenting Freedom On The Rivers at the Smithland riverfront on Sunday, July 4. The fun starts with a children's patriotic parade at 6 p.m., with pedal, push or pull vehicles, like bicycles or wagons, but no motorized vehicles. Children should meet at Buzzard's Roost at 5:45 p.m. and anyone under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to walk along. The Hamptons Gospel Singers will perform at 7 p.m. and Brother Andrew Sexton will lead a service at 8 p.m. At dusk, the fireworks show will begin. For more information, call (270) 928-2919.
Saturday, July 3: Salem Faith & Freedom Fellowship will be held at Faith Church, 1849 US 60 East at 7:30 p.m. The event features a patriotic program and recognition of veterans. Fireworks will be held at dusk. Admission is free. For more information, call (270) 988-3222.
Friday, July 2: The Paducah International Raceway will have fireworks following their UMP Summer Nationals race, held at the raceway at 4445 Shemwell Ln.
Saturday, July 3: Goreville hosts Freedom Fest 2010: A Salute to our Armed Forces. Registration for the car show is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The parade line up begins at noon at Goreville School, with the parade to follow at 1 p.m. The car show begins at 2 p.m. and lasts until 4:30 p.m. at the City Park. Fireworks begin at dusk at the City Park. For more information, call (618) 995-2157 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, click here.
Saturday, July 3: Marion Knights of Columbus Fireworks show will be held at the KC hall in Marion, Illinois, on Russell Street at dusk, approximately 9 p.m. Any questions concerning the show should be directed to Don Irwin, (618) 922-1894.
Saturday, July 3 - Sunday, July 4: Marion's First Baptist Church will hold two patriotic musical services honoring America and America's veterans. The services are non-religious and open to the public. Patriotic songs include "America the Beautiful," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and "The Star Spangled Banner," all accompanied by a video presentation, and all before a backdrop of the church's 30 foot by 40 foot indoor American flag. Saturday's service begins at 6 p.m., while Sunday's service starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call (618) 997-9386.
Sunday, July 4: Harrah's Metropolis Casino and the City of Metropolis host a spectacular fireworks display over the Ohio River. The display begins at dusk and is free and open to the public.
Sunday, July 4: Riverside Park celebrates Independence Day and its own 100 year anniversary with a double header between the Murphysboro and Carbondale American Legion teams at the ball field, followed by a centennial cake and birthday party at the Kiwanis Shelter at 6:15 p.m., "Four on the Floor" at the Band Shell at 7 p.m., and fireworks at dusk. For more information, call (618) 534-0226 or (618) 534-9493.
Sunday, July 4: Event opens at 4 p.m., with live entertainment from the Sojourn Band begins at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by the SI Concert Band at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 2 - Sunday, July 4: U.S.A. Veterans hosts a three-day festival, including food, games, a demolition derby and fireworks on July 4. For more information, visit the U.S.A. Veterans website.
Sunday, July 4: Come to the northeast end of the Sikeston Complex for one of the finest fireworks displays around. The Elks annual fireworks fisplay will begin around 9 p.m. Bring your children, friends and lawnchairs, sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
Monday, July 5: Because Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, organizers have pushed back Freedom Festival 2010 to Monday, July 5. The event takes place in Downtown Cottage Grove’s Cardinal Park and is sponsored by Cottage Grove Volunteer Fire Department. The event includes a parade, a live auction, gospel singing and a barbecue supper, along with a fireworks display at 9 p.m. For more information, contact John Weiher at (731) 782-3657, Shannon Bomar at (731) 642-8270, or Larry Niemi at (731) 782-3559.
Sunday, July 4: Paris Landing State Park will host live music beginning at 7 p.m., to be followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m. For more information, call the park office at (731) 641-4465.
Saturday, July 3: Come out with friends and family and enjoy a fun-filled relaxing evening on Reelfoot Lake. Firewooks display will be shot by Pyro Shows and Jack Gannon. Fireworks will be shot on the old ball field beside American Legion off Highway 21 at 9 p.m.