Waterfront Park Fourth of July with the Louisville Orchestra presented by the Marshall Family Foundation

Where: Great Lawn/Harbor Lawn
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FREE to attend

The Waterfront Park Fourth of July with the Louisville Orchestra will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 on the Waterfront Park Great Lawn and Harbor Lawn. The celebration will feature free musical entertainment conducted by the Louisville Orchestra, family activities, local food trucks, festival food and a professional fireworks display over the Ohio River.


5 p.m. Event Opens and Kids Area activities begin

8:30 p.m. Louisville Orchestra performance begins and Kids Area closes

10 p.m. Fireworks and conclusion of Louisville Orchestra performance

Louisville Labor Unions are joining together to provide a Heat Relief Tent for the public featuring free ice cold water, Gatorade and a salute to our first responders.


Items which are prohibited:

Glass, coolers, fireworks, pets, outside food & alcohol, amplification 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.

The event is FREE thanks to our valuable sponsors and donors like you!

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The Waterfront Park Fourth of July is the community’s celebration of our national holiday in the heart of downtown in our beautiful Waterfront Park.

The Fourth of July celebration is a popular community tradition at Waterfront Park. Since its inception in 1998, hundreds of thousands of park visitors have enjoyed this free community celebration. The event includes live musical entertainment from a diverse selection of artists, activities, local food trucks, festival food, and fun for the whole family. As a free event, the programming is designed to be inclusive for all with a wide appeal. The entire evening wraps up with a professional fireworks display over the Ohio River.

Family-friendly activities are always offered at the event that includes several community organizations that appeal to a variety of interests including science, music, art, and nature. Families and children will also be able to meet first responders and interact with a special display of antique and modern emergency response equipment. In addition to community-led educational activities, face painting, balloon art and bounce houses will be available.

This year, the event is presented by the Marshall Family Foundation. As a donor supported park, Waterfront Park is joined by community partners whose contributions are critical to providing this free event to the community.

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