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Waterfront Park Fourth of July Event

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 5:00pm

Event Description

Join us at Waterfront Park on Tuesday, July 4th for a free Louisville Orchestra concert presented by the Marshall Family Foundation!

The celebration will include a concert by The Louisville Orchestra curated by Teddy Abrams, a variety of fun family activities and professional fireworks display over the Ohio River. “Our Fourth of July celebration is all about bringing people together,” said Deborah Bilitski, executive director of Waterfront Park. “This year, we are delighted to welcome the sounds of the Louisville Orchestra to the waterfront. We invite everyone to the celebration to be with one another and enjoy this spectacular day of community partnership.”

The Fourth of July celebration is a popular community tradition and hallmark event at Waterfront Park. Since its inception in 1998, hundreds of thousands of park visitors have enjoyed this free community celebration in the heart of Louisville. The partnership between Waterfront Park and The Louisville Orchestra will mark the first return of the orchestra to the celebration since 2021.

In addition to the concert and fireworks, more than a dozen community groups and organizations will come together to host a variety of family friendly activities ahead of The Louisville Orchestra performance. Activities will range from instrument making, arts and crafts, dance lessons, boat building, ball juggling contests and more. Organizations involved in this year’s celebration include Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Science Center, LaNita Rocknettes School of Dance, Louisville City and Racing Louisville FC, Louisville Free Public Library, MSD, Louisville Nature Center, National Jug Band Jubilee, Redline Performing Arts, StageOne Family Theatre, Friends of the Waterfront and the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

New this year, Waterfront Park will also host a free family movie night on the Great Lawn on Monday, July 3 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie “The Sandlot.” The family movie night will include a free screening of the film and fireworks show from the Louisville Bats. Additional details about the event will be announced at a later date.

Waterfront Park Fourth of July with The Louisville Orchestra presented by the Marshall Family Foundation is made possible thanks to generous support of the Marshall Family Foundation (Phillip, April & Deborah Marshall), the Louisville Metro government and the contributions of local labor unions including I.B.E.W., J.C.T.A., L.I.U.N.A., Teamsters Local 89, Teamsters Local 783 and U.A.W. Local 862, as well as James Collins Ford. The annual event is also made possible thanks to the support of Waterfront Park and Louisville Orchestra members. Additional details and a complete schedule of events for the celebration are forthcoming.

Visit the Waterfront Park website for additional information.

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Great Lawn
231 E Witherspoon St
Louisville, KY 40202 United States

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