Northern Kentucky is home to many great Independence Day celebrations and parades. 4th of July celebrations in general are held on the weekend closest to July 4th. Cities such as Independence draw crowds in excess of 20,000 people to their celebration. Ft. Thomas is also known to have a large celebration and day long activities.
Every festival in Northern Kentucky is family friendly. Standard events include parades, fireworks and music. Every city does it different so we are compiling your one-stop guide to all the fun. Other activities can include 5k races, tennis tournaments, balloon glows and more. So browse our list of cities and see which one is right for you!
"The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will tryumph in that Days Transaction, even altho We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not."
John Adams - July 3, 1776