Happy 240th Birthday America!! I was born just as the country was honoring its Bicentennial in 1976, so that's always an easy number for me to remember. But it's not so easy to know where the local fireworks displays will be if you're not visiting friends and family or from the area!

So if you're looking for ways to celebrate the 4th of July this year in and around Bowling Green, we've got you covered. If the weather cooperates for outdoor fun, the following events are scheduled to take place. Call us at 800-326-7465 or click the link for more details, maps and directions for the featured events on this site.

Friday, July 1

2016 Thunderfest Fireworks Celebration

National Corvette Museum Ampitheatre

350 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green, KY 42101

Gates open 4pm for $20/carload; local celebrity hot dog eating contest, live music, kids’ inflatables and activities, food vendors and games. Fireworks beginning at approximately 9:30pm.

Sunday, July 3

Happy Birthday USA Fireworks Show

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp

1002 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY 42127

Enjoy music, food and fireworks; open to the public. Fireworks beginning at approximately 9:30pm. Call 270-773-3840 or visit their Facebook page for more information.

Monday, July 4

Bowling Green Hot Rods Post-game Fireworks Spectacular

BG Ballpark, 300 E. 8th Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Join the Hot Rods as they celebrate the 4th of July with the largest fireworks show in South Central Kentucky presented by IGA!  The first 1,000 fans will receive 3D glasses to watch the post-game fireworks display. Many spots in downtown BG will provide great viewing locations if you can't make it for the game! Game starts at 6:35pm, so fireworks could begin as early as 9:30pm or as late as 10:30pm.

Monday, July 4

Alvaton Church of Christ Community Fireworks

10134 Alvaton Road, Alvaton, KY 42122

Impressive annual fireworks display in the Alvaton area, located about 10 minutes from the city lights. Head south on US 231 (Scottsville Rd.) until you see the signs for Alvaton. Parking all along the neighborhood streets for a genuine community block party. Call 270-796-9101or visit the website for more information.

Monday, July 4

Friends of Barren River Lake 4th of July Fireworks

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

1149 State Park Road, Lucas, KY 42156

This is always an amazing patriotic display of fireworks launched from the beach! This event is free to the public, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets and make plans to spend the day.  Plenty of activities to keep kids and adults alike entertained. Fireworks display will begin at dusk. Call 270-646-2151 or visit them online for more information.

 

And while there won't be fireworks (except for the ones in your mouth!) at Jackson's Orchard this weekend, there will be loads of fun to be had by the whole family during the annual Peach Tastin' Days on Saturday, July 2 and again on Monday, July 4. Celebrate all things peaches, and have one of their fried peach pies for me, please!