Independence Day is right around the corner, and while you’re in Bowling Green, make plans to watch fireworks at several different locations throughout the city. Either option is sure to provide a spectacular show for you and your whole crew. 


This year's 53rd Thunderfest has moved! The event will take place at Ephram White Park at 885 Mt. Olivet Road in Bowling Green. Festivities will start at start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. Attendees can expect Tyrone Dunn and Gracee Shriver who was on season 17 of The Voice. Trevor Martin will headline the event.

Barren River State Resort Fireworks:

If your life is better on the lake, head out to Barren River Lake State Resort Park on July 4 for the annual display hosted by the Friends of Barren River Lake & Park. The exciting event will take your lake day to the next level with fireworks starting at dark. This location is first come first serve. 

If you’d like to stock up on your own fireworks, our friends with Skylite Fireworks have a tent next door to the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau on Three Springs Road. They also have a location at 4805 Nashville Road. Remember, fireworks may only be used between the hours of noon and 10:00 p.m. on June 27 through July 3, and between the hours of noon and 11:00 p.m. on July 4. Check here for additional guidance from the city for more information.

While these Fourth of July activities are a commonality to celebrate Independence Day, be sure to check out our Events this Weekend page for additional ideas and things happening around Bowling Green. Make sure to check out hotel accommodations to spend more time in the area, and don’t forget to grab a bite at one of our restaurants

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