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We believe that the 4th of July is more of a season rather than a singular holiday. Rather than celebrate on just one day of the week, expand the festivities throughout the week and to the weekend.

7 Ways to Celebrate the 4th All Week Long!

1.) Visit one of our our delicious local barbecue restaurants including J&B, Tom’s Market, or Thomason’s.

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2.) Cool off with Aloha Snow or KY Snow and eat your snow cones at the riverfront.

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3.) Grill out at John James Audubon State Park.

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4.) Go fishing at the Sloughs, Ohio River, Sandy Lee Watkins Park or John James Audubon State Park.

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5.) Attend the Henderson County Fair Pageants and Barrel Races on July 7th.

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6.)Visit Ellis Park! There will be Ostrich and Camel Races July 8th.

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Image by COADY Photography

7.) Visit one of our boutiques such as Tip Top Design or Sweet Peas Gift Shop to pick out a festive outfit for the holiday.

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Henderson has an annual tradition of fireworks on the majestic Ohio River, but there are also some other activities happening this 4th of July in the area that you don’t want to miss.

11th Annual Jammin n Jumpin Street Vault- July 4th All Day- Henderson Riverfront(S. Water St.)

Come down to the Henderson Riverfront on July 4th, 2017 for an exciting USATF Sanctioned Pole Vault Competition. Youth through College divisions will be going during the day – tentatively scheduled to start at 9am. A Master’s division (older folks) will follow late afternoon as a prelude to the main event that night which is the Pro-Elite Men’s & Women’s Competition (tentative elite warm-up/start time to be around 6pm – weather bearing). Olympic caliber vaulters will be competing for prize money with women jumping in excess of 15 feet and men 18 – 19+ feet; competition to end right before the riverfront fireworks display starts. This unique, exciting event is FREE to the public and family friendly.

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Community Band July 4th Concert-July 4th 2:00pm- South Middle School

This well rehearsed group is one you don’t want to miss. The Henderson Community Band is made up of approximately 65 volunteer performers.The patriotic concert is completely FREE and open to the public. The show will be about 45 minutes long so the audience will have plenty of time to attend the rest of the festivities Tuesday evening.

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DHP 4th of July Celebration-July 4th 5:30pm-9:30pm-Henderson Riverfront(Audubon Mill Park)

Food Vendors open at 5:30 and other activities start at 6. There will be inflatables, live music, balloon twisting, and more for the kids.

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Get a Jump On the 4th-July 4th 5:30pm-8:30pm-First United Methodist Church, Henderson, KY

Inflatable bouncers for children and youth, hot dogs and hamburgers grilled on location, drinks, and popcorn. E.J. Simmons and Friends will provide musical entertainment. All are invited!

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Henderson Fireworks-July 4th 9:00pm- Henderson Riverfront

Expect a fantastic show from the new Fireworks firm Casabella Pyrotechnics. This is the same professional firm that handles the fireworks show at Holiday World.

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American Pride runs deep through the veins of Hendersonians, but without Independence Day we would still be part of England. Here’s a little history for you and information on how Henderson plans to celebrate the 4th of July.

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1.) When the Revolutionary War first broke out, many colonists didn’t want complete independence, but their opinions changed as the war progressed.

2.) On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence.

3.) The Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson.

4.) John Adams believed that July 2nd was the day that America’s birth should be celebrated so he protested by refusing to attend any July 4th events.

5.) Jefferson and Adams both died on the 50th Anniversary of America’s Independence on July 4th, 1826.

6.) The 4th of July became a federal holiday in 1870.

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Photo Credits: Debbie Scott

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