4th of July: celebrate, NKY-style!

Say "Happy Birthday" to America with these fun 4th of July activities in Northern Kentucky.


The booms and bangs, the oohs and ahhs--fireworks are the quintessential celebration. Fort Thomas has a parade, games, rides and food plus fireworks at 10pm. 

Naturally, a town like Independence would lean into this holiday. They will have music, cocktails, fireworks and more.


Double your fun by attending both celebrations--Fort Thomas' is on Saturday and Indepence's is on Sunday.  

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Patriotic military concert

Join the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard for a free concert at the Devou Park bandshell on Saturday. You'll want to hum and salute at the same time! Learn more

Live music & comedy

The locations for the free music and comedy shows on Friday are across the street from each other, so you can easily see both. 

The evening starts with music from Brian Sauer at 5:00 at Darkness Brewing. Cross the avenue at 7:00 for the comedy show in front of Nomad. Then every half hour, they switch off. It's sure to be a great night with non-stop fun! Learn more

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Concert on the riverfront

Come down to Covington's riverfront on Friday evening for a free concert with pop/country/rock band Hifi Honey. You'll find food trucks and great views, too! Learn more

Riverboat cruise

With 5 cruises on the 4th of July, you're sure to find one to fit your mood. Brunch? Ice cream social? Early evening sightseeing? They will all be fun! Learn more

Paint a porch sign

Paint an all-American porch sign in this art workshop. All materials are included and the workshop is hosted by Local Studio 325 in Covington. 

Yard party

Family fun, drinks, games, music & food, all at Covington Yard outdoor food & entertainment container park. All the fun is on July 4 from 11am-11pm. Learn more