LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville's Fourth of July celebration kicks off Tuesday night at Waterfront Park, but it's just one of several events throughout Kentuckiana celebrating Independence Day.

WATERFRONT FOURTH: The Louisville Waterfront Fourth kicks off at 5 p.m. with a festival food court and the Coors Light Beer Garden and the Red, White & Blue Bourbon Bar. You can listen to live music from MojoFlo, Dr. Dundiff & Otis Jr., Jenna Dean, The Afrophycisists, and DJ Kaos. There will also be pony rides, a petting farm and science, music and art activities for children in the Catfish Louie Kids Area. The fireworks begin will begin at 10 p.m. More info can be found here. NOTE: There are some items you can't bring to bring to Waterfront Park, including glass, cans, bottles, coolers and fireworks.

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FLAGS FOR VETS: Noon at Waterfront Park -- The public is invited to help "Flags4Vets" place 15,0000 American flags on the Great Lawn. The flags will honor those who have served in the Armed Forces and other first responders.

RIVER CRUISE: The Belle of Louisville will have an evening fireworks cruise from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $25; there will also be concessions and a cash bar. $25. More info can be found here.

LOUISVILLE BATS GAME: Louisville Bats Baseball vs. Toledo Mudhens @ Louisville Slugger Field. The first 2,000 fans will receive a free Louisville Bats Patriotic Cap! Contact www.batsbaseball.com or 502.212.2287 for tickets.

CRESCENT HILL OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY:  10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Ave. Features, festival food, artists, a children’s fun zone, games and raffles, food, a silent auction, pet contest, beer booth, a history display and fireworks at 10 p.m. Performers include the Rascals of Ragtyme, Louisville Mandolin Orchestra, The Bourbon Barrel Boys, Dancesensation, The High Road, Jameron and Afrophysicsts. More info can be found here.

JEFFERSONVILLE CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. Tuesday on Spring Street, from the river to Warder Park. After the parade, there will be a ceremony in the Warder Park gazebo recognizing the freedoms America’s founders set in motion and a tribute to our military and veterans. Food and cold drinks will be available for purchase. There will also be face painting. More info can be found here.

PEKIN'S 187th FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: The Pekin, Ind. Fourth of July Celebration has deep roots dating back to 1830 and  it proudly claims to be the "Oldest Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration in the United States." The 2017 celebration will mark the 187th event for the town complete with fireworks, a parade, carnival, a variety of live entertainment, a prince and princess contest, queen contest, food vendors, flea market and other activities providing something for everyone. More info can be found here.

FLEA MARKET SPECTACULAR: The four-day Kentucky Flea Market Fourth of July Spectacular concludes Tuesday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, West Wing. It features over 600 booths of crafts, candles, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, furniture and more. Hours are 10 a.m.to 5p.m., admission is free and you can get half off parking cost (regularly $8) with proof of a purchase at the flea market. More info can be found here.

FREE ICE CREAM FOR KIDS: The Comfy Cow will dish out free scoops to kids 12 and under to help celebrate the nation's independence. The deal goes on all day on Tuesday, with one scoop per child. It's only being offered at The Comfy Cow's Louisville locations.


Reporter Antoinette Konz covers K-12 education for WDRB News. She can be reached at 502-585-0838 or @tkonz on Twitter.

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