A full day of activities are in store at Hancock County’s Vastwood Park for the 246th anniversary of the American colonies declaring their independence from the United Kingdom on July 4, 1776.
In addition to the fireworks show at 9 p.m., which is sponsored by Fiscal Court and overseen by Pyro Shows, the day will be filled with live music, camping, bouncy houses for the kids, and swimming at the lake.
Swimming will take place from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Free inflatable bounce houses will be available for children from 4 until 8 p.m.
Live music will include The Lohden Boys from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. The Lohden Boys are a full band led by father Bill Lohden and son Cody Lohden, based in Breckinridge County. The band plays a mixture of classics from country and rock and roll.
Caribou, a Louisville-based seven-piece band, will take the stage from 7 until 9 p.m. Caribou is led by twin brothers Bill and John Keeling. The band is billed as “Louisville’s Premier Rock ‘n Roll Dance Band.” The band features a full horn section, percussion, bass, and two-guitar attack. The band is a popular attraction at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Derby Festival, Horseshoe Casino, as well in television appearances, corporate events, charity events, and wedding receptions. The band also plays popular funk and country tunes.
Food trucks scheduled to be on site throughout the day are from Roll Tide BBQ, Galaxy Pizza, Los Napoles Taco Truck, and Hello Pop.
There are currently four craft booths scheduled to be on site, beginning at 4 p.m.
Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts’ office said all 21 RV camping spots are reserved for Independence Day, with reservations made from the beginning of January. The park’s 18 tent camping spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Traffic into Vastwood Park will be one-way from U.S. Highway 60 beginning at 4 p.m. Exit will be only be allowed at the Kentucky Highway 1847 end of the park.