Old Fashioned Crescent Hill 4th of July Celebration

It’s the middle of the week, and there are three words that are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face: three day weekend. This Friday marks the celebration of our country’s independence, and many will enjoy an extra day off in honor of the holiday. The question is, what to do with the extra day? The obvious answer is to take in a fireworks show, it is July 4th after all. Maybe go off in search of some good food, which is better yet if you aren’t the chef! Or maybe you’re in search of a full out celebration of our country’s birthday.

The Old Fashioned Crescent Hill 4th of July Celebration is this weekend, and will provide all of that and more. Friday and Saturday will be jam packed with activity at this annual festival. Both days will include live music, with over six different genres of music represented. Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, Dixieland Jazz and more will fill the air throughout the celebration. The Rascals of Ragtime, BlueZenGrass, Boar and Ritter, M-V-P, Free Range Soul Band and Brad Mann are some of the performers taking the stage.

The celebration features a juried art show, with over eighty vendor booths set up. Come view handcrafted works of art, including paintings, photography, sculptures and jewelry. Art booths will open at 10:00 a.m. both days. A food court and beer tent will be open all weekend for guests. Make sure you stop by the prize wheel, where you can win homemade treats to eat or prizes.

There are several one-time events scheduled to take place within the celebration. On Friday there is a Tai Chi demonstration at 11:00 a.m. At noon head inside the Peterson-Dumesnil House for a silent auction. The auction runs until 5:30 p.m., with proceeds going to support the Peterson-Dumesnil House. Also starting at noon is the Crescent Hill History display, the Antique Car Display and live music. Friday evening at 10:00 p.m. Sky Magic Pyrotechnicians will present their show “Patriotic and Compassionate.”  Bring a blanket and enjoy the beautiful show above the Peterson-Dumesnil House.

On Saturday, come watch the pet show at 11:00 a.m. Pets of all kinds will show off their tricks and adorable faces. At noon the Crescent Hill History display will open and live entertainment will start. Children can enjoy participating in a variety of fun field games at 2:00 p.m. Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. John Gage will lead the Kentucky Homefront Radio Show, which you won’t want to miss.

The Old Fashioned Crescent Hill 4th of July Celebration takes places on July 4th and 5th. Head to the Peterson-Dumesnil House, located at 301 S. Peterson Ave. Parking is available on the streets and at the nearby Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. A free trolley will be making its way throughout the neighborhood on a twenty minute loop. To avoid the traffic find a local trolley stop, which will be open both days through the end of the celebration.

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