Local fireworks will be visible after dark on days indicated at the following locations:
Friday, July 3
Saturday, July 4
Celebrate July 4 with these activities:
COAL RUN: The city of Coal Run Village, the Coal Run Village Volunteer Fire Department and local sponsors invite the public to an Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 3, in the Coal Run City Park. Live entertainment will be provided by Sons of FM and Miss Celeste Turner, free hot dogs and refreshments will be offered as long as they are available, and activities will include corn hole, inflatables and other games. A fireworks show will begin between 9:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
FISHTRAP LAKE: The Millard Rescue and Fire Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the public to their annual Fourth of July celebration at Fishtrap Lake. The event begins at the spillway area at 6 p.m. on July 3 with inflatables, food and refreshments, water safety activities and other events. The fireworks show will begin at dusk.
PIKEVILLE — The city of Pikeville and the Pikeville Main Street Program invites the public to Main Street Live, beginning at 7 p.m. on July 3, in the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center, Pikeville. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase. Jeff Clair and Half Past Lonesome will perform.
SOUTH WILLIAMSON: The Belfry Volunteer Fire Department will host its 34th annual fireworks show, “Thunder in the Valley,” in South Williamson shortly after 10 p.m. on July 3. The department will host its annual “Boot Drive” fundraising road block all day on July 3 at the entrances of the Southside Mall and Walmart. It’s called “Fill the Boot & Watch us Shoot.” People generally line up at the Southside Mall to watch the fireworks. The mall hosts a Freedom Fest in the parking lot and in the mall’s center court.
PRESTONSBURG: The city of Prestonsburg, Archer Park and the Prestonsburg Fire Department invites the public to its annual Fourth of July celebration. Casey’s Rides will open its carnival at Archer Park on July 1 and it will remain open through July 4. Armbands with access to all rides will be sold nightly for $15 per person and for $10 on July 4. The city’s fireworks display will begin after dark on July 4. They will be visible throughout town.
TOMAHAWK: The Appalachian Speedway and MX Park, located at Tomahawk in Martin County, invites the public to its grand opening. Gates open at the go-kart and dirt drag racing track at 2 p.m. on July 3-4 and races start at 6 p.m. For details, visit the racetrack’s Facebook page.
ELKHORN CITY: The Elkhorn City Fire Department and Elkhorn City invites the public to the annual Fourth on the Fork celebration, which begins at 2 p.m. on July 4. This event features inflatables, food booths and performances by the Dirty 460 Band (3 p.m.); Mirrored Image (5 p.m.); Magic of Joseph Young (7 p.m.); and the Perkins Brothers (8 p. m.). The fireworks show will begin at dark.
FLEMING NEON: The Neon Area Days Committee invites the public to a city-wide yard sale on July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. A fireworks display will begin at dark.
JENKINS: The city of Jenkins invites the public to its annual fireworks display after dark on July 4. The Jenkins pool will be open to the public until 9 p.m.
MARTIN: The city of Martin and its tourism department invites the public to its 4th of July Bash with live music beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4 on the city stage. The event features inflatables, various activities, and music by Ally Davis, Ralph Stanley II, the Bryant Family and Southern Blend. Bluegrass Championship Wrestling will begin at 7 p.m. with Nikita Koloff and Bobby Fulton. Fireworks will begin at dark.
PIKEVILLE AIRPORT: Hillbilly Christmas in July is giving people the opportunity to run for a good cause on July 4 with the first-ever White Lightning 5K/Half Marathon at the Pikeville/Pike County Airport. For details, visit http://whitelightninghalfmarathon.com or call 606-422-3868.
PIKEVILLE CITY PARK: The city of Pikeville and various sponsors invite the public to its July 4 celebration in the Pikeville City Park at 6 p.m. on July 4. Darrell Mullins and his band Mountain Dew will perform at 6:30 p.m., a hot dog eating contest will be held at 8 p.m., inflatables will be available and other activities will be held. The fireworks display will begin at about 10 p.m.
PIKEVILLE UNDER THE FIREWORKS: Pike County Tourism Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Food City and the Hilton Garden Inn invites the public to the 4th of July under the Fireworks at the Hilton Garden Inn terrace in Pikeville, featuring music by Jim Hunt and the Jaguars, a special meal, door prizes, face painting and activities. Funds will be used to showcase regional artists at the Kentucky State Fair. To register, visit http://tourpikecounty.com.
WHITESBURG: The city of Whitesburg invites the public to its annual Fourth of July Bash, featuring inflatables and other activities beginning at 5 p.m. at Riverside Park. The band Sundy Best will take the stage at 8 p.m. and the fireworks display will follow their performance.
WHEELWRIGHT: The city of Wheelwright invites the public to a city-wide yard sale from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4. All vendors may set up free. Activities include live music, food and activities throughout the day. For details, call 606-452-4202.
MINNIE: The public is invited the to enjoy fireworks and food at the Minnie Park in Floyd County beginning at noon on July 4. Local fire department officials are also hosting fireworks at Weeksbury.
•JENNY WILEY PARK: Jenny Wiley State Resort Park invites the public to celebrate Independence Day all weekend, with live music at the May Lodge during “Friday after Five” on July 3, a Kentucky Chautauqua program featuring Mel Hankla as George Rogers Clark at 7 p.m. on July 3 at the campground and dancing at the campground each night at 8 p.m. For details, call 800-325-0142.
•BREAKS PARK: The Breaks Interstate Park invites the public to enjoy several July 4 events over the weekend, including performances by Backwoods Bluegrass Boys at 7 p.m. on July 4 at the amphitheater as well as various hikes, a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest and other activities throughout the weekend. For details, visit the park’s Facebook page or call 276-865-4413.