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Fireworks will kick off 4th Fest at Owensboro Convention Center

For the second straight year, the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Ky., will host 4th Fest in conjunction with the 4th of July fireworks display. The event is sponsored by Specialty Foods Group.

“We are excited to again be part of the downtown celebration,” said Dean Dennis, general manager, Owensboro Convention Center. “It was a popular event with the community last year, and we are glad to be partnering with Specialty Foods Group to present it again this year.”

Owensboro Convention Center will celebrate July 4th with fireworks and all-American fare.
Owensboro Convention Center will celebrate July 4th with fireworks and all-American fare.

On July 4 from 4:00 p.m. until the fireworks display ends, 4th Fest will offer fun for the entire family. Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees will enjoy family-fun activities including free games and prizes, bounce houses, face painting, and street chalk and coloring areas.

All-American food and drinks such as hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and desserts will also be offered.

Reserved seating to watch the 4th of July fireworks display is available. Guests can reserve seats outside on the lower terrace behind the Convention Center. The seats are $5.00 per person or $40.00 for a table of eight, and are divided into two sections, an alcohol-free section and an alcohol-allowed section.

For those seeking a more upscale experience, VIP 3rd level inside seating will be available for $35.00 per person. The VIP tickets include a buffet dinner with dessert from 5-8 p.m. and a cash bar.

Also this year, the City of Owensboro will be kicking off the Kids Bike Parade downtown at 5 p.m. Children aged 12 and younger are encouraged to decorate any non-motorized vehicle (bicycle, scooter, wagon, etc.). No pre-registration is required – just check-in at the corner of St. Elizabeth St. and Veterans Blvd. between 4:00-4:45 p.m. to join the parade. At the conclusion of the parade, all participants will receive a free patriotic light-up giveaway as well as free hot dog and drink at 4th Fest inside the Owensboro Convention Center.

“This is a great event for the family to teach kids the importance of our nation’s birthday and displaying our nation’s colors with pride while being part of a parade. We had a good turnout for the annual event last year with families enjoying the music downtown as well as an expansive play area for the kids inside the convention center. We look forward to a great turnout again this year” stated Tim Ross, director of public events, Owensboro Convention Center.

To make reservations at the Owensboro Convention Center, visit OwensboroCenter.com or call 270-687-8800

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