Several events celebrating Independence Day are scheduled in Harlan County including:
Meridzo Center Ministries will host the city of Lynch’s first annual Fourth of July Parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Worth Celebrating.” The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the old Lynch High School and end at the West Main Park on July 4. There will be free hot dogs and watermelon. The VFW will do a 21-gun patriotic salute and the Mt. Sinai Singers will be singing to kick off the parade. Later in the evening the public is invited to Shekinah Village, located on Pay Lake Road in Partridge, for more food, rides and games. There will also be a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
The Evarts Tourist Commission will host their fourth annual Fourth of July Parade on July 4. Lineup will begin at 7 p.m. at the old Evarts High School. The parade begins at 7:30 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating Our Nation’s Birthday.” A spectacular fireworks show at Evarts Elementary School will follow the parade. The parade route will begin at the old Evarts High School, travel down KY 215 to KY 38 down to Bell Crossing on Kelly Street, up Kelly Street past Evarts Funeral Home, turning left onto Seargent Street and then right onto Keister Street before ending at Evarts Elementary School.
Don’s Super Saver, in Harlan, will host their annual fireworks extravaganza on July with a 30-minute display of fireworks beginning at dark. Everyone is encouraged to be safe in parking along U.S. 421 and in the nearby parking lots. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, visit with friends and family and enjoy the fireworks.
The Tri-City Chamber of Commerce and Cumberland Tourist Commission will host the annual fireworks extravaganza on July 5 in Cumberland. Popular viewing spots for the show are any of the parking lots of retailers along East Main Street, as well as the elementary school and golf course parking lots and along side U.S. 119. The gazebo area at Kingdom Come State Park is also a popular viewing site that looks over top of the fireworks display. The show, produced by Melrose Pyrotechnics, will begin at 10 p.m.