City announces plans for 2022 4th of July fireworks; show will again be from 4 sites including riverfront

April 22, 2022 | 3:00 pm

Updated April 22, 2022 | 3:00 pm

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The City of Owensboro has announced plans for their annual All-American Fourth of July event. After the success of their multi-site events, the 2022 show will once again combine the celebration on the riverfront with the three additional fireworks locations throughout the city. The event will be held Monday, July 4.

“We are thrilled to be able to get back to our signature events. Last year we had a great crowd along the riverfront, as well as people watching the other locations throughout the city,” said Tim Ross, Director of Public Events for the City of Owensboro. “We will have a great party downtown again, great food, and live music before the fireworks to cap off the holiday weekend.”

The celebration will get started in Smothers Park at 5 p.m. Live music will be provided by ZoCephus & FunkNasty at 5 p.m., followed by The Downtown Band at 7 p.m.


At 9:15 p.m., the 15-minute fireworks show will be launched from barges on the Ohio River for everyone gathered downtown. Fireworks will also be launched simultaneously from Centre Court/Shifley Park, Owensboro Sportscenter/Moreland Park, and Owensboro Warehouse Leasing/former GE plant.

Spectators can tune in to 92.5 FM WBKR to listen to the soundtrack to which the fireworks have been choreographed.

For the safety of the public and the pyrotechnic professionals, the secure fireworks launch sites throughout the city will not be open to the public. People attempting to watch from the launch sites will cause the fireworks at that location to be halted.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day with our community and provide multiple locations for everyone to enjoy the fireworks again this year,” said Mayor Tom Watson.

April 22, 2022 | 3:00 pm

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