Crab Orchard plans for annual July 4 celebration
Published 7:11 pm Sunday, July 3, 2022
By Abigail Roberts
CRAB ORCHARD – Main Street in Crab Orchard will be packed once again as the city prepares to welcome the public to another annual Independence Day celebration.
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The two-day event – one of the longest continuous Independence Day celebrations in Kentucky – will begin on Friday, July 1 and end Saturday, July 2 with a fireworks show.
New to this year’s event line-up is a guided Civil War Soldier Cemetery Tour hosted by local historian David Gambrel. The local cemetery is the final resting place for many Civil War soldiers and has a vast history.
The tour will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The Miss Crab Orchard Pageants will kick off the weekend of events at 6 p.m. Friday at Crab Orchard Elementary. A car cruise will also begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street. A live Civil War encampment will be held at the old Bank Lot.
The Leamond Padgett Karaoke and Street Dance will begin at 8 p.m.
Saturday morning there will be a country ham breakfast 7:30-10 a.m. at Crab Orchard Elementary.
The annual Independence Day Parade will begin at 1 p.m.
Kids activities will be held Saturday from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. including a watermelon crawl, an ice cream eating contest, water balloon relay and a cake walk. Inflatables will also be set up during the day Saturday.
A performance by Cadillac Tractor will kick off another street dance beginning at 7 p.m.
The annual fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.
Vendors will be set up all weekend along Main Street.
For more information about the July 4 festivities, contact Donya Saylor at 859-238-9563 or Nancy Baker at 606-355-2319.