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Floyd County

July 2, 2012

Fourth of July celebrations start a day early in New Albany, Jeffersonville

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — The following is a list of Fourth of July-related celebrations and events in Southern Indiana.

JEFFERSONVILLE

The city of Jeffersonville will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Inflatables, games and food vendors will be set up along Jeffersonville’s riverfront for the kids, said Sara Schutz, assistant superintendent for RiverStage and special events for the Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation Department.

RiverStage will feature country music from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday with musical guests Tim Dugger and The Linda Smith Band. On Wednesday, RiverStage will host Endless Summer Band with guest Zellus, again from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Both nights the celebration will close with great views of Louisville’s Waterfront Independence Festival fireworks. The fireworks shows are expected to begin at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday and at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Also Wednesday, the city will host its ninth-annual Jeffersonville Celebrating Freedom Parade.

The parade is set to begin at 11 a.m. and run from Riverside Drive at Spring Street, travel north on Spring Street to Seventh Street, where it will end in Warder Park.

Schutz said there will be food and drink booths in the park, along with live entertainment. Awards for the parade participants will also be handed out flowing the parade at Warder Park.

Visit cityofjeff.net for more information.

NEW ALBANY

New Albany will again host its Independence Day celebration Tuesday, as there will be live music and fireworks at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The headliner for the event is The Louisville Crashers, and Uncommon Sense, Fenderilla and Violet Knives are also slated to perform the free show. Also, Olivia Henken will take the stage prior to The Louisville Crashers performance. Henken was scheduled to play the Friday Live@5 event, but agreed to perform at Tuesday’s show instead.

The Friday Live@5 show has been canceled, and the series will return July 13.

As for Tuesday’s event, fireworks are expected to be set off between 9:45 and 10 p.m. from a barge on the Ohio River. For more information, visit the website cityofnewalbany.com.

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