2018 Riverview Independence Festival

       Riverview Independence Festival

Saturday, June 30th @ 3:00

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The Annual Riverview Festival returns on Saturday, June 30th! The event, now in its 7th year, is the only Independence Holiday of its kind in Southwest Louisville and this year promises to grow that tradition.


Cale Dodds



We are excited to welcome rising country music star Cale Dodds to the Riverview Stage for the first time as our headliner! Teen country sensation Bailey James, Justin Paul Lewis, and Shane Dawson Band round out the musical lineup to entertain the holiday crowd.



Climb elemental



The fun extends to the whole family as kids can enjoy Climb Elemental’s Rock Wall. This is a great way to have fun while staying active. They are continually updating their routes to include accessible climbing for beginners and experienced climbers. Come check out this cool new addition to the festival to experience the challenge and reward known by climbers everywhere.




Echo Mobile


Jefferson Memorial Forest’s ECHO Mobile is a mobile nature play unit that encourages kids to express creativity and imagination. It brings activities such as biking, archery and fishing, and a variety of natural materials and play opportunities to youth throughout the community.


league of mascots


The Louisville League of Mascots will be on hand to mingle and meet as well. This is the only organization of its kind that brings together character ambassadors from a variety of businesses. It's always fun to take a goofy picture with all of your favorite local mascots. 

splash park
There’s always the beautiful Riverview Splash Park to beat the heat! It was added to Riverview Park in 2012 and has been a huge hit ever since. Remember to bring a bathing suit so you can have a blast and cool off. 


Classical Corner


WUOL's Classical Music Experience will be here with a popup activity area for kids to play, explore, and learn the world of classical music. Their activities span from visual arts, theater, dance, and musical games For more information regarding the Classical Music Corner please go to http://wuol.org/classicalcorner/.


Squallis puppeteers



Squallis Puppeteers is a collective of local artists and performers who use the art of puppetry to free imaginations and tell stories that are important to our community.



Mad science of kentucky


Mad Science of Kentucky will also be delivering  unique, hands-on science experiments for children that are as entertaining as they are educational! Stop on by to make your own slime and silly putty.



Photo Booth


The patriotic photo booth is back by popular demand so you can get pictures with all of your friends and family. There will be plenty of wacky and fun accessories to make sure you are decked out in red, white, and blue. This is the perfect way to get a momento to can remember this festival for years to come.





This Southwest tradition would not be possible without the support of the Metro Council and the many businesses that partner to strengthen the fabric of our community. Special thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsors Brown-Forman and Kosair Charities! 


The festivities begin at 3:00 pm and last until sundown when the Ohio River will be a picturesque backdrop for a fantastic Fireworks Show at 10:00 pm!





**There will be auxillary parking offered again this year at the LG&E parking lot located at 7301 Distribution Dr. Shuttles will be running to and from the festival and this lot in order to ensure everyone can easily and safely enjoy the day.**


Start the Independence Holiday off right by commemorating another great year of fun, fireworks and friends! If you have any questions please contact Liz McQuillen at (502) 574-1112 or liz.mcquillen@louisvilleky.gov.


Just a Reminder! We want everyone who comes out to enjoy the festival to be as comfortable as possible. Please feel free to set up your own personal blankets and chairs however, there are a few items that you cannot bring.

  • No Pets
  • No Outside Alcohol
  • No Tents
  • No Drones/Flying Objects
  • No Glass Containers

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