The City of Union announces Union Celebrates America 2018

Set your calendars now for Union Celebrates America, June 29, 2018!

Celebrate America FAQ

When: June 29, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 10:15 p.m.

Where: The Celebrate America parade route will run along US Highway 42, from Braxton Drive to Mt. Zion Road. The Parade begins at 7 p.m.  The parade will end on Mt. Zion Road, and turn down toward Old Union Road (Old US 42) to disperse. The Celebrate America event will continue following the parade at the DelMonde, Inc. Building, located at 10087 Old Union Road.  US HIGHWAY 42 from BRAXTON ROAD TO MT. ZION WILL BE CLOSED for this PARADE.   Please plan alternate routes if you need to travel in this area between 6:50 and 7:30 p.m.

What: In addition to the parade, there will be a street party with the Wulfe Brother’s live band, moon bounce houses, kid crafts and entertainment and a street dance. Music begins at 6 p.m., with the Wulfe Brother’s starting their performance at approximately 8:30. The “stars” of the show, the famous Vito’s Fireworks show will begin between 9:45-10 p.m., and we are proud to say it’s the best fireworks show in Boone County!

How Much: The event is Free and open to all. People can learn more on our website, and our City Facebook page. www.cityofunionky.org

Why: This is a service to the residents of Union. No, you do not have to be a resident to attend.

What Should I bring?: You are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, but do anticipate at least a short walk to the event, as the area of Old Union Road where the party is held will be closed to vehicle traffic. We also recommend sunscreen and bug spray for optimal enjoyment!

We will have a variety of Cincinnati Food Truck Assoc. vendors with food and drinks available for purchase at the event, and Braxton Brewing will be a special guest with local craft beers. We also have Boone County Distilling as a special guest as well, serving adult Root Beer Floats and other cocktails for those over 21.

You may bring your own food and soft drinks, but outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  All alcoholic beverages must be purchased on site and remain in the designated consumption areas near the DelMonde Building.  All purchases will require a valid ID and all ABC regulations will be enforced.  Boone County Sheriff Deputies will be on patrol for enforcement.

Where to Park: There will be parking available at Union Baptist Church, and Union Presbyterian Church, along with parking at Union City Building at 1843 Mt. Zion Road. There will also be parking at the Old St. Elizabeth’s Health Center on Old Union Road.

Handicapped parking will be available, and those needing special accommodations should contact David Whitehouse at Boone County Parks for arrangements. [email protected] or 859-334-2117

Bring your dancing shoes. We encourage everyone to enjoy the music and dance in the streets and parking lots. There will also be sidewalk chalk available for those younger fans to enjoy until dark.

How do I get there? From Cincinnati, take I71/75 South to the US 42 Exit (Exit 180). Turn South on US 42 toward Union. Follow US 42 until you reach Mt. Zion Road. Exit right and turn left on Old Union Road. The DelMonde Building will be on the rightside of the road.

From Lexington/Louisville, take I71/75 North to the Mt. Zion KY 538 Road Exit (Exit 178). Turn left onto Mt. Zion. There is construction on Mt. Zion, so please allow extra time. Follow Mt. Zion until you reach US 42. Continue through the lights and follow Mt. Zion to Old US 42/Old Union Road. Turn left on Old Union Road, and the DelMonde Building will be on the right side of the road.

Using a GPS Device or the WAZE App, enter 10087 Old Union Road, Union KY 41091 and follow the directions provided.

What to Eat

Celebrate America List of Vendors 2018

Where to Go

Parking and Maps

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. –Recorded music begins at DelMonde building/vendors begin setup/Old Union Road closed to all through traffic from Mt. Zion to New US 42
6:30 p.m.-Check in for Union Celebrates America Parade, off Braxton Drive near Domino’s Pizza
6:45-Parade Entry Lineup/Boone County Sheriff Prepares to Close US42
7:00 –Parade Begins/US 42 Closed to Through Traffic (Braxton to Mt. Zion)
7:30 – (Approximately) Parade Ends on Mt. Zion Road/US 42 Reopens
7:30-Street Party Begins on Old Union Road, near Union Community Building, Kids Events Begin (Bounce Houses, Bubble Machines, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Sidewalk Chalk Crafts); Food, Drink and Novelty Vendors are open for business
7:45-Mayor Larry Solomon Introduction of Grand Marshall and Special Guests
8:30-Wulfe Brother’s Band Begins Performance/Street Dancing
9:00-Kids Activities Close
9:30-9:45-Vendors Close
9:50-(Approximately) Vito Fireworks Show Begins
10:15-(Approximately) Event ends
Times are approximate, and may vary due to weather.

Our 2018 Union Celebrates America Grand Marshalls
Randy and Linda Barlow-UCAParadeGrandMarshalls2018

Thank you to our sponsors

DelMonde Heating and Air Conditioning

Littlest Angels Learning Center

A&A Lawncare and  Landscaping

with special thanks to

Boone County Parks

Union Baptist Church

Union Presbyterian Church

St. Timothy’s Catholic Church

Mr. Patrick Muldoon

Thanks to our band

Wulfe Brothers Band

and the BEST fireworks show in Boone County from

Vito’s Fireworks

Questions? contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.