The City of Union, KY will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 6:30 PM to approximately 10:00 PM at Ryle High School campus. Union Celebrates America is a free, family friendly event featuring live music by DV8, face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, candy by Perfetti Van Melle, food trucks with items for purchase, and a grand finale fireworks display. Attendees will also have a chance to meet special guest, Miss Kenucky, Hannah Edelen.
A community parade will kick things off at 6:00 PM. Area residents will be affected by temporary road closures, US 42 in particular, on Friday, June 24 from approximately 5:45 PM-6:30 PM. The parade route will start at Union Park and head out to Old Union Road, then onto US 42, to Double Eagle, a left on Raiders Run, and end behind Ryle High School. Roads will reopen immediately following the parade.
Mayor Larry Solomon states, “As the population in Union continues to grow, city events invite residents to gather as a community. Union Celebrates America is open to all city and surrounding area residents.”
Offering a variety of menu options, scheduled food trucks are Kona Ice, Slice is Right, Frydaze, Marty’s Waffles, BG’s Grill, SEA Cuisine, and Bam Bam’s Backyard BBQ. Glow sticks will be available for purchase by the Ryle Science Olympiad. Participating community partners include StoryPoint Union, Kentucky Army National Guard, Gateway Community and Technical College, PetPeople by Hollywood Feed, Union Baptist Church, and Masonic Boone Union Lodge #304. Additionally, Union Presbyterian Church will open its doors to spectators in need of restrooms and/or water during the parade. 2022 Parade Map
Union Celebrates America is made possible through partnership with Boone County Parks. For more information about Union Celebrates America, please contact Amy Safran at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.
Event parking available at Ryle and Gray schools.