Fourth of July explodes with events this weekend

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Despite some of the major annual shows not going on this year, there will still be plenty of fireworks show to make audiences go "ooh" and "ahh" this Independence Day weekend.

Independence Day is almost here.

As always, there are plenty of things to do in Pulaski County to celebrate the holiday. Though the annual City of Somerset event SomerBlast is not among them this year, nor is the Highway 27 Drive-In fireworks show that delighted many in past years, numerous other regular fireworks shows are still going on as planned.

Events this week include:

• The Burnside 2019 Independence Day Celebration, Friday, July 5, at Cole Park in Burnside from 6-10 p.m. The community in southern Pulaski right on the lake will feature two stages of music, for bands The Catdaddies and Laurel Knox & the Whitleys. A live bald eagle, food vendors and attractions, and other sources of fun will be available. Call Burnside's offices at 606-561-4113 for more information.

• The Nancy Fire Department at 9288 Ky. 80 will be holding a fish fry, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 5, with fireworks beginning after dark.

• Thunder in the Park, Saturday, July 6 at Pulaski County Park. The natural beauty of Pulaski County is on display at one of Lake Cumberland's key recreational sites and camping destinations. A concert featuring Bourbon Row beginning at 5 p.m. with fireworks to follow after 9 p.m. Call 606-636-6450 or www.pcparkky.com.

• Fireworks Over Lake Cumberland, Saturday, July 6 at Lee's Ford Marina. Head down west Ky. 80 and visit Lee's Ford Marina to see a fireworks display starting after dark in one of Pulaski County's most beautiful locations on the lake. Event starts at 9 p.m. and features music by Trey Hughes and the Firehouse Band. Call 606-636-6426 or visit www.leesfordmarina.com.

• Eubank Independence Day Picnic and Fireworks, Saturday, July 6, in downtown Eubank and Eubank City Park off North U.S. 27. Event goes all day, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The festivities kick off with a parade through downtown, then the action moves to the City Park and include contests, games, live music, prizes and more plus the evening ends with a fireworks display around 9 p.m. Call 606-305-3125.