Calvert City’s AmeriBration kicks off festivities on June 26 through July 4 ending with the parade and fireworks celebrating Independence Day. The City of Calvert City encourages the region to make plans to attend the many events organized by local businesses and Calvert Area Development Association (CADA).
“AmeriBration is a long-standing tradition in Calvert City. Memorial Park is full of golf carts from residents, and many from our region. CADA organizes this event which is made up of residents and local businesses. Events like this couldn’t happen without the generosity of our volunteers,” said Blair Travis, director of marketing, communications, and business development for the City of Calvert City.
AMERIBRATION PAGEANT – June 26
The first event to kick off is the Ameribration Pageant on June 26. This year is the first year for registration to go only online. The deadline to register is June 24 by visiting calvertcityky.gov. It is $20 for registration and $5 to be included in the Miss Photogenic contest. If you participate in the Miss Photogenic contest, please bring a photograph. The dress for the pageant is red, white, and blue summer attire. Register HERE.
MOONLIGHT MOVIE NIGHT – JUNE 30
Join us in Calvert City for Moonlight Movie Nights in Memorial Park for a free movie in the park. This event is open to the public and we encourage people to bring their lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets, and enjoy a family-friendly movie in the park!
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY – JUNE 30
Weekly, every Friday in Calvert City Memorial Park, have lunch at your favorite food truck from 10:30 AM through 1:30 PM through July. August through October, Food Truck Friday shifts to the evening for dinner from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. The food truck lineups can be found on Calvert City’s Facebook page under the Food Truck Friday Events tab.
VETERANS BRUNCH – JULY 1
Back again, organized by local business owner, Chelsy Solomon and CADA is the Veterans Brunch on July 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Lakeland Event Center on the corner of Hwy 95 and Hwy 62. Veterans eat free at the brunch and tickets are $15 per person. Funds raised will be donated to the Hugs Project of Western Kentucky and A Soldier’s Heart, Bluegrass & Muddy Waters.
CALVERT CITY MUSEUM – JULY 4
The Calvert City Museum, driven by local Calvert City resident, Bobbie Foust, will be on display on July 4 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Calvert City Civic Center. Walk through local history spanning over 150 years.
CALVERT CITY AMERIBRATION – JULY 4
To kick off the start of AmeriBration is the WCCK Cornhole Tournament beginning at 10:00 AM. Registration is from 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM behind the amphitheater in Calvert City Memorial Park. It is $20 per team and the winning team will receive 50% of the earnings. Please bring your boards and bags and enjoy a friendly competition of a summer game staple. You can pre-register by calling or texting (270) 331-0243. Space is limited.
Local musicians have partnered together to have an afternoon of live music. The live music begins at 11:00 a.m. on the Memorial Park Amphitheater stage.
Here’s the list of musicians to check out!
11:00 AM Rivers Collide
12:00 PM Carson Denfip
1:00 PM Bryant Carter
2:00 PM RadioPhonic
3:00 PM West KY Wind
4:00 PM Uncle Jesse
5:00 PM One Man War
6:00 PM Emergency Broadcast System
7:00 PM Deja Blues
The live music is free and open to the public. Also free in the park will be a collection of inflatables provided by Lifestyle Occasions from 12 PM to 8 PM and a free petting zoo from 12 PM to 6 PM provided by Barnyard Buddies. Food trucks, arts and crafts, and direct sale vendors will be open from 10 AM to 6 PM.
AMERIBRATION PARADE AND FIREWORKS – JULY 4
Get your floats, golf carts, and classic cars ready for this long-standing tradition in Calvert City! There is no pre-registration! Line-up begins at 4:45 PM at Pathway Baptist Church. 5th Ave will be closed during the parade from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Prizes will be given to the best-decorated float, best-decorated golf cart, and best classic car. Follow the parade to Calvert Memorial Park for free watermelon provided by CADA and find your spot in Doctor’s Park for the best fireworks in Western Kentucky beginning at dusk.
For more information on ways to get involved or questions about the events, please call Calvert City Hall at (270) 395-7138 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.