Crescent Hill Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival is a free two-day family friendly event

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Crescent Hill Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival is a free two-day family friend

Despite financial worries last year, Crescent Hill will hold their annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Festival on July 4th and July 5th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with live music, artist's booths, an antique car parade, bouncies, a food court, and fireworks both nights.

The antique car parade will make its way from the Masonic Homes  at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, arriving around noon at the Peter Dumesnil House, where there will be two music stages featuring local and regional music: bluegrass, country, classic rock, gypsy jazz, folk, Americana, Dixieland Jazz, Celtic, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, eras and more (throughout the entire festival).

World traveled local musician Big Poppa Stampley will be one of the musicians on Thursday at 6 p.m. He plays a range of classic and contemporary music with a jazz, blues, caribbean flavor.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "It's always fun to get out and see all the families having a good time together - and it's free!"

Among other exciting acts, John Gage and The Kentucky Homefront Live Radio Show will be on the main stage at 8 p.m.  Over 100 booths will display art, jewelry, painting and more, while a children's activity area will ensure young folks have a good time, too. Families will also be able to enjoy a variety of foods, beer and desserts.

In addition to all of this entertainment, the council will be trying something new. They will be asking visitors to handwrite ways to be compassionate on slips of paper. Then the participants will be asked to tie them to four trees with bits of yarn. The compassion trees are part of a new compassion campaign the council hopes will inspire a trend of kindness in their community.

The Peter Dumesnil House is located at 301 S Peterson Ave. You can find more information such as what items you are allowed to bring (chairs, coolers, etc) on the council web site.