People in Campbellsville are very proud of their Fourth of July celebration tradition. They take pride in having the biggest parade in the State of Kentucky for this most important American holiday. Therefore there was a lot of sadness in this town when all festivities were cancelled last year due to COVID. One could almost feel a cloud of depression settling in on the city and hanging around low in the atmosphere because the rhythm of life here suffered a tragic disruption.
This year Fourth of July has made a comeback in Campbellsville. The day started early before 7am with the launching of the hot-air balloons in the upper Miller park. After a free breakfast at Campbellsville Christian Church, people started strolling downtown to get ready for the parade. After the conclusion of the parade there was a lull in the afternoon until everyone gathered again for the fireworks at 10pm.