Madisonville 4thFest is Hopkins County’s premier summer celebration! This week-long series of events includes tons of activities for the kids, an outdoor movie, a free baseball game, boat races, food vendors, live bands, a beer garden, and an incredible fireworks display reflected from the city park lakes.
Vendor applications can be found HERE.
The 2018 Schedule includes:
Monday, July 2
Baptist Health Outdoor Movie Night: Wonder showing at 7:30 pm, other childrens' activities beginning at 5 PM
Baptist Health – Madisonville – Wellness Park 500 Clinic Drive, Madisonville, KY
Tuesday, July 3
Madisonville Miners vs. Dubois Bombers: 2 Free baseball games beginning at 5 pm
Elmer Kelley Stadium, 755 Park Ave, Madisonville, KY
Wednesday July 4
4th of July Fireworks Celebration: Food vendors, inflatables, music by OnLive, fireworks and more from 6 PM – 10 PM, fireworks show at 9 PM
Madisonville City Park – 755 Park Ave, Madisonville, KY
*Rain date for fireworks show is set for July 5, 2018 at 9 PM
Friday, July 6
Activities coming soon!
Saturday, July 7
Madisonville City Park, 755 Park Ave, Madisonville, KY
What is Madisonville Forward?
Madisonville Forward is the campaign to put YOUR restaurant tax dollars to work! 75% of the tax dollars go towards projects that promote tourism (for example, our new, super cool skatepark on Sugg St, the brand new mini golf course set to open in the summer of 2018, the new playground at Madisonville City Park, and other updates at places like the YAA fields and Elmer Kelley Stadium) and the other 25% of the dollars go towards events like this that promote tourism (think Friday Night Live, 4thFest, Kidapalooza, and even more in the months to come!).
How can the city put on these huge events?
Because we're The Best Town on Earth, of course! We also put your restaurant tax dollars (aka the 3% tax you pay to eat in TBTOE) to work, we have great community partners like our 4thFest sponsors First United Bank & Trust, Hopkins Co Tourist & Convention Commission, and Baptist Health, and we've got a whole gang of city employees who work hard making sure we have adequate electricity, lots of lighting, clean parks, safe stages, and plenty of places to get rid of your trash.
How do I become a vendor?
Download our Friday Night Live Vendor App HERE.
Are non-profits allowed to fundraise at 4thFest?
Absolutely! We've even got a lowered vendor booth rate for non-profits. Download the vendor app above and get to work!
Will the artists be selling t-shirts and other merchandise at Praise in the Park?
Do we need to purchase tickets for Praise in the Park?
Nope! The events are free to the public and require no prior registration!
Can we bring our own alcohol?
Nope! We'll have beer/wine vendors at the fireworks celebration though and anyone 21+ is able to indulge.
Can we bring our dogs?
Sure! Make sure they're on a leash and please clean up after them.
Do you allow lawn chairs?
What happens if it rains?
We do our best to make sure the show will go on, but if we do have to cancel, keep an eye on this website, the City of Madisonville Facebook Page, and sign up for our Go Madisonville Text Alerts by texting GOMADVILLE to 51660. The rain date for the fireworks show is set for July 5, 2018.
Still have a question? Contact the Office of Community Development at 270-824-2100!