Fort Knox, Ky. – Fort Knox is celebrating the nation’s 246 years of independence with a Fourth of July celebration, a Salute to the Nation ceremony and a fireworks spectacular at Brooks Parade Field here.
The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature bounce houses, family activities, live music and a single elimination corn hole tournament with cash prizes. Tournament registration will be day-of from 6 – 6:30 p.m. with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Salute to the Nation ceremony, which will begin at 9 p.m., will include the traditional firing of 51 cannon rounds – one for each state and one for the six U.S. territories.
The day’s activities will culminate with a fireworks spectacular at 10:15 p.m., courtesy of Fort Knox’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for festival-style seating. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
All events are free and open to the public. Visitors coming from off post should enter through the Chaffee (main) Gate and follow direction signs to Brooks Parade Field. Those who do not already possess an installation pass should go to the Visitor Center, located adjacent to the Chaffee Gate, and present a valid driver’s license or ID to obtain up to a 1-year pass. Patrons may also apply for a 5-day fast pass at https://visit.gvt.us/?b=usa&i=knox&t=v and avoid having to go to the Visitor Center.