Smokin' the Water July 4th Festival!
Held on the Waterfront in Kingston
Celebrate Independence Day on the water in Kingston! Live music, food vendors, and fun for the whole family! This is a free event hosted by the City of Kingston.
The Car Show will open with registration beginning at 2 pm, judging at 3 pm and winners announced at 4:30 pm.
The BBQ Cookoff (held July 3rd) winners will be announced at 2 pm on the big stage, with BBQ vendors open and ready for business during the event.
For the children and youth, more activities, games, bouncers and rides will be added over the previous years. Alien laser tag, a mechanical bull, and little paddle cars will be located at Kingston City Park.
The Raft Race is back again as one of the most anticipated events. This year participants can win money in addition to awards. $175 cash goes to the “Golden Paddle” winner, while 2nd place receives $150, and the winner of the “All Women’s Crew” wins an award + $100. If you enter as a church youth group and you cross the finish line first you win not only the “Youth Group Award” but also $75. $50 will be given to the raft that is the “Most Patriotic.”
Schedule of Events
2:00.m. Gates Open
Kids Zone opens – City Park
BBQ Cook - Off Winners announced
4:00 p.m. Homemade Raft Race – City Park
4:45 p.m. Musical Performances Begin - City Park Stage
4:45 p.m. The Royal Hounds perform
6:15 p.m. Johnny Neel (Former Allman Brothers Band member)
7:45 p.m. The Temper Evans Band
9:00 p.m. Cereus Bright performs
Dusk Fireworks (soundtrack simulcast on 106.1 fm The River)
10:00 p.m. Cereus Bright performance continued