Breaks Park plans bluegrass show for July 4 weekend

Breaks Park will host special activities and games for visitors in celebration of the July 4 weekend. Plans also include a performance by Backwoods Bluegrass Boys at the amphitheater on Saturday, July 4.

“Independence Day Weekend is always a blast at the Breaks and this year will be no exception,” said Park Superintendent Austin Bradley, “Our programming staff has put together a great schedule filled with games, contests, and entertainment to help our visitors enjoy the holiday weekend with their families.”

Visitors will enjoy a cornhole tournament, watermelon eating contest, watermelon seed spitting contest, tomahawk throwing, sack rack, ring toss, and tug of war at the Visitor Center on Saturday, July 4.

Additionally, regular programming activities including hikes, activities, and more will be held throughout the weekend.

On Saturday evening, Backwoods Bluegrass Boys will perform at the amphitheater beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free.

The complete interpretive programming schedule is available online at For more information, contact the park visitor center at (276)-865-4413 ext. 3213, or by emailing Park Naturalist Carl Mullins at

Breaks Interstate Park is located on the Kentucky – Virginia border and is accessed by State Route 80. Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1954, it encompasses more than 4,600 acres and is one of only two interstate parks in the United States. For more information about the park, please visit

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