Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

Fireworks1Join us as we “Celebrate Heroes” on the Fourth of July in Lexington, Kentucky! Festivities begin on Wednesday, July 2 and go through Friday, July 4:

Wednesday, July 2

12 p.m. Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social:  Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park (251 West Main Street)

Thursday, July 3 

8 p.m. Patriotic Concert featuring the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard and the University of Kentucky School of Music Singers: Transylvania University Old Morrison Lawn (300 North Broadway)

Friday, July 4

7 a.m. Bluegrass 10K
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Street Festival featuring music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverage stands at five different locations downtown:

  • Upper Courthouse Plaza off Main Street
  • “Billboard” parking lot at 140 West Short Street
  • Phoenix Park next to the Central Public Library on Main Street
  • Old Fayette County Courthouse at Upper Street and Main
  • Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park beside the Old Courthouse

2 p.m. Parade on Main Street beginning at Midland Avenue to Broadway
10 p.m. Fireworks Presented by Thorntons at the Cox Street parking lot behind Rupp Arena

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