Lexington’s Independence Day celebration includes the return of the Fourth of July Festival and Parade, as well as new offerings and annual favorites.
The weekend kicks off on Friday, July 1, with an Ice Cream Social at the Fifth Third Pavilion in Henry A. Tandy Centennial Park. A new event headlines Saturday night, July 2, at Moondance Amphitheater, as Red, White and Blues will offer tasty foods and drinks to the tunes of local blues legend TeeDee Young. The Patriotic Concert returns to Gratz Park and Transylvania University on Sunday, July 3, with the Young at Heart big band and Lexington Philharmonic.
July Fourth will be packed with lots of fun events for the entire family to enjoy. Ready, set, and race down Main St. as the day starts at 7:25 a.m. with the 46th Annual Bluegrass 10,000 race, featuring the popular new route that premiered last year.
The Fourth of July Festival returns this year, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with food trucks and live music. At 11:30 a.m., the annual parade rolls through downtown, which will get everyone in the patriotic spirit. Splashes of light and color will light up downtown, capping off the night with the city’s fireworks extravaganza near the corner of Main St. and Oliver Lewis Way.
Visit lexingtonky.gov/fourthofjuly for more information about the events and activities happening Fourth of July weekend in Lexington.
Friday, July 1
Ice Cream Social
Henry A. Tandy Centennial Park
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
Red, White & Blues
5 – 9 p.m.
Sunday, July 3
Transylvania University and Gratz Park
Preshow: 5 – 6:30 p.m. – Young at Heart Big Band
Main show: 7:30 – 9 p.m. – Lexington Philharmonic
Monday, July 4
Corner of Main St. and N. Limestone St.
Fourth of July Festival
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Fourth of July Parade
Main St. (Downtown)
Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Main St. and Oliver Lewis Way