What’s happening on the Fourth of July around Lexington

What’s happening on the Fourth of July around Lexington

Fourth of July Parade 2017. Photo by Ace Weekly

July 2

Join the Lexington Diner and Father Norman Fischer for a great family event to kick-off the 4th of July on Tuesday, July 2 at 5:30 pm.

July 3

Fourth of July Parade 2017. Photo by Ace Weekly

Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival is a two day long event. July 3 at noon begins a pie and ice cream social and a concert at 8 pm. July 4 starts with the Bluegrass 10,000 at 7:30 am, Street festival beginning at 9 am, reading of the Declaration of Independence at 11 am, parade at 2 pm, and the fireworks display starts at 10 pm.

Fort Boonesborough State Park (Richmond, KY) begins their 4 day festivities on July 3 with tours, crafts, camper decoration contest, hayride, parade, and more.

Russell Cave Baptist Church hosts an Independence Day Cookout on July 3 at 6 pm.

Azur 3rd of July BBQ and Seafood Boil is on Wednesday, July 3 starting at 8 pm.

Patriotic Music Concert featuring the Kentucky National Guard’s 202nd U.S. Army Band, Lexington Singers and various soloists including Gregory Turay is on Morrison Lawn at Transylvania University at 8 pm. The concert is free.

Roads impacted by the concert include Third Street and Second Street between Broadway and Upper Street, Mechanic Street between Upper and Market Street, Mill Street between Third Street and Second Street and Market Street between Second and Third Street from 6 to 11 pm.

July 4

Fourth of July brunch at Alfalfa beginning at 8 am.

Wilmore’s Festival of the 4th is on July 4 at 10 am. Enjoy food, games, arts & craft vendors, music, and a parade.

Drake’s hosts a hot dog eating contest on July 4 beginning at noon.

Enjoy food, music, and fireworks at Lake Reba (Richmond, KY) on July 4. Festivities begin at 5 pm.

Beaumont Presbyterian Church hosts a picnic on July 4 at 5 pm.

The Lexington Fire Dept. has and will continue to comment about fireworks safety. Remember: If it goes up or blows up, it’s illegal in Lexington.


See where and when to watch fireworks in and around Lexington for a comprehensive list of firework displays.

See what’s open/closed for July 4th in Lexington, KY. 

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