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Fourth of July events in Lexington, Kentucky

A man wearing a baseball hat watches fireworks

Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like hot dogs, beer, and fireworks after a Legends game in downtown Lexington. | Photo courtesy of The Lexington Legends

Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching + Lexington has a ton of events to celebrate America’s 246 years as an independent country. Here’s a look at this weekend’s lineup.

But first, if you’re choosing to celebrate with family + friends at home, don’t forget to take a peek at the city’s rules and regulations regarding fireworks.

Weather

  • Sat., July 2 | 84° | Scattered storms | 58% chance of rain
  • Sun., July 3 | 86° | Scattered storms | 56% chance of rain
  • Mon., July 4 | 84° | Partly cloudy | 24% chance of rain
Eats + Treats

Ice Cream Social | Fri., July 1 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Henry A. Tandy Centennial Park, 251 W. Main St. | Free | We all scream for this summer classic treat, especially on holiday weekends. 🍦

4th of July Cupcakes | Fri., July 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Blushing Beauty Salon, 120 North Main St., Nicholasville | $45 | Escape the heat to learn how to decorate fun + festive cupcakes taught by Miss Delaney Cakes.

Live music

Red, White & Blues | Sat., July 2 | 5-9 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. | Free | A family-friendly night with live music from local legend TeeDee Young

Patriotic Concert | Sun., July 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Transylvania University, 300 N. Broadway and Gratz Park, 250 W. Third St. | Free | A true Lexington tradition featuring live music from Young at Heart Big Band + the Lexington Philharmonic — be sure to get there early for the perfect picnic spot on Transylvania’s picturesque lawn. 🇺🇸

Summer Nights in Suburbia | Fri., July 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. | Free | A free concert featuring music from the Bedford Band + food trucks.

Independence Day

Bluegrass 10,000 & Fun Run | Mon., July 4 | 7:25 a.m. | Downtown Lexington | $25+ | The 47th running of this holiday race that takes you (and thousands of other Lexingtonians) through the main historic + business districts of downtown. 👟

Fourth of July Festival | Mon., July 4 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone St. | Free | Grab an early lunch from the food trucks + enjoy live music from Boogie G. while you snag a good spot to watch the parade.

Fourth of July Parade | Mon., July 4 | 11:30 a.m. | Downtown, Main Street | Free | Don your red, white, and blue + get in the patriotic spirit with the annual parade. Watch as the variety of floats and participants stroll down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular | Mon., July 4 | 10 p.m. | Launched at Main Street and Oliver Lewis Way | Free | A star-spangled + sparkle-filled ending to your Fourth of July 🎇

Surrounding Areas

Also, if you’re in the Richmond, Georgetown, Versailles, or Nicholasville areas, we’ve got you covered too.