This year’s Patriotic Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 3, will showcase the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, while the annual parade on Friday, July 4, will include representatives from the city’s Divisions of Fire and Police and each branch of the military.
The festival theme is “Celebrate Heroes,” to honor all those who help keep the nation and cities safe.
The festivities kick off on Wednesday, July 2, with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social.
The event, presented by Alltech, will include local bakers competing to see who bakes the best pie in
The pies will be cut and served with ice cream from Chaney’s Dairy Barn at noon at the Fifth-Third Pavilion at
Get in the mood for the big day by attending the Patriotic Concert on Thursday, July 3. The concert begins at 8 p.m. on the lawn of Old Morrison at
When Friday, July 4, dawns, there will be runners throughout downtown
There are new cash prizes this year for first place overall male and female winners in the 10K and Wheelchair divisions.
By 9 a.m. on July 4, the streets will be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of the downtown street festival, which will feature dozens of arts and crafts, food and beverage and commercial vendors.
The street festival will continue until 6 p.m. Free entertainment will be provided at five different sites from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Children’s crafts activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shortly before 2 p.m., stake out a spot to watch one of
This year’s fireworks are presented by
The Red, White & BOOM! concert will take place at Whitaker Bank Ballpark over two days – Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6. The concert is presented by Hardee’s and produced by Clear Channel Media and features 18 country music acts. Tickets are sold out.
The Fourth of July Festival is managed by the Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Dozens of DLC and city employees work to put the festival on.
For more information about the festival, visit www.downtownlex.com.