Lexington’s fireworks show praised after last year’s ‘dud’

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Thousands of people capped off Lexington’s two-day Fourth of July Festival at Thursday night’s fireworks show, which was praised by most after last year’s disappointing display off the top of the financial center building.

This year the city returned the show to the R. J. Corman Railyard, where it was held in 2015 and previous years.

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Firework spectator William Bolden said, “To be honest, the fireworks at the big blue building, it was terrible. It was the worst fireworks show I’ve ever experienced out of my whole life. I’m kind of glad that they brought it back over at the R J Corman Railyard on the other side of town. I mean, you know, shoot them all up, everybody can see. A lot of explosives for like a good 20 to 30 minutes. If I had the chance I would personally say thank you for like bringing back the fireworks to R. J. Corman because it’s the best like it’s always been the best like they always put up the best shows of the year during the summer.”

The weather cooperated with a rain-free night.  The fireworks display began around 10:00 p.m. and lasted about 20-minutes.  Zambelli Fireworks put on the display for the 8th straight year.

Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival was presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank.  It was produced and managed by Downtown Lexington Partnership, which is a product of the recently consolidated Downtown Lexington Corporation and Lexington Downtown Development Authority.