July 4th Festivities

american-flagLexington will celebrate the Fourth of July this year with plenty of sweet treats, live music, fireworks and fun.

Festivities begin on Wednesday, July 2 with the annual Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social. The contest begins at noon in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion downtown.

On Thursday, July 3, a Patriotic Concert featuring the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard begins at 8 p.m. on the Morrison Lawn at Transylvania University.

The Bluegrass 10,000 Race kicks off at 7 a.m. on Friday, July 4. A festival with music, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and drinks will take place from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. This year the theme for the festival is “Celebrate Heroes.”

The annual parade starts at 2 p.m., beginning at Midland Avenue and continuing down Main Street. The celebration will close with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. downtown.