LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Fourth of July events are officially planned for Lexington.

The City of Lexington has events planned for Independence Day weekend, from Ice cream socials, music, a parade, the 46th annual Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run, and of course fireworks.

These in-person celebrations come after two years of pandemic-related restrictions.

The city’s firework display will be Monday, July 4 at Main Street and Oliver Lewis Way.

“The real roots to this go back to fireworks in general with our founder, the city has asked for a number of locations and I think the viewing circle from here is probably superior to some of the other spots – I think they tried to launch on top of one of the buildings downtown before, and it didn’t turn out the way they wanted it to, so we’re happy to do it though,” said Ed Quinn, R.J. Corman Railroad Group.

Fourth of July events in Lexington

Ice Cream Social

Henry A. Tandy Centennial Park
Friday, July 1 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   

Kick off the holiday weekend with a cool treat and music provided by the Young at Heart Dixieland Band. 

Red, White & Blues

Moondance Amphitheater
Saturday, July 2 | 5 – 9  p.m.

Spend a beautiful summer night with family and friends enjoying great American food, drinks and music by local legend TeeDee Young!

Patriotic Concert

Transylvania University and Gratz Park 
Sunday, July 3    
Preshow: 5 – 6:30 p.m. | Young at Heart Big Band
Main show: 7:30 – 9 p.m. | Lexington Philharmonic

Spend the evening before the Fourth of July with the Lexington Philharmonic on the grounds of historic Transylvania University and Gratz Park.  

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and a picnic, or enjoy dinner from various food trucks. 

Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run

Corner of Main St. and North Limestone St. 
Monday, July 4 | 7:25 a.m. 

Ready, set, sign up! Kick off the Fourth of July at the 46th annual Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run. Cheer on the runners or get in on the action by running the 10K or one-mile Fun Run. You can still register for the wheelchair, 10K, Fun Run, or virtual race options.

Register here

Fourth of July Festival

Courthouse Plaza
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Food trucks and live music performance by Boogie G. Come down early for lunch and a good spot to watch the parade.

Food vendor application

Fourth of July Parade

Main St. (downtown)
Monday, July 4  |11:30 a.m.           

The Fourth of July parade steps off at 11:30 a.m. and will move down Main Street from Midland to Mill Street. There will be plenty of red, white, and blue to get everyone in the patriotic spirit. Prizes will be awarded.

Enjoy the parade from the sideline or register ahead of time if you wish to participate.

Participation registration

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 

Main St. and Oliver Lewis Way
Monday, July 4 | 10 p.m.  

End your Fourth of July celebration with a bang! The fireworks spectacular will start at approximately 10 p.m.