Join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July in Lexington, Kentucky! Festivities begin on Friday, June 30 and go through Tuesday, July 4. Here are some of the things happening.
Friday, June 30
9 a.m. Carriage Festival: Kentucky Horse Park. Pleasure driving competition where antique or replica carriages are driven. 2-day festival through Saturday.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lakeside Live! Featuring Ben Lacy & Friends. www.lexgreenlakeside.com
7 p.m. Free Friday Flicks. Jacobson Park. Featuring Sing. www.lexingtonky.gov/free-friday-flicks
Saturday, July 1
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lexington Farmers' Market: Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park.
4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Party Like It's 1776: Pivot Brewing. Cookouts, cornhole tournaments and everything in between.
Sunday, July 2
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. LexBrunch 2017: The Burl. Free concert series & brunch! www.lexbrunch.com
Monday, July 3
12 p.m. Great American Pie Contest & Ice Cream Social: Cheapside Park
7 p.m. Southland Jamboree: MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre. Featuring Blue Eagle Band. southlandjamboree.org
8 p.m. Patriotic Music Concert: Morrison Lawn. Featuring Gregory Turay & the 202nd U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers Chorus, along with the Alltech Singers and Musicians.
Tuesday, July 4
7 a.m. Bluegrass 10K: Downtown Lexington. Race and fun run.
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Street Festival featuring live music all day, entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverage stands at a variety of locations downtown:
• Lower Courthouse Plaza off Main Street
• "Billboard" parking lot at 140 West Short Street
• Phoenix Park next to Central Library
• Corner of Mill and Main Street
• Old Fayette County Courthouse at Upper Street and Main
• Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park beside the Old Courthouse
2 p.m. Parade on Main Street beginning at Midland Avenue to Broadway
7 p.m. Lexington Legends vs. West Virginia Power: Whitaker Bank Ballpark. lexingtonlegends.com
10 p.m. Fireworks at The Arboretum with viewing areas surrounding Kroger Field at the University of Kentucky (Alumni Drive side). Visit www.downtownlex.com to see a map of viewing areas.
Be sure and share your tweets, posts and pictures using the hashtag #sharethelex!
Here's a sampling of downtown Lexington restaurants that will be open on the 4th of July:
Saul Good- Lunch and dinner
Lockbox- Lunch and dinner
Dudley's- Lunch time cook out
Hop Cat- Lunch and dinner
Grey Goose- Lunch and dinner
Shakespeare & Co- Lunch and dinner