The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate with family.  With COVID – 19 concerns many communities have changed events in celebration of the 4th.  There are still some celebrations and of course you can enjoy fireworks at home as well!  


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**Watch for weather cancellations!!!  Please confirm with individual events that they are still a go.
**Please maintain current safety guidelines to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus if you do participate in a celebration.

2022 Events (Keep watching for more updates)

The City of Lexington is excited to announce the return of our Fourth of July celebration


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 1-mile Fun Run. You can still register for the wheelchair, 10K, Fun Run or virtual race options.

Learn more and register

Fourth of July Festival

Courthouse Plaza
Monday, July 4, 2022
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.


Kiwanis Club of Georgetown Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2022
Parade 11 am, Main Street

The 2022 Independence Day Parade will be held on Monday, July 4th. The Theme this year is “Celebrating Teachers”. We want to honor all the hard work that our local teachers as well as teachers across America are doing to teach our kids what they need to know to survive in this world.  Masks are optional at this time.

Monday, July 4, 2022
Fireworks at dusk at Brooking Park

RJ Corman Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2022
10 pm

There will be free but limited parking available on the R. J. Corman property near the launch site. No tickets are required for entrance, and the gate will be open from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm (or until capacity is reached) at the intersection of Wilmore Road (KY-29) and April Highway across the road from the Lone Oak subdivision entrance.

4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4th, 2022
5 pm – 11 pm, Lake Reba Recreational Complex
*Fireworks begin at 10:00pm

Live Music, food trucks & inflatables begin at 5pm!
5pm-April Bixler of Whiskey River
6pm- Clark Kissick & The Powder Crew
8pm- Nightshade Music KY
10pm- National Anthem & Firework Show

For more information visit

Red, White and Boom in the Burg at Anderson Dean Park
Sunday, July 3, 2022
7 pm – Fireworks start at dusk
Can be seen all over Mercer County

Fireworks at County Park
Monday, July 4, 2022

There will be a bike decorating contest for kids, honor walk celebrating our veterans, food vendors, DJ and dancing. Prizes to be won!

Fireworks will start at 9:30pm.

Please bring your own picnic blankets and chairs to have for the viewing space.

Lights Over Lykins
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Gates open at 5:30pm.
DJ Lynn Toler begins at 7:00pm.
Fireworks at 10:00pm.
Free, family friendly and open to the public with free parking! Lots of fun activities for the children and family!
Mechanical Animals and Foam Fest from 6:30pm until 9:00pm. Bring a towel!! Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy!
If you have questions or for more information call 859-744-9554.

Fireworks in Downtown Frankfort
Monday, July 4, 2022
9:30 pm
The Frankfort Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4075 will be hosting the annual Frankfort 4th of July Fireworks show in downtown Frankfort.

Post 4075 has sponsored the fireworks show for over 40 years.

Wilmore Parade and Festival
Monday, July 4, 2022
Parade 10 am
Festival 11 am

4th of July Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2022
Activities start at 6 pm
Fireworks at 10 pm

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