The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate with family.  There are great events happing all across Central KY!


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**Watch for weather cancellations!!!  Please confirm with individual events that they are still a go.

2023 Events (Keep watching for more updates)

Red, White & Blues
Moondance Amphitheater
Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 5:30 – 9  p.m.

Kick off the festivities and spend a beautiful summer night with family and friends enjoying the tunes of local blues legend Tee Dee Young! Willie Eames will get things started and food trucks and cold drinks will be available for purchase!

Ice Cream Social
Henry A. Tandy Centennial Park
Sunday, July 2, 2023 | 2 – 4 p.m.   

Sweeten up the holiday weekend with a cool treat, live music and children’s activities! 

Patriotic Concert
Transylvania University and Gratz Park 
Monday, July 3, 2023    
Preshow: 5 – 7 p.m. 
Main show: 7:30 p.m. | Lexington Philharmonic

Spend the Fourth of July eve with the Lexington Philharmonic and a thoughtful program celebrating America.   

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

Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run
Corner of Main Street and North Limestone 
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | BG10K at 7:25 a.m. and Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. 

Ready, set, sign up! Kick off the Fourth of July at the 47th 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 & Market 
Courthouse Plaza and 5/3 Pavilion at Henry A Tandy Centennial Park
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Enjoy live music and children’s activities, or shop for arts and crafts and get a good spot to watch the parade. Food and beverage vendors will be on-site to help with your lunchtime needs. Festivities take place before and after the parade. 

Fourth of July Parade 
Main Street (downtown)
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | noon  

The Fourth of July parade steps off at noon 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.  Enjoy the parade from the sideline, or register ahead of time if you wish to participate. Parade entry registration

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 
Main Street and Oliver Lewis Way
Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | 10 p.m.  

Close out your Fourth of July celebration with a bang! The fireworks extravaganza will start at approximately 10 p.m.

Kiwanis Club of Georgetown Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2023
Parade 11 am, Main Street

The Theme for this years Parade is: “Dreams Come True in the Red, White and Blue.”.

Monday, July 4, 2023
Fireworks at dusk at Brooking Park

RJ Corman Fireworks
July 4, 2023
The fireworks will be launched on July 4th from the same location at the R. J. Corman Nicholasville Farm as last year, within view of our iconic display trains.

Limited parking will be available for free on the R. J. Corman property near the launch site. No tickets are required for entry, and the gate will remain open from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm (or until capacity is reached). You can find the entrance at the Wilmore Road (KY-29) intersection and April Highway, across from the Lone Oak subdivision entrance (refer to the map included below or click here to open the entrance location on Google Maps.)

4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4th, 2023
5 pm – 11 pm, Lake Reba Recreational Complex
*Fireworks begin at 10:00pm

  • Live Music:
    • Tyler Hood at 5:00 PM
    • Allnuts4Music at 6:00 PM
    • Rock of Ages at 8:00 PM
  • Paradise Cove Free Swim: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Free Adventure Falls Mini Golf: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Food Trucks, Beer & Wine Vendors and Inflatables: Open at 5:00 PM
  • Fireworks: 10:00 PM

For more information CLICK HERE

Red, White and Boom in the Burg at Anderson Dean Park
Sunday, July 3, 2023
7 pm – Fireworks start at dusk
Can be seen all over Mercer County

4th of July Bash and Fireworks at Falling Springs Park
Monday, July 4, 2023

Join us at 6 p.m. for an unforgettable evening of local flavor and fun at Falling Springs Park! Browse an abundance of offerings from over 20 vendors while you picnic with your family and friends and plenty of kid’s activities ranging from bounce houses to carnival games. Meanwhile, DJ Tim Goins will kick off the entertainment with dancing, contests, and giveaways to keep the party going. And to top it off, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night sky after dusk. Don’t miss out on this epic event!

Attention all active-duty members and Veterans! We have a special treat for you at our upcoming 4th of July event. We would like to offer you complimentary access to our exclusive Veterans Tent. This is the perfect spot to stay cool in the shade, kick back, and enjoy some complimentary food and beverages. Join us for a day of celebration while we honor and thank you for your service. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Lights Over Lykins
Watch for 2023 Info
Gates open at 5:30pm.
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!

Fireworks in Downtown Frankfort
Watch for 2023 Info
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
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
Parade 10 am
Festival 11 am

4th of July Spectacular
Monday, July 4, 2023
Kids activities, food trucks, live music and fireworks.
Activities start at 6 pm
Fireworks at 10 pm

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