Many communities have great events coming up in celebration of the 4th.  Enjoy this list by date and community.

If you know of one not yet listed email

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lexington’s Fourth of July fun will kick off on Wednesday, July 3 with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social and will feature many family friendly events over the four day festival!

Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social  12:00 pm, Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

Patriotic Music Concert  8:00 pm,  Morrison Lawn, Transylvania University  *Rain Site, Mitchell Fine Arts Center

Crossroads Church Fireworks – Evans Orchard and Cider Mill 6:30 – 10 pm
Join us for a fun, free night out in the Bluegrass! We’ll have live music, food trucks, entertainment, a kids zone, and of course an epic world-class fireworks display. You’re gonna want to be there! (In case of rain, the make up date will be July 5.)

Thursday, July 4, 2019


Bluegrass 10K  7:00 am
Street Festival 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Main Street  11:00 am
Parade down Main Street from Midland Ave to Mill Street  2:00 pm 
Fireworks 10:00 pm – Downtown – RJ Corman Railyard

Lexington Legends Game and Fireworks (Thirsty Thursday)  7:00 pm  Take in Lexington’s BIGGEST & BADDEST Fireworks Show after the game!
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks!


Parade 11 am, Main Street
Fireworks at dusk at Brooking Park

Stamping Ground

Old Glory Parade and Celebration  2 pm, Downtown Main Street
Music, food & family-friendly entertainment.


Fireworks at Lykins Park 10 pm  (Gates open at 7 pm) DJ, Games, Bounce House


4th of July Extravaganza  5 pm – 11 pm, Lake Reba Recreational Complex
*Fireworks begin at 10:00pm
There will be live music, fireworks, vendors, inflatables, and more!


4th of July Spectacular at City Park  6 pm
Food, live music, and kids’ games followed by fireworks at dark


Old Fashioned Fourth of July  2 pm – 4 pm, Liberty Hall Historic Site
Celebrate Independence Day with watermelon and lemonade, lawn games, patriotic music by The Diamond Brass, from the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard, and children’s activities. Cool off with a run through the sprinklers or you can buy a cone from Hoggy’s Ice Cream who will bring their Squeals on Wheels mobile ice cream cart. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy! In partnership with Froggy 104.9, this FREE community event will be held on the Liberty Hall grounds. Sponsored in part by Wilkerson Financial.

Fireworks at Capitol View Park 9:30 pm 


RJ Corman Fireworks 10 pm

Parking will be open from 8pm to 9:30pm, weather permitting, on the East side of Jessamine Station Road, across from Lucas Field Runway. The gates will close at 9:30, preventing additional cars from entering late and potentially obstructing other’s view. No parking is allowed along the side of Jessamine Station Road to best allow the flow of traffic. We will be setting off the fireworks rain or shine!


Enjoy food, games, arts & crafts vendors, music and friends. Don’t miss out on the $.25 hotdogs! This is a fun, family event brought to you by Wilmore Parks & Recreation, City of Wilmore & AdventureServe Ministries.

10:00am – PARADE
(Parade route is College Street to Lexington Avenue to E. Main Street, ending at AdventureServe Ministries campground).

11:00am – FESTIVAL

12:00pm- LIVE MUSIC

Changes due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather will be noted on the Wilmore Facebook page.
Phone: 859-858-4411

Downtown Celebration

  • Streets will be shut down at 10:00 a.m. 
  • 11:00 a.m. – Parade on Main Street from Napa Auto Parts to Morgan Street
  • 12:00 p.m. – Ceremony and Awards
  • 12:00-4:00 – Vendor Area 
  • 12:00-4:00 – Fun Zone (Kids Activities)

Fireworks at County Park (Free Admission)

  • 6:00 – Park Admission (opens)
  • Food Vendors/Booths/Activities
  • Entertainment at Park
    Music (7:00 – 10:00)

    10:00 – Fireworks
  • 11:00 – Park Closes


Red, White and Boom in the Burg at Anderson Dean Park  9:15 – 11:15 pm

Can be seen all over Mercer County.

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