Tuesday July 2, 2013
Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social 12 pm – 1 pm Tuesday, July 2 at Cheapside Park.
Wednesday July 3, 2013
The Annual Free Patriotic Concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, on the lawn of the Old Morrison building at Transylvania University, with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lexington Singers. Young at Heart Jazz Band will perform from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Part of Lexington’s July 4 festival, 2013).
For some early fireworks, head down to the fireworks show that follows the 7:05 pm ballgame at Lexington Legends ballpark.
Thursday July 4, 2013
The day of festivities begins with a good workout, the Bluegrass 10,000 Run at 7:30 am.
After you win the 10 K, consider stopping by the Lexington downtown street festival, featuring arts and crafts, food and beverages, and commercial vendors, from 9 am to 6 pm. The Lexington Parade lines up on Midland Avenue and begins at 2 pm.
You should also hear some live music at Phoenix Park:
John Yannelli (acoustic classic rock) plays from 10 – 11 a.m.
Frank Rocket (rock) plays from 11`:30 a.m.-12/30 p.m.
Italian Beaches 1-2 p.m.
Business Time 3-6 p.m.
Finish the national holiday with the classic fireworks display at 10 pm downtown. If you want to watch the show in a local venue, Buster’s is hosting a Fourth of July Fireworks Party featuring music from Justin Wells of Fifth on the Floor, doors open at 7 pm.
Friday July 5, 2013
The Red, White and Boom! concert and fireworks display will be held this year on Friday, July 5, at the Lexington Legends ballpark. As of Wednesday (July 3), concert organizers reported the show has sold out.
On Thursday, July 4th, 2013, all Lextran routes will operate on an extended Sunday schedule. There will be 3 additional departures from the Transit Center at 9:20, 10:20, and 11:20 p.m.
Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival will go as planned, rain or shine. Certain activities are subject to cancellation throughout the day if weather becomes threatening. Downtown Lexington Corporation encourages everyone to use their judgment when deciding whether or not to attend the Festival. DLC says they will defer to Zambelli Fireworks on postponing or delaying the fireworks display scheduled for 10 p.m Thursday. There is a rain date of Friday, July 5 at 10 p.m. scheduled.
According to the Lexington KY government website as of 6/26/13, the following fireworks are allowed in Fayette County:
- Dipped stick-sparkler or wire sparkler
- Cyndrical Fountain
- Cone Fountain
- Illumination Torch
- Ground Spinner
- Flitter Sparkler
- Toy Smoke Devices
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Kentucky state government offices will be closed. The U.S. Postal Service will be closed. Banks are closed. The Lexington Recycling Center, the city’s Electronic Recycling Center and the Haley Pike Waste Management facility will be closed on the holiday.
The Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the Fourth of July holiday. Residents whose regular collection day is on Thursday will receive their collection service on Wednesday, July 3, the day before the holiday.Residents and businesses who normally receive Thursday pick-up should place their Herbies, Rosies and Lennies out after 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, to assure collection the next day.Businesses that have city waste management services for their dumpsters (landfill bound and recycling) and normally have pickups on Thursdays will also have their units picked up on Wednesday, July 3.
Street Closures on July 4th by Event
I. Bluegrass 10,000: 5 am to 10 am
1. Main Street will be closed from Broad Way to Saint Ann & Lake Shore.
2. Short Street will be closed from Broad way to N. M. L. King.
3. N. Mill Street will be closed from 3rd Street to Vine Street.
4. N. Upper Street will be closed from 3rd Street to Vine Street.
5. N. Limestone will be closed from High Street to E. 3rd Street.
6. M.L. King will be closed from High Street to e. 3rd Street.
II. Parade: 11 am to 4 pm
1. Main Street From Walton Ave to Broad Way
2. Vine Street from Broadway to E. Main Street
3. Short Street from Broad Way to Midland Ave.
4. Rose Street from High to Corral Street
5. Midland Ave from Winchester to Main Street.
6. Mill Street from Vine to Short Street.
7. Upper from Vine Street to Church Street.
8. Limestone from Vine Street to Short Street
9. M.L. King at Main Street and Short Street.
III. Festival Area 5 am to 6 pm
1. Short Street from Broad Way to M.L. King Blvd.
2. N. Limestone from Main to Short Street.
3. Main Street fro M.L. King to Cheapside.
IV. Fireworks: 9 pm to 11 pm
1. W. Main from Broad Way to Forbes Road.
2. Manchester from Oliver Lewis Way to Forbes Road.
3. Jefferson Street from High to W. Second Street.
4. High Street from Broad Way to Oliver Lewis (During fireworks only).
5. Broad Way from Vine to Short Street