Fourth of July celebration

The City of Lexington is excited to announce the return of our Fourth of July celebration! We invite you to join us as we celebrate our Nation’s birthday.


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
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.