Downtown Lexington’s 2012 Fourth of July festival will take place on Wednesday, July 4, with a handful of other events leading up to and following the culminating festivities, starting this weekend. Below is a sampling of the week’s events. For the full schedule, check out the Downtown Lexington Corporation‘s brochure.
Friday, June 29:
-Fountain Films on Friday presents “1776″ at Triangle Park; movie begins at dusk. Free and open to the public – bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on!
Monday, July 2:
-The annual Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park takes place from noon-1 p.m., featuring performances from Young At Heart Jazz Band.
Tuesday, July 3:
-The Patriotic Music Concert featuring the Lexington Philharmonic & Lexington Singers at Transylvania University and Gratz Park, 8 p.m. The Young At Heart Jazz Band will perform in Gratz Park from 5:30-7:30.
Wednesday, July 4:
-Start the morning off by supporting the participants in the annual Bluegrass 10,000 Foot Race, which starts at 7:30 a.m. Last minute registration for the race takes place Tuesday, July 3, from 3-7 p.m. at Picadome, 469 Parkway Dr. The end of the race will feature live music from Still Kickin’, from 8 – 10 a.m.