Fourth of July festivities and fireworks calendar 2012

June 28, 2012 

Lexington and other communities will have fireworks displays Tuesday or Wednesday. Check list for times.

The Fourth of July isn't until the middle of next week, but folks are making plans. Here's a sampling of Independence Day-related festivities in Central Kentucky.

Note: Because of the dry weather, some organizers might cancel fireworks displays. Keep an eye out for news on that front as the Fourth draws closer.

Fountain Films: 1776. Dusk June 29. Triangle Park, Main St. and Broadway, Lexington. Free. Downtownlex.com.

Fort Boonesborough State Park. June 29-July 8. Patriotic activities, contests, crafts, bingo, free tours, hayrides, parade. Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesboro Rd., Richmond. Free with camping registration. (859) 527-331, Ext. 234.Parks.ky.gov.

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad Independence Day Rides. 2 p.m. June 30, July 1. Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. $9.50-$30. (859) 873-2476. BGRM.org.

Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social. Noon-1 p.m. July 2. Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park, Main St. and Cheapside. Food, music by Young at Heart Jazz Band. Free. Lexingtonky.gov.

CANCELED: Winchester. July 3. Unity prayer service and veterans dinner at 6 p.m., fireworks about 10. Lykins Park, Winchester. (859) 744-9554.

Lexington Philharmonic and Lexington Singers Fourth of July Patriotic Concert. 8 p.m. July 3. Transylvania University's Old Morrison and Gratz Park, W. Third St. and Mill St., Lexington. Free. (859) 425-2592. Downtownlex.com. Concert by Young at Heart Jazz Band 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Gratz Park.

Bluegrass 10,000. 7:30 a.m. July 4. Lexington. Start at Main St. and Eastern Ave.; finish at Main and Limestone. (859) 288-2946. Lexingtonky.gov.

Lexington. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4. Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, CentrePointe block, Phoenix Park, Short Street and the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Entertainment; food and vendors; arts and crafts; reading of Declaration of Independence at 11:15 a.m. on Main St. near Fifth Third Bank; parade at 2 p.m. down Main St. from Midland Ave. to Broadway; July Fourth Live concert 6-10 p.m. near Triangle Park; fireworks at 10. Free. Lexingtonky.gov.

Liberty Hall Historic Site Old-Fashioned Family Fourth of July. 2-4 p.m. July 4. Patriotic music, drinks, watermelon, games, dessert contest, kids activities. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. Free. (502) 227-2560. www.libertyhall.org.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. July 4. Fireworks, live entertainment, food. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, 4441 Ky. 1833, Buckhorn. (606) 398-7510. Parks.ky.gov.

Georgetown and Scott County. July 4. Parade at 11 a.m. on Main St., Georgetown. Events throughout day at Brooking Park, including fireworks at 9 p.m. Georgetownky.com.

Richmond. July 4. Music, kids' activities 2-10 p.m., fireworks at 10. Lake Reba Park, Richmond. Parking: $5. (859) 626-8474. Richmondkytourism.com.

Versailles and Woodford County. July 4. Beach party at 4:30 p.m., entertainment at 6, fireworks at dusk. Woodford County Fairgrounds, Versailles. $3, $12 per carload, free for ages 6 and younger. (859) 873-5122. Woodfordcountyinfo.com.

Berea. July 4. Activities at 5 p.m., free swimming 6-8 p.m., fireworks about 10. Berea Community Park, Berea. (859) 986-9402. Berea.com.

CANCELED: Paris and Bourbon County. July 4. Vendors, activities and entertainment at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30. Bourbon County Fairgrounds, Legion Dr., Paris. (859) 987-2149.

Red, White and Boom. July 7. Live music beginning at 3 p.m. (Josh Turner, Darryl Worley, Lauren Mink, more), fireworks at dusk. Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Ln., Lexington. $7, free for ages 12 and younger. 1-866-698-4253. Lexingtonlegends.com, WBUL.com.

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