Fourth of July festivities and fireworks calendar 2012

July 3, 2012 

The Fourth of July is upon us. 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.

Fort Boonesborough State Park. Through 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.

CANCELED: Winchester. July 3. Unity prayer service, veterans dinner and fireworks. (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. 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; fireworks. 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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