The Fourth of July isn't this weekend, but we know there are planners among you. Here is a calendar of festivities in the region. Find more and submit your own at Calendar.kentucky.com.
Lexington's Fourth of July Festival features activities throughout the week. Here's a quick lineup. For more info, go to Downtownlex.com.
Bluegrass 10,000 foot race. 7:30 a.m. July 4. Through downtown Lexington. Live music by Brother Barrett & The Barrows at the end of the race course, 8-10 a.m. (859) 288-2900. Lexingtonky.gov/parks.
Downtown Street Festival. 9 a.m. July 4. Arts and crafts, food and beverages, and commercial vendors until 6 p.m. Children's craft activities 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Billboard lot at Short Street and North Limestone.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence. July 4. Main Street and Fifth Third Bank after the Bluegrass 10,000 awards ceremony.
Parade. 2 p.m. July 4. From Midland Avenue down Main Street to Broadway.
Thursday Night Live. 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 4. Cheapside Park, 251 W. Main St. Featured band: Catch 22.
Downtown fireworks. 10 p.m. July 4.
Red, White and Boom concert and fireworks display. July 5. Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Ln. Nine musical acts. $9, free ages 12 and younger. Gates open at 6 p.m., show ends at 11. Wbul.com.
IN THE REGION
Summer Motion. July 3-7. Central Park, 2198 Chattin Dr., Ashland. Live music, food, crafts. At 7 p.m. July 4, Cledeus T. Judd and Sawyer Brown will perform, followed by fireworks at 10:15. Summermotion.com.
Richmond Patriotic Concert with Madison Community Band and Madison Singers. 8 p.m. July 3. Moved to Eastern Kentucky University Brock Auditorium, inside the Coates Administration Building, Lancaster Ave. Free.
Georgetown Celebration. July 4. Main Street parade at 11 a.m., followed by activities at Brooking Park.
Fireworks Extravaganza. 4 p.m. July 4. Lake Reba Recreational Complex, Richmond. Food vendors, entertainment, children's activities. Fireworks at 10. $5 parking. Richmondkytourism.com.
Versailles July Fourth Celebration. July 4. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., live music by Eddie Barber and Off the Wagon at 6 p.m., fireworks at dusk. Woodford County Park, Versailles. $4 per person, $12 per carload, free for children younger than 6.
Fourth of July Spectacular. 5-9 p.m. July 4. Berea City Park, 8 Pirate Pkwy. Fireworks, children's activities, live entertainment and more. Berea Parks and Recreation,. (859) 986-9402.
Veterans' Salute. 7-9 p.m. July 5. Georgetown Ice House Gallery, 214 S. Water St., Georgetown. A salute to veterans Mike Arnold, Quinton Parks and Tod Keith Grigsby, who also are artists. Goicehouse.com.
AT KENTUCKY STATE PARKS
Many state parks will host Fourth of July celebrations this week. Here are activities in the area. For a complete list or for more info, go to Parks.ky.gov.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas. July 4. Fireworks, crafts, Float Your Boat contest, live music and fireworks at dusk (around 9 p.m.)
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn. Games 2-8 p.m. July 4, special buffet 5-9 p.m.. DJ Michael Dwayne 6-10 p.m. Fireworks over the lake. All events except buffet are free.
Liberty Hall Historic Site Old-Fashioned Family Fourth of July. 2-4 p.m. July 4. Patriot music, watermelon, games, dessert contest, kids activities. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. Free. (502) 227-2560. Libertyhall.org.
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown. Celebrate Stephen Foster's 187th birthday July 4. Old-fashioned games on the lawn at 7 p.m., followed by The Stephen Foster Story at 8:30. Birthday cupcakes at intermission. Fireworks will follow the show.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup. 3-5 p.m. July 6. Music in the Shelter House by Bonnie, Shannon and Friends.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown. 8 p.m. July 6. Magic Show and fireworks. Seats available or bring a chair or blanket.
Taylorsville Lake State Park, Taylorsville. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 6. Free.