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.
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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.