The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social got Fourth of July festivities off to their traditional start Monday afternoon as a crowd gathered at the Fifth-Third Pavilion in Cheapside Park to sample entries in the annual competition.
The big winners were Allison Baughn, whose Princess Peach Pie won in the made from scratch division, and Stephanie Jeter, whose Tipsy Caramel Chocolate Pie with Pecans won the semi-homemade division and prettiest pie. A surprise downpour chased many attendees under the pavilion cover after the winners were announced, many still finishing free slices of pie or ice cream from Sav’s Chill.
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Celebrations moved over to Transylvania University Monday evening for a patriotic concert on the Morrison Lawn by the 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard.
Fourth of July events
Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival
▪ Bluegrass 10K. 7 a.m. July 4. Starts near the corner of Main Street and Eastern Avenue.
▪ Street Festival 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 4. Downtown Lexington.
▪ Parade 2 p.m. July 4. Starting at Midland Avenue at Main Street.
▪ Fireworks. 10 p.m. July 4. Kroger Field, 1540 University Drive. Kroger Field will be closed, but parking will be available surrounding the stadium. No parking at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive.
Georgetown Fourth of July Parade
▪ Parade. 11 a.m. July 4. Downtown Georgetown. Beginning on Military Street, then west on Main Street.
▪ Fireworks. 7 p.m. July 4. Scott County Park, 1260 U.S. Route 25, Georgetown. Scott-county.kiwanisone.org.
Liberty Hall Old-Fashioned Fourth of July
2-4 p.m. July 4. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street, Frankfort. Watermelon, lemonade, historical lawn games, live music by the Bourbon Boys Brass Quintet. 502-227-2560. Libertyhall.org. Free.
Berea Fourth of July Spectacular
4-11 p.m. July 4. Berea City Park, 6 Pirate Parkway, Berea. Fireworks, children’s activities, live entertainment. Visitberea.com.
Lake Reba Fourth of July Celebration
5 p.m. July 4. Fireworks 10 p.m. Lake Reba Park, 299 Lake Reba Drive, Richmond. Facebook.com/richmondkyparks. $5 per car.
‘The Stephen Foster Story’ Celebration
Lexington Legends Mega Blast Fireworks Show
R.J. Corman Fourth of July Fireworks
Parking 8-9:30 p.m. July 4. Near the Corman property on Jessamine Station Road, Nicholasville. Facebook.com/rjcormanrailroadgroup.
State Park Celebrations
For a complete list of state park events, go to Parks.ky.gov/fourth-of-july.