Looking for a way to celebrate the birth of the United States of America? Here is a selection of Central Kentucky events that are sure to light up your holiday.
Lexington Patriotic Music Concert. Featuring 202nd Army Band of the Kentucky National Guard and University of Kentucky School of Music singers. 8 p.m. July 3. Transylvania University' Old Morrison lawn and Gratz Park, Third and Market Sts. Free. Bring picnic, blanket and chairs.
Bluegrass 10,000 foot race. July 4. Registration and activities begin at 7 a.m. Downtown Lexington. (859) 288-2946. Lexingtonky.gov.
Lexington Fourth of July Festival and Parade. July 4. Festival 9 a.m.-6 p.m., parade at 2 p.m. Throughout downtown. Free. Fireworks about 10 p.m.
Liberty Hall Old-Fashioned July Fourth. 2-4 p.m. July 4. Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St., Frankfort. Crafts and games, self-guided tours, watermelon and lemonade, first-ever Patriotic Wheels Contest and Parade. Free.
Berea Fourth of July Spectacular. 5-10 p.m. July 4. Berea City Park, 1 Pirate Pkwy., Berea. Fireworks about 10 p.m. (859) 986-9402.
Richmond Fireworks Extravaganza. July 4. Activities and music by Paul King Band, Corey Kenton and Superfecta starting at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 10. Lake Reba Recreational Complex, Lake Reba Dr, Richmond. Free.
Winchester Freedom Fest. July 4. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert at 7, fireworks at dusk. Family-friendly activities, fireworks, concert featuring King and Country and Mikeschair. Lykins Park, 1350 Mount Sterling Rd., Winchester. Free.
Mount Sterling Fourth of July Celebration. 6 p.m. July 4. Old Silo Golf Club and Restaurant, Silver Lake Dr., Mount Sterling.
Scott County Fourth of July Celebration and Parade. 11 a.m. July 4. W. Main St., Georgetown. (502) 863-9655.
Kentucky Horse Park July Fourth celebration for campers. July 4-6. Kentucky Horse Park Campground Pavilion, 4089 Iron Works Pk. Included in park admission: $8-$16. (859) 259-4257.
Independence Day Train Ride. 2 p.m. July 5. Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. $11.50 adults, $10.50 seniors, $9.50 children 2-12. (859) 873-2476.
Red, White and Boom music festival. Featuring Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Angaleena Presley, Jamie Lynn Spears, more. July 5-6. Whitaker Bank Ballpark, 207 Legends Ln., Lexington. Sold out.