Three days of celebrating the Fourth
Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social. Noon. Cheapside Park, 251 W. Main St. After the pies are judged, they will be cut and served to the crowd, with ice cream. Free.
Patriotic Music Concert featuring the Lexington Philharmonic. 8 p.m. Transylvania University, on lawn of Old Morrison Building, and Gratz Park. Free.
■ Bluegrass 10,000 foot race. 7 a.m. Through downtown Lexington.
■ Downtown Street Festival. 9 a.m. Arts and crafts, food and beverages, and commercial vendors until 6 p.m.
■ Parade. 2 p.m. From Midland Avenue down Main Street to Broadway.
■ Downtown fireworks. 10 p.m.
There she is ...
Thirty-two women from across the state vie to be crowned Miss Kentucky and take one step closer to being Miss America. (Trivia: The only Miss Kentucky to be crowned Miss America was Heather French Henry, in 1999.) Preliminaries are Thursday and Friday ($35); finals are 7 p.m. Saturday ($65). Tickets for all three nights are $120. (Singletarycenter.com). See a slide show of the contestants at Kentucky.com.