LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — City leaders are planning for another round of Fourth of July events.

Starting July 1, Independence Day celebrations will start leading up to the fireworks spectacular, with the R.J. Corman Railyard being the venue this year.

For that reason, Mayor Linda Gorton joined other leaders like R.J. Corman President and CEO Ed Quinn for the announcement. R.J. Corman Railroad Group also happens to be celebrating 50 years, which the mayor said adds to the fun.

“This year, R.J. Corman is celebrating its 50th anniversary, as you can see from these beautiful 50th-anniversary locomotives behind me.  I think we will all agree that our outstanding fireworks show is at the heart of our 4th of July festival,” Gorton said.


Here is a list of Fourth of July events:

  • July 1 – Red, White & Blues, 5:30 p.m. — 9 p.m., Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St.
  • July 2 – Ice Cream Social, 2 p.m. — 4 p.m., Henry A. Tandy Centennial Park, 251 W. Main St.
  • July 3 – Patriotic Concert, Preshow: 5 p.m. — 7 p.m. – Young at Heart Big Band and main show: Main Show: 7:30 p.m. – Lexington Philharmonic, Transylvania University and Gratz Park, W. Third St.
  • July 4 – Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run at the corner of Main Street and N. Limestone Street.
  • BG10K: 7:25 a.m., Fun Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • July 4 – Fourth of July Festival & Market, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m., Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone St., and 5/3 Pavilion at Henry A Tandy Centennial Park
  • July 4 – Fourth of July Parade, noon on Main Street.
  • July 4 – Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular starts at 10 p.m. and are launched from the R. J. Corman rail yard near Main St and Oliver Lewis Way