Lexington preparing for Fourth of July Celebration

June 13, 2012 by  

While Lexington is famous for being the “Horse Racing Capital of the World,” it also hosts many other events throughout the year including a huge Fourth of July Celebration.

The Fourth of July is celebrated in Lexington for many days, starting with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social taking place on July 2. Following this, one of the activities on July 3 will be the Patriotic Music Concert, performed in cooperation with the Gratz Park Historic District and the Transylvania University. The Gratz Park Historic District, located in the northern part of Lexington, is rich in history with old buildings, homes, statues, and business structures. The park is named after Benjamin Gratz, a businessman in the early days of the city, whose house still stands within the park. The famous Christ Church Cathedral is also located within the district. The park is open to the public, as are many of the historic homes for touring.

The Old Courthouse presents a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence outside on its steps. A parade takes place, in addition to music concerts, while vendors will sell selling food, wares, and arts and crafts along the streets. A spectacular fireworks display takes place at night. Locals in Lexington consider the Fourth of July to be the biggest celebration of the year.

Print companies work with the local businesses and event organizers in handling banner printing, business cards and brochures. Poster printing is also provided by printing companies for many of the special events in Lexington.

For more information on the Fourth of July celebration, visit the Lexington Downtown website or call 859-425-2590.