Fourth of July festivities kick off in Lexington

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Wednesday marked the beginning of Fourth of July festivities in downtown Lexington. Cheapside Park held hundreds of people who gathered for the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social.

A record number of 55 pies were entered into the competition this year. Hundreds took advantage of a free slice once the pies were judged.

Penny Ebel, Special Events Director for LFUCG, says, "There are lots of fun activities going on. This year we're trying to go green as well by putting up recycle containers everywhere. We want to recycle all plastic and glass."

More events to look forward to:

Thursday, July 2- Central Bank Thursday Night Live
Featuring Rob Dread (Reggae) - 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Friday, July 3 -8PM Patriotic Music Concert
Transylvania University

Saturday, July 4-7AM - 3PM Lexington Farmers' Market Cheapside Park
7:30AM Bluegrass 10,000
9AM - 6PM Vine Street Festival
9:45AM - 6PM Entertainment Sites Downtown
9AM - 6PM Kids Zone
9AM - 10:30AM BRIK City
Phoenix Park
10AM - 2PM Children's Free Craft Activities
10:30AM Bluegrass 10,000 Awards Ceremony Historic Courthouse
11:00AM Reading of the Declaration of Independence
NOON Waiters' Race
2PM Parade
4PM - Midnight 98.1 The Bull and Hardee's presents RED, WHITE & BOOM! $20 General Admission
$40 Reserved Seating
Kids 12 & Under Free
10PM Fireworks
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