People fill downtown Lexington for July 4 celebrations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - People packed downtown Lexington on Friday to celebrate Independence Day. The fun kicked off bright and early with the Bluegrass 10,000.

The city's street festival began at 9:00 a.m. People took advantage of the cool temperatures and came out to enjoy the food and booths. The parade took place at 2:00 p.m. on Main Street. People lined Main from Midland to Broadway to take it all in.

While the focus downtown is on fun, people enjoying the festivities say it's important to remember why we're celebrating.

"The Fourth of July for me is remembering what our forefathers have done for us to create this country and what people have done continually to make the US what it is today," said one fair-goer.

Friday evening, spectators strolled around Cheapside Park, where live music filled the air.

Of course, the day ended with a large fireworks show in the sky over Lexington.

Many people at the celebrations told us that the fireworks were their favorite part of the entire day.

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