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Rain could dampen July 4th activities


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The stage is being set at Transylvania University for a night of music and patriotism.

It's what could happen in the overnight hours and into Thursday that has festival organizers in downtown Lexington watching the skies.

An estimated 100,000 people are expected to participate in various Fourth of July activities downtown over the next couple of days.

They begin Wednesday night, with a performance by the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra at Transylvania.

Thursday, it's the Bluegrass 10,000 which starts at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Street Festival and then the parade that afternoon.

The evening includes a patriotic concert in Cheapside Park and the fireworks display at 10 p.m.

The latter, according to the Downtown Lexington Corporation, is contingent on whether or not the weather cooperates.

President of the DLC, Renee Jackson, says the events will go on rain or shine barring severe weather.

The exception is the fireworks show, which will be rescheduled for Friday night if the company running the display makes the call.

The DLC says that decision will not be made by them.

The Red, White and Boom! concert and fireworks display is already sold out. It's the first time this has happened.

It's held this year on Friday, July 5, at Whitaker Ball Park.

There will be nine musical acts and tickets to the event are $9. Doors are open at 6 p.m. and the show continues until 11 p.m.

For more information on events, go to http://www.downtownlex.com/


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