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Wet Fourth of July celebrations underway in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington's Fourth of July festivities are underway and despite the wet weather many people are still showing up downtown.

The day kicked off the Bluegrass 10,000, which including a wheelchair race, a 10K race and a fun run. Hundreds of runners participated, most finished the race before the rain picked up.

Dozens of vendors have setup along Main Street near the Centrepointe block. There's live music, games, and few rides as well.

Despite the wet weather, umbrella carrying spectators braved the rain to watch the Independence Day parade.

"It's not so bad," said festival goer, Tiara Caudill. "It's not pouring, so at least it's not the end of the world."

The crowds may have been thinner than usual, but those who showed up seemed to be in cheerful spirits. For some, less people meant more fun, with no lines to wait in or crowds to push through.

"We were surprised it turned out to be a good crowd," says Caudill. "But I kind of like it because it's not hectic, you know. It's really stressful when there's a lot of people around and you have a little one running around. So it worked out."

The city's firework display is scheduled for 10 p.m. tonight. If the fireworks are postponed, then the backup date is Friday night.


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