Lexington's Roots & Heritage Festival begins Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Roots & Heritage Festival has been named one of the top ten festivals in the state by the Kentucky Tourism Council, and this weekend marks its 29th year celebrating diversity in Lexington.

The festivities include food, vendors, and a parade honoring African-Americans.

The much-anticipated parade will start at 3 p.m. Saturday. You can view a map of the parade route here.

Musical performances are also on the calendar. This year's headliners are the Mike Wade Band and Full Force.

The three-day festival begins today. During that time, Elm Tree Lane will be closed between Short St. and Fourth St. Streets that intersect Elm Tree will also be closed.

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