What’s Open, What’s Closed, What’s Happening July 4, 2021 in Lexington KY – Ace Weekly

What’s Open, What’s Closed, and What’s Happening July 4, 2021 in Lexington KY

The Fourth of July falls on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Since the holiday is on a Sunday this year, the federal observed holiday is Monday, July 5, 2021.
Below is a comprehensive list of Fourth of July festivities in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas, as well as openings and closings.
Where and when to watch fireworks in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas? Click here!

What’s happening for Fourth of July:

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Lexington Legends will host a postgame fireworks show on Thursday, July 1 at 10 pm.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Big Band & Jazz with The Metrognomes for a patriotic concert, special Friday show at MoonDance Amphitheater on Friday, July 2 at 7 pm.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Planning for Lexington’s traditional Fourth of July Festival and Parade usually begins early in the year, and at that time, public health guidelines did not allow a traditional parade and festival. BUT Lexington is still hosting Fourth of July festivities this year.

The Bluegrass 10,000 and Fun Run will return to in-person racing this year on Saturday, July 3, beginning at 7:55 am. The Bryan Station and Frederick Douglass High School Marching Bands will perform a variety of music at the finish line of the race. The city’s Fourth of July fireworks begin later that night on Saturday, July 3 at 10 pm downtown near RJ Corman Railyard.

IndepenDANCE at Soundbar on Saturday, July 3 at 8 pm.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Banners hosts a 4th of July Fireworks Show on Sunday, July 4 at 8 pm.

Proud Mary’s BBQ hosts Rock Between the Bridges on Sunday, July 4. Doors open at noon. Live music at 3 pm, and fireworks at 10 pm.

Live Music with Ebony & Ivory at Wildside Winery on Sunday, July 4.




Holiday Trash Collection in Lexington

The upcoming Fourth of July holiday does impact collections by the city’s Division of Waste Management. No collections will be made on Monday, July 5, 2021. Makeup trash collection is Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

Businesses with dumpsters (landfill-bound and recycling), normally serviced by the city on Mondays, will have their units picked up on Tuesday, July 6. Businesses with dumpsters, normally serviced on Tuesdays, will have their units picked up on Wednesday, July 7.  

The Haley Pike Waste Management Facility, the Lexington Recycle Center and the Electronics Recycle Center will be closed on Saturday, July 3 and Monday, July 5.  

Lextran’s Holiday Schedule

Lextran will operate on regular schedule service on Saturday, July 3, and Sunday, July 4 for Independence Day weekend. Multiple detours throughout the day on July 3 due to the City’s holiday celebrations.


Where to eat/drink for the Fourth

Head to The Burl to watch Lexington’s downtown firework display and enjoy all day happy hour specials and food from Kismet 6pm-1am.

Drake’s Fourth of July weekend (July 2-4): $3 hot dogs with toppings, $4 Bud Light in a color changing cup*, and $6 Star Spangled Spritzers. *keep the glass while supplies last.

Ethereal Brewing hosts a Fourth of Ju-luau on Sunday, July 4 from 2-9 pm. Big Kuhana Hawaiian BBQ will be there serving a limited menu.

Goodwood Lexington is serving up specials for Fourth of July weekend.

J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar hosts Red, White, & Bluegrass on Monday, July 5 at 6 pm. Reservations required. Live Music from 27 South, sparklers, $25 per person/$15 per child, All You Can Eat.

Celebrate the holiday weekend with a shrimp broil from Lady Remoulade on Saturday, July 3 from 3-6 pm at Jefferson Street Coffee and Sunday, July 4 from 2-6 pm at The Breakroom.

Martine’s is taking orders for Fourth of July cakes, cookies, pastries and savories, and more.

4th of July Bash at Tin Roof on Sunday, July 4.


What is Open in Lexington

Aldi is open 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday, July 4.

Fayette Mall is open Sunday, July 4 from 12-6 pm.

The Fresh Market is open on July 4.

Lexington area Kroger locations are open on Sunday, July 4. Most Lexington area Kroger pharmacies are open special hours on Sunday, July 4 from 11 am – 3 pm.

Lexington area Meijer locations are open on July 4.

Movie theaters are open on July 4. Check with theaters for special holiday show times.

Target is open on July 4.

Trader Joe’s is open until 5 pm on Sunday, July 4.

Whole Foods is open 8 am – 9 pm on Sunday, July 4.


Closed in Lexington

Costco is closed on July 4.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government offices are closed on Monday, July 5.

FedEx is closed and delivery service is not available on Sunday, July 4. Some services and modified hours resume on Monday, July 5.

No UPS® pickup or delivery service on Sunday, July 4 or Monday, July 5. UPS Store® locations are closed on July 4, but reopen on July 5. UPS Freight® is closed and delivery service is not available unless scheduled in advance on both days. UPS Express Critical® service is available 7/24/365.

USPS observes the holiday on Monday, July 5. Post offices are closed that day, and the Postal Service will not deliver mail or packages.

Amazon observes postal Federal holidays.


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