Nicholasville, Wilmore preparing for Independence Day celebrations

Published 4:26 pm Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This coming Tuesday, the country celebrates its independence, and with that comes the traditional Fourth of July celebrations in Jessamine County.

The festivities in Wilmore will begin with the annual parade, which will kick off at 10 a.m. downtown. After its final showcase has rolled through for all of the spectators to enjoy, the festival itself will commence at approximately 11 a.m. The festival will take place at AdventureServe Grounds—former camp meeting grounds located at 50 Campground Lane. There, everyone will have the opportunity to enjoy food, arts and crafts and performances of patriotic music from the Jessamine Jazz Ensemble.

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Anyone with questions or a request for additional information can contact Wilmore Parks and Recreation at (859)-338-2208 or

Later that evening, the RJ Corman Railroad Group will host its annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Parking will be open from 8-9:30 p.m. on the east side of Jessamine Station Road across from the Lucas Field Runway. 

The company advises that alcohol, tobacco, pets, open flames, fireworks and grills of any kind are prohibited in the viewing area for the fireworks display.