4th of July fun will be plentiful in Jessamine County

Published 10:00 am Friday, June 30, 2023

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By Carrie Hudson

Intern Reporter

The 4th of July is officially approaching, and along with it is a series of fun events to celebrate the holiday in Jessamine County.

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The day will start with a celebratory parade on Main Street in Wilmore. The city’s parade will last from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and consist of a performance from the well-known Lawnmower Brigade and Jessamine County Community Band. Additionally, parade spectators can “get soaked by the Wilmore Aquatic Club, see the fire trucks, horses, tractors and so much more,” according to the city of Wilmore website.

If any individuals or organizations want to walk in the parade, please register using the Google Form: https://forms.gle/P2dGmPPJtQt8mYT18.

From there, parade-goers can walk to a 4th of July festival behind the Wilmore Municipal Center at 210 S. Lexington Ave. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and has activities for individuals of all ages. As listed by the city of Wilmore, goers can enjoy “games, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, music, inflatables, and more.”

To become a vendor, please fill-out the Google Form: https://forms.gle/dmDbWBLJdUesn8Kr5.

To end the day, R.J. Corman Railroad Group will host Nicholasville’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Show.

The show will open at 8 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. and occur at the same location as past years, the R.J. Corman Nicholasville Farm. The entrance can be found at the Wilmore Road (KY-29) intersection and April Highway, across from the Lone Oak subdivision entrance.

Additionally, the show will be within view of “our iconic display trains,” according to R.J. Corman website.

The event is free, as well as parking; however will be limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis.