Fourth Of July

Each year the Lexington Philharmonic and the Lexington Singers perform a patriotic concert on the lawn in front of Old Morrison on the Transylvania campus.

July Third Philharmonic concert
July 3rd Philharmonic Concert

Hundreds of people gather on that evening in Gratz Park to listen to and sing along with the performance.

Fourth of July Run

Lexington’s Fourth of July events begin each year with the running of the Bluegrass 10,000, a 6.2 mile foot race. Thousands of men, women, and children participate in this annual event, making their way through the downtown, including Gratz Park.

Fourth of July Enthusiasts
Fourth of July Enthusiasts


Mother’s Day Weekend is the date each year for Mayfest, a craft fair sponsored by the Downtown Lexington Corporation, that is held in Gratz Park and along Mill and Market Streets.


Social Gatherings

People often pick Gratz Park for gatherings such as weddings, family picnics, reunions, and school trips.

Scottish wedding at the Hunt-Morgan House
Scottish wedding at the Hunt-Morgan House