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Lexington Lions Club's Fourth of July Carnival Lineup

Fireworks, field games, rides and more.

The annual Lexington Lions Club Carnival comes to town next week and will claim a slightly different spot around the town’s center. Ongoing fields work has forced the 56th annual Fourth of July carnival to move over to from its regular location beside the .

According to plans presented earlier this month, the carnival will be largely the same as it’s been in the past, although slightly smaller due to the plot and configuration of the Hastings Park site. Setup is scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 1, with the carnival’s opening slated for the evening of Tuesday, July 3.

The Bicentennial Band will play on opening day, and fireworks are planned for Thursday, July 5, as well as an early opening that day for special needs students from the Perkins School for the Blind and LABBB Collaborative.

Here’s a full schedule of events, provided by the Lexington Lions Club:

Tuesday, July 3

o   Carnival from 6 to 11 p.m.

o   Bicentennial Band will be playing

Wednesday, July 4

o   Free Youth Games from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the field Inside the Track (next to the Town Pool Complex)

o   Carnival from 1 to 11 p.m.

Thursday, July 5

o   Carnival from 6 to 11 p.m.

o   Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., launching from the field Inside the Track (next to the )

Friday, July 6

o   Carnival from 6 to 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 7

o   Carnival from 1 to 11 p.m.

**Wristband Dates & Times:

  • Tuesday, July 3 - 6 p.m. to Close
  • Wednesday, July 4 -1 to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to Close
  • Saturday, July 7 – 1 to 4 p.m.

*Use the coupon save $5 per wristband purchased.

*Wristband is good on all rides except the bumper cars.

buzz marley July 03, 2012 at 12:14 PM
How do I get coupons?
Patrick Ball July 03, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Buzz, you can click on the PDF posted below and print that out to use as coupons. -- PB
Stacey Ray July 05, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Regarding the fireworks, I've heard dusk and I see 9:30 in the article, above. Any clarification on when the fireworks will go off?
Patrick Ball July 05, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Hi Stacey, The information above is exactly as it was provided by the Lions Club. I too have been told the fireworks begin after dusk. I'll try to get a clearer answer and post that here this afternoon. -- PB
Patrick Ball July 05, 2012 at 09:23 PM
I stopped by the carnival earlier today and spoke with members of the Lions Club. They said the best time to tell folks to arrive for the fire works is 9-9:15 p.m. As they display will be shot off from inside the track, possible viewing locations include the baseball field bleachers, behind the Hayden Recreation Center and the carnival itself. -- PB

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