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Celebrate 4th of July With a Bird’s Eye View of Lexington’s Fireworks Display

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2021) — Watch the City of Lexington’s annual fireworks display this year from one of the best seats in the house, the top deck of University of Kentucky's Cornerstone Garage. 

UK Transportation Services is opening the top deck of the garage — located at the corner of South Limestone and Winslow — free-of-charge to any member of the university community with a valid UK parking permit. This year’s fireworks display will start 10 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Fireworks will be released from the R.J. Corman Railyard. Learn more about the city’s 4th of July events here.

Those planning to attend may enter the parking garage from the South Limestone or Upper Street sides. The gates will be open on Saturday, July 3. Top deck lights will be turned off during the display to enhance the viewing experience. 

Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs and food and drinks are permitted. Food, beverage and restroom facilities will also be available in Cornerstone Exchange, located on the first floor of Cornerstone Garage.

Grills, open fires and all fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited in the garage. Alcoholic beverages are also prohibited except in the designated Cornerstone Exchange areas served by Ethereal Brewing. No animals are allowed, with the exception of service animals. The UK Police Department will be present to enforce these restrictions.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.