It's that time of year when things start to pick back up again and we will kick off the spring season with numerous events for your family to enjoy! We will also debut the Icehouse Amphitheater Pavilion and we are looking forward to opening up Gibson Pond Park again.
The St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on March 13 at 2 p.m. down Main Street. Following the parade at 3:30 p.m., SYR will hold a free concert at Icehouse Amphitheater. Then on March 20, Tokyo Joe will play at Icehouse for the Lexington Firefighter Spring Festival, benefiting the Jeff Chavis House. The house is named in memory of Lexington firefighter Jeff Chavis who lost his life as a result of burns he suffered in the line of duty while fighting a residential fire. The house is located in Georgia and is a place where burn patients' families can stay at no cost.
In April we will start our Lexington Live Concert Series at Icehouse Amphitheater. The free concerts will be held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. starting with the Finesse Band on April 8. The Icehouse Amphitheater Pavilion is complete and this year we will get to utilize it for the first time! The open-air building adds so much character to the Downtown area and we are excited to have it as the new home for The Market and a place where vendors can set up during concerts and events. In addition to the Pavilion, more women's restrooms were added as well as air conditioning and heat.
The long awaited reopening of Gibson Pond Park should happen in the next few months, just in time for summer! Construction crews still have a few things to finish up including the installation of the bridge and fishing pier. The park is going to be better than ever and we can't wait to enjoy it for many years to come.