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May 29, 2015

Harry Dean Stanton Fest: “Two Lane Blacktop” drive-in screening at Break Room

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Hosted by the Lexington Film League, the 5th annual celebration of Kentucky native actor Harry Dean Stanton and his work will take place May 29 – 31. Click here for a full schedule of the weekend’s events, which culminate with special guest, legendary director Monte Hellman, who will take part in a Q&A following the screening of his film “Ride in the Whirlwind” on Sunday, May 31.

The festival kicks off with a drive-in style screening of “Two Lane Blacktop” at dusk at the new Distillery District watering hole the Break Room, with the Pepper Distillery parking lot transformed into a drive-in theater, complete with food trucks.

www.harrydeanstantonfest.com

Start: May 29, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 29, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: The Break Room
Address:
1178 Manchester St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park

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Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this event offers a free evening of entertainment. Flicks screens newly released, family-friendly movies in an outdoor park setting. The event also features children’s games, a petting zoo, and food vendors. Guests are invited to bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs, however, no pets are allowed.

Movies:

May 29         “Paddington”

June 5           “Frozen Sing-a-Long”

June 12         “Big Hero 6”

June 19         “The Lego Movie”

June 26         “Boxtrolls”

July 10          (Rain date)

Start: May 29, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 29, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Jacobson Park
Address:
4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

May 30, 2015

Harry Dean Stanton Fest: “Twin Peaks Homecoming Dance” at

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Wear your formal finest and/or Lynchian best and have your Homecoming photo snapped by Shooting Frenzy. There will be two sets of songs by “Who Killed Laura Palmer?”–an all-star band featuring members ofPalisadesBig Fresh, and The Nativity Singers-with guest appearances by Coralee, Robby Cosenza, MA Turner, Chris Dennison, Emily Hagihara, Joe Drury, Joshua Wright, and Erin Reynolds-Turner.

Start: May 30, 2015 9:30 pm
End: May 30, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: 8

June 5, 2015

Official Night Market After Party at Al’s Bar

Another installment of the Night Market After Party presented by Lexington Lexington at Al’s Bar to celebrate another Night Market down the street.

Beer Garden

9pm : DJ Lee Roy (all night except for Comedy hour)                                                                    11pm : Funny Flips’ Like2Laugh Standup Spectacular

Al’s Bar

1030pm : Cherry Crush                                                                                                                  11:30pm : Vegan Death                                                                                                                 12:30am : Taste DJs

Start: June 5, 2015 9:00 pm
End: June 5, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: 21+ $5 // 18-20 $8

June 6, 2015

LASC Annual Bike Prom

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Get all dolled up and bike through Downtown Lexington to numerous stops. You’ll be given a passport to stamp at each stop that will include activities, food, and drinks. Complete the event at The Break Room where an after party (with food trucks) will be hosted. Registration is only $10 and all ages are welcome.

Day-of registration starts at 5:30 PM. The big event starts at 6 PM! 

For more information, please visit www.lasclex.org.

 

Start: June 6, 2015 5:30 pm
End: June 6, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: The Living Arts and Science Center
Address:
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States
Cost: $10

June 12, 2015

Kentucky Cork & Tap Wine and Beer Series at Cheapside Pavillion

 

This series features tastings from local wineries and breweries. Featured wineries include Baker Bird, Echo Valley, Forest Edge, Redmans’ Farm, Talon Winery and Vineyard. Breweries include Kentucky Ale, Country Boy Brewing, West Sixth Brewing, Blue Stallion Brewing Company, and Ethereal Brewing.

 

www.downtownlex.com/kentucky-cork-tap/

 

Start: June 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: June 12, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Unnamed Venue
Address:
Lexington, KY
Cost: Free

June 19, 2015

Pappy for your Pappy Father’s Day Event at Buffalo Trace

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A one-of-a-kind dinner event with Julian and Preston Van Winkle  as they guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Participants are encouraged to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening.

www.buffalotracedistillery.com/events

Start: June 19, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Address:
113 Great Buffalo Trace , Frankfort, KY
Cost: $85 per person

June 20, 2015

Apex Publications 10th Anniversary Celebration at Joseph-Beth

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Featuring the release of Jason Sizemore’s new book ‘For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher’, and a reading from ‘For Exposure’ with a signing afterward. Door prizes throughout the evening, a Q&A with prominent Apex editors and authors, dinner with Apex from 6 to 8 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ menu at Bronte’s Bistro, and A cocktail mixer with Apex from 8 to 10 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ mixed drink.

Start: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

June 27, 2015

2015 Lexington Pride Festival

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In it’s 8th year, the Lexington Pride Festival will once again have a full day of entertainment, 90+ vendors and fun activities for all ages.

Evening headliner is Sick of Sarah and our afternoon headliner is Nhojj. Other entertainers include: Bridge 19, Alcatraz Shakedown. Activities for the kids will include: Bouncy House, Dunking Booth, Bubbles, Duck Pond, Face Painting and Carnival Games from 11am-4pm.

Start: June 27, 2015 9:00 am
End: June 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Courthouse Plaza
Address:
150 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Hike for Beer at Shaker Village

2015 Fresh Food Adventures: An adventurous monthly dining series celebrating Kentucky foods and spirits.

Gather around Shaker Village’s roving table for a culinary adventure that sets the stage for creative collaborations, great conversations and new friendships with celebrated guest chefs, talented mixologists and favorite local musicians. Each dining adventure has an all-inclusive fixed dinner and spirits menu, and special dietary accommodations may not be available.

www.shakervillageky.org

Start: June 27, 2015 6:30 pm
End: June 27, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $50

Ashland Lawn Party

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The Ashland Lawn Party is an event raising funds for the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and its efforts to preserve Ashland Estate. New this year, the requested attire will be “cocktail summer whites.” Guests will enjoy mixed drinks and music, a dinner furnished by Dupree Catering, and the excitement of a live and silent auction. The event takes place on the Estate’s back lawn, with cocktails beginning at 5:30 p.m. and with dinner served at 7 p.m.

www.henryclay.org

 

Start: June 27, 2015 6:30 pm
End: June 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Estate
Address:
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington , KY, United States

July 3, 2015 – July 4, 2015

Fourth of July Festival

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Schedule of Events

July 3 

Great American Pie and Ice Cream Social, 12 p.m.

Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park

Patriotic Music Concert, 8 p.m.

Morrison Lawn, Transylvania University

July 4

Bluegrass 10K, 7 a.m. 

Street Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Parade, 2 p.m.

Fireworks, 10 p.m.

 

www.downtownlex.com 

Start: July 3, 2015 12:00 pm
End: July 4, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

July 9, 2015 – September 20, 2015

Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park

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This annual, regional fair sets up a variety of rides and other attractions, such as a petting zoo/pony rides for kids, beauty pageants, carnival food concessions, a Fiesta Latina, and more. 

 

Start: July 9, 2015
End: September 20, 2015
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States

July 10, 2015 – July 13, 2015

Berea Craft Festival

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Berea Craft Festival is a highly ranked, juried show, attracting over 8,000 people each year. Held in an outdoor, sylvan setting, it incorporates folk and bluegrass music and food vendors in with the artists and craftsmen who demonstrate and sell their wares. All items are handmade by the vendors. 

www.bereacraftfestival.com

Start: July 10, 2015
End: July 13, 2015
Venue: Indian Fort Theatre
Address:
Big Hill Road Hwy. 21 East, Berea, KY, United States
Cost: $5-6

July 16, 2015

Dinner On The Grounds: A James Farmer Party at Shaker Village

2015 Fresh Food Adventures An adventurous monthly dining series celebrating Kentucky foods and spirits.
Gather around Shaker Village’s roving table for a culinary adventure that sets the stage for creative collaborations, great conversations and new friendships with celebrated guest chefs, talented mixologists and favorite local musicians.

 Each dining adventure has an all-inclusive fixed dinner and spirits menu, and special dietary accommodations may not be available.

Spend a summer evening with garden-to-table lifestyle expert and Southern Living editor-at-large, James Farmer. Enjoy a meal prepared from Farmer’s latest cookbook Dinner on the Grounds – Southern Suppers and Soirees, along with garden and design advice and drinks to sip on the lawn.

www.shakervillageky.org

Start: July 16, 2015 6:30 pm
End: July 16, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $110

LexEffect presents Chew Dinner Series with Chef Mark Wombles

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In this quarterly dinner series presented by LexEffect, the local menu will be presented by Chef Mark Wombles of Distilled and Heirloom featuring local craft beer. Partial proceeds from the event will go to the LexEffect Giving Fund,which accepts applications from local non-profit organizations to support special projects, operating costs, equipment, and more. $40 per person. Visit www.lexeffectky.com/chew.html for tickets and more information.

Start: July 16, 2015 7:30 pm
End: July 16, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Gratz Park
Address:
Lexington, KY, United States

July 19, 2015

Burgers and Beats: A Picnic-Style Fundraiser for GleanKY at Wallace Station

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GleanKY’s third annual picnic-style fundraiser will feature live music from local jazz band Quintessence, food by Chef Ouita Michel, dessert by Crank & Boom, and games and activities for kids. GleanKY is a local nonprofit whose mission is to gather and redistribute excess fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.

www.gleanky.org

Start: July 19, 2015 5:00 pm
End: July 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Wallace Station
Address:
3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles
Cost: $10 - $35

July 23, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Lexington Restaurant Week

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Lexington Restaurant Week, which began in 2013, enlists over 60 favorite Lexington restaurants across town to offer a “prix-fixe” dining experience. Restaurants such as Tomo, Merrick Inn, Enoteca, The Julep Cup, Alfalfa’s, etc. will over complete meals at a fixed price for $25, while several more casual restaurants, such as Parkette, Athenian Grill, Wallace Station, Charlie Browns, etc. will offer a 2 for $25 shared deal. Those who aren’t as familiar can visit the event’s website to see which restaurants are categorized under “Uptown Ambience,” “New Hot Spots,” “Southern Comfort Food,” “World Cuisine,” “Patios, Porches & Sidewalk Cafes,” “Singular Sensations,” “Rise and Shine,” “Off the Beaten Track and Neighborhood Favorites,” “Pub Grub and Suds” or “Giddy Up and Go.” 

www.lexrestaurants.com 

Start: July 23, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 1, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

August 8, 2015 – August 9, 2015

Well Crafted Festival at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

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The second annual Well Crafted Festival is a celebration of the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures, bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming local breweries with favorite local musicians against the stunning and serene rural backdrop of Shaker Village.

Local music video creators Shaker Steps Productions, a reliable tastemaker for music audiences in Kentucky, has lined up an eclectic mix of Americana music that includes folk, bluegrass, alternative country, blues and indie rock. 

Lineup includes Lera Lynn, Great Peacock, Margo & the Pricetags, R.L. Boyce (w/ the Northside Sheiks), Tyler Childers & the Foodstamps, Josh Nolan Band, Warren Byrom, Melissa “Tree” Jackson, DeBraun Thomas, Maggie Lander and Bryan Minks.

www.shakervillageky.org

 

Start: August 8, 2015
End: August 9, 2015
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

August 15, 2015 – August 17, 2015

AFB Woodland Art Fair at Woodland Park

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The 40th annual American Founders Bank Woodland Art Fair, produced by Lexington Art League and LFUCG’s Parks and Recreation, is Lexington’s largest (free) outdoor cultural event, with over 65,000 visitors coming to Woodland Park over the weekend. The event was named under Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events, and under Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 festivals. 

In addition to 200 of the nation’s finest juried artists and master craftsmen, the fair offers free live entertainment on the gazebo stages, hands-on activities for children in the KidZone, bike check and plenty of food and bar concessions. 

Baby care is available, as well as a free shuttle service, which will run every 10 minutes. 

www.lexingtonartleague.org

 

Start: August 15, 2015
End: August 17, 2015
Venue: Woodland Park
Address:
Lexington, KY, United States

August 22, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival

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Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival returns to Lexington for the third year, this time in a new location of Masterson Station Park. 

Produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (tadoo’s parent organization), this annual event features two days of free live music, dozens of local food vendors, craft beer and cocktails, family activities and lots more. Music line-up, vendors and more info will be revealed in the coming months – stay tuned!  

Start: August 22, 2015
End: August 23, 2015
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: FREE

August 22, 2015 – August 24, 2015

Crave Lexington at Masterson Station Park

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Now in year three, Crave Lexington Food  + Music Festival will take place at a new location this year, Masterson Station Park. The festival celebrates “made from scratch,” with a special focus on  local food and music. Produced by Smiley Pete Publishing (this website’s parent company), the free, all-ages and family-friendly event features dozens of food vendors, two days of live music, local beer and other librations, kids’ activities and more. This year’s music lineup includes Joe Pug, Bear Medicine, Chris Sullivan’s Western Movies, March Madness Marching Band and many more to be announced. Stay tuned for a list of food vendors and more details as the event draws near.

www.cravelexington.com

Start: August 22, 2015
End: August 24, 2015
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

August 25, 2015

Chevy Chase Inn Street Fair

Held by the Chevy Chase Business Owners Association, this annual street fair blocks off traffic along the quintessential Chevy Chase shopping district for shopping, music, beer tents, food and family activities. 

 

Start: August 25, 2015 4:00 pm
End: August 25, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Chevy Chase
Address:
800 euclid ave, lexington, KY, United States

September 4, 2015

Fest of Ales at Cheapside Pavillion

The Fest of Ales is back for its seventh year and will be held, as always, on the Friday of Labor Day weekend. Over 60 breweries will be on hand, from domestic darlings, such as Bells and Schlafly, and international institutions, such as Chimay and Unibroue, to local varieties, like Country Boy and West Sixth. 

Tickets, which are limited to 1500, will go on sale August 1, and are expected to go quickly. They can be purchased at local Liquor Barn locations, Pazzo’s, the Beer Trappe and Central Bank Thursday Night Live, as well as by phone at (859) 425-2593.   

Start: September 4, 2015 5:30 pm
End: September 4, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States

October 4, 2015 – October 4, 2015

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tour: Jefferson Street

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‘Jefferson Street’ Tour (2 pm):  This guided walking tour explores the popular Jefferson Street corridor and its many offerings – from an eclectic smoked meats restaurant to a European-styled grocery and wine shop, this tour has it all. Experience Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. It’s a stroll through the park with a side dish of history, a dash of culture and a taste of the Bluegrass. 

www.bleuplatetours.com

Start: October 4, 2015 2:00 pm
End: October 4, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $59

October 30, 2015

Disturbia at the Distillery: Bluegrass Mystery Theatre at Buffalo Trace

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Start your evening off with the popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinner and spirits pairing in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During  dinner, the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre will  begin in a ‘whodunnit’ mystery production.

www.buffalotracedistillery.com/events

Start: October 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: October 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Address:
113 Great Buffalo Trace , Frankfort, KY
Cost: $60

November 18, 2015

LexEffect presents Chew Dinner Series with chef Mark Jensen

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In this quarterly dinner series presented by LexEffect, the local menu will be prepared by Chef Mark Jensen of Middle Fork featuring local bourbon cocktails. Partial proceeds from the event will go to the LexEffect Giving Fund,which accepts applications from local non-profit organizations to support special projects, operating costs, equipment, and more. $40 per person.

Visit www.lexeffectky.com/chew.html for tickets and more information.

Start: November 18, 2015 7:30 pm
End: November 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Middle Fork Kitchen and Bar
Address:
1224 Manchester st, Lexington, KY
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