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August 1, 2014

Lexington Restaurant Week

Raise a glass – and a fork! – to toast Lexington’s innovative local restaurant scene. The 2nd Annual Lexington Restaurant Week takes place July 24 – August 2. $25 pre-fixed dinners every day for 10 days at the hottest local restaurants in town. For more information (including a list of participating restaurants and their menus), visit: http://lexrestaurants.com or check out the Facebook …

Date: August 1, 2014
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village

June 20, June 21, June 22, August 1, August 2, and August 3.10 am and 2 pm, $25 (includes program & Village admission)Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the …

Date: August 1, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For a list of vendors and more information each week, visit bluegrassfoodtrucks.org or email events@bluegrassfoodtrucks.com.  

Start: August 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 1, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: 400 East Main Street
Address:
400 East Main St, Lexington, KY, United States

The Night Market

  The August Night Market will be celebrating one year of Night Markets and raising awareness for the Cane Run Watershed.   Presented by the North Limestone Community Development Corporation (NoLi CDC).   West Sixth Brewing, Presenting Sponsor.   Music by Lexington Lexington.  

Start: August 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Night Market
Address:
E Loudoun Ave & Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY

August 2, 2014

Lexington Restaurant Week

Raise a glass – and a fork! – to toast Lexington’s innovative local restaurant scene. The 2nd Annual Lexington Restaurant Week takes place July 24 – August 2. $25 pre-fixed dinners every day for 10 days at the hottest local restaurants in town. For more information (including a list of participating restaurants and their menus), visit: http://lexrestaurants.com or check out the Facebook …

Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States

Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village

June 20, June 21, June 22, August 1, August 2, and August 3.10 am and 2 pm, $25 (includes program & Village admission)Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the …

Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Cheapside Park

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 2, 2014 7:00 am
End: August 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Bluegrass Farmer’s Market at Azur Restaurant

All vendors of the Bluegrass Farmer’s Market are members of the Kentucky Proud program and all fruit and vegetable farmers are Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified. Patrons may visit AZUR each Saturday until Oct. 25 or the original location at 3450 Richmond Road on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. …

Start: August 2, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Azur Restaurant & Patio
Address:
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550, Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

A deliciously fun culinary adventure. This guided walking tour traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. Saturday tours focus on the Heart of Downtown whereas Sunday tours are now exclusively Jefferson Street. It’s a stroll through the park with a side …

Start: August 2, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 2, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

August 3, 2014

Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village

June 20, June 21, June 22, August 1, August 2, and August 3.10 am and 2 pm, $25 (includes program & Village admission)Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the …

Date: August 3, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Southland Drive

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Southland Drive
Address:
Southland Drive , Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

A deliciously fun culinary adventure. This guided walking tour traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. Saturday tours focus on the Heart of Downtown whereas Sunday tours are now exclusively Jefferson Street. It’s a stroll through the park with a side …

Start: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

August 4, 2014

Town Branch Cocktail Contest Final Mix-Off

 Five finalists in the first Town Branch Cocktail Contest will shake it out in front of five judges and a live audience on to create the best cocktail using Town Branch® Rye and Ale-8-One.  The five finalists – all required to be working bartenders in Lexington, Versailles or Midway – were recently chosen after a public call for cocktail recipes …

Start: August 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 4, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Town Branch Distillery
Address:
401 Cross Street , Lexington, KY

August 5, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 5, 2014 7:00 am
End: August 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

August 6, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Alumni Dr & University

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 6, 2014 3:00 pm
End: August 6, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Alumni & University
Address:
Alumni and University, Lexington , KY, United States

August 7, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 7, 2014 7:00 am
End: August 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park

The 19th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. The family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park. In addition to live music there will be food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere. www.downtownlex.com April 3 – Bobby Perry Band April 10 – Off The Clock …

Start: August 7, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 7, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

August 8, 2014 – August 9, 2014

Well Crafted Festival at Shaker Village

The inaugural Well Crafted Festival celebrates the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and craft beer cultures by bringing together a flavorful mix of up-and-coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Shaker Steps Productions, a reliable taste-maker for music audiences in Kentuck, has lined up an eclectic mix of Americana music that includes folk, …

Start: August 8, 2014
End: August 9, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $30-80

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For a list of vendors and more information each week, visit bluegrassfoodtrucks.org or email events@bluegrassfoodtrucks.com.  

Start: August 8, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 8, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: 400 East Main Street
Address:
400 East Main St, Lexington, KY, United States

Downtown Lexington Corporation’s Kentucky Cork & Tap at 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park

The Downtown Lexington Corporation presents Kentucky Cork & Tap, formerly known as the the Vintage Kentucky Wine and Beer Festival. In addition to its name change, the festival, featuring Kentucky wine and beer, is expanding into a four-night series taking place on the second Friday of June, July, August, and September. Each night will feature up to five Kentucky wineries, …

Start: August 8, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 8, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Summer Nights In Suburbia: Friday Night Concert Series at MoonDance Ampitheater

Lexington Parks and Recreation and MoonDance Amphitheater present a free Friday night concert series, will local food and beer available for purchase. See above poster for list of performing acts. www.moondancelex.com

Start: August 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 8, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

August 9, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Cheapside Park

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 9, 2014 7:00 am
End: August 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Bluegrass Farmer’s Market at Azur Restaurant

All vendors of the Bluegrass Farmer’s Market are members of the Kentucky Proud program and all fruit and vegetable farmers are Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified. Patrons may visit AZUR each Saturday until Oct. 25 or the original location at 3450 Richmond Road on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. …

Start: August 9, 2014 9:00 am
End: August 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Azur Restaurant & Patio
Address:
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550, Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

A deliciously fun culinary adventure. This guided walking tour traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. Saturday tours focus on the Heart of Downtown whereas Sunday tours are now exclusively Jefferson Street. It’s a stroll through the park with a side …

Start: August 9, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Kentucky Vineyard Society Wine Festival at Masterson Station Park

The 2014 Kentucky Vineyard Society Wine Festival takes place in the 5,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned Masterson Station Pavilion, which also features a beautiful 4,000 square foot covered patio with a music stage. A rain or shine event. Featuring more than 15 Kentucky Wineries, selling by the glass & by the bottle; music by Lisa Raymond; cooking with wine demos by Lexington chef, …

Start: August 9, 2014 3:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Masterson Station Park
Address:
Leestown Road, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $25

Lexaroo Music Fest at the Fifth third Pavilion

  A free all ages outdoor event held downtown at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside, featuring local bands and musicians of various ages, hosted by the Lexington Youth Arts Council and Mayor’s Youth Council.      

Start: August 9, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 9, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

August 10, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Southland Drive

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 10, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 10, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Southland Drive
Address:
Southland Drive , Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

A deliciously fun culinary adventure. This guided walking tour traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. Saturday tours focus on the Heart of Downtown whereas Sunday tours are now exclusively Jefferson Street. It’s a stroll through the park with a side …

Start: August 10, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 10, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Crave Sunday Fare: Smoke and Strings at the Kentucky Horse Park

Crave Lexington, Lexington’s food + music festival dedicated to “made-from-scratch,” presents the second annual Crave Sunday Fare, a pop-up event in advance of the September 13-14 Crave Lexington food + music festival. This year’s Sunday Fare is themed Smoke & Strings. Four top-notch local chefs have come together to create a decadent, 4-course, family-style brunch around the general theme of “smoked;” live music from Lexington folk / Americana outfit Small Batch will …

Start: August 10, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 10, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511
Cost: $65 for an invidivual $50 for an under 21 $500 for a table of 8

August 12, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: August 12, 2014 7:00 am
End: August 12, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States