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March 28, 2015

Easter Egg Hunt at Buffalo Trace

An event for children and parents. Search for thousands of treat-filled eggs plus enjoy refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. All activities are complimentary www.buffalotracedistillery.com/events

Start: March 28, 2015 1:00 pm
End: March 28, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Address:
113 Great Buffalo Trace , Frankfort, KY

April 4, 2015

Shaker Village “Breakfast with Babies”

Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 Shaker Village will host “Breakfast with the Babies,” a family-friendly event, every Saturday in April. Guests are encouraged to bring their little ones to a buffet breakfast. After the meal, the children will meet the newest additions to the farm animals at Shaker Village, including lambs, kids and chicks. …

Start: April 4, 2015 7:00 am
End: April 4, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

April 8, 2015

King John–Stratford Festival Screening at Fayette Mall Theater

The Cinemark Theater at Fayette Mall will be joining with Fathom Events and BY Experience for a special cinematic event: three screenings of Stratford Festival‘s Shakespearean performances. The screenings will start with King Lear on Wednesday, February 25, followed by King John on Wednesday, April 8 and Antony and Cleopatra on Thursday, May 21. For more showtimes and to purchase …

Start: April 8, 2015 5:00 pm
End: April 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Cinemark Fayette Mall
Address:
3800 Mall Rd. Plaza, Lexington, KY, 40503, United States

April 10, 2015

Central KY Home and Garden Show at Rupp Arena

  The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. Featuring: • Home and Garden Professionals • Home Improvement Alley • Kitchen and Bath Trends • Outdoor Living • Art, Gift, & Gourmet Center • Kid’s Zone  • Interior Design & Home Accessories • Live birds of Prey Demonstrations   EVENT TIMES: Friday, April 10; 5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, April …

Date: April 10, 2015
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

April 11, 2015

Central KY Home and Garden Show at Rupp Arena

  The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. Featuring: • Home and Garden Professionals • Home Improvement Alley • Kitchen and Bath Trends • Outdoor Living • Art, Gift, & Gourmet Center • Kid’s Zone  • Interior Design & Home Accessories • Live birds of Prey Demonstrations   EVENT TIMES: Friday, April 10; 5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, April …

Date: April 11, 2015
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Shaker Village “Breakfast with Babies”

Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 Shaker Village will host “Breakfast with the Babies,” a family-friendly event, every Saturday in April. Guests are encouraged to bring their little ones to a buffet breakfast. After the meal, the children will meet the newest additions to the farm animals at Shaker Village, including lambs, kids and chicks. …

Start: April 11, 2015 7:00 am
End: April 11, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

April 12, 2015

Central KY Home and Garden Show at Rupp Arena

  The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. Featuring: • Home and Garden Professionals • Home Improvement Alley • Kitchen and Bath Trends • Outdoor Living • Art, Gift, & Gourmet Center • Kid’s Zone  • Interior Design & Home Accessories • Live birds of Prey Demonstrations   EVENT TIMES: Friday, April 10; 5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday, April …

Date: April 12, 2015
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

April 18, 2015

Shaker Village “Breakfast with Babies”

Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 Shaker Village will host “Breakfast with the Babies,” a family-friendly event, every Saturday in April. Guests are encouraged to bring their little ones to a buffet breakfast. After the meal, the children will meet the newest additions to the farm animals at Shaker Village, including lambs, kids and chicks. …

Start: April 18, 2015 7:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

April 23, 2015 – April 26, 2015

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is an equestrian Eventing competition of the highest caliber that brings in Olympic-level horses and riders from around the globe. In addition to awe-inspiring athletes competing against a backdrop of gorgeous scenery, this weekend offers world-class shopping, Land Rover test drives, tailgating and more. www.rk3de.org

Start: April 23, 2015
End: April 26, 2015
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511

April 24, 2015 – April 27, 2015

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is an equestrian Eventing competition of the highest caliber that brings in Olympic-level horses and riders from around the globe. In addition to awe-inspiring athletes competing against a backdrop of gorgeous scenery, this weekend offers world-class shopping, Land Rover test drives, tailgating and more. www.rk3de.org

Start: April 24, 2015
End: April 27, 2015
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511

April 25, 2015 – April 28, 2015

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is an equestrian Eventing competition of the highest caliber that brings in Olympic-level horses and riders from around the globe. In addition to awe-inspiring athletes competing against a backdrop of gorgeous scenery, this weekend offers world-class shopping, Land Rover test drives, tailgating and more. www.rk3de.org

Start: April 25, 2015
End: April 28, 2015
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511

Shaker Village “Breakfast with Babies”

Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 Shaker Village will host “Breakfast with the Babies,” a family-friendly event, every Saturday in April. Guests are encouraged to bring their little ones to a buffet breakfast. After the meal, the children will meet the newest additions to the farm animals at Shaker Village, including lambs, kids and chicks. …

Start: April 25, 2015 7:00 am
End: April 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

April 26, 2015 – April 29, 2015

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is an equestrian Eventing competition of the highest caliber that brings in Olympic-level horses and riders from around the globe. In addition to awe-inspiring athletes competing against a backdrop of gorgeous scenery, this weekend offers world-class shopping, Land Rover test drives, tailgating and more. www.rk3de.org

Start: April 26, 2015
End: April 29, 2015
Venue: Kentucky Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, 40511

April 29, 2015

Popovich Pet Comedy Theatre at The Grand Theatre

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, featuring a cast of jugglers, clowns and a menagerie of cats, dogs, and  geese. www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org

Start: April 29, 2015 7:30 pm
End: April 29, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre
Address:
308 Clair St. , Frankfort, KY, United States
Cost: $20 - $35

May 1, 2015

Oaks Day Festival at Buffalo Trace

Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition –bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music and  bourbon ball ice cream made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon. www.buffalotracedistillery.com/events

Start: May 1, 2015 9:00 am
End: May 1, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Address:
113 Great Buffalo Trace , Frankfort, KY

Bradley Picklesimer’s Derby Eve Party at the Bar Complex

Former Lexington nightclub proprietor Bradley Picklesimer will return to his hometown to present an inaugural Derby Eve Party featuring music by famed DJ, Chi Chi LaRue; costumes by Lady Gaga’s former designer, Perry Meek; cakes by Lilyfield Cakes and more. Picklesimer  was the proprietor of several of Lexington’s more outrageous nightclubs including Café LMNOP. He has spent the past 25 …

Start: May 1, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Bar Complex
Address:
224 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $40 - $50

May 8, 2015

The American Cancer Society’s “Purses Pouts & Pearls” Ladies’ Party at the Carrick House

An entertaining evening out for women featuring food, cocktails, a silent auction, and purse bingo with designer purses, all for the benefit of the American Cancer Society.   pursespoutsandpearlslex.org

Start: May 8, 2015 6:00 pm
End: May 8, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: The Carrick House
Address:
312 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

May 16, 2015

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest at Heritage Hall

Now in year two, Alltech’s annual Craft Brews and Food Fest will feature hundreds of craft beers from Kentucky and across the nation, with special tappings, food vendors, live entertainment, the second Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup and more. The event, which is part of the Annual Lexington Craft Beer Week, will also feature a local and regional craft spirits bar, …

Start: May 16, 2015 12:00 pm
End: May 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Heritage Hall at the Lexington Center
Address:
410 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY, United States

June 12, 2015

Paddle + Yoga Weekend Series at Shaker Village

Shaker Village’s popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends will return this year on May 15-16, June 12-13, July 10-11 and August 21-22. Guests are invited to take part in candlelit yoga in a historic building, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), SUP yoga on the pond and a “glow paddle” on the Kentucky River. The events will be led by Canoe Kentucky and Possum …

Start: June 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: June 12, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

June 13, 2015

Paddle + Yoga Weekend Series at Shaker Village

Shaker Village’s popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends will return this year on May 15-16, June 12-13, July 10-11 and August 21-22. Guests are invited to take part in candlelit yoga in a historic building, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), SUP yoga on the pond and a “glow paddle” on the Kentucky River. The events will be led by Canoe Kentucky and Possum …

Start: June 13, 2015 8:00 am
End: June 13, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

June 19, 2015

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

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

July 16, 2015

LexEffect presents Chew Dinner Series with Chef Mark Wombles

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 …

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

August 22, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Crave Lexington Food + Music Festival

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 …

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

September 5, 2015

Shaker Village presents WaterFest

WaterFest, a new event at Shaker Village this year, will be a day of exploration, fun and learning about water. Held in conjunction with this family-friendly festival will be the Kentucky Palisades Paddle SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) race, presented by the Southern Stroke Paddle Series, at Shaker Landing. Professional, adult recreational and youth recreational races will take place on the Kentucky …

Date: September 5, 2015
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

September 26, 2015 – September 27, 2016

Shaker Village presents HarvestFest

Shaker Village’s annual down-home harvest celebration, HarvestFest, will return this year, remaining a family-friendly event. Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to meet the farm animals, enjoy live music, climb hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village, taste apple butter made from apples in Shaker Village’s orchard, and much more. Time to be announced. Visit …

Start: September 26, 2015 8:00 am
End: September 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

October 30, 2015

Disturbia at the Distillery: Bluegrass Mystery Theatre at Buffalo Trace

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

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 …

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