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October 2014

PumpkinMania 2014, Transy

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Transylvania Old Morrison,
Lexington, KY United States
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The traditional Lighting of the Pumpkins at Old Morrison at (the appropriately named) Transylvania University will be on October 27 at 7 pm. As many as 500 jack-o’-lanterns will make for a spooky big PumpkinMania display on the steps of historic Old Morrison. The free public lighting ceremony and trick-or-treating will be 6 – 8 pm.

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Pumpkin Fest, St. Luke

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Luke United Methodist Church,
2351 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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St. Luke United Methodist Church is known as the “Pumpkin Church” in the community. They are taking advantage of that and holding a community Pumpkin Fest. If your class or group would like to sponsor an activity booth, the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team has lots of ideas to choose from. Please contact Susan Cutshall, scutshall@stlukeumc.org or 269-4687, and she will help you get started.

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CANCELLED: 6th Annual Fall Arts Festival, Harrodsburg

October 11 - 12

The 6th annual Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival will take place in Harrodsburg, KY on October 11 & 12. Expect handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, kid activities, and Kentucky food. Saturday, October 11: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, October 12: 10 am – 5 pm

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Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville

October 4 - 5
Champions Park,
2050 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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October 4 + 5, 2014 Music + Whiskey + Gourmet Man Food Festival Louisville, KY

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September 2014

Heritage Festival, St. Andrew

September 27 - 28
St. Andrew Orthodox Church,
1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington, KY United States
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The 24th Annual Heritage Festival of St. Andrew Orthodox Church will be held on the church grounds at 1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington on September 27th from noon until 8 pm, and on September 28th from noon until 5 pm. The festival includes dance demonstrations and ethnic foods of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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The Fixx, Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Fixx are the headline act at Christ The King Oktoberfest on Saturday night. Supporting acts include Frogman, Wildside, Boogie G and The Titanics, and Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits. The music will begin at 5 pm.

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HarvestFest at Shaker Village

September 20 - 21
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Rd. , Harrodsburg , KY 40330 United States
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The annual HarvestFest will take place at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill on September 20 & 21, between 10 am and 5 pm on both days. “Kick off the fall season with a down-home harvest celebration for the whole family! Climb the hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village, enter your favorite autumn recipe in the dessert contest, meet the animals on the farm, enjoy live music and so much more.”

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The Smithereens, Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Smithereens are the headline act at Christ The King Oktoberfest on Friday night. Supporting acts will include Johnny Conqueroo, Word For Ginger, Kenny Owens and Group Therapy, and Rebel Without a Cause. The music will begin at 5 pm.

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Festival Latino de Lexington, Courthouse Plaza

September 19 - 20
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Festival Latino de Lexington is coming back to town on September 19-20, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. There will be two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family, including live music and dance, cultural presentation, vendors, authentic cuisine, and more. Friday:  5–11 pm Saturday: 4–11 pm

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Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 19 - 20
Cathedral of Christ the King,
299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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“Celebrating over 30 years, Christ The King’s annual Oktoberfest will take place this year on September 19-20, 2014. The festivities begin immediately following the Blessing of the Keg by Fr. Mark Dreeves on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm  at the Cathedral of Christ The King. Featuring many German food offerings and delicious options.  Not to mention live music, kid’s games, the infamous Celebrity Cake Wheel, inflatables, BINGO, Black Jack and more.”

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Japan Summer Fest, Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Japan Summer Fest that drew more than 12,000 people last year is back again this year. There will be games, food, performances, and Japanese culture.

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ScareFest 2014, Lexington Convention Center

September 12 - 14
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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ScareFest 2014 will be taking place in the Lexington Convention Center the weekend of September 12 – September 14. Times and dates are as follows: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 4pm-10pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 5pm-10pm (General Public) Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 10am-9pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 11am-9pm (General Public) Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 10am-4pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 11am-4pm (General Public)

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Roots & Heritage Festival Gospel Show, Lyric Theatre

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY United States
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As part of the Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, the Lyric Theatre will be hosting the Roots & Heritage Festival Gospel Show, starting at 1 pm.

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Historic East Lexington Walking Tour, Lyric Theatre

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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As part of the Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, there will be a tour of historic East Lexington starting at the Lyric Theatre. The tour, which will begin at 1 pm, will be led by historian and lifetime Lexington resident Yvonne Giles.

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Roots & Heritage KidsFest

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As a part of Roots & Heritage Weekend, there is a KidsFest near the Hurst Lot at Short Street on September 6th from 12 – 5 pm. Activities will include mystic dragon inflatables, interactive workshops, science demonstrations, African bread making, and face painting.

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Dog Paddle, Woodland Park

September 6
Woodland Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington’s annual Dog Paddle is 9 am to 3 pm on September 6th at the Woodland Park Pool. Your dog must be up to date on all shots and vaccinations to play. Owners are invited to bring their dogs out for a swim (Sorry, no humans allowed), with all proceeds benefiting the creation and maintenance of dog parks in Fayette County. Info, 859.288-2980.

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Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival

September 5 - 7

“For over 25 years the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. The colorful pageantry of the festival, combined with its high quality offerings of cultural and educational programs,  has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.” Friday, September 5 Elm Tree Lane |…

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Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 2014

September 4 - 7

Terrapin Hill 2014

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August 2014

Questapalooza 2014

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Quest Community Church,
410 Sporting Ct., Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“In it’s 9th year, Questapalooza boasts fun for the entire family. The party for the city includes an Indoor Concert as well as an Outdoor Party that includes activities that provide fun and entertainment for every age range.” Featuring musical acts Lecrae and Tenth Avenue North.

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Fest Of Ales, Cheapside Park

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Throwbacks will be performing from 5:30-8:30 at the Pavillion. Tickets buy guests a collectible tasting glass and 20 beer samples.

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Chevy Chase Street Fair 2014

August 23
Chevy Chase,
800 Block of Euclid Ave., Lexington, KY United States
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The Chevy Chase Street Fair is an annual celebration of one of Lexington’s greatest neighborhoods — where you can eat, drink, shop, work and live, all within a few easily walkable blocks. Click here to subscribe to the Ace digital e-dition, and get all of Lexington’s best neighborhood news and events emailed to your inbox every Thursday morning.  

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Lexington Lexington Block Party, Al’s Bar

August 16 @ 7:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Presented by Lexington Lexington The party of the season! Event will take place between Al’s Bar, the Beer Garden, and the Sidecar.   Oh My Me ••• 12:30AM Al’s Bar They’re back! New lineup, new sounds. Sheisty Khrist ••• 10:00PM Outside Hendrick n company brings it to close out the outdoor stage Satellite Giant ••• 11:15PM Al’s Bar Man woman psych band returns for their 3rd block party. Summer Smoke ••• 8:00PM Outside Lexington rock n roll kickin things off.…

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Woodland Arts Fair, Woodland Park

August 16 - 17
Woodland Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.

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Chamber Music Festival, Fasig-Tipton Pavillion

August 14 - 24
Fasig Tipton,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians for three formal concerts at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion.  Its core group of musicians is led by Music director Nathan Cole, first Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Pianist Alessio Bax, violist Burchard Tang, cellist Priscilla Lee, and violinist Akiko Taramoto complete the ensemble. This year’s guest artist is Allegra Lilly, principal harpist of the St. Louis Symphony.

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Kentucky Cork & Tap, Cheapside Park

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Premier wine & beer festival series featuring local products will be taking place on Friday August 8th from 5-9 pm.

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Well Crafted Festival, Shaker Village

August 8 - 9
Shaker Village,
3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 United States
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“This inaugural 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.” Meadow View Barn Dance, August 8 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Well Crafted in the Field, August 9 12 pm – 9 pm Friday Night Headliner: Dawn Landes Saturday Night Headliner: Ben Nichols (Lucero)

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July 2014

Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY United States
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“Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day is a celebration of the horse and its impact on the state of Kentucky. The day offers fun family activities including arts and crafts for children,  pony rides, interactive educational booths, an exclusively equine book fair, thrilling equestrian competition, and it’s all free! Hats Off Day is the only day of the year an entire family can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and all it has to offer.”

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MoonTower Music Festival, Equus Run Vineyards

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:55 pm
Equus Run Vineyard,
1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway, KY United States
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Live performances by: Moon Taxi, Sunday Best, Machines are People Too, Brave Baby, Tyler Childers, A Lion Named Roar, Buffalo Rodeo, DJ Gary Klass *Guests must be 21 to enter*

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Sweet Corn Festival, Evan’s Orchard (Georgetown)

July 19 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Evan’s Orchard,
180 Stone Road, Georgetown, KY United States
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Craft booths, music, great food, pony rides, petting zoo, play area, hayrides, corn on the cob, fresh sweet corn and MORE! Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m

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Keeneland Concours d’Elegance

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Keeneland,
4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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“On the third weekend of July, the annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance will again be held at the beautiful Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, showcasing over 130 of the finest collector vehicles in the country—from antiques to future classics. Automobiles, motorcycles and other unique types of vehicles will be judged for their historical accuracy, presentation and cleanliness. Each class winner and runner-up will receive an award, each entrant will receive a Bluegrass Award ribbon.”

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Forecastle Festival 2014, Louisville

July 18 - 20
Waterfront Park,
Louisville, KY United States
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The 2014 Forecastle Festival will coincide with the birthday of Kentucky’s native son, Hunter S. Thompson, who was born in Louisville on July 18, 1937. FRIDAY, JULY 18 Main Stage: Benjamin Booker: 1:45 – 2:45 / JJ Grey & Mofro: 3:15 – 4:15 / Gary Clark Jr.: 5:00 – 6:15 / Twenty One Pilots: 7:00 – 8:15 / Outkast: 9:20 – 11:00 Boom Stage: The Black Lips: 2:15 – 3:15 / Against Me!: 4:00 – 5:00 / Local Natives: 5:45 – 7:00 / Spoon: 7:45 – 9:15 Ocean Stage: Public: 1:30 – 2:30 / Mim0sa: 3:00 – 4:00 / St.…

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2014 U.S. Pony Festival, Kentucky Horse Park

July 15 - 21
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY United States
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The Pony Club Festival is a week-long celebration of Pony Club that brings together more than 4,000 Pony Club members (and their families) from across the country. Its purpose is to provide a National Championships competition combined with a unique educational learning experience.

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Master Musicians Festival 2014

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - July 12 @ 11:30 pm
Festival Field – Somerset Community College,
808 Monticello Street, Somerset, KY United States
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” Master Musicians Festival – July 11th & 12th, 2014 Featuring Counting Crows countingcrows.com on July 12th, 2014 Somerset, KY www.mastermusiciansfestival.org 2014 LineUp: Friday, July 11th, 2014: Kelly Rae Burton The Seas The Little Ship Willie Watson (formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show) Sundy Best Saturday, July 12th, 2014: MMF Songwriter Social Tyler Childers Coralee & the Townies Fifth on the Floor Stoll Vaughan Apache Relay St. Paul & the Broken Bones Counting Crows Venue Information: – Free parking. -…

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Lebowski Fest 2014, Louisville

July 11 - 12
Executive Lawn,
911 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY United States
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The 13th Annual Lebowski Fest is July 11th & 12th in Louisville with music by Those Darlins, The Features, Bobby Bare Jr. and more with special guest Jim Hoosier (Liam!) + bowling, costumes, the movie and what-have-you!

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Berea Craft Festival, Indian Fort Theater

July 11 - 13
Indian Fort Theater,
KY 21, 3 miles east of Berea, KY, Berea, KY 40403 United States
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Annual Craft Festival – July every year. Over 115 artists from more than 15 states with exceptional talent in an amazing outdoor setting!  July 11, 12, and 13. Time: Friday – Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 10am-5pm

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BreyerFest, Kentucky Horse Park

July 11 - 13
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY United States
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“Join us July 11th -13th in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 25th annual BreyerFest. Helping us celebrate is Emmy-winning television star, fashion designer and acclaimed horseman, Carson Kressley and multi- time World Champion Friesian, Gooitzen fan Teakesyl. Imported from Holland by the Siren Song Stables and the Bruggeworth family, Gooitzen is shown and handled by Carson and the entire Bruggeworth family. Gooitzen’s record includes 130 career wins and 15 World Champion titles in less than 10 years…

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Bluegrass Fair, Masterson Station

July 10
Masterson Station Park,
3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair begins on July 10 and continues through July 20, 2014. Enjoy food, carnival rides, AG events and entertainment for adults and kids alike. Fair opens at 5 pm on weekdays, 3 pm on weekends.

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Lexington Junior League Horse Show

July 7 - 12
Red Mile,
1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY United States
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“The world’s largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred “Triple Crown.”  Today, the show attracts approximatley 1,000 world recognized competitors from the U.S. and Canada, has raised over four million dollars for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky and generates over 5 million dollars revenue for local merchants each summer.“ Morning Sessions are free to the public.  Proceeds benefit local and regional charitable organizations sponsored by the Junior League of Lexington. 2014 Show Schedule…

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Lexington Lexington Summertoberfest

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - July 6 @ 2:30 am
Al’s Bar,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Presented by Lexington Lexington The party of the season! Event will take place between Al’s Bar, the Beer Garden, and the Sidecar. Parking lot will be blocked off and entry for the entire complex is $5*. Jesse Saxon DJ set all night outside with kegs and sausage stations. Free Ale 8 One at the Sidecar. Driftwood Gypsy ••• 10PM Beer Garden https://www.facebook.com/TheDriftwoodGypsyBand A funkadelic group of guys with the inert ability to create some tasty grooves for your body and…

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4th of July Fireworks

July 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Downtown,
Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington’s 4th of July celebrations go out with bang with a fireworks show beginning at 10 pm.

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NoLi Night Market: 4th of July Edition

July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NoLi,
700 Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY United States
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“It’s the Night Market! On the Fourth of July! Featuring the best food you can get on the Fourth – Fork in the Road Mobile Galley, Rolling Oven, Thai & Mighty Noodle Bowls, and Minton’s at 760. Come get some. Presented by West Sixth Brewing. Music by Lexington Lexington.”

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July 4 Parade, downtown

July 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lexington July 4 Festival 2014 What Time is the July 4 Parade?! Shortly before 2 p.m., stake out a spot to watch one of Lexington’s largest parades as it winds down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.  This year’s parade is expected to have dozens of units, many dedicated to the military theme. The festival theme is “Celebrate Heroes,” to honor all those who help keep the nation and cities safe. Lexington’s military personnel, veterans and first responders…

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Great American Pie Contest, Cheapside Park

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social is one of the first events of this year’s 4th of July Festival in downtown Lexington. It will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 2, in the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. You can enter pies in two categories:  “Made from Scratch” and “Semi-Homemade.”  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes given in each category.  In addition, an award will be given for the “Prettiest Pie.”  

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June 2014

Lexington Pride Festival 2014

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Courthouse Plaza,
Lexington, KY United States
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“In it’s 7th year, the Lexington Pride Festival will once again have a full day of entertainment, 70+ vendors and fun for the entire family. Come out and show your pride with the rest of the community!”

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Shaker Village Antiques Show & Sale

June 21 - 22
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Rd. , Harrodsburg , KY 40330 United States
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Saturday 10 AM–5 PM / Sunday 10 AM–4 PM More than fifty of the nation’s top dealers will travel from across the U.S. to exhibit a range of antiques surrounded by the pristine Shaker Village restoration. Among items available will be period Shaker artifacts, museum quality American furniture, vintage decorative arts and furniture, silver, jewelry, quilts, garden sculpture, fine and folk art, historical artifacts and affordable antiques from America and the Continent.

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Keeneland Concours Preview & Maserati Mingle

June 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Courthouse Plaza,
Lexington, KY United States
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Courthouse Square, 120 & 150 N. Limestone St. in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Exotic automobiles, & Entertainment: Food and Drinks available. 5:30pm-9:00pm

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Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival: CHRISTINE

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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“This 1983 classic based on the novel by Stephen King is the first of two John Carpenter films that we will be showing on Saturday. Like Harry Dean, Carpenter also spent his formative years in Kentucky and attended college here.”

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Beer Cheese Festival

June 14
Winchester,
Winchester, KY United States
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Winchester hosts the 6th annual Beer Cheese Festival Downtown during the second weekend in June. “Last year an estimated 12,000 people packed the streets of Downtown to sample Beer Cheese, listen to live music, eat great food, and shop from the vendors! This year you can expect even more! Join us as we transform Main St. into Beer Cheese Blvd.”

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Harry Dean Stanton Fest

June 13 - 15
The Kentucky Theater,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Beginning in February of 2011, the city of Lexington, Kentucky has proudly hosted a festival in honor of Kentucky born actor Harry Dean Stanton. Begun in an effort to both celebrate the diverse film work of this legendary cinematic icon and remind the community of his Lexington roots, the annual festival utilizes various venues throughout downtown Lexington for film screenings, speakers, and Harry Dean Stanton related events.

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Festival Of The Bluegrass

June 12 - 15
Kentucky Horse Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Festival of the Bluegrass is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. This 4-day event provides Bluegrass music performances as well as kids camps and activities for all ages. The festival will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and campsites are available for the event.

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