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April 2015

Fest: Kenwick Spring Carnival, Kenwick Community Center

April 28
Kenwick Community Center,
313 Owsley Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Kenwick Spring Carnival block party is at the Kenwick Community Center on 313 Owsley Avenue on Tuesday, April 28.

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May 2015

Oaks Day Festival, Buffalo Trace

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Trace Distillery,
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Buffalo Trace Distillery hosts the Oaks Day Festival on May 1, 2015 from 9 am to 4:30 pm. “Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition–bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ball ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon.”

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Bradley Picklesimer’s Derby Eve Party, the Bar Complex

May 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Bar Complex,
224 E Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Bradley Picklesimer’s Derby Eve Party is at the Bar Complex on Main Street on May 1 at 9 pm. “Bradley is coming home to throw a Derby party.Join Bradley and his friend Chi Chi LaRue for a night of fun, fashion, frolic and flashback music at The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY.Derby attire and costumes are suggested. Calling all emotional cripples, Nazi hostesses, lawyers, muscles queers, horsemen, bikers, pot growers, shoe fetishist, wig queens, hustlers, farmers, crazy clowns, drag superstars,…

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Film: Lunafest Lexington, Kentucky Theatre

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Main Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Lunafest Lexington is at The Kentucky Theatre on Thursday, May 7. “Raymond James Presents Lunafest Lexington on Thursday, May 7 at The Kentucky Theater. We hope you will make plans to attend this fun-filled and inspiring evening of films by, for, and about women. Tickets to the event make the perfect Mother’s Day gift and a wonderful evening out with friends! Proceeds benefit survivors of intimate partner abuse and breast cancer.  New this year – Add on tickets to our VIP catered…

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Bluegrass Birding Festival, Jacobson Park

May 9 - 10
Jacobson Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Wild Birds Unlimited and Lexington Parks and Rec host the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Birding Festival & Craft Fair May 9-10 at Jacobson Park. The festival’s goal is to expose as many as possible to the hobby of bird watching and to educated on topics of wildlife and conservation. Saturday, May 9: 8 am – 7 pm Sunday, May 10: 8 am – 5 pm

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Mayfest Arts Fair, Gratz Park & Transy

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Gratz Park,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Mayfest Arts Fair is a visual, performing, and literary arts fair that takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend in Gratz Park. The 21st annual Mayfest will be May 9 – 10, 2015, and will include a variety of juried art, crafts vendors from around the state, artists conducting demonstrations and workshops, performances by local artists, food and activities for both children and adults. Saturday, May 9: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, May 10: 11 am – 5 pm

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Southland Street Fair, Southland Drive

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southland,
Lexington, KY United States
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The first annual Southland Street Fair will be on May 9th, 2015, from 3 – 8 pm. “We will be closing off a section of Southland Drive from Southport Drive to Southview Drive and the event will use the parking lot and street for the event activities (see map page.) Festivities, local food and retail vendors, biking demonstrations, and live bluegrass music will be available in  a blocked off section of Southland Drive and the adjacent parking lots. In conjunction with…

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Music: The Moonshiner’s Ball, Berea

May 15 - 17

The 2nd Annual Moonshiner’s Ball festival is at Berea’s HomeGrown HideAlways on 500 Floyd Branch Road from May 15 – 17. Bands scheduled to perform include: Moon Hooch (NYC)Ben Sollee (Lexington, KY)The Duhks (Winnipeg, MB, CAN)Vandaveer (Washington DC / Lexington, KY)Baoku & the Image Afrobeat Band (Cincinnati, OH)`Maiden Radio (Louisville, KY)Coralee & the Townies (Lexington, KY)River Whyless (Asheville, NC) Solid Rock’it Boosters (Paducah, KY) Bear Medicine (Lexington, KY Driftwood Gypsy (Lexington, KY) Yes, Ma’am (New Orleans, LA) Tonight’s Noise (Greenville, SC) The Baja Yetis (Lexington, KY) Small Batch (Lexington, KY) Restless Leg String Band w/…

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Food: Taste of the Bluegrass, Keeneland

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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“The 2015 Taste of the Bluegrass showcases the very best food and drinks Central Kentucky has to offer. More than 60 food and beverage purveyors; plus, live music, and a silent auction all in one place. On Friday, May 15, 2015, more than 1,200 people will gather for the tasting event of the Bluegrass at Keeneland’s Keene Barn and Entertainment Center. This past year’s event generated more than $138,000 for God’s Pantry Food Bank, helping distribute more than $1 million worth of…

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Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival, Masterson Station Park

May 16 - 17
Masterson Station Park,
3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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The sixth annual Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival is on May 16-17, 2015 at Masterson Station Park. Come see fiber artists, learn tricks of the trade, see demonstrations, and visit with old friends. Over 2,000 participated in the 2014 festival.

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Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest, Lexington Convention Center

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The 2015 Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest is at the Lexington Convention Center on May 16 from noon – 8 pm. There will be over 50 breweries, commemorative tasting glasses, over 10 food vendors to wash down the beer with, and live music by local bands.

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Speak: Alltech Rebelation

May 17 - 20

Alltech Rebelation is a conference merging science, agriculture, entrepreneurship, business, and marketing. Events will be taking place throughout Lexington from May 17 – May 20. Here are the reasons to attend: “SPEAKERS The opportunity to hear from world-class speakers. From leaders  to internationally acclaimed authors: General Colin Powell, John Calipari, Bill Samuels, Jr., Jim Stengel, Sam Calagione, Bob Langert, Greg Koch and more. THREE TRACKS Sessions to interest everyone on your team. Business Track Food & Beverage Track Agriculture Track…

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June 2015

Lexington Pride Festival, Courthouse Plaza

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The eighth annual Lexington Pride Festival will be at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza on Saturday, Junes 27 from 11 am – 9 pm. “In it’s 8th year, the Lexington Pride Festival will once again have a full day of entertainment, 90+ vendors and fun for the entire family. Come out and show your pride with the rest of the community!Our main entertainers will include: Sick of Sarah, Nhojj, Bridge 19. Activities for the kids will include: Bouncy House, Dunking Booth, Bubbles,…

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July 2015

Kentucky Farm Fest, Oldham County

July 11 - 12

20 acres in Crestwood, KY dedicated to workshops, food, juried art, kids’ activities, books & signings, live music, and more.

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