Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of June 28-July 4, 2019

June 27, 2019

American Flag with a sunset

It’s the weekend again, but it looks like it will be sunny all weekend! It sounds like the perfect weekend to spend time outdoors!

There are still a few days left of Fayette Mall Restaurant Week. It began on Monday, June 24 and ends on Saturday, June 29, 2019. At Fayette Mall Restaurant Week, you can enjoy $5 menu items at some of your favorite restaurants and snack locations at Fayette Mall and in the Plaza at Fayette Mall!

On Saturday, June 29, Wise Bird Cider is celebrating their grand opening. They are a brand new business that opened in the Distillery District!

A Cup of Commonwealth is celebrating six years and they are having a celebration all week long. Their celebration starts on Monday, July 1 and goes through Saturday, July 6. Also, downtown on July 3 and July 4 is Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival. On July 4, there will be fireworks launched from R.J. Corman.

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of June 28-July 4, 2019

 

Friday, June 28, 2019 – FAYETTE MALL RESTAURANT WEEK

  • 7am: Sunrise Yoga at Wellington Park at North Lime Donuts – Clay Mill (fitness/health/wellness): Wake up with the sun and North Lime during a special Sunrise Yoga at Wellington Park, across the street from Stonewall Center. Coffee will be provided.
  • 10am: 3rd Annual Fayette Mall Restaurant Week at Fayette Mall (food): Enjoy $5 Menu Items at some of your favorite restaurants and snack locations at Fayette Mall and in the Plaza at Fayette Mall! See menu: HERE.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Old Bourbon County at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): They are debuting their very own bourbon at Happy Hour this Friday, June 28, from 4-6pm. Try Old Bourbon County Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon for just $5 or purchase a bottle to enjoy at home.
  • 4:30pm: Downtown Lexington Beautification Project & Social Event at Bourbon on Rye: The social gathering and evening will feature a building tour, limited free food, drink specials and music by local guitarist and AIA Architect, Dan Ware. The evening will also feature an architectural building tour of the Bourbon On Rye three-storey building for the first (25) registrants. The building tour will be led by local AIA Architect, James Croley, We hope you will plan to attend and help us celebrate art, architecture and construction in our beautiful city! More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Community Night Celebrating Artists at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe – Hamburg: This is their Community Night at Taziki’s in Hamburg! We will have live music from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
  • 6pm: Happy Hour at Honeywood: Come out this summer on The Green for live acoustic music, lite bites, cocktails and more! Music from Otto.
  • 6:30pm: TGIF Workshop at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts): Looking for a fun night out with friends or family? Join their most popular DIY workshop and create your own unique wood sign or clock! Select a wood project from our gallery. They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Register for a class: HERE. Tickets are $68.
  • 7pm: 2019 Lexington Pride Festival at Downtown: Fabulous food trucks, vendors, kids activities, and entertainment both days.
  • 7pm: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Every Friday night we have FREE live music in Beaumont. Summer Nights in Suburbia with Coralee & the Townies. Free for all, bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy!
  • 7pm: Live music at Lexington Green Lakeside (music): Come out for a weekend of free live music, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Lakeside Live is family friendly. They also allow your furry friends!
    7pm: Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park: Flicks includes inflatables, food vendors, non-profit vendors and more. Pre-show activities start at 7 p.m., and the show begins when it’s dark. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating! There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle, cash only. Tonight’s film is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • 7:15pm: Gareth Reynolds at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): GARETH REYNOLDS is an internationally touring stand-up comedian whose brilliantly clever quips perfectly offset Dave Anthony’s hilarious snark on their smash-hit podcast THE DOLLOP, which garners over 5 million downloads every month. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Much Ado About Nothing” at Woodland: Much Ado About Nothing SummerFest is proud to welcome Eastern Kentucky University’s Appalachian Shakespeare Center to Woodland Park! This dynamic production will be set amid the aftermath of World War II. Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict as they explore what loyalty, trust, and love means to each of them. Tickets are $15. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Kelsey Waldon and John R. Miller and The Engine Lights at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets are $12. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Papadosio and Road to Resonance at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets are $18-30. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Friday Night Karaoke at bd’s Mongolian Grill – Hamburg: Come belt out some of your favorite tunes in the Mongo Bar!
  • 9pm: Quint’s Revenge // Stay At Home Astronauts // Destry Band at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9:45pm: Gareth Reynolds at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): GARETH REYNOLDS is an internationally touring stand-up comedian whose brilliantly clever quips perfectly offset Dave Anthony’s hilarious snark on their smash-hit podcast THE DOLLOP, which garners over 5 million downloads every month. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019 – FAYETTE MALL RESTAURANT WEEK

  • 9am: Bluegrass Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place: Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot, 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington. They are 100% Kentucky Proud!
  • 10am: 3rd Annual Fayette Mall Restaurant Week at Fayette Mall (food): Enjoy $5 Menu Items at some of your favorite restaurants and snack locations at Fayette Mall and in the Plaza at Fayette Mall! See menu: HERE.
  • 10am: Junior Chef “4th of July Baking” at Williams Sonoma – The Summit at Fritz Farm: This class, you are going to decorate a fun red, white & blue flag cake! It’s perfect for a Fourth of July celebration! Class fee is $30. Call (859) 245-5127 to reserve your spot.
  • 10am: We Dig Wonka’s World! at Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek (kid friendly): In a day of pure imagination, Tates Creek Branch Library will be transformed for a day into Willy Wonka’s factory. Come join the fun! For families. No registration required.
  • 10am: Modern Embroidery at Kentucky Maker Company (art/crafts): They will supply all you need material wise plus our knowledge – come learn to do embroidery yourself! You will learn basic embroidery stitches and how to make your own embroidered piece you can take home with you. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Weekly Saturday Brunch with Sunrise Bakery at West Sixth Greenroom(food): They will have Mimosas, Beermosas, Bloody Mary’s and of course, Kentucky made craft beer from us. Come on over and grab a beverage after you grab something delicious from Sunrise!
  • 10:45am: #ShareTheLex Mural Challenge Insta-Meetup at Lexington Visitor’s Center: If you haven’t noticed, Lexington is becoming a live street art gallery and we want to show it off to the world! Beautiful, inspiring and provocative street murals are popping up everywhere and what better way to show our appreciation for them than to gather with locals who love Lexington just as much as we do? Come out and celebrate helping spread the Lexington love on social media using #ShareTheLex. They will be meeting at the Lexington Visitors Center, 215 West Main Street, Suite 75 in Courthouse Square. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: 2019 Lexington Pride Festival at Downtown: Fabulous food trucks, vendors, kids activities, and entertainment both days.
  • 11am: Adoption Event at Pet Valu (cause): Come out at Pet Valu Chevy Chase (The Chevy Chase Shops) on the LAST Saturday of each month from 11am to 2pm for an ADOPTION EVENT with Lexington Pit Crew! Come see the adorable, adoptable dogs in need of loving, forever homes!
  • 11am: Touch-A-Truck Harrodsburg Road at City Barbeque (cause): Bring the kiddos to City Barbeque Harrodsburg to Touch A Truck – first 100 guest get a FREE grilled corn on the cob from City Barbque. City Barbeque will also be holding a fundraiser for MDA Greater KY in which 25% of all sales from those who attend Touch-A-Truck will be donated to their cause. They will have a SMOKE TRAILER there to simulate a real fire.
  • 11am: Wise Bird Cider Grand Opening at Wise Bird Cider: Come help them celebrate their Grand Opening. Bring your friends and family for a day of fun on their patio. Try their ciders, play some games, listen to great music and enjoy some great local food. Their community partners will be on hand as well as other vendors. Blue Honky Tonk Band begins at 7pm.
  • 4:30pm: Summer Saturday Workshop at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts): Looking for a fun night out with friends or family? Join their most popular DIY workshop and create your own unique wood sign or clock! Select a wood project from our gallery. They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Register for a class: HERE. Tickets are $68.
  • 7pm: Live music at Lexington Green Lakeside (music): Come out for a weekend of free live music, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Lakeside Live is family friendly. They also allow your furry friends!
  • 7pm: Tyler Halsey and Steel-N-Thunder at Austin City Saloon (music): Nashville recording artist Tyler Halsey and Steel-N-Thunder bring you an action packed Saturday Night Country Party!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag.
  • 7:15pm: Gareth Reynolds at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): GARETH REYNOLDS is an internationally touring stand-up comedian whose brilliantly clever quips perfectly offset Dave Anthony’s hilarious snark on their smash-hit podcast THE DOLLOP, which garners over 5 million downloads every month. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Much Ado About Nothing” at Woodland: Much Ado About Nothing SummerFest is proud to welcome Eastern Kentucky University’s Appalachian Shakespeare Center to Woodland Park! This dynamic production will be set amid the aftermath of World War II. Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict as they explore what loyalty, trust, and love means to each of them. Tickets are $15. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Papadosio and Road to Resonance at Cosmic Charlies (music): Live music! Tickets are $18-30. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Jordan King Live at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Saturday Night Trivia at Shamrock Bar & Grille – Hartland (games): Best Team Name wins a free appetizer! $10, $20, & $30 gift cards awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners!
  • 9pm: Stargazing at Raven Run: Far from the city lights, Raven Run is the perfect place to view all the wonders found in the night sky. The Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club will be on-site with various telescopes to help you identify stars, planets and more. In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.
  • 9:45pm: Gareth Reynolds at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): GARETH REYNOLDS is an internationally touring stand-up comedian whose brilliantly clever quips perfectly offset Dave Anthony’s hilarious snark on their smash-hit podcast THE DOLLOP, which garners over 5 million downloads every month. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Tin Roof 90’s Party at Tin Roof: Come dressed in your best 90’s gear to enter to win 1 of our 3 Totally Awesome 90’s prizes! They will be giving away a Nintendo 64 with controllers and 2 games, an inflatable couch and a Lava Lamp.

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019 

  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art, Bethany Bubenzer at The Living Arts and Science Center (fitness/health/wellness): Cindy Reed leading her all levels Deep Peace Yoga. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: 4th of July Baking at Williams Sonoma – The Summit at Fritz Farm: Celebrate the Fourth of July with a festive flag cake! Using a recipe from Ina Garten, you will whip up a dessert that’s perfect for serving a crowd! Class fee is $30. Call (859) 245-5127 to reserve your spot.
  • 11am: Sunday Morning Yoga at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate(fitness/health/wellness): Slow down, breath deeply, and feel. Join Lissa Sims for a free, all-levels yoga practice. Free to attend!
  • 11am: Donation-based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): donation-based Yoga with OMmaggi every Sunday at 11am!
  • 12pm: Beats & Brunch At The Beach House – Caribbean Coffee and Tapas (food): The Beach House restaurant has a great menu and plenty of options, specializing in Caribbean style brunch. Come grab a bite to eat, play a game of cornhole or Jenga. Or simply hang out, socialize and catch the vibe.
  • 12pm: Brunch at The Burl Arcade (kid friendly): Brunch at The Burl Arcade every other Sunday featuring a rotating food truck, Bloody Mary bar, craft beer, and brunch cocktails. This is a kid and dog friendly event!
  • 1pm: Suds on Sunday Fundraising Event at Pet Wants Lex (cause): Come bring your dog out for a nice bath and help raise funds for Basset Rescue of Kentuckiana. They will have $20 donation baths and a Microchip Clinic!!
  • 2pm: Presentation: Exploring Bourbon Pompeii at Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch: In the second of our three part series on the archaeology of Kentucky’s distilleries, learn about the discovery of Bourbon Pompeii at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. For those who haven’t been, there will be a chance to tour the excavation site virtually through a scan produced by Bill Gregory of Enomalies.
  • 4pm: Sunday Funday Trivia at Fusion Brewing (games): Trivia at Fusion Brewing every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm! Come on down and see how your general knowledge stacks up!
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy (fitness/health/wellness): Community Yoga with Marcus. Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Much Ado About Nothing” at Woodland: Much Ado About Nothing SummerFest is proud to welcome Eastern Kentucky University’s Appalachian Shakespeare Center to Woodland Park! This dynamic production will be set amid the aftermath of World War II. Filled with intrigue, double crossing, and comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect evening of Shakespeare. Follow the rocky romances of Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict as they explore what loyalty, trust, and love means to each of them. Tickets are $15. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Smile Empty Soul with Coldville, When Autumn Calls, Local Violence at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets are $15-18. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Monday, July 1, 2019

  • 10am: ChariTEA Benefit Night at McAlister’s Deli (cause): Come out and join them as they partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help them fund a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 10% of ALL SALES on Monday go to the cause!
  • 11am: CASA of Lexington Nights at Sedona Taphouse (cause): Sedona Taphouse Lexington-Palomar will be featuring CASA of Lexington as their Charity of Choice every Monday of July. Go any Monday for lunch or dinner and choose between an $18 steak that will sell for $7, or a $16 salmon that will sell for $8. For each steak or salmon sold, $1 will be donated back to CASA of Lexington.
  • 11am: Mission Monday: Junior League Charity Horse Show at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (cause): Come out and support the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show as they donate 10% of the day’s sales to this annual event, which raises funds for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky!
  • 6pm: A Cup of Common Wealth’s 6th Anniversary! at A Cup of Common Wealth: This year, they are planning a whole week’s worth of fun and shenanigans to ring in their birthday. Today is THEIR OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY! They are having a cookout from 6pm to 9pm.
  • 6pm: Mission Monday Supporting #LexJLHS at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (cause): Join the Junior League at Blue Stallion Brewing Company on July 1 as they celebrate the upcoming Charity Horse Show. They’ll receive 10% of sales thanks to the generosity of Blue Stallion Brewing.
  • 7pm: Bluegrass on the Patio at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Music by the band 27 South, weather permitting.
  • 8pm: Daikaiju / Whalerus at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE. Tickets are $10

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

  • 6am: Yoga on the Green at Triangle Park (fitness/health/wellness): Come out for free outdoor yoga in Triangle Park in downtown Lexington June 11 through August 22 at 6 to 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All classes are led by instructors from the YMCA of Central Kentucky. Remember to bring water, towel and mat with you. All classes are weather permitting. If there is inclement weather class will be held at the High Street YMCA in the Group Exercise Room. Text @TRAVELINGY to 81010 to stay informed. No class on July 4.
  • 11am: $5 Drake’s Quesadilla at Drake’s (food): The first Tuesday of every month is $5 Day at Drake’s! Check out a new $5 deal every month. On Tuesday, July 2, come play for a $5 Drake’s Quesadilla!
  • 2pm: Bluegrass Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place: Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9 am to 2pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot, 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington. They are 100% Kentucky Proud!
  • 3:15pm: Fresh Peaches & Cherries at Champs Entertainment Complex – 297 Ruccio Way (food): Fresh Farms is coming to town with Sweet Georgia peaches and Washington Dark Cherries! Peaches are $27 for a 1/4 bushel box (approximately 12.5lb) or $45 for a 1/2 bushel box (approximately 25lb). Dark Cherries are $30 for approximately 10lbs or $49 for approximately 20lbs. Prepay and reserve your fruit at https://freshfarmsusa.com/shop/ or purchase at the truck! There is a $4 fee to purchase at the truck.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Nature Journaling for Anyone – Speaker: Anna Wiker. For centuries, the journal has been an important tool of scientific exploration and documentation of the natural world. Anna Wiker of Lexington Parks and Recreation will discuss the history of the nature journal and how everyone from writers and artists to gardeners, educators and nature enthusiasts can adopt the practice of nature journaling. Then we’ll practice some journaling techniques and methods, and discuss practical and educational uses for nature journals. Supplies will be provided. Kid-friendly.
  • 6pm: A Cup of Common Wealth’s 6th Anniversary! at A Cup of Common Wealth: This year, they are planning a whole week’s worth of fun and shenanigans to ring in their birthday. Trivia Night with Local Trivia Action and Forage Food Truck from 7pm to 9pm.
  • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (fitness/health/wellness): Learn skills from partner and solo acrobatics as you grow stronger and more flexible. They will guide you through proper physical techniques that will allow you to practice confidently and with ease all while have a great time. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at The Burl (fitness/health/wellness): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga.
  • 7pm: Tilted Tuesday Trivia at Tilted Kilt (games): Grab your gang and come test your knowledge, try to win great prizes, and enjoy Country Boy Pints for just $3!
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at Bear and the Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name.
  • 7pm: CoreLife Lesson: Effective Nutrition at CoreLife Eatery – The Summit at Fritz Farm: Dr. Shan Twit will take a deep dive into the importance of proper nutrition for overall health and healthy weight loss! Every participant will receive a free drink.
  • 7pm: “Gargoyles” at the Cult Film Series at the Farish Theater: Incorporating themes from horror films of both the ’50s and the ’70s, this suspenseful TV movie stars Cornel Wilde and Jennifer Salt as an archaeologist and his daughter, who discover a strange skull on display at a roadside tourist trap. See more details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Group Grope, Wet Garden, No Cops at Green Lantern Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Ricochet Live in Concert at Tipsy Cow Bar (music): Come see Ricochet perform their #1 Smash hit “Daddy’s Money” and many more live in concert!
  • 9pm: Kung Fu Lips / Little Trouble FL / Beggars (FL) / Sean at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE. Tickets are $5.
  • 9pm: Slugs / Waxjaw / Sour Cream / The Rift at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Tuesday Night Trivia at bd’s Mongolian Grill (games): Prizes for top places and for best team name!
  • 9pm: Tuesday Night Trivia at Shamrock Bar & Grille – Hartland (games): Best Team Name wins a free appetizer! $10, $20, & $30 gift cards awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners!
  • 10pm: Rocket League Tournament at Soundbar! (games): CASH PRIZES for 1st and 2nd Place!

 

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL

  • 9am: Where the Good Things Grow at The Plantory: Good things are always growing in the Kentucky art world. See some of this beauty at The Plantory this summer. The exhibition will consist of work primarily from Bluegrass Printmakers members.
  • 12pm: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Great American Pie and Ice Cream Social, Fifth Third Bank Pavilion.
  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come outside Honeywood every Wednesday for fresh produce, entertainment and more!
  • 6pm: A Cup of Common Wealth’s 6th Anniversary! at A Cup of Common Wealth: This year, they are planning a whole week’s worth of fun and shenanigans to ring in their birthday. Chocolate + Beer Pairing with Chocolate Holler. Tickets are $8. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Andy Warhol at The Casual Pint: Come out and explore the work of Andy Warhol and pop art! $5 for the class – all materials included!
  • 7pm: Unplugged Open Bluegrass Jam at The Barn Door Tap Room at Whole Foods (music): Bring your instrument but leave your amp at home. You all will gather around the fire pit for some sweet Kentucky bluegrass sounds. Open to anyone to sit and listen or bring your instrument and join in. Extended Happy Hour pricing.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Win some prizes!
  • 7pm: Paint Sip & Taste on Wine Down Wednesdays at Bar Louie’s (art): “PAINT SIP & TASTE” is your destination to celebrate an event, enjoy a date, or simply unwind with friends. Please come out and unwind with us. Enjoy drinks, food and art while you create a take home masterpiece! One Ticket Admission: “Paint Sip Taste” Ticket includes all materials, professional paint instructor and food included. Tickets available: HERE. Tickets are $25.
  • 8pm: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Patriotic Concert (Featuring the Kentucky National Guard’s 202nd U.S. Army Band, the Lexington Singers and various soloists, including World-renowned tenor Gregory Turay) at Morrison Lawn, Transylvania University.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat (games): Play trivia and win a prize!
  • 8pm: Karaoke at bd’s Malibu (music): Grab your friends for a fun night at the Mongo Bar. Need a little liquid courage before you belt your favorite tune? They have got you covered with $1 domestic draft pints and $12 46oz fishbowls!
  • 9pm: Vena Cava, Sean, Maewyn, Slow Violence at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: USA Karaoke & Power Hour at Tin Roof Lexington (music): Come enjoy $6 Pitchers, $3 Fireball Shots and get up and sing your favorite patriotic song! Karaoke starts at 10pm and resumes at 1am after Jordan English serenades everyone with an hour worth of patriotic songs at midnight!
  • 10pm: Baby, You’re A Firework! Independence Day Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Get in the mood for the 4th of July! Come sing and hear your favorite patriotic anthems with your Karaoke Host DJ JayJax!

 

Thursday, July 4, 2019 – FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL

  • 7:30am: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Bluegrass 10,000 Footrace, Downtown.
  • 8am: 4th of July Brunch at Alfalfa (food): Come out this July 4th for a special holiday brunch! They will be serving up brunch at 8am! Come out in the morning after the race or anytime during the day!
  • 9am: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Downtown Street Festival (includes arts/crafts vendors, entertainment, concessions). Entertainment sites include lower Courthouse Plaza, Phoenix Park, the corner of Short and Upper Streets, and Fifth Third Bank Pavilion (9am to 6pm).
  • 11am: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Reading of the Declaration of Independence, Main Street at Courthouse Square.
  • 11am: Fourth of July Family Fun at Edley’s BBQ (food): Bring the BOOM to your BBQ with our Edley’s Family Packs! They will be closing at 8pm. See details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Drake’s (food): The ‘Top Dog’ will win a $150 BHG Gift Card. Only 10 spots available! Event begins at 12pm and will show the national Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Contest begins at 1pm. Signup for the contest: HERE.
  • 12pm: July 4th Fundraiser to Support the Troops at Saul Good (cause/food): On July 4th, all Saul Good Restaurant & Pub locations will offer 1/2 price on all dine-in food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc. Saul Good Restaurant & Pub has 3 locations to serve the Lexington area.
  • 2pm: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Independence Day Parade, Main Street from Midland to Mill Street.
  • 4pm: Fourth of Juluau at Ethereal Brewing: Go glass-to-mouth and get lei’d at their Fourth of Juluau celebration. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: A Cup of Common Wealth’s 6th Anniversary! at A Cup of Common Wealth: This year, they are planning a whole week’s worth of fun and shenanigans to ring in their birthday. Fourth of July Downtown and Shop festivities – Come watch the race at 7:30a and the parade at 1:30pm!
  • 7pm: Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music on its new night, Thursday! Tonight’s band is Chris & Jenn Shouse.
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Night at Lexington Diner (games): Play some trivia!
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Broadway Under the Stars” at Woodland: SummerFest is thrilled to present BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS, a new concert event that is sure to light up Downtown Lexington! This new event shines the spotlight on Central Kentucky’s local stars! Featuring your favorite showstoppers from the past 13 years of SummerFest musical theatre productions and the stunning backdrop of Woodland Park, this is an event you don’t want to miss. Join us this July to celebrate the unparalleled talents of Lexington as you experience Broadway in your own backyard! Tickets are $15. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Team Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Free to play!
  • 9pm: Janet Evra Trio at Creaux (music): Janet Evra is a jazz vocalist, bassist, and composer from Gloucester, England. She blends traditional bossa nova and samba with modern influences and an indie twist to produce fresh, lush jazz. Join her July 4th, 9pm-midnight at Creaux!
  • 9pm: Vena Cava, Sean, Maewyn, Slow Violence at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival – Downtown: Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival, presented by Ball Homes and Central Bank, promises two full days of patriotic, family friendly activities – Fireworks, launched from the R.J. Corman Railyard.

 

 

 

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