Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of July 19-25, 2019

July 18, 2019

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of July 19-25, 2019

July 18, 2019

It’s the weekend again, but it looks like it will be very hot all weekend! We are in the middle of a heatwave, so be careful if you are spending any amount of time outside!

I decided for this week to include just some foodie related events happening this weekend and in the upcoming week.

Something to definitely mark on your calendars: Lexington Restaurant Week is coming up starting on July 25 and goes through August 3, 2019. There will be many restaurants where they will have deals for $27 a person and others will have a two can dine for $27 deal.

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of July 19-25, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019

  • 11am: Blue Stallion’s 6th Birthday at Blue Stallion Brewing: Celebrate their anniversary on Friday, July 19th with releases of their Tropical Gose with Passionfruit and Lexipolitan Gose with Pomegranate, Hibiscus, and Lime, plus a cookout from Dad’s Favorites Deli from 4pm to 11pm! 
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Belle Meade Bourbon at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): You can try Belle Meade Bourbon for just $5!
  • 4pm: Alex’s Lemonade Stand with Tito’s Vodka – Beaumont (alcohol): Liquor Barn, in conjunction with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, is celebrating “Lemonade Days” throughout the month of July. “Lemonade Days” is a fundraiser to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding a cure for all children with cancer! More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Honeywood Happy Hours at Honeywood: Come out this summer on The Green for live acoustic music, lite bites, cocktails and more! Music by: John Ferguson.
  • 6pm: Kids Summer Patio Party at Edley’s BBQ: They will have some fun offers that both kids and parents can enjoy!  Get a free cookie with the purchase of a kid’s meal, balloon animals, face painting, $1 snow cones, and $5 Frose.
  • 6pm: Creators’ Market at La Petite Delicat (food): A FREE evening of delicious macarons, exclusive specialty coffee drinks, giveaways, and creations from many talented local artists! Come out and support local artists and vendors selling products such as wood burnt pieces, watercolors, baby blankets, jewelry, bath bombs, KY shirts, acrylic paintings, and so much more! A free macaron will be provided for everyone who stops by! In addition, if you stop by, you will automatically be entered into a giveaway for free macarons for a YEAR (10 macarons per month)!
  • 6:30pm: TGIF! – Pick Your Project Workshop at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts): Looking for a fun night out with friends or family? Create your own unique wood sign or clock! Select a wood project from their gallery. They will 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Every Friday night, there is FREE live music in Beaumont. Come out and spend the evening at Moondance! Music by: Rebel without a Cause.
  • 7pm: Crank & Boom Sprint For Scoops 3K (fitness/health): Come out for the 3rd Annual Crank & Boom Sprint For Scoops 3K & Kids Little Scoops 1K on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7pm at Wellington Park in south Lexington. Chip timed 3K (1.86 miles) run/walk event on scenic park course with paved trails to benefit Nourish Your Neighborhood. Delicious Crank & Boom craft ice cream for all!
  • 7:30pm: Annie at the Lexington Children’s Theatre: It’s time for LCT’s 18th Annual Summer Family Musical – Annie! Tickets available: HERE(Also, on July 20 at 2pm, July 21 at 2pm, July 26 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 2pm, July 28 at 2pm, and July 28 at 6:30pm).
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Broadway Under the Stars” at Woodland Park: 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. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • 8am: Downtown Makers Markets at 251 West Main Street: Lexington Makers Market highlights local artists, craftspeople, and makers in a fun festival setting. Find items from ceramics to beaded jewelry to hand-carved kitchen ware. See a list of participating vendors: HERE.
  • 9am: Bluegrass Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place: Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9 am to 2 pm Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot, 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington. They are 100% Kentucky Proud!
  • 10am: Junior Chef “Ice Cream Brownie Bowls” at Williams Sonoma (food): The only thing better than a brownie is one that’s shaped like a bowl and filled with ice cream! In this class, you’ll use a Brownie Bowl Pan to make yummy chocolate brownies and then fill them with freshly-made ice cream! Yum! Intreated?! Contact them directly at (859) 245-5127 or visit their website! Class Fee: $40 **Includes Brownie Bowl Pan.
  • 11am: Blue Stallion’s 6th Birthday at Blue Stallion Brewing: On Saturday, July 20th, they are debuting Wilderness Trail Distillery Rum Barrel Aged Tropical Gose and Lexipolitan bottles at 11am with Tarantino Trivia at 7pm! Dad’s Favorites Deli will provide all the cheese!
  • 11am: The BBQ Buddha Mastery Series Class I Ribs at Housewarmings (food): This first Class on Ribs will provide you all the knowledge you need to become your own Backyard Grillmaster! Class Fee: $35.00/person or both classes for $60.00 (Ribs & Brisket). More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: IP&J at Fusion Brewing (food): They are back at Fusion on Manchester and will be featuring both sandwiches with handmade Cuban bread, pickles, and mustard, as well as Kentucky’s ONLY plantain tortilla tacos. Vegan options available as well.
  • 2pm: Annie at the Lexington Children’s Theatre: It’s time for LCT’s 18th Annual Summer Family Musical – Annie! Tickets available: HERE. (Also, on July 21 at 2pm, July 26 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 2pm, July 28 at 2pm, and July 28 at 6:30pm).
  • 3pm: Sixth for a Cause & Pay It Forward – Foster Care Council at West Sixth Brewing (cause): Come out on Saturday, July 20 from 3pm to 7pm at the Taproom for their Sixth for a Cause benefitting their friends at Foster Care Council! They’ll have a tour at 4pm; The Sweet Shop, a pop-up women’s boutique benefitting foster children, will be set up in the Barrel Room from 5pm to 7pm; and the Foster Care Council crew will be set up in the beer garden.
  • 6pm: Summit Soiree at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come out for an evening full of food, live music, and even more tasty fun! Chef Ouita Michel will be offering a low country boil. They’ll have adult libations, a big tent & plenty of seating!
  • 6pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green (music): Come out for live music!
  • 6pm: BGT’s Bourbon & Brews on Broadway at Dr. Thomas Hunt Morgan House (210 North Broadway): It is an event you do not want to miss, with funktastic live music, specialty Maker’s Mark cocktail created by Lexington’s best mixologist, our own beer garden thanks to our friends at West Sixth, Longwood Antique Wood cocktail bar, and plenty of games and art not to mention an impressive collection from our silent auction. Tickets available: HERE
  • 7pm: Quentin Tarantino Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Play some trivia!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games):
  • 7pm: THe NigHT sTANd ArT ANd MusiC sOiree at Rock House Brewing: K10ArT’s Night Stand Art and Music Show with guest Artists DRIFTWOOD GYPSY, ENRIQUE GONZALES, BANDIT SUN, and HOMEGROWN COLLECTIVES. Cover charge is $10.
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Broadway Under the Stars” at Woodland Park: 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Dive-In Movie at Shillito Park: Movie night in the pool! Beat the heat and enjoy the movie, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” at Shillito pool! They only do this once a summer, so don’t miss out. ONLY 500 PEOPLE CAN ATTEND SO DON’T BE LATE! $1 for adults 16 and over and free for youth!

 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • 11am: National Ice Cream Day Celebration at Williams Sonoma (food): Come out as they use their Cookie Cake Pan Set to transform this nostalgic snack into a luscious cake filled with ice cream – just in time for National Ice Cream Day! Interested?! Contact them directly at (859) 254-5127 or visit their website! Class Fee: $30 **Includes their Cookie Cake Pan Set.
  • 11am: IP&J at Wild Fig (food): They are back at The Fig featuring Kentucky’s ONLY plantain tortilla tacos. Vegan options available as well.
  • 11:30am: Brunch with Jenna and Friends at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (food): Come out for a Sunday funday of fabulous performers and an amazing buffet of incredible food! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 12pm: National Ice Cream Day at NoBaked Lexington (food): July 21st is National Ice Cream Day and they are celebrating with a sidewalk party! Come out for a homemade ice cream cart pop-up featuring our favorite flavors – Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, and Black Raspberry Chip! Play corn hole and other yard games!
  • 1pm: Grill & Chill with Wyatt Sarbacker and DNR at J Gumbos (food): Chef Wyatt Sarbacker is taking over the grill this Sunday! He’ll be featuring Porter Road Butcher sausages and doing some fun twists with their menu. Plus from 1pm to 3pm DNR (Deep Nourished Roots) will be out playing on the patio.
  • 2pm: Summer Time Yappy Hour at Mirror Twin Brewing: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Mirror Twin Brewing are partnering with the Lexington Pit Crew to bring you weekly “Yappy hours” every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. They will be donating $2 per Tito’s cocktail during every Yappy Hour all summer back to support the Lexington Pit Crew!!
  • 2pm: Annie at the Lexington Children’s Theatre: It’s time for LCT’s 18th Annual Summer Family Musical – Annie! Tickets available: HERE. (Also, on July 26 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 2pm, July 28 at 2pm, and July 28 at 6:30pm).
  • 4pm: Sunday Funday Trivia at Fusion Brewing (games): Come on down and see how your general knowledge stacks up!
  • 8pm: SummerFest at Woodland Park Presents “Broadway Under the Stars” at Woodland Park: 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: King of the Hill Trivia at Soundbar (games): Come out for five rounds of trivia!

 

Monday, July 22, 2019

  • 11am: Hostess and Little Debbie Tap Takeover at Mirror Twin Brewing (alcohol/food): They have done it again….Relive your childhood by joining them for a Hostess Tap Takeover happening in our taproom! Do you remember what your favorite lunchbox snack was?! Whats on Tap? Mexican Lager with Ding Dongs, Blonde with Honey Buns, Peanut Butter Milk Stout with Sno Balls, Brown Ale with Cosmic Brownies, and NEIPA with Strawberry Shortcake rolls
  • 6pm: Goat Cheese Class at wine + market (food): Summer is here! Let’s celebrate with goat cheese in all of it’s amazing forms. You will be able to try cheeses from all of the world, and you’ll talk about the history and artistry that goes into each. $20 per person, wine by the glass available. RSVP only by calling the store at (859) 225-0755.
  • 6:30pm: Kentucky Themed Trivia Night at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Come enjoy a night of Kentucky-themed trivia and support Kentucky kids who are behind in reading! Blue Stallion Brewing will donate 10% of taproom sales to Reading Camp at this Mission Monday event!
  • 7pm: Bluegrass on the Patio at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Come out every Monday night for Bluegrass Music featuring 27 South on the patio (weather permitting) at J. Render’s!
  • 8pm: The Lion King Themed Trivia at Tin Roof (games): Don’t miss out on this special night of trivia!

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • 2pm: Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place: Kentucky Proud crops are coming in strong! Come out to the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 2pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot, 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington.
  • 2pm: Tea Tuesday at Waveland (food): Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 pm in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. Call today to schedule your tea at Waveland! 859-272-3611. All Tea Prices: $30.00 per person.
  • 6:30pm: Paddle Pose & Pivot Pints at Jacobson Park (fitness): Come out for a relaxing 1 hour Relaxation Paddle Pose class located on Winganeek Farm. You will enjoy 1 hour of relaxing stretching and poses on your paddle board under the blue sky and then end the class by taste testing some Local Ciders from Pivot Brewing Company. This class will be held every second and fourth Tuesday in June and July and drink offering will be changed each time. All equipment is included or you can bring your own! Please select correct ticket during booking. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out on Tuesdays for the chance to earn yourself some cash in the process. 
  • 9pm: Tuesday Night Trivia at bd’s Mongolian Grill – Hamburg (games): Prizes for top places and for best team name!
  • 10pm: Cornhole Tournament at Soundbar (games): Sign in your two person team at the bar by 10pm. The tournament starts shortly after. CASH PRIZES for 1st and 2nd Place. NO COVER. They also have Pong, Giant Connect 4, Cornhole, N64, PS4, and Nintendo Wii systems, so start practicing, because there are more tournaments coming every Tuesday!

 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

  • 11am: Harry Potter Birthday Celebration at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Wednesday, July 31st is Harry Potter’s Birthday! Come and celebrate the magic! They will have magical fun and festivities, perfect for the whole family. Dress in your Hogwarts finest for their costume contest, test your knowledge at Harry Potter trivia, and sip a butterbeer in the bookstore/bistro. All Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts, and Wizarding World books and gifts will be 22% off in honor of the 22nd anniversary of Harry Potter’s debut. And make sure to enter their give-a-way for a family trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando! More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come outside of Honeywood every Wednesday for fresh produce, entertainment and more! They will feature local farmers and different pop-ups throughout the season!
  • 6:30pm: Healthy in an Instant at William Sonoma (food/class): With your Instant Pot and their new collection of more than 70 healthy recipes, you can create everything from sweet and savory breakfasts to warming soups, satisfying entrees and delectable desserts! In this class, you will whip up Chicken Tacos and Avocado Spread, perfect for a quick and easy summertime dinner! Interested?! Contact them directly at (859) 245-5127 or visit their website! Class Fee: $40 **Includes their Williams-Sonoma Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook. Class Menu: Chicken Tacos w/ Avocado Spread & Pinto Beans. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Unplugged Open Bluegrass Jam at The Barn Door Tap Room at Whole Food (music): Bring your instrument but leave your amp at home. You 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. Must be 21 or older to purchase alcohol.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Play trivia and win prizes!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Burl Arcade (games): Come out for FREE pub style trivia every Wednesday night from 7pm to 9pm.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat Lexington (games): Grab a beer and your smartest pals – trivia is free to play. You may even win a prize!
  • 10pm: Best of Broadway Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Come sing and hear your favorites from Broadway!

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019 – LEXINGTON RESTAURANT WEEK

  • 11am: Lexington Restaurant Week at Various Restaurants (food): The best locally owned restaurants in the Bluegrass strut their stuff again in 2019. Save the date July 25th – August 3rd. Multi-course lunch and dinner specials are $27, as well as two can dine for $27. See the restaurants that are participating and their menus: HERE.
  • 3pm: Evening Farmers Market at 1801 Alexandria Drive: Shop local produce!
  • 5pm: East End Community Market at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center: Our veggies are cooperatively purchased, so we’re able to buy direct from local farms at wholesale cost. Your family can join the fun by pre-ordering your share – they use a sliding scale, so EVERYONE is included.
  • 6pm: Summer Seedleaf Social at Kentucky Native Cafe: Come out for a fun night of music and garden vibes as they celebrate summer successes. Music by the Possum Queens.
  • 7pm: Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music on its new night, Thursday! Tonight’s band: The Price Sisters.
  • 7pm: BURNING KENTUCKY at the Kentucky Theater (film): In the hazy mountains of eastern Kentucky, a young woman searches for the missing pieces of a mysterious event that killed her family. When the truth is revealed, she must choose between the love of a man… or avenging her family. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7pm: Four Course Wine Dinner at Sutton’s Restaurant (food): Last Thursday of every month. RSVP is required!
  • 7:30pm: Annie at the Lexington Children’s Theatre: It’s time for LCT’s 18th Annual Summer Family Musical – Annie! Tickets available: HERE(Also, on July 26 at 7:30pm, July 27 at 2pm, July 28 at 2pm, and July 28 at 6:30pm).
  • 8pm: Blue Stallion Team Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): You and your friends can win awesome prizes from the brewery or a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli if you’ve got the best team name!

 

 

Have a good weekend, and be sure to share this post, so the word can get out about what’s going in Lexington this week!

Whitney S.

I'm Whitney, the founder of Fabulous in Fayette, and I'm a Proud Kentuckian, who is in love with her city of Lexington. I'm dedicated in sharing what our city and has to offer to locals, and whoever may visit in the future. I showcase numerous events, local businesses and restaurants, as well as bourbon. Every Friday, I post a list of over 100 things to do in Lexington for the upcoming week, so everyone can know what's going on and have a chance to get out and explore Lexington.

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Hey y'all! My name is Whitney, and I'm the founder of Fabulous in Fayette. I grew up and lived in Appalachia for 22 years. In 2008, I left my life in Appalachia behind, and have been living in Lexington ever since. I'm a Proud Kentuckian and am in love with my city of Lexington. It's seriously one of the best places to live!

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