July 2019 | Lexington Area Events

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4th of July Spectacular | Berea | July 4

4th of July Spectacular is a wonderful event with food, live music, and kid’s activities. Once it is dark, Berea ends the evening with a fantastic firework display to celebrate our nation’s independence! For more information visit bereaky.gov/parks-recreation

(859)986-9402

Location: Berea City Park

Free Movie Friday | Blue Grass Stockyards | July 12

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Breyerfest | KY Horse Park | July 12 – 14

BreyerFest is Breyer Animal Creations’ annual celebration of horses at the Kentucky Horse Park – a fabulous three-day family festival that combines the excitement of a horse fair with model horse activities! Celebrate our 30th Anniversary July 12 -14, 2019 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY! Thirty years of BreyerFest will culminate in the largest ever celebration on record. You do not want to miss this!

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38th Annual Berea Craft Festival |July 12 – 14

The 38th Annual Berea Craft Festival will be held July 12-14, 2019 at Berea’s Indian Fort Theater. Over 100 juried artists from over 15 states will be on site demonstrating and selling their creations. For more information visit visitberea.com/berea-craft-festival.

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Festival of LearnShops | Berea | July 12 – August 2

Join outstanding professional artists and master craftspeople to experience practically any art form you can imagine. Select among workshops that last from two hours to four days to pursue your interest in sustainable living, media arts, collage, painting, Appalachian crafts, fiber arts, jewelry, glass, storytelling, literary arts, theatre, music, multimedia sculpture, woodworking, or professional learning for educators.

Whether your interest is creative writing, playing the dulcimer, or blacksmithing, the Berea Festival of Learnshops has something for you. Many of the learnshops are family friendly so bring your kids or grandkids, enroll them in the youth friendly offerings or you can both join an intergenerational learnshop and create together.

For more information visit Festival of Learnshops

Farmer to Table Dinner | Blue Grass Stockyards | July 18

The Stephen Foster Story 4th of July Celebration, July 4 – America’s Independence and Stephen Foster’s birthday at the amphitheater in Bardstown! Free festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. including bounce house, face painting, old fashioned games, cast members in costume, and more! The evening’s performance of The Stephen Foster Story begins at 8 p.m. and includes a free birthday cupcake for everyone at intermission. Following the show, sit back and relax as a beautiful fireworks display lights up the night to cap off the evening. Adults: $21 – $26, Children (6-12): $12 – $14, Children 5 & Under: Free. 411 E. Stephen Foster Ave., 502-348-5971 or 800-626-1563 www.stephenfoster.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, July 5 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, July 6 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-6991800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, July 6 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, July 12 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, July 13 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-6991800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Kentucky Railway Museum’s Train Robbery, July 13 – Join us for a wild ride as your train gets robbed by a gang of train robbers! Train departs at 2 p.m. Train ride is approximately 2 hours. You will be robbed! Proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children. Adults: $21.00 Children $16.00 (ages 2-12) under 2 is free. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502-549-5470 or 800-2720152. www.kyrail.org

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Bourbon Excursion, July 13 – Relax while you enjoy a 2½ hour excursion through the beautiful Central Kentucky countryside, a gourmet four-course meal, a tasting of bourbon hosted by a master distiller and a souvenir rocks glass. All guests must be 21 years and older. 5:00 p.m. Reservations required. $109.95 per adult. 602 N Third St., 502-3487300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, July 19 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, July 20 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, July 20 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-6991800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Farm to Table, July 20 – Enjoy a fabulous outdoor dinner with locally sourced food, prepared by local restaurants, and served in the heart of downtown Bardstown. Cocktails 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m. Call 502-348-4877 or visit www.bardstownmainstreet.com for ticket information.

Sidewalk Sales, July 20 – Join us Downtown for the Summer Sidewalk Sales Event 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eat, Shop, and Save! 502-350-6180 www.bardstownmainstreet.com

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Flight Simulator Sunday at Aviation Museum of KY | Lexington | July 21

Try your hand at flight on one of the flight simulators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Offered the third Sunday of the month from 1:30 – 4:30. Included with the cost of admission.

Edward Jones presents Summer Concert Series 2019, July 26 – Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical styles, from bluegrass to jazz, to classic rock, to country and Sousa. 7 – 9 p.m. at Bardstown Community Park. (In the event of rain, concert will be held at the Farmers Market on East Flaget Ave.) 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Whiskey City Cruisers, July 27 – Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear. Fourth Saturday of the month April-October. Kentucky Home Square shopping center. 2 p.m. – dusk. 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, July 27 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-6991800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com