July 2020 | Lexington Area Events

With the cancellation of many public events, please check if the event you are interested in is still happening. We are updating our list as we find out about those being postponed or cancelled.

cookie decorating at wildside winery

Fourth of July Cookie Decorating Class |Wildside Winery | July 2

Grab your gal pal for an evening of 4th of July cookie decorating! You will learn the following in this class: piping and flooding cookies, wet on wet techniques and stenciling to create beautiful designs easily. No experience needed. You will go home with an adorable set to enjoy on the 4th with family and friends Each ticket includes 1 glass of wine, beer or soda. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and Lauren reserves the right to cancel for less than 8 participants. The winery is large and has lots of room for social distancing while decorating. Each participant will have your own supplies and a very easy to follow design guide. I am excited to share my tips and tricks with you to make decorating easy and fun.

Wildside Winery is located at 5500 Troy Pike in Versailles, KY.

4th of July Spectacular | Berea | July 4

Our 4th of July Spectacular is a wonderful event with food, live music, and kid’s activities. Once it is dark, we end the evening with a fantastic firework display to celebrate our nation’s independence!… read more >

Virtual Berea Craft Festival | Berea | July 10 – 12

The 39th Annual Berea Craft Festival will be held July 10-12, 2020 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… read more >

Virtual BreyerFest | KY Horse Park | July 10 -12

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! Join us for BreyerFest, July 10-12, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY! Honoring the 70th Anniversary of Breyer and 31 years of BreyerFest, you do not want to miss this incredible celebration of the horse! For more information, click here.

Cancelled | Festival of Learnshops | Berea | July 10 – 26

July 10 – 26, 2020! Grow Your Creative Side! Join outstanding professional artists, writers, musicians, craftspeople, and DIY practitioners to learn new skills and nurture your creativity. Select among workshops that last from two hours to four days to… read more

Cancelled | Barbasol Championship | Champions at Keene Trace | July 13 – 19

Selected Horses of Racing Age Auction |Fasig-Tipton |July 13

Virtual USPC Festival 2020, Presented by SSG Riding Gloves | KY Horse Park |July 13 – 20

The week-long Pony Club Festival is held every three years at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. More than 3,000 Pony Club members, volunteers, and families participate in this special event. The National Championships are held the first three days. Two more days follow with mounted and unmounted clinics and workshops taught by Pony Club graduates, Olympians, and equine industry professionals. Throughout the week, participants, family, and visitors can shop at the Festival Trade Fair, participate in and watch the Mock Fox Hunt, and enjoy all aspects of Pony Club activities!

Grape Tunes with Hi-5 | Wildside Winery | July 17 5:30pm

Wildside Winery is proud to bring you a fun way to get out of the house and have some fun, while staying safe with proper social distancing with their latest: GrapeTunes: A Drive-In Concert Experience with Hi-5!

Your ticket will provide you with 15 feet of space where you can park your car, pull out your lawn chairs and enjoy a live concert with local musicians.

They will be offering our delicious bottles of wine and pitchers of beer for you to purchase and enjoy while you listen. GoGo Burger will be bringing all their delicious flavors as well!

Choose VIP Parking for car-side service! Spaces are limited, so grab your ticket early!

The Smokehouse Dinner Series | July 19

Chef Chris Cain, Black Soil: Our Better Nature and Guide Realty join forces to support the participants of FoodChain Food Sector ProgramChef Chris Cain, Black Soil: Our Better Nature and Guide Realty join forces to support the participants of FoodChain Food Sector Training Program. Featuring LaRue County based, Cleav’s Family Market, Chef Cain will prepare to perfection mouthwatering cuts of meat paired with locally sourced sides accompanied by flagship flights from local breweries.
A portion of the proceeds from this 2 part series is designed to financially empower and support the participants of the FoodChain Food Sector Training Program.

Join Black Soil: Our Better Nature and its Presenting Sponsor, Guide Realty, for an exciting new Dinner Series featuring Smoked Meats + Flagship Flights + Cultivating Philanthropy.
SUNDAY, JULY 19 ETHEREAL BREWING For tickets, click here.

Lexington Restaurant Week | July 24 – August 2

Virtual Woodford Humane Society Summer Gala | Keeneland | July 25

Cancelled | Singing Bird Music School | Berea | July 29 – 31

Musicians of all experience levels are welcome to participate in three days of hands-on learnshops in old time fiddle, banjo, guitar, flatfoot dancing, and singing. The Singing Bird Music School celebrates the living legacy of Kentucky… read more >