June 2019 | Lexington Area Events

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20th Annual L&N Day | Berea |June 1

Established as a way to honor the historic 1917 L&N Depot (the only brick station still standing between Cincinnati and Knoxville), this event has become a day for train lovers of all ages!

Watch working model trains, browse through memorabilia, pick up a memento and join in storytelling of days gone by. Stand within feet of the track as trains go whizzing by!

Bring the whole family! Take a tour of the Depot, pick up a commemorative ticket and much more!

For more information call 800-598-5263.

Location: Berea Welcome Center
Address: 3 Artist Circle

Ghost Trek | Bardstown | June 1

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

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KY Horse Park Run/Walk Club | Lexington | June 4 – September 24

The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club (​#KHPRunWalkClub) will meet on Mondays from June 4 to September 24 (except Labor Day). Check-in is between 5-8 p.m. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center. Every week will feature a different variety of local craft beers, food trucks, music, vendors, yoga from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., and information tables from charities and local vendors. This is a free event and participants can either run or walk at their own pace. Participants can also choose between a 2-mile loop and a 3.5-mile loop around the park. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome!  For more information, visit the event page.

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Festival of the Bluegrass | KY Horse Park | June 6 – 9

Join us for the Festival of the Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this family-run festival, described as a ‘family reunion on steroids’ has a little something for everyone. Kids events include a music camp for youngsters 8-18 with an interest in bluegrass music. Join us this June at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. 

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US 25 Yard Sale| Berea, Georgetown| June 6-9

Find your treasure at the nation’s 10th largest annual yard sale event. 100s of yard sales located along 325 miles of US 25 from Clinton, Tennessee to Richwood, Kentucky. Georgetown area contact: Judy Wigginton at 859-824-6641.  For more information visit the US 25 Website.

11th Annual Beer Cheese Festival | Winchester | June 8

Experience this unique festival by sampling beer cheese! Purchae your favorite beer cheese right from the vendors. The festival also includes live music, a beer garden, arts and crafts and KY Proud Vendors. Downtown Winchester.

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Its a Grand Night For Singing! |University of Kentucky | June 7 – 9, 14 – 16

Each year UK Opera Theatre puts on It’s a Grand Night for Singing!, a popular musical revue featuring the best from Billboard to Broadway, starring over 100 UK Opera Theatre and the community performers. In 2017, they celebrated the 25th anniversary of Grand Night and look forward to many more!


Summer Concert Series 2019 | Bardstown | June 7

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

Kentucky Railway Museum’s Day out with Thomas | Bardstown | June 7-9

All aboard for Thomas the Tank Engine, as the classic storybook friend rolls into New Haven for a day of fun, games and train rides with Thomas. 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets $20. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502549-5470 or 800-272-0152. www.kyrail.org

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery | Bardstown | June 8

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, June 8 – 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

Ghost Trek | Bardstown | June 8

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

16th Annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour, Market Place and Silent Auction | June 8

Self-guided tour of beautiful gardens in historic Bardstown and the Nelson County area. Market place open at Nelson County Extension Office, 317 S. Third Street featuring vendors, plants, garden art, fine gift items and one-of-a-kind antiques. Market place is free to attend. www.bloomingbardstown.com

The Stephen Foster Story Opening Night | Bardstown | June 8

Celebrate the opening of the 61st season of The Stephen Foster Story! Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with live music, mingling cast members, food for purchase, complimentary beverages, cash bar, and more. Opening night performance of The Stephen Foster Story begins at 8pm and features more than forty songs written by Stephen Collins Foster including, “Oh! Susanna”, “Camptown Races”, “Beautiful Dreamer”, “Hard Times (Come Again No More)”, and “My Old Kentucky Home”. A cast of nearly fifty performers dressed in beautiful costumes bring the story to life each night through dance, drama, and familiar
songs the whole family can sing along to. Adults: $21 – $26, Children (6 -12): $12 – $14, Children 5 & Under: Free. 411 E. Stephen Foster Ave. For tickets and more information, please call 502-348-5971 or 800-626-1563, or visit www.stephenfoster.com

SoundScape! Music Festival | Frankfort | June 8

Night Sky Tour ~ Glow in the Dark Sculpture Walk ~ Illuminated Artworks ~ Crackling Bonfire ~ S’mores Bar ~ Food & Drink ~ jasmine Fouts ~ The Other Years ~ Big Maracas ~ Driftwood Gypsy
Josephine Sculpture Park | Frankfort

Elkhorn Creek Float Fest | Georgetown | June 8

Spend a relaxing and enjoyable day on Kentucky’s longest and loveliest creeks during the 2nd Annual Elkhorn Creek Float Fest on Saturday, June 8. This family-friendly event takes place at Peninsula Park in Georgetown, KY, which offers two easy float routes along Elkhorn Creek. Participants are invited to bring their most festive floats or rent them on site. In addition to floating, the afternoon features food, drinks and music. Pre-registration will be available soon. Rain date is Saturday, June 15. For more information, visit www.georgetownky.com or contact Georgetown/Scott County Tourism at 502-863-2547. Peninsula Park

Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward Class | Bardstown | June 13

Want to expand your knowledge about America’s Native Spirit? Come join the Kentucky Bourbon Festival for Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward training. With help from our friends at Moonshine University®, we will lead you through an in-depth program to expand your knowledge and increase your confidence about all things Bourbon. Ticket price includes a Certified Bourbon Steward Handbook and the opportunity to earn a Stave & Thief Certified Bourbon Steward lapel pin. Light appetizers will be served. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. $75 per person. Registration required, must be 21. For more information call 502-275-8384 or email info@kybourbonfestival.com Kentucky Bourbon Festival, 114 N. Fifth Street (3rd Floor Penthouse)

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Lexington Rodeo | KY Horse Park | June 14 & 15

2 day PRC rodeo event hosted by the Rotary Club of Lexington. Held in the Alltech Arena. Features Bareback, Saddlebronc and Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing and more. For more information visit their website.

Free Movie Friday | Blue Grass Stockyards | June 14


Yappy Hour: Flag Wag | Lexington | June 14

Head over to Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate for some tail-wagging fun! While leashed canines enjoy samples from vendors, their companions can unleash over cocktails and appetizers. Proceeds protect and maintain their dog-loving environment. 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 adults and includes drink tickets, treats, and appetizers. For more information click here.

Summer Concert Series 2019 | Bardstown | June 14

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

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KY Wine & Vine Fest | Nicholasville | June 14 – 15

Don’t miss your chance to experience the best wine event this side of NAPA Valley at The Kentucky Wine and Vine Fest. Celebrate Kentucky’s thriving wine industry with a Farm to Table Dinner, wine tasting from favorite Kentucky wineries, arts & Crafts, food vendors, live music and more.

National Bourbon Day | Bardstown | June 14

National Bourbon Day, June 14 – Celebrate America’s “Native Spirit” in the Bourbon Capital of the World.® Visit www.bardstownmainstreet.com for more information.

Beef BBQ Fest | Blue Grass Stockyards | June 15

From 4 to 8:30pm – Local Brisket & Steak Cook Off, One-Bite Contest, BBQ Sampling, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, Petting Zoo, Talent Contest, Touch-a-Truck, KY Proud Market and Barn Open House

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Bourbon Excursion | Bardstown | June 15

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

Ghost Trek | Bardstown | June 15

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

Bourbon City Street Concert | Bardstown | June 15

Bring your chairs and enjoy a summer evening full of great live music, good food, drink and even better company. Free event held in the heart of downtown Bardstown featuring both local and regional acts. 7 – 11:30 p.m. Call 502-3484877 or 800-638-4877 or visit www.bardstownmainstreet.com for more information.

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Flight Simulator Sunday at Aviation Museum of KY | Lexington | June 16

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.

Diamond Lil B-24 on Display | Aviation Museum of Kentucky | June 17 – 23

Summer Concert Series 2019 | Bardstown |June 21

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

Lawn Party | Lexington | June 22

Help preserve the legacy of Henry Clay and his beloved Ashland while enjoying the Summer’s Best Party. Guests enjoy cocktails and appetizers, dinner, live music, and silent and live auctions.

5:30 pm-9:30 pm. General Admission Tickets ($175) go on sale May 1st.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery | Bardstown | June 22

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

Whiskey City Cruisers | Bardstown |June 22

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

Ghost Trek | Bardstown |June 22

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 | Bardstown | June 22

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

Scott County Fair | Georgetown | June 26 – 29

Members of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club welcomes you to the 73rd Annual Scott County Fair, June 26-29. The fair is a family-oriented event with a wide variety of attractions and activities. For more information, visit scottcokyfair.comBrooking Park

Summer Concert Series 2019 | Bardstown | June 28

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

Party in the Park | Georgetown | June 29

Celebrate summertime with live music, food and drinks during Georgetown, KY’s Party in the Park concert series. Downtown Georgetown’s Royal Spring Park invites the public on Saturday, June 29 for a fun and free evening featuring the fun-loving Rocksteady band. The party starts at 7pm and ends when the crowd goes quiet. For more information, visit www.georgetownky.com or contact Georgetown/Scott County Tourism at 502-863-2547. Royal Spring Park

Ghost Trek | Bardstown |June 29

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