March 2020 | Lexington Area Events

Special Events

First Sunday Guided Nature Tour: Build-Your-Own Bluebird House | Josephine Sculpture Park |March 1

1-2pm. $25 per birdhouse (registration required). It’s time to put out your birdhouses for our backyard friends! Join us at Josephine Sculpture Park to build and take home a birdhouse designed for eastern bluebirds. (These make a great gifts, too!) Cost is $25 per birdhouse; includes bluebird house building materials; paint supplies; and instruction on build, birdhouse placement and care, and information about eastern bluebirds. All ages welcome; children must be accompanied by adult.

Registration required; space is limited.

Fly Tying Night | Country Boy Brewing Georgetown Taproom |March 1

Come join for a fly tying afternoon at Country Boy Brewing’s Taproom in Georgetown this Sunday. Bring your tools and material, and your stories. You might also bring some funds to buy a ticket for our upcoming banquet on March 7th! Tickets will be available!

Kids Art for Good Canvas Painting | Crank and Boom Lexington | March 3

6:30 – 7:30 PM
Hosted by On the Move Art Studio

COST: $20 PER CHILD – includes canvas, paint, smock, painting supplies, guided lesson, ice cream scoop from Crank & Boom, and one-on-one instruction. Limited to the first 25 children who sign up, ideal age range is 7 years and older.

Bottled in Bond Day with E.H. Taylor | Whiskey Bear Bar Lexington | March 3, 6 – 9 pm

A special evening in honor of the Bottle In Bond Act of 1897 and the legendary Bourbon distiller who fought like hell to make it happen, Colonel E.H. Taylor Jr. I –> E.H. Taylor merchandise giveaways, great whiskey and a whole lot of fun. FREE event.

Pinhook Rye’d on Release Party | Whiskey Bear Bar Lexington |March 4, 6 – 8pm

An extra special Whiskey Wednesday to celebrate and taste the first Pinhook rye distilled at Castle & Key and the first whiskey to come off the stills at the former Old Taylor Distillery since the early 70’s. Complimentary taste of Pinhook’s Rye’d On + Drink Specials.

Lunchtime Lecture Series | KY Horse Park | March 5 12:30pm

Pack a lunch on Thursday, March 5 at 12:30 PM for a Lunchtime Lecture with Milton C. Toby at the International Museum of the Horse! Milt Toby is an attorney and author who has been writing about Thoroughbred racing for more than 40 years. He will be discussing his ninth book, Taking Shergar: Thoroughbred Racing’s Most Famous Cold Case.

Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show | Kentucky Horse Park, March 5 – 8

The 2020 event may be the Blue Grass Trust’s best show yet, with a stellar line-up of VIPs, speakers and special guests.  Beautiful regional show, 70+ Quality Dealers of antiques, fine art, garden & floral design, silver, jewelry, rugs, prints, maps & more, complimentary daily lectures, ala carte cafes & bars.   See BGT website for further info. 10am – 5pm

Science Friday: Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet | Living Arts & Science Center | March 6

Join us for Science Friday at the Farish Planetarium to learn about our amazing planet, solar system, galaxy, and beyond!

Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet
Suitable For: 10+
Learn how scientists and engineers collaborate to help society prepare for a safer environment — and a safer future. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons — and how geological activity influences the course of human history.

Tails and Ales | Campbell House, March 6 – 7pm

This is one event you don’t want to miss! Tails & Ales, sponsored by Nancy Barron & Associates, Inc, will be held on Friday, March 6th from 7pm to 10pm at The Campbell House. This fun beer-tasting event also features an online auction, live music by Kenny Owens & Group Therapy, games, raffles and more!

Registrants for Tails & Ales will receive a FREE collectible tasting glass that can be used to sample craft beers from multiple breweries at the event! Dress is business casual. All guests must be at least 21 years of age. Online ticket sales will end at 12pm on Thursday, March 5th. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Sorry, personal pets are not permitted at this event. For more information, click here.

Puncheon Creek at Country Boy Brewing Taproom | Georgetown | March 6

Join Puncheon Creek as they make their debut at Country Boy Brewing Georgetown Taproom. First set starts @ 7 P.M. Come out for food, fun, & music. Support local business & local music.

International Women’s Festival | Living Arts & Science Center | March 7

The Lyric is excited to present our second annual International Women’s Festival on Saturday, March 7, from 12-5 PM. Attendees are able to enjoy performances, international food, shop with local vendors, learn more about local organizations, and browse an art exhibition specifically created and curated to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The mission of the International Women’s Festival is to highlight women-owned businesses and organizations in Lexington, KY, while also giving a platform for local female (including those who identify as) artists and performers to work together in celebrating International Women’s Day. Our ultimate goal is to support, empower, and celebrate women of different cultures as we continue to step up to become leaders in our government, our communities, and the arts.

March Farm to Table Dinner at Wildside Winery | Wildside Winery Versailles | March 7

Join Spark Community Café at Wildside Winery for our March Farm-to-Table Dinner! Tickets include a four course farm-to-table meal catered by Spark Community Café, along with a flight of four locally crafted Kentucky wines from Wildside Winery!
Reach out to with any questions!

Bourbon Palate Training | Whiskey Bear Bar Lexington | March 7, 4 – 6pm

Learn to detect the nuanced flavors of bourbon like a professional taster from one of the best in the industry. Your go-to bourbons will never taste the same again! Space is limited. Online registration strongly suggested. $20 or both Palate Training classes for $40

Conservation Banquet & Fundraiser | Wisebird Cider | March 7

It is that time — The BLUEGRASS TROUT UNLIMITED CONSERVATION BANQUET! This event is held only once a year and helps us raise money for local, state and national programs which help to conserve, protect, and restore coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy | March 7

Saturday, March 7, 202010:00 am – 3:00 pm$265/personSpend a full, interactive day at the Woodford Reserve Distillery with Master Distiller Chris Morris and/or Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall learning the fine art of crafting and appreciating bourbon – America’s native spirit. The day includes an extensive behind-the-scenes tour of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, an interactive demonstration of using grains to make mash, charring a barrel and tasting a variety of whiskeys. In addition, you will be guided through an exclusive Flavor Wheel demonstration that helps you identify the flavors in Woodford Reserve. A delicious bourbon-inspired lunch is included. To book your reservation, click here.

Edible Plants | McConnell Springs Park | March 7

Have you ever looked at a berry and thought, “Is it poisonous or delicious?” In this class, you’ll learn how to spot and correctly identify a variety of edible plants. Please call 859-225-4073 to register.

The Cat in the Hat | Lexington Children’s Theatre |March 7

The day of our story was a cold cold wet day, so Sally and her brother could not go out to play. After sitting, and sitting, and sitting some more, they couldn’t have imagined who would walk through that door! Now the Cat in the Hat was a sight to see, with his magic and games, he brought the children such glee. Until Thing One and Thing Two’s tricks went very amiss, and the Fish knew their mother would definitely not like this! Will the children be able to stop all the hullabaloo? Well, what would YOU do if it were up to you? For more information, click here.

Feast 2020 | Fasig-Tipton, March 10 – 6 – 9pm

FoodChain presents the 4th annual FEAST – a food event for foodies, like no other in the region! FEAST features nationally acclaimed women chefs from around the country and talented women chefs from Kentucky. You’ll enjoy creative food samplings by each of the 17 chefs, cocktails and fun as you casually mix, mingle and enjoy the quintessential Kentucky setting of Fasig-Tipton.

Proceeds from FEAST tickets sales and sponsorships benefit FoodChain, a nonprofit now in its 9th year, dedicated to bringing a new approach to connecting communities with fresh food. FoodChain has educated over 35,000 people about sustainable food production, wholesome meal planning, and fresh local food preparation for a stronger community.

Halfway to Books in Progress | Wise Bird Cider | March 10

Join the Carnegie Center at Wise Bird Cider for a special evening of good books and good music as we gear up for the 2020 Books-in-Progress Conference. We’ll have music by Uncle Sam’s Bait Shop, readings from Hannah Pittard (author of VISIBLE EMPIRE and LISTEN TO ME, University of Kentucky Director of Creative Writing), and Wise Bird’s Short Stories cider on tap.

We’re especially excited to offer DISCOUNTED registration prices for the 2020 Books-in-Progress Conference at the event! Register with us that evening to receive $50 off your conference fees. Discount applies to Early Bird rates (Early Bird rates: $175; $150 for students). Note: This offer is only available to those who attend the Halfway to Books in Progress event on March 10 (no refunds). Suggested donation: $10 (benefits the Carnegie Center)

College Basketball Trivia | Galvins on Main – Georgetown | March 11

Kentucky Crafted Market | Kentucky Horse Park, March 13 – 15 – CANCELLED

The Kentucky Crafted Market is the Kentucky Arts Council’s premier marketing event of Kentucky artistry produced each year. The show features the highest quality art, craft, literature, music and food found in the state. More than 200 Kentucky Crafted and select out-of-state artists, musicians and artisanal food producers make their finest work available to wholesale buyers and the general public during the three-day event.  Wholesale buyers have the rare opportunity at The Market to place orders directly with producers of Kentucky traditional and contemporary fine art and craft, as well as publishers of Kentucky related books and specialty food products.

Kentucky is one of a few states in the nation to sponsor a show of this kind for its arts and craft businesses. Its 37-year tradition of excellence has not gone unnoticed. The Kentucky Crafted Market was named the No. 1 Fair & Festival in the country four times by readers of AmericanStyle Magazine. The Southeast Tourism Society has named it a Top 20 Event for 15 years. See website for ticket prices and show hours.

Friday the 13th Ghost Tea | Waveland State Historic Site | March 13

Is Waveland really haunted? Yes! You will be served tea sandwiches, scones, desserts and tea followed by the Lexington Paranormal Society will scare you with stories as you walk from room-to-room in the dark with only a candle to guide you. Adults only. Front door of mansion will open 15 min prior to tea. You will check in and be seated when you arrive. Gluten Free options available. $5.00 fee for gluten option. Must be requested at time of registration. $35.00 per person – Seating is limited.

Spotz Versailles Anniversary Celebration | Spotz Gelato Versailles | March 13 – 15

We are tickled pink to be celebrating Spotz Versailles Anniversary all weekend long! We will have special flavors, in store specials, giveaways and even an extra Special Guest, Spotty the Unicorn! Make plans to join us for the fun!

Crafts on Tap: Make Your Own Dog Treats | Living Arts & Science Center | March 13

Crafts On Tap – Make Your Own Dog Treats with Heather Donlan. March 13 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Ages 21+ Only | $35 (Members $30)

Make your own HOMEMADE DOG TREATS. Join us for a bark-tacular evening of baking yummy treats for man’s best friend. Let’s spoil our furbabies together and learn the fine art of dog biscuit baking. Light refreshments provided. Ages 21+ only. Register at

Advanced Bourbon Palate Tasting | Whiskey Bear Bar Lexington | March 14, 4 – 6pm

Take your experience of Bourbon to the next level! This one is a game-changer for all bourbon aficionados. Space is limited. Online registration strongly suggested. $25 or both Palate Training classes for $40

41st Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival | Lexington, March 14 – CANCELLED

The parade and festival are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. At 10:45 a.m., the “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse kicks off the free festival. The parade begins at 1 p.m., rain or shine! For more information click here.

Shamrock Shuffle | Somerset Pulaski County | March 14 – CANCELLED

YOU’RE INVITED to attend the 8th Annual Chamber of Commerce Shamrock Shuffle 5K run / walk that will take place on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Come out for a day of fun and racing in the Pulaski County area as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day ….. Lake Cumberland Style !!!

The Shamrock Shuffle welcomes participants of all ability levels, from runners who are beginning their annual running and fitness regimen to seasoned veterans. The course is a measured 5K race, and professional chip timing will be used to ensure race time accuracy. For more information click here.

Snowbird Dressage III | Kentucky Horse Park, March 14

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors and spectators alike. Introductory, Training, First, Second, and Third and above levels will be exhibited. 8a – 6p

Midway St. Patrick’s Day Fest | Midway | March 14, 2 pm – CANCELLED

The Midway Business Association will host “St. Patrick’s Day Fest” on Saturday, March 14th from 2-6pm. Featuring Live music by the Twiggenburys, Country Boy Brewing, Wildside Winery, green/craft vendors, shop and restaurant specials! More details to be announced. For more information, click here.

“Write Your Life,” 6-Part Workshop w/ Teri Carter | Josephine Sculpture Park | March 14

Join this 6-part writing workshop with Teri Carter to take on fears about writing and gain tools the to start writing your life story.

“Write Your Life” 6-Part Writing Workshop with Teri Carter
Saturdays 9:30 to 11am: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11 & April 18. Workshop fee: $200 for 6 Classes. (All fees donated to JSP nature and art programming)

Writing our real-life stories sounds easy and even enjoyable until we sit down with a sheet of paper and feel immediately stuck. Where do I start? Can I write that about my mother, my kids, my job? How do I approach family secrets, abuses, taboos? What if I write my story and someone tells me I remembered it all wrong? We will take on the anxieties and fears around writing and provide you with tools to help turn down the noise and start writing your story. This class will take place at Josephine Sculpture Park indoors and outdoors, as weather permits.

Registration Required: Maximum 8 Students – Purchase online via eventbrite (registration + service fees), or contact us for payment via cash or check. Note for online purchase: Even though the workshop date on eventbrite only lists March 14, your purchase ensures your registration for all 6 Saturdays.

Decorative Spoons Workshop |Artworks at the Carver School |March 14

This is a unique woodcarving workshop opportunity offered by our Friends of McConnell Springs! If you want to start dabbling in woodcarving then this is a great intro!

The participants will carve and complete a decorative cooking spoon from a basswood Spoon blank. Painting the spoon is optional. Everyone should be able to complete their project during the workshop. All materials are included. This workshop is $15 for each carver. Ages 16 and up. Please call 859-425-2057 for more information!

Lexington CSA Fair | Wise Bird Cider | March 15

Join Bluegrass Farm To Table, the Organic Association of Kentucky and Wise Bird Cider at this free community event where we will be showcasing CSA (community supported agriculture) offerings from local farms! This is a great opportunity to meet farmers and explore how to buy local vegetables, meat, and other specialty items directly from a farm and conveniently pick them up close to your home or workplace or get them delivered to your doorstep!

There will also be great food, drink and live music for you as well! Forage Food Truck will be providing food with ingredients sourced from our CSA partners and Wise Bird Cider will be offering $1 off all house ciders during the event.

March Madness Trivia | Country Boy Brewing Georgetown Taproom | March 16 – CANCELLED

Get the tournament started off at the Georgetown taproom with March madness trivia Monday, March 16! Make sure you check out the #SurviveTheMadness specials we have through the tournament!

Kids Art Day | Crank and Boom Lexington | March 17 – CANCELLED

TIME: 5-8 pm
LOCATION: Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge, 1210 Manchester Street, Lexington KY 40504
WHO: Open to all kids

Road to the Horse 2020 | Alltech Arena, March 19 – RESCHEDULED to June 18 – 21

A vision of Steven and Tootie Bland, Road to the Horse was created with passion and perseverance. Steven and Tootie were believers in a message they wanted to share with the world. The message: create a relationship which is based on a foundation of trust with the horse, and everything else can be accomplished. Fans at Road to the Horse follow the journey and witness an accumulation of a lifetime of passion and knowledge be put to the test as elite clinicians from around the world face off for the coveted World Championship of Colt Starting title. Fans witness partnerships develop before their very eyes, they witness the setbacks and witness the triumphs, as competitors build a relationship with an untouched 3-year-old American Quarter Horse which will then be put to the ultimate test, where only one can walk away with the World Championship of Colt Starting title.

Tickets on sale now:

History of Woodford Co. Bourbon Tasting & Bourbon Pairing Dinner | Spark Community Cafe Versailles | March 20

History of Woodford County Bourbon Tasting & Bourbon Pairing Dinner. Friday, March 20, 2020 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm • $55, includes dinner.

Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship | Kentucky Horse Park, March 20 – 22 – CANCELLED

It is the mission of RSNC to lead the industry in developing and improving the sport of Ranch Sorting through affordability and a fair rating system. Their goal is to preserve the heritage and integrity of the ranching lifestyle while providing a family oriented, competitive riding experience at the grassroots level. These competitions are so popular because competing is affordable, with entry fees starting at $15 for a Beginner Ranch Hand.  Classes are jackpotted so contestants have an opportunity to WIN cash.  Even with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at stake, everyone can ride for $50 or less, even at the National Finals.  So come out and watch the fun! 8am – 4pm

Gallery Hop/Library After Hours | Lexington Public Library | March 20 – CANCELLED

See the newest exhibit on display in the Central Library Gallery and enjoy games and refreshment while you’re there! Music by Mike Norris. Cash bar by West Sixth Brewing. 140 E. Main St.

Annual Downtown Danville’s St. Paddy’s Day Crawl | Danville | March 21 – CANCELLED

Help us keep the LUCK OF THE IRISH going even after St. Patrick’s Day! Family-Friendly Fun! Discounts & Specials! WIN A FREE TOTE BAG! Stay local and join in the fun downtown!

GtownEats Week | Georgetown | March 21 – 28

#GTownEats Week is an 8️⃣-day culinary celebration featuring Georgetown restaurants, bakeries and drinking establishments. 🥃 Customers are encouraged to stop in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at any of the participating #GtownEats businesses for exclusive meals and deals ➡️ only available during this designated week. ✨

Don’t miss this delicious opportunity to support and celebrate all of the wonderful culinary options in Georgetown. 👩🏽‍🍳 You may just find a few 🆕 local spots or try some 🆒 dishes you won’t see on the menu again

#GtownEats Week details are available here:

Intro to Geocaching | Live Green Lexington | March 22 – CANCELLED

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt! Get hands-on experience and learn how to find your first cache. This event is family-friendly and requires no registration. Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone and have one of the following apps downloaded:, cachly, spyglass, or c:geo.

Learn more about geocaching and Live Green Lexington’s 12 stormwater-themed geocaches at This event is part of Water Week.

Talking Turkey | Country Boy Brewing Georgetown Taproom | March 25 – CANCELLED

Come to the Georgetown Taproom on Wednesday, March 25th to talk turkeys with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers! They will be hosting a turkey hunting class breaking down all of the necessities starting at 6pm! The class will consist of the following:

Basic Gear Review, Call Options and Demonstrations, Decoys, Techniques, Season Progression. Lastly, they’ll have a question/answer session for everyone in attendance. There will be a table for merchandise and an opportunity to sign up as members of the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers!

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2020 | Lexington Convention Center, March 26 – 29 – RESCHEDULED

A gathering of all things and people in the comic and collectible toy industry. The convention will be held in at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, KY

Spotz Georgetown Anniversary Celebration | Spotz Gelato Georgetown | March 27 – 29

We are tickled pink to be celebrating Spotz Versailles Anniversary all weekend long! We will have special flavors, in store specials, giveaways and even an extra Special Guest, Spotty the Unicorn! Make plans to join us for the fun!

Discovery Saturday: The Horse of Course | Living Arts & Science Center | March 28 – CANCELLED

Discover something new at Discovery Saturday!$5 General Admission includes…

Art Exhibitions | Art Instructors of the LASC in the Kinkead Gallery; Cricket Press, John Lackey, and Robert Beatty: Gig Posters and Music Ephemera in the Glo and Atrium Galleries; The Horse in the Atrium Gallery. Marksbury Discovery Gallery | Expedition Odyssey: Exploring Extreme Habitats. Farish Planetarium | Cosmology | 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM. Moosnick Maker’s Space | The Horse Of Course

Spring Opener Horse Show | Kentucky Horse Park, March 28 – 29 – CANCELLED

Saddle up for the 2020 Kentucky Horse Park Spring Opener Horse Show on March 28-29 in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena! English riders will compete Saturday and Western riders on Sunday in a wide variety of divisions and classes. All breeds of horses and ponies are welcome! Tiny Tots (8 and under) and Small Fries (12 and under) receive free class entries! For more information click here.

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage | Kentucky Horse Park, March 28 – CANCELLED

The Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test and Dressage Competition is dedicated to a former CKRH Board Member who for years worked to remove physical barriers to handicapped young people in our schools. Paul designed the first handicapped bus in the Fayette County Public Schools, and his design later served as a model for all handicapped buses in Kentucky. As Director of Maintenance for Fayette County schools, Paul oversaw the construction of handicapped ramps, installation of elevators and other structural remodeling to ensure access for every student.

Paul’s work with the handicapped and his interest in horses came together in the 1980s when he and his wife, Betty, accompanied a friend to her riding lesson. Paul was so impressed with CKRH that he volunteered to help do whatever was needed. We miss seeing Paul, but evidence of his work is around us always. This annual show is dedicated to his memory. It’s our way of saying, “Thank you,” and maybe it is his way of ensuring that CKRH continues to provide recreational, therapeutic and socialization opportunities to students of all ages.

Day Hike – Anglin Falls | Berea, KY |March 28

Saturday, March 28, 2020 @ 1:00PM. Location: Anglin Falls, approximately 13 miles south of Berea, KY. Description: Early spring wildflower walk on wooded trail that climbs to a lovely small waterfall. No animals. Rating: Easy to moderate. Approximately 1 mile up and return. Steep climb near the waterfall. Suitable for beginners.

Sign-up Instructions: RSVP required- Please contact leader by Friday, March 27 if you plan to participate. Leader will be leaving Louisville (with bag lunch) about 10:30 AM for this outing. Carpool or caravan From Louisville can be arranged if desired. Participants will need to sign the participant agreement. Click the link to find the agreement. –

RK Gun and Knife Show | Kentucky Horse Park, March 28 – 29 – CANCELLED

If you are a gun collector or a hunting enthusiast, the gun show at the Kentucky Horse Park is a great place to spend some time. RK Shows have a variety of vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear  to teach you, answer your questions, and help you find exactly what you’re looking for.  Safety is first at all of RK Shows Events, so we will have security and check-in points for the safety of our attendees and vendors. See website for tickets and show hours. 9am – 5pm

Night Sky Tour | Josephine Sculpture Park | March 28 – 8:30pm

Explore the night sky with expert guidance from Dan Price, NASA Solar System Ambassador, outside through our large telescopes. Includes multimedia presentation about the moon in the Art Barn from 8:30 to 9:30pm. Telescope night sky observation in the park from 9:30 to 11pm.  

Wine Barrel Tasking for the Springs Fundraiser | March 28

Friends of McConnell Springs and 14 participating wineries are sponsoring the 13th Annual Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs in and around Lexington, KY on Saturday, March 28, 2020. For a fee of $20/person participants can travel at their leisure to any of the participating wineries and sample wine in its final stage before actual bottling. Wineries are opened 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Proceeds will help the “Friends” support the education, restoration, and preservation programs at the Park. This is a rain or shine event. We are hoping to post the event brochure by mid-February. For more information call 859-229-5929.

Earth Hour | Raven Run Nature Sanctuary | March 28

Celebrate Earth Hour by taking a peaceful sunset walk. Please call 859-272-6105 to register. Some events may be weather dependent- please call prior to your arrival.