Lexington, KY Calendar – August 2021

Wednesday, August 4

The City of Lexington hosts a monthly interactive digital panel series — “Mornings with Planning” — on the first Wednesday of the month. August’s discussion is on Wednesday, August 4, 9-10 am, with a focus on Placemaking and Placekeeping.

Emmylou Harris performs at Riverbend (Cinci).

Saturday, August 7

Shop local artists and makers at Kre8Market’s Fair & Expo on Saturday, August 7 at noon at Kre8Now Makerspace on Codell Drive.

Help protect our creeks with the Lexington Creek Sweep by cleaning up your neighborhood, backyard, or park on August 7-15. Free Creek Sweep kits are available for pick up from partner locations. Find out more online at LexingtonKY.gov/CreekSweep.

Saturday, August 14

The Small Town America Festival returns to Mount Sterling, Kentucky on Saturday, August 14 at 10 am until 4 pm. Mt. Sterling is a short, beautiful drive from Hamburg, and the Festival is a day of fun, including a car show, corn hole tournament, talent show, vendors, paint the small town, farmers market, 5K, health fair and kids area. Free admission. Presented by Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County Tourism and Community Trust Bank.

Lexington’s Picnic With the Pops returns Saturday, August 14, 2021 at The Meadow at Keeneland. For more than 40 years, Picnic with the Pops has hosted Lexington’s longest-running outdoor music event; featuring a unique world-class guest artist each year, music by The Lexington Philharmonic, picnic dinners, contests and more in a light-hearted, family-friendly atmosphere.

A Midsummer Night’s Run is Saturday, August 14 at 7:30 pm in downtown Lexington.

Monday, August 16

Tickets go on sale for Keeneland’s 2021 October Fall Meet.

Saturday, August 21

The Woodland Arts Fair returns to Woodland Park near downtown on August 21 and 22.

Man O’ War Harley-Davidson and the Galilean Home are proud to present the Chains of Freedom Ride. This annual bug run is scheduled for Saturday, August 21. Registration begins at 10 AM and kickstands will be going up at 11:15 AM. The cost is only a $10 donation per rider and it will include a lunch stop at “The Bread of Life” Restaurant.

Friday, August 27

Head to Lexington Children’s Theatre for a two-day event celebrating the legacy of Larry and Vivian Snipes on Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28. On Friday, LCT celebrates the Snipes with a ticketed, adults-only (21+) event beginning at 6:30 pm, featuring a cocktail hour, re-creations of scenes from plays, and a silent auction.

Saturday, August 28

Railbird Festival returns to Lexington on Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29 at Keeneland.

The Lexington Children’s Theatre Family Festival is Saturday, August 28. Drop by between 11 am and 2 pm for theatre games, cra s, and behind-the-scenes tours. A performance of Cows Don’t Fly and other known facts at 12:30 pm.



SEP 4 Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival, Winchester

SEP 9 Comic Con returns to downtown

SEP 11 UK Football Home Opener vs. Missouri at Kroger Field

SEP 24 Christ the King’s Oktoberfest

OCT 2 Winchester Downtown Arts Festival

OCT 8 Keeneland Fall Meet begins

OCT 15 Mt. Sterling Court Day





This article also appears on page 16 and 17 of the August 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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