Wednesday, July 1
Paint the Town is July 1 at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center.
The 44th annual Bluegrass 10,000 is virtual this year. Runners can race any time between July 1 and July 7. No prizes or course records will be awarded this year.
Saturday, July 4
Lexington’s Fourth of July Fireworks will launch from R.J. Corman Railroad. Citizens are encouraged to practice safe social distancing and wear a mask when in a crowd. Residents who can’t see the fireworks from their homes are encouraged to drive to an appropriate parking spot and celebrate from their cars.
Friday, July 10
Berea Craft Festival is going virtual on Friday, July 10 from 9 am until 5 pm.
Breyerfest, the annual summertime show at the Kentucky Horse Park, will be a virtual fest this year, July 10-12.
Lexington Men’s Golf Championships are scheduled for July 10 through 12 at Lakeside Golf Course, Gay Brewer Jr. Course at Picadome and Kearney Hill Golf Links.
Friday, July 17
BIA’s Grand Tour of Homes is July 17 through July 19, and July 24 through July 26. Friday tour hours are from 5 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays are from noon to 5 pm.
Saturday, July 25
The Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville, KY has been postponed until July 25, 2020. The original festival date was slated for June 4-7.
Wednesday, July 29
Ballet Under the Stars is planned for July 29 through August 2 at Moondance Amphitheater, as of press.
Saturday, August 1
Lexington Women’s Golf Championships are scheduled for August 1 and 2 at Lakeside Golf Course and Tates Creek Golf Course.
Saturday, August 8
A Midsummer Night’s Run, originally scheduled for August 8, is going virtual for 2020. Participants can choose to walk or run any 5k
Saturday, August 15
The 2020 Woodland Art Fair is the Lexington Art League’s premiere event. This year marks the 45th year the Woodland Art Fair has been held. The Woodland Art Fair is scheduled for Saturday, August 15 and Sunday August 16.
Wednesday, August 19
The Grammy nominated comedian Jim Gaffigan performs The Pale Tourist at Rupp Arena on August 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
Saturday, August 22
BIA’s Tour of Remodeled Homes is from noon to 5 pm on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23.
Saturday, September 5
The Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled for September 5. The last time the derby was postponed was in 1945 due to WWII. The Kentucky Oaks is also rescheduled for the new Derby Eve, which will be Friday, September 4.
Canceled for 2020
The Backstreet Boys concert scheduled for July 27 at Rupp Arena has been rescheduled for September 8, 2021.
The 2020 Barbasol Championship, part of the PGA Tour, has been canceled. Originally scheduled for July 16-19 at Keene Trace Golf Club, the tournament is set to return in 2021.
The Christmas in July 6K at Coldstream Park, originally scheduled for July 25, has been rescheduled for July 24, 2021.
The I Know Expo will be rescheduled to Spring 2021. (The initial August makeup date has been canceled.)
The Kentucky Wine & Vine Festival originally scheduled for the Spring has been canceled for 2020.
Leeds Center for the Arts is postponing their summer musical, The Music Man, until the summer of 2021.
The Lexington Theatre Company has postponed their summer 2020 season.
Lexington Restaurant Week, originally scheduled for July 23 through August 2, has been canceled for 2020 and will return July 22, 2021 through August 1, 2021.
The Miss Kentucky and Miss Kentucky’s Outstanding Teen competition has been postponed until summer of 2021.
Railbird Music Festival scheduled for August 22-23 at Keeneland has been canceled. Railbird will return next year on August 20-21, 2021.
Picnic With The Pops has decided to cancel their 41st performance of the popular summer event. Concern for both patrons and musicians were at the forefront of making the decision, as well the logistical requirements of large gatherings. Picnic with the
Pops will return in 2021.
Lexington Social Services announced the cancellation of this summer’s Senior Intern Program and Summer Youth Job Training Program because of the health risks of COVID-19. Both annual programs are expected to resume in the summer of 2021
This article also appears on page 26 of the Summer 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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