Thursday, August 1

The final days of Lexington Restaurant Week continue through August 3. The best, independent restaurants in Lexington strut their stuff with irresistible deals on three-course prix-fixe meals.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars is August 1 thru 4 at Woodland Park. Preshow is 8 pm with main curtain at 9 pm.


Friday August 2

Health: group of people starting a raceLakeside Lager Cross Country 5k/10k is Friday, August 2 at 6:45 pm at Jacobson Park.

Fairway Flicks are at Lakeside Golf Course on Friday, August 2 at 7 pm. Pre-movie activities include putting challenges, foot golf, and more fun for all ages. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, the movie will begin at dark.


Saturday August 3

Cruise in Saturday, August 3 at 9 am for Cars & Coffee Car Show at the Regal Cinema’s parking lot in Hamburg Pavilion.

The Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network conference is Saturday, August 3 at the Hamburg Library.

Winchester/Clark County Farmers’ Market hosts a BBQ contest with live music and more on Saturday, August 3 at 8 am.

William Wells Brown Neighborhood Association and The Lyric present: 2019 Back to School Carnival on August 3 at 11:30 am.


Sunday August 4

The Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Men’s & Women’s Singles and Doubles Finals are August 4. Play begins at 1 pm.


Monday August 5

Man O’War Harley-Davidson hosts a bike night on August 5 at 6 pm. Enjoy drinks, food, live music, raffles and more.


Saturday August 10

The inaugural Railbird Festival at Keeneland is August 10 and 11. The festival will be woven into the course grounds to create an unforgettable and immersive weekend centered around music, bourbon, equine culture and Lexington tradition.

Lexington: two people holding animalsThe 2019 Small Town American Festival is Saturday, August 10 in downtown Mt. Sterling, KY. From 10 am to 7 pm, enjoy a 5K race, car show, cornhole tournament, arts, live music, and more.

Multi-Author book signing at Half Price Books in Hamburg with A. Charles Ross, J.S. Bailey, and J.E. Reed on Saturday, August 10 at noon.

A Midsummer Night’s Run is on Saturday, August 10 in downtown Lexington. Runners and walkers take to the streets of downtown Lexington for a night of entertainment and activities starting at 4:30 pm.

The Inaugural CASA Superhero Gala is at the EKU Center for the Arts Stage on Saturday, August 10 at 7 pm.

Lexus Smooth Jazz fest is at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground on August 10 at 7:30 pm.


Tuesday August 13

Musician Melissa Etheridge performs at Lexington Opera House on August 13 at 7:30 pm.


Wednesday August 14

First day of school for Fayette County Public Schools is August 14.


Thursday August 15

Kentucky State Fair runs August 15 thru 25 at the Kentucky Expo Center (Louisville).


Friday August 16

The 6th Annual Burgers, Bourbon & Beer fundraiser benefiting Arbor Youth Services is August 16 at 7 pm at Malone’s Prime Events and Receptions.


Saturday August 17

Morning Pointe Senior Living presents Morning Light 5k for Alzheimer’s on Saturday, August 17 at 8:30 am at Coldstream Park. Register Online at by searching Morning Light 5k.

Join the Indian Motorcycle of Lexington for their Thunder in the Bluegrass VI on Saturday, August 17 at 10 am. Proceeds will help benefit Kentucky Veterans and the POW MIA Awareness.

Field to Vase at Three Toads Farm in Winchester on Saturday, August 17 at 10:30 am.

Scott Arbuckle signs his latest book, Scavenged, at Barnes and Noble on Saturday, August 17 at noon.

The 44th annual Woodland Art Fair is on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 inside the Woodland Park grounds. Over 200 artists, live music, food, beer gardens, and family art engagement activities.

Picnic with the Pops is at the Keene Barn at Keeneland on Saturday, August 17 at 6 pm. The event features picnic dinners, a table decorating contest, and live orchestra music by the Lexington Philharmonic.


Sunday August 18

Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Wedding Show is at the Lexington Convention Center’s Heritage Hall on Sunday, August 18 from 11 am to 4 pm.


Monday August 19

Man O’War Harley-Davidson hosts a bike night on August 19 at 6 pm. Enjoy drinks, food, live music, raffles and more.

FCPS hosts a Program Information Night with representatives from Gifted & Talented Services, magnet schools, and specialized academic programs at Douglass HS on August 19 at 5:30 pm.


Kyle Whelan, President of BACK Construction Co. (2018 Small Business of the Year)

Thursday August 22

The Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon, presented by Forcht Bank, is Thursday, August 22 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.

The August Kentucky Proud Evening: “Cherokee America” is on Thursday, August 22 beginning at 6 pm at the Fayette County Extension Office. Guest speaker is with author of Cherokee America, Margaret Verble.


Friday August 23

No school for Fayette County Public Schools on August 23.

The high school football season starts with a neighborhood match-up of Bryan Station at Frederick Douglass on August 23.

The last of this years Midsummer Night in Midway is August 23. Live music starts at 7 pm in downtown Midway.


Saturday August 24

BIA Central KY presents Tour of Remodeled Homes August 24 and 25 from noon to 5 pm. Homeowners throughout Lexington will open their doors to showcase their professionally remodeled homes, including whole-house remodels, the latest in bathroom design, kitchen transformations, outdoor living and more!

Come out to Man O’War Harley-Davidson for their Summer Open House on Saturday, August 24 starting at noon. There is food, live entertainment, announcements, and more.


Monday August 26

A Neighborhood Leadership Meeting will be held on Monday, August 26 at 6 pm at the Hamburg Library. All are welcome to attend and find out more about Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works.

The Lexington Legends host the West Virginia Power on August 26, 27, 28, and 29.


Lexington: high school footballFriday August 30

Tates Creek Football travels to Frederick Douglass on August 30.

The Bluegrass Classic Dog Show is at Alltech Arena in the Kentucky Horse Park on August 30 at 9 am.


Saturday August 31

UK football takes on the University of Toledo on Saturday, August 31 at Kroger Field. Kick off is at noon.


Monday September 2


Fayette County Public Schools are closed on September 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.




This article also appears on page 18, 19, and 20 of the August 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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