Saturday, September 1

Cruise in Saturday, September 1 for Lexington’s Cars and Coffee annual show located in front of Grassroots Pharmacy near Victoria Secret in Hamburg Pavilion. 10 am to 2 pm.


Sample Saturday is September 1 at Hamburg PetSmart from noon to 3 pm. Receive samples and education from pet loving associates.


UK plays Central Michigan at 3:30 pm at Kroger Field on September 1.


Gilbert Gottfried is performing at Comedy Off Broadway on September 1 and 2.


Red White and Boom is at Rupp Arena August 31 through September 2.


Sunday, September 2

Jazz on the Lawn is September 2 at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate from 5:30 to 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for your early evening picnic.


Monday, September 3

Celebrate Labor Day at Man O’ War Harley-Davidson on September 3. From 11 am to 3 pm njoy live music, a cookout, games, and test rides.


Wednesday, September 5

On September 5 Neat: The Story of Bourbon on the big screen in Farish Theater, followed by a discussion with film producer AJ Hochhalter.


Thursday, September 6

On September 6, head to the Eastside library to learn about Tai Chi from UK’s Confucius Institute experts.


On September 6 there is a discussion of “The State of Bourbon” with authors Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess​​ at the Central library.


Rupp Arena hosts Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes September 6 -9. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains.


Friday, September 7

Forcht Bank presents the Salute to Small Business Awards Luncheon on Friday, September 7, from noon to 1:30 pm at the Hilton Downtown. Recognize our community’s top small businesses in variety of categories and help celebrate the naming of a new Commerce Lexington Inc. Small Business of the Year.


Christ the King hosts Oktoberfest September 7 and 8. Enjoy inflatables, games, German food, a great beer line-up, and entertainment.


The 12th Annual Bluegrass International Cup is Friday, September 7 at 5:30 pm at Mt. Brilliant Farm.


Frederick Douglass Football takes on Lafayette at 7:30 pm on September 7.


Saturday, September 8

Join Lexington Habitat for Humanity for a 30th Anniversary Celebration on September 8 at Martin Luther King Park.


Justice Dental hosts the 6th annual Dentistry from the Heart event on Saturday, September 8 from 9 am to 4 pm. Justice Dental is providing complimentary dental services for patients 18 years and older who can’t get dental care elsewhere. First 100 patients are guaranteed to be seen.


Indian Motorcycle of Lexington hosts a First Responders Appreciation Event on September 8 from 10 am to 5 pm.


There’s a Big Green Egg Basic 101 Class on September 8 at Housewarmings. Learn tips and tricks for cooking on the Big Green Egg. Registration is required.


Three Dog Night is performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on September 8.


Join Lexington Humane Society for the doggie paddle on September 8 at the Woodland Aquatic Center.


September 8 through September 30, Eckert’s Boyd Orchard hosts AppleFest every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy wagon rides, live entertainment, children’s activities, and lots of apples.


The CASA 5K Superhero Run is at the Kentucky Horse Park on September 8.


14th Annual McDazzle “Red Tie” Gala & Auction is at the downtown Hilton on September 8.


Everything 2019 Workshop Day at Man O’War Harley-Davidson is September 8. Workshops range from new models, lighting, motorclothes, and winter storage.


Sunday, September 9

Kick off football season with a Tail-Gate Pawty at Feeders Supply from 11 am to 2 pm. Bring your pup to the store to enjoy treat samples and discounted collegiate merchandise. Don’t forget to wear your favorite collegiate team shirt.


Bring your dog(s) for a friendly swim at the Beaumont YMCA’s Pooch Plunge on September 9 from 1 to 3pm.


The Bluegrass Autism Walk is Sunday, September 9 at Kroger Field from 2 – 5 pm.


Tuesday, September 11

A Candidate Forum for non-partisan mayoral, council, and judicial races in Fayette County is at Forcht Bank, 2404 Sir Barton Way, on the 2nd floor from 6-8 pm on September 11.


Wednesday, September 12

CADENCE Studio hosts a Nutrition Seminar on Wednesday, September 12 with Megan Medrano, Registered Dietitian of Run Whole Nutrition. She’ll discuss Meal Planning for Active Lifestyles.


The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is September 12 through September 16 in Bardstown, Kentucky.


The 16th annual Edward T. Houlihan Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser in support of the Lexington Sister Cities student scholarship fund is September 12 at O’Neill’s Irish Pub. Guests can expect McTeggart Irish Dancers, Liam’s Fancy Irish Music, a silent auction, and Irish stew.


Thursday, September 13

Join Director of Spirits Brad Williams and Jim Beam Distillery’s Craig Weiter for the Knob Creek Barrel Pick Experience at the Hamburg Liquor Barn on September 13 at 6 pm. Attendees can participate in the single barrel selection process, help name the barrel and sign up for bottles from the barrel and purchase once they arrive at the store.


Slow Roll Bike Night is on September 13 at Man O’ War Harley-Davidson from 6 to 9 pm.


Friday, September 14

John Witherspoon is performing at Comedy Off Broadway on September 14, 15, and 16. John Witherspoon is known as Ice Cube’s funny, dog-catching dad in the urban movie trilogy Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next; or as “Pops” on the long-running syndicated sitcom The Wayans Brothers.


ScareFest, one of the largest Horror & Paranormal Conventions in the country, is September 14-16 at the Lexington Convention Center.


PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend is September 14-16. Head to the Hamburg PetSmart to find your furry friend.


Saturday, September 15

“Kenny “Sky” Walker, former UK Wildcat basketball star, will speak at the Legends Breakfast of Liberty Road Faith Fellowship on Saturday, September 15 at 9 am. Walker played at UK from 1982-86; his jersey hangs in the rafters of Rupp Arena. Reservations for the Breakfast can be made by calling the church.


Come discuss your gardening issues with a Master Gardener at the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market located in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking on September 15 from 9 am to 2 pm.


Southern Barker hosts a Dog Yoga Class at the Hamburg YMCA Outdoor Pavilion on September 15 at 10 am.


The Bluegrass Baby Expo is September 15 at the Lexington Convention Center from 10 am to 3 pm. Focusing on all things maternity, baby, toddler, and preschool related.


Bluegrass Barkery hosts an Adoption Day on Saturday, September 15, from noon to 3 pm.


UK plays Murray State at noon at Kroger Field on September 15.


Mirror Twin Brewing Hops and Heat is September 15 at noon. Participate in a pepper eating contest or try a new brew from their pepper beer series. Visit MTB Facebook page for more details.


The 44th annual Midway Fall Festival is September 15-16 in downtown Midway, Kentucky.


Sunday, September 16

Man O’ War Harley-Davidson hosts the 20th Annual Randolph Scott Memorial Burgers & Bikes benefiting the Special Olympics Kentucky on September 16 from noon to 4 pm.


Author Susan G. Allred is signing her book Without Trumpets: Continuous Educational Improvement, Journey to Sustainability at Hamburg Barnes & Noble on September 16 at 3 pm.


Wednesday, September 19

Justin Timberlake is at Rupp Arena on September 19.


Thursday, September 20

Hamburg Liquor Barn hosts a Heaven Hill Tasting and Bottle Signing on September 20 from 6 to 8 pm.


Friday, September 21

Frederick Douglass Football takes on Dunbar at 7:30 pm on September 21.


Dress for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway is September 21 at The Grand Reserve.


Saturday, September 22

UK plays Mississippi State at Kroger Field on September 22.


Bourbon & Beyond is September 22-23 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky.


Sunday, September 23

High Hope Steeplechase is September 23 at the Kentucky Horse Park.


Tuesday, September 25

Are you Medicare Ready? Kentucky Health Solutions is hosting an educational presentation about Medicare at the Eastside Library on September 25 at 6 pm. Call 859.312.9646 to RSVP.


The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is at the Lexington Opera House on September 25.


Thursday, September 27

iLuminate is a company based on the fusion of technology and dance. iLuminate will be at the  EKU Center for the Arts on September 27.


Man O’ War Harley-Davidson hosts the last Bike Night of the season on September 27, from 6 to 9 pm.


Enjoy a Wine Tasting Dinner at Sutton’s on Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm. Call for reservations.


Friday, September 28

Frederick Douglass Football plays at Bryan Station at 7:30 pm on September 28.  


Bike the 2nd annual Bourbon Country Burn, a three-day, fully-supported bicycle tour of the bourbon distilleries and thoroughbred horse farms of Kentucky. Registration is required. Must be 21 years or older.


UK’s Family Weekend is September 28 – 30.


The Sayre Fall Festival is Friday, September 28 at the Sayre Athletic Complex.


The Lexington-Bluegrass NAWIC Chapter #367 host their annual Scholarship Golf Scramble on September 28 at Kearney Hill Golf Links.


Saturday, September 29

UK plays South Carolina at Kroger Field on September 29.


The 2nd Annual Swap Meet at Man O’ War Harley-Davidson is Saturday, September 29. Buy, sell, or trade used motorcycle parts, accessories, products or clothing. Contact the store to reserve vendor.


Indian Motorcycle of Lexington’s National Fall Open House is Saturday, September 29. See what’s in store for 2019.


Sunday, September 30

Dwight Yoakam is performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on September 30.


This article also appears on page 18 of the September 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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