Labor Day Weekend To-Do’s in Lexington
By Kelly Heitz
It’s Labor Day Weekend, folks! The official end to summer, this long weekend brings tons of fun things to do for Lexingtonians looking for music, sports or just good ol’ Kentucky family fun.
Red, White & Boom
What started as a small 4th of July concert at Whitaker Bank Ballpark has involved into one of the areas largest country music festivals. In fact, it’s gotten so big that the fest will now be held at Rupp Arena, giving fans a chance to see their favorite country artists rain or shine.
Over the course of three days there will be 15 artists and five headliners including Brad Paisley, Jake Owen, Chris Young and Toby Keith. For the full lineup and to purchase tickets head to rupparena.com.
The 45th Annual Kentucky Bash
Kick off the Cats’ football season right with the 45th Kentucky Bash. The event is held the night before the first opening football game of the season and features tailgate food, an open bar, on-field activities and entertainment by the UK Steel Drum Band.
Proceeds from the 2018 event will support the programming at Easter Seals Cardinal Hill. For more information visit cardinalhill.org/events/kentucky-bash.
Wildcat Football Home Opener
It’s finally football season in the BBN! Cheer on your Cats as they take on Central Michigan this Saturday at Kroger Field. The game starts at 3:30 p.m., but as you know, tailgating festivities begin bright and early!
Don’t miss the Pregame Concert outside Gate 12. Immediately following the Catwalk, Brother Smith will take the stage and perform until 30 minutes prior to kickoff.
Don’t miss any other football festivities! Head to ukathletics.com for more info.
Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival
Take a scenic 30-minute drive from Lexington to Winchester, Kentucky for the 40th Annual Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival. The much-anticipated event starts with dancing in the streets of Downtown Winchester Friday, August, 31, continues Saturday morning with a 5K Run/Walk, Arts and Crafts at College Park, and a local talent contest. The festivities commence Sunday evening with the Kitty Strode Concert Series at Lykins Park.
Don’t miss this classic Kentucky festival! For more information, check out danielboonepioneerfestival.com.