By Ashley Alt
There is A LOT happening this weekend, from theatre plays to bourbon events to 5Ks and more, but I have curated the top three picks (as well as a bonus roundup) as they are all time-sensitive, extraordinary experiences that any great Lexingtonian would and should enjoy.
Here they are!
Friday Night Live at Woodford Reserve
Were you aware Woodford County countryside has extended hours and tours every Friday night from now until September? You are now.
Happening at 4 pm on Fridays, each evening features tours of the gorgeous distillery, live music and a dinner buffet. For all of you cocktail and mixologist buffs, you can purchase an extra ticket for a mixology experience you can’t get anywhere else, which features a signature Woodford Reserve Cocktail. Hashtag worth it.
Reservations are recommended because, well, it’s Woodford Reserve. Grab your tickets here.
The Grand Tour of Homes
If you are looking to buy a new house or are craving some inspiration on how to update your current home, you do not want to miss 2018’s Grand Tour of Homes.
Featuring homes located in Lexington, Georgetown, Nicholasville and Versailles, with price points ranging from $194,000 – $1.5 million, locals are welcome to view the latest trends and tricks in new home construction, and can also speak directly with BIA professional builders about their dream home visions.
Sorry, Pinterest and HGTV. You are excellent second best’s, but this is the real, live, in-person, house hunting and trend spotting deal. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Get the scoop on dates and times here.
SWEAT Series at The Summit
Poses and mimosas — that has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
If you haven’t been to a SWEAT series session on The Green at The Summit yet, or if you’re a regular fitness junkie who wouldn’t dare miss one, this week features CYCLEBAR, a personal favorite of mine. Any new riders who are not already existing members receive $25 off a riding package.
Class will be held from 9-10 Saturday morning. Afterward, attendees will be rewarded with fresh juices, snacks and a full-on mimosa bar, brought to you by Whole Foods Market and Ted’s Montana Grill.
Classes are complimentary (aka free), but you must RSVP beforehand as space is limited to 25 members.
If you have zero plans for Sunday other than catching up on sleep and relaxing, I have planned the ideal Sunday Funday for you. And here is the best part — you’ll be home before dinner. Here it goes:
Wake up, grab your leggings, water bottle and sunscreen, and head to Yoga on the Lawn at Ashland at Henry Clay’s Estate (11 am). Next, head to the Farmer’s Market downtown and grab yourself some delicious fresh fruits and vegetables, and maybe even some homemade specialty bread. Finally, root the Legends on in the afternoon (2:05 pm) while you enjoy that feel-good baseball atmosphere that only happens in the summer, and maybe a beer and hot dog for the complete ballgame experience.
Happy weekend, everyone.