Happy weekend, Lexington! We know the forecast for the next few days isn’t favorable, but we’re going to be optimistic that the rain holds off. And if it doesn’t, we still have reason to celebrate because it’s summer, we are alive and we deserve some fun!
Here are your top three weekend to-dos for June 22-24.
FRIDAY: Celebrity Chef Seed To Feed Dinner
Seed to Feed Dinners, if you haven’t heard of them, bring Kentucky celebrity chefs together to bring ridiculously delicious appetizers and 4-course meals to the table, plus swanky cocktail hours.
Friday is the first Seed to Feed Dinner of the summer-long series, where Chef Justin Thompson, whose speciality is comfort food with a fine dining flare, will utilize his masterful techniques to whip up special dishes for guests attending.
Happening at the historic, impressive Greek Revival antebellum plantation mansion Ward Hall, diners will begin with cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delectable 4-course meal prepared by Chef Thompson and Chef Mark Richardson, the acclaimed chef at Dudley’s on Short.
SATURDAY: Dress For Success Picnic with a Purpose
Pending the thunderstorms keep away, locals are invited to enjoy themselves at this benefit hosted for and by Dress For Success Lexington, a company that empowers women to dress well for work and life, with the ultimate mission to break the cycle of poverty.
Held at the MoonDance Ampitheater from 4:30 to 8:30 pm, everyone interested in attending is encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Come and celebrate this great cause. The event will have plenty of food, drink and live music for everyone, including games and a raffle for those feeling lucky.
Admission is free!
SUNDAY: Sunday Funday with The Kiddos
There’s something magical about Sundays in the summer. Everything is a little bit happier and a lot less stressful. Take advantage of that feel-good (and quite healthy) energy and go explore what your city has to offer.
Two things on our radar: Story Walk and Pedal to the Park before the Lexington Legends play.
Story Walk: Held at McConnell Springs from 2 to 3 pm, this stroller friendly hike is intended for babies, toddlers and kids up to five years of age, but of course, all ages are welcome. If you’re interested in taking your little ones on an outdoor midday adventure, call 859.225.4073 to register.
Pedal to the Park: Feel like getting a little exercise with the family? Do it at the ballpark during Sunday’s Pedal to the Park, making stops at Broomwagon, West Sixth and finally the Legends field.
Participants will do a bike parade around the warning track 30 minutes prior to the game, which starts at 4:35 pm.
Those interested in this to-do can purchase tickets from Bicycle Face or Broomwagon, or you can give the Legends’ office a jingle at 859.422.7867 for tickets.
Happy weekend, ladies, gents and kiddos of Lexington! Make it a great one.