Soak Up Sweet, Sweet Summertime With These Weekend To-Dos

By Ashley Alt

Soak Up Sweet, Sweet Summertime With These Weekend To-Dos

Greetings, ladies and gentleman of Lexington! The weekend is here again, and we have rounded up a list of things to do to keep your mind, body and soul moving.

Whether you are looking to relax, explore new terrain, or do a little bit of both, we have got you covered.

Here are five ideas to look forward to on this upcoming hot and sunny weekend:

SummerFest
If you have been itching to go to Disneyland but haven’t found the time to get there, SummerFest is the next best thing, as an outdoor theatre meets the magic of make-believe.

Disney’s classic movie turned Broadway sensation happening right here in town is the one and only, Beauty and the Beast. Performances are being held at Woodland Park Thursday-Sunday now until July 22.

Come see Belle, the Beast and the other magnificent characters you grew up with for a live, entertaining enactment, all the while supporting and celebrating local talents and artists.

Click here to get tickets to the “tale as old as time.”

Maker’s Market
Presented by the Lexington Farmers Market is Maker’s Market, where local artists, makers and other creatives will come showcase their individualistic creations.

Come see Designs by Ali Rose, work by Chef Bear Bowls, Holy Branch Soap, Treehouse Goods and more.

Click here to see all participants bringing creative and crafty life to Lexington. The Maker’s Market event will be held Saturday from 8:30 am-1:30 pm at Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park.

Big Green Egg Basic 101 Class
Do you love cooking? Whether you have never touched a stovetop or you are a culinary chef in- the-making (or somewhere in the middle), this outdoor cooking class will be educational for all, and most importantly, fun.

The Big Green Egg Basic 101 class will teach you the tips and tricks for cooking on the big green egg. Come learn how to grill, bake, smoke and cook vegetables at this rare offering hosted by Stuarto’s Olive Oil Company.

The class be held at Housewarmings Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm. Call 859.231.0005 to reserve your spot!

2018 Lexus 5K
The MAP Foundation and Lexington Leadership Foundation encourage the local community to lend its support to underserved young people deserving of a better life.

The 2018 Lexus 5K is being held at the immaculate grounds of the Keeneland Race Course Saturday morning, and will feature a commemorative race shirt, chip timing and activities for the kiddos. All donations will go toward the Woodhill Community Center, which is serving as a hub within the community to help produce Lexington’s next generation of leaders.

The details of the race can be found here, but here is an overview:

Volunteer – 7 am, $0
Kids Dash – 8 am, $10
5K Run/Walk – 8:30 am, $35

Creaux Bar Jazz Friday
Looking for a little jazz in your life? Creaux Bar downtown has live jazz Friday at 8 pm.

This place has excellent cocktails and small plates, and is perfect for dates, happy hour with friends or a leisurely, intimate dinner with the family. Creaux’s cool and cozy vibe makes guests feel extremely taken care of. Highly recommend!

There you have it, everyone. Have a great weekend.

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