Top 6 Things To Do In Lexington In August

    Top 6 Things To Do In Lexington In August

    Aug 03, 2018

    August, for most in Kentucky, means one big thing -- back to school!

    Just because school’s back in session though, doesn’t mean that the summer fun has ended. There's nothing better than the energy of the city in the heat of August, though if current weather patterns are any indication, it looks like it may be more of a rainy August than a hot one. Still, come check out what the second-largest city in Kentucky has to offer to do and see, from dining to events to shows. This month has a ton of fun activities for everyone - these are just a few of our favorites.

    Read more in local news: New in Lexington -- Summer Concerts at the Kentucky Castle

    1. Woodland Art Fair


    Saturday, August 18th - 10am-6pm

    Sunday, August 19th - 10am-5pm

    Location: Woodland Park

    Arguably the greatest arts event in all of Lexington, the Woodland Art Fair will be back this August 18-19! Featuring over 200 artists, live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and family art engagement activities, this is truly one of the most exciting events of the summer. It’s no wonder that the Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association. The best part? It’s all available with free admission!

    2. Fountain Films on Friday

    Dates: Fridays until August 17

    Time: Sundown

    Location: Triangle Park

    One of the best Lexington family activities is returning this summer - Fountain Films on Friday! Now through Friday, August 17, Triangle Park in downtown Lex will be transformed into a spectacular outdoor theater. This is an excellent chance to hang out with family and friends while enjoying a cool summer evening and a movie. Celebrated family films, both old and new, will be featured over the coming weeks. Get nostalgic while watching a classic like Clueless or Groundhog Day or something newer like The WaterBoy.

    Movies begin at approximately 9 PM, but come early for music and lawn games. Double H BBQ, a restaurant in Triangle Park, will be open for those in attendance to purchase food and drinks. So bring your folding chair or blanket, munch on some french fries and pulled pork, and relax under the fragrant Honey Locust Trees in the company of fellow film enthusiasts and friends.  What better way to enjoy a summer night?

    This event is completely free and open to anyone.

    3. The Night Market

    Date & Time: June 1, 6pm-10pm

    Location: 700 block of Bryan Avenue

    Every first Friday of the month is The Night Market, the party animal of markets in Lexington. With food trucks galore, local artists and vendors, non-profits and live music, the Night Market is truly the ideal street fair. Located on Bryan Avenue and North Limestone, the Night Market has worked hard to hold vendors spaces for those who live and work in the North Lexington neighborhoods. This exclusivity allows the neighborhood to truly showcase and uplift each other’s endeavors. The whole city is invited to enjoy! Expect crowds and limited parking.

    4. Concerts at the Kentucky Castle

    When: 7 p.m., occasional Thursdays through October

    Where: The Kentucky Castle, 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles

    Cost: $35 for concert; $95 for concert and dinner

    Click here for tickets

    How many times have you driven past the long-abandoned castle in Versailles and wondered when someone was going to do something with it?

    Now, after nearly 50 years of neglect, the Castle finally has a purpose! Purchased in 2017, the Kentucky Castle has now been renovated to serve as a hotel, restaurant, wedding venue, and yes, outdoor concert space!

    Now through October, catch bluegrass and country bands and artists performing on the rooftop of the beautiful Kentucky Castle. If you’ve always wanted to see what this $30 million medieval work of art looks like up close, now’s your chance! Troubadour Concerts is a series that celebrates local Kentucky artists and the music of the Bluegrass, spanning the entire summer and into October. It’s just $35 for general admission, which makes it a great steal for seeing the Castle at last! If you’ve always wanted to see it up close, but don’t want to drop hundreds of dollars on a hotel stay or wait until you’re invited to an event that’s hosted there, this is the perfect opportunity to finally see what’s behind the Castle gates while enjoying and supporting some talented performers.

    5. Thursday Night Live

    Location: 251 West Main Street, Lexington KY

    Click here to see a list of performing acts

    Nothing says "summer" quite like live music, and every Thursday from April to mid-October, you can catch performances from some of the hottest local bands downtown at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. Find company in other music-lovers and friends while enjoying some of Lexington's best food and drink vendors. What more can you ask for in the heart of downtown Lex? The event lasts from 4:30-9:00 PM every Thursday evening and is free to attend.

    6.Makers Market and Farmers Market

    Makers Market:

    Date & Time: August 11 (8:30AM-1:30PM)

    Location: 241 West Main Street, Lexington KY

    Farmers Market:

    Locations: SATURDAYS (7AM - 2PM): 241 West Main Street, Lexington KY

    SUNDAY (10AM - 2PM): Southland Drive, Lexington KY

    TUES & THURS (7AM-4PM) Maxwell and Broadway

    WED (4PM-7PM) The Summit

    Nothing quite says summer fun like fresh fruits and veggies, and there is plenty of that for all at the Lexington Farmers Market. Come support farmers while tasting the finest produce Lexington has to offer. By purchasing locally, you can ensure maximum freshness of the product, talk directly to the growers themselves about what chemicals might be used, bolster the economy, and support sustainable practices by limiting the need for transportation. The event is held in various locations throughout the summer, so everyone is sure to be able to shop around for the best in-season produce around.

    New to the classic Lexington Farmers Market this year is the Makers Market, which will be held during select Farmers Market dates this summer at the Cheapside Park Downtown location. In addition to your fresh produce, check out what local artists have to sell!  

    Lexington is one of the largest cities of Kentucky in terms of population and economy. This is just a few of the of many attractions that are part of the growing social scene that this community has to offer. Can you see yourself living in the Lexington area?

    If so, then it’s time to look into selling your old home and buying a new one – in other words, it’s time to contact a local realtor and start looking. To contact us, with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Cypress, click here!