Here’s a Lexington list and guide to the best weekend events in central Kentucky on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays if you’re bored and need things to do, from live music to ballet shows, festivals, fairs. crafts, summer markets and more.
Sam Morril comedy show
Comedian Sam Morril, a regular on Comedy Central’s “This Week at the Comedy Cellar,” will perform at Comedy Off Broadway August 5-7. Tickets cost $ 25. 161 Lexington Green Cir, # C4. ComedyOffBroadway.com.
Ballet under the stars
Lexington’s popular summer tradition returns to Woodland Park, August 5-8. The pre-show youth production, “Sleeping Beauty’s Dream,” begins at 8 pm. Professional dancers from the Kentucky Ballet Theater will begin the main show at 9 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Concessions available for purchase or take a picnic. Admission: $ 8, free for children 3 and under. lexingtonky.gov/ballet-under-stars
Brother Smith in concert
Wes and Aaron Smith’s musical group Brother Smith will perform at Slainte Public House in Georgetown on August 6 at 8 p.m. ET. The event is free. 320 E Main St, Georgetown. facebook.com/events/502310537864410.
Elkhorn Creek chariot festival
The third annual Elkhorn Creek Float Festival will be held August 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peninsula Park in Georgetown. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tubes and sunscreen to the event which also includes music, food, prizes and an opportunity to learn about the local waterways. Tickets cost $ 10 for adults and $ 8 for children 12 and under. 104 Payne Avenue, Georgetown. Eventbrite.com.
Kre8Market trade fair and exhibition
Browse products by local artists and manufacturers at Kre8Now Makerspace’s Kre8Market Fair & Exhibition on August 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors include Soap Made Simply, Hooligan’s Forge, HillBilly Jams & Jellies and more. Pivot Brewery, Nathan’s Taqueria and Daughters Southern will also be on hand to serve food and drinks. The event is free. 305 Codell Drive facebook.com/events/946032409576775.
Shaker village craft fair
The 24th Annual Shaker Village Craft Fair returns to Harrodsburg on August 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and more. Food trucks will also be available with live music, special demonstrations, exhibits, cart rides and freebies throughout the day. Tickets are $ 10 for adults 13 and over, $ 5 for ages 6 to 12, and free for children 6 and under. 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. ShakerVillageKy.org/Events/Craft-Fair-3/.
Kentucky Reptile Show
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on August 7 at the newly renovated Central Bank Center, the Kentucky Reptile Expo will showcase captive-bred reptiles and supplies from some of the country’s top breeders. Buy and learn about reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects and more from the experts they care for. Animals and pet products can be sold at wholesale prices, which could be more than 50% lower than pet store prices according to organizers. Admission is $ 7. kentuckyreptileexpo.com
Tacos on two wheels in Gardenside
The Greater Gardenside Association will be hosting a bike tour followed by a three-taco meal from local taco vendors on August 7 at 6 p.m. The eight-kilometer tour is suitable for all ages and travels to the Gardenside, West Gardenside, Garden Springs and Beaumont Park neighborhoods. Pre-registration is required. $ 11. Greatergardenside.org/tacosontwowheels
Bluegrass Cooking Cuban sandwiches
The very first Cuban sandwich preparation at Bluegrass will take place at Rock House Brewing on August 7 at 6:30 pm to be determined by attendees. Participants include Big Kahuna Hawaiian BBQ, The Cuban Corner, Phat & Happy, Kismet, and IP&J Cuban Food. Tickets to eat sandwiches and vote for $ 4. 119, rue Luigart. facebook.com/events/572455840376630.
Grands Maracas in concert
Big Maracas will perform at Al’s Bar on August 7 at 8 p.m. ET. Tickets cost $ 10. 601 N limestone. facebook.com/events/190474802923827.
Bourbon N ‘Toulouse and Lady Remoulade are teaming up to host a drag brunch at the Chevy Chase Inn on August 8 at 11 am and 1:30 pm There are only tables for six left for each brunch and priced at $ 300 each. Tickets include a three-course meal of a smothered donut and your choice of appetizer. 833 E Euclid Avenue Eventbrite.com.
Wiener dog races at the Red Mile
The Red Mile Wiener Dog Races will begin on August 8 with registration at 11:30 a.m. PT 1 p.m. Pre-register online, but the day of registration could be authorized if space permits. The event is free. There will be tents for shade and foggers and water bowls to help keep your dogs cool. Two dollar corndogs and $ 2 beers will be available. 1200 Red Mile Road. RedMileKy.com.
Jeremy Pinnell in concert
Singer-songwriters Jeremy Pinnell and Eric Bolander will perform at Elixir Downtown on August 8 at 7:30 pm Tickets are $ 15 in advance or $ 20 on the day of the show. 249 W, rue Courte Eventbrite.com.