This June, kick off your summer the Lexington way. From festivals and live music, bourbon bars, tacos, baseball and paddleboarding, you can feel the city come alive in June.  

 

FESTIVALS

June is festival season in Lexington, so you won’t want to miss out on this music-filled month full of events and good times.

Pride

Due to booming growth, the Lexington Pride Festival has taken on a new venue in 2023 at Central Bank Center.  You can experience live music, delicious food, and tons of fun while getting your pride on! Find out more about our LGBTQ+ scene here. 

Tahlsound

Tahlsound Concert Series runs from April through September hosting one event per month.  The June event is held right down the street from Southland’s Street Fair so you can experience family fun hearing musicians and dining on Southland, one of Lexington’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

 

CREATIVE CULTURE

Thursday Night Live

Still in the mood to groove?  Head down to Tandy Park, in the heart of downtown, for Thursday Night Live.  Starting at 5:00 pm every Thursday from April through October,  you can find food and drink accompanied by performances from local music groups at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion. 

Take a short walk to find local art nearby with 13 of Lexington’s Mural Challenge spots in a 2-block radius of the Courthouse Square. You can also check out Art on the Town, providing free mobile art carts for local artists to sell, demonstrate, or display their artwork in downtown Lexington.

Georgie's Social House

Georgie's Social House

Myriad Meadery

Myriad Meadery

Wing KYng

Wing KYng

Mexico Mi Amor

Mexico Mi Amor

 

BOURBON AND COCKTAILS

Georgie's 

In Lexington, every bar is a bourbon bar, and this one is no different! Stop by the newly opened Georgie’s Social House on Limestone and try one of their several “George” themed bourbon drinks.  The name of this bar and cocktail house honors the longtime restaurant, George’s Deli, previously located in the very same location.

 

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

New restaurants and watering holes are some of Lexington’s most popular June spots.

In NoLi, check out two great new spots:

Mexico Mi Amor

Feeling some good eats and a margarita?  Try Mexico Mi Amor on North Lime!  This fun, new Mexican spot, right across the street from Greyline Station, boasts a bar and a covered patio.  

Wing KYng

If you’re really trying to get your hands on some food, hit Wing KYng back across the street at Greyline.  With 30+ flavors, from Buffalo to Citrus Xplosion, you’re bound to find just the right zing for your taste.

Or head over to the Warehouse Block and sip on some mead:

Myriad Meadery

Is the heat sparking your thirst?  The newest stop on the Brewgrass Trail and Lexington’s first meadery, Myriad Meadery’s National Avenue taproom features their own mead (fermented honey beer), mead seltzers, cocktails, and local beer from neighboring Mirror Twin Brewing Co.

Kentucky By Paddle

 

OUTDOORS

Lexington summer weather is perfect for getting outdoors and enjoying the sun!

You can catch the Lexington Counter Clocks play a professional baseball game or even hit Toyota Stadium to see the Lexington Sporting Club suit up for a pro soccer match.  If you want to see some of our beautiful landscapes, head down to the Kentucky River and take part in a community paddle with Kentucky By Paddle.  Throughout June, there are several select Thursdays you can paddle with a group down the river.  Don’t have your personal boat handy?  No worries, rentals are available.