Kick off your summer the Lexington way this month! From festivals and live music, bourbon bars, delicious bites, baseball and paddleboarding, you can really feel the city come alive in June.  



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


The Lexington Pride Festival is Central Kentucky's premiere festival for the LGBTQIA+ community located at the Central Bank Center. The festival consists of live entertainment, a diverse array of vendors, foods, informational booths, and activities. Find out more about our LGBTQ+ scene here. 


Traditionally, a Railbird is a horse racing enthusiast known for sticking close to the action, hanging on the rail as each contender comes barreling down the track. For one special weekend in June the term takes on an added meaning during the Annual Railbird Festival. 2 days. 3 stages. World class artists.

SoulFeast Week

A 10-day celebration of Black culinary culture, SoulFeast Week kicks off mid-June. It is an opportunity for Kentuckians of all races and backgrounds to support Black businesses. Festivities range from Black Restaurant Week to SoulTeenth Fest. For more information on dates and to purchase tickets, visit:


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.



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

Mexico Mi Amor

Mexico Mi Amor

The Void Sake Company

The Void Sake Company

Wing KYng

Wing KYng




In Lexington, every bar is a bourbon bar, and this one is no different! Stop by 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.



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, 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 sake:

The Void Sake Co.

Is the heat sparking your thirst? Inspired by a love for Japanese culture and the American craft beer industry, The Void Sake Company joins a small list of craft sake companies in the United States and the first in Kentucky. Sample their lovingly crafted sake at the tap room or pick up a bottle to take with you.

Kentucky By Paddle



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

You can catch the Lexington Legends 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.