"With these three events, there is something for people of every age and interest to enjoy and help celebrate Kentucky's anniversary," said Mary Quinn Ramer, president of VisitLEX. "They also showcase why Kentucky is a great place to live and visit."
In addition, special beverages are being created to commemorate the occasion.
West Sixth Brewing has created the Galaxy Shines Bright, an IPA. It will be available at Thursday Night Live and its taproom during the month of June.
Pivot Cidery has created a fire cider called Fincastle Forge, which will be available the entire month of June.
Here are details in 225th celebrations in Lexington:
May 31: 1792 Commonwealth Bash
Eve of KY 225th birthday
7 p.m. -11 p.m. May 31
The Livery, 238 E Main St., Lexington
Fundraiser for Lexington History Center
Music by Ben Lacey & David Napier
Bourbon Barrel assembly demonstration by Independent Stave Company
1792 Bourbon Lexington Bartender Cocktail Competition
"My Old Kentucky Home" vocal contest
Samplings from Barrel House, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Knob Creek, Maker's Mark, Rabbit Hole and more
Bourbon Barrel Guitar Company
Kitschy Candles Made in KY
Catering by Donna Potter (vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request)
Door prizes and more
Tickets are $65, $50 for LBS members
June 1: Central Bank Thursday Night Live
A special CBTNL is planned with live music from Charlie Shuck & The Trendells.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 1
Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park (251 W. Main St)
Local food and beverage vendors
VisitLEX will host a table and provide KY 225 celebration-themed cupcakes and balloons
June 2: Garden & Gun magazine event
225 Years of Kentucky: Dinner & A Show Celebrating the Bluegrass
7 p.m. June 2
Gainesway Farm, 3750 Paris Pike, Lexington
Locally inspired meal from award-winning chef Ouita Michel
Entertainment with The Watson Twins featuring performances by Ben Sollee and Freakwater
Tickets are $200.
Note: There is a 10-day cancellation policy, and all guests must be 21 years or older.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.ggfieldreport.com/ky225/