Summertime Lexington

Dated: 06/08/2017

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The last few weeks and first few weeks of June could arguably be the busiest weekend in Lexington. Combine the University of Kentucky’s graduations, the Kentucky Derby, and various high school proms. If you are not participating in any of 

the following events, absolutely no one would blame you for getting out of dodge. But if you can survive getting through those three days, you’re in for a real treat. It’s officially Summertime Lexington, when the permanent residences of 

Fayette County collectively breathe a sigh of relief. We made it to the time of year without football or basketball games, no keeneland, no students, and into open patio season. The town’s population decreases, but this is something to 

embrace. The good time stragglers have stuck around to make the most of Summertime Lexington.

There is nothing like going to a movie at The Kentucky Theater and stepping out to have a few minutes of daylight left. It’s a beautiful the night is young feeling. Each summer, The Kentucky Theater hosts Summer Classics Series with a 

showing of a film classic on Wednesday evenings. Movies this year include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Singin’ In the Rain, and The Princess Bride.  After a movie is a perfect opportunity to enjoy an empty patio and a drink downtown.

In Summertime Lexington, Woodland Park becomes a magical retreat. The swimming pool in all it’s faux shipwreck glory is open to the public for fun in the sun. Or, you can go for a shady day on a blanket under the trees with a refreshing 

drink from The Press Juicery. The playground, skatepark and baseball park fill with families and groups of friends. It’s beautiful. Woodland Park is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Summertime Lexington while it lasts.

The traffic in Lexington becomes tremendously less congested in Summertime Lexington. Getting around town is easier, and so is getting out of Lexington. Enjoy the drive to Franklin County for canoeing or inner-tubing down Elkhorn Creek.

 If you go with a small group of friends, canoe rentals are easy with Canoe Kentucky Canoe Kentucky will drop you and your crew off with canoes, then pick you up when you’re finished with your trip. If you’re 

looking for a more affordable trip down the Elkhorn, many choose tubing. Kentucky for Kentucky throws an annual Totally Tubular Tube-a-Thon happening on June 10th this year. For more details, follow Kentucky for Kentucky.

Whatever you choose to do this summer, make sure it’s not much. The best part about Summertime Lexington is the slow easy spirit of the city. Enjoy.

Maggie Wells

Born & raised in a small town on a farm in Southern Indiana, Kentucky always had a special place in her heart since her parents were both from here & most of her family lives here. She grew up watchi....

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