Fayette County

Week ahead: Woodland Art Fair, Picnic With the Pops, state fair and more

The 2017 Woodland Art Fair will feature 200 artists, food vendors, and live music.
The 2017 Woodland Art Fair will feature 200 artists, food vendors, and live music. 2015 Herald-Leader file photo

Tuesday

One last dip for two pools

Two of Lexington’s aquatic centers — Castlewood and Southland — close for the season at 6 p.m. Shillito Pool and Tates Creek and Woodland Aquatic Centers close Sept. 4. (Lexingtonky.gov)

 

Wednesday

Time to hit the books

It was fun while it lasted, but summer winds down with more than 40,000 students returning to classes in Fayette County schools. Drivers should expect an uptick in early morning and midafternoon traffic as buses, cars and sidewalks become busy with tomorrow’s generation.

 

Thursday

Kentucky State Fair gets underway

It’s time to pay a visit to Freddy Farm Bureau in Louisville. That’s right, the Kentucky State Fair runs through Aug. 27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville. Admission is $10, free for ages 5 and younger. Parking is $10. Discount advance tickets are available through 10 p.m. Wednesday online and at Kroger stores. (Kystatefair.org)

 

Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The benefit for the Kentucky Conservation Committee at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main St., includes a dozen short adventure films on locations such as the Grand Canyon, the Appalachian Trail and more. (7 p.m.; $20 donation, $15 students; Kyconservation.org)

 

TGIFriday

It’s move-in day for UK students

So, unless you’re helping someone move in or you love traffic, it’s a good time to avoid campus.

 

Another football season kicks off

Four of Lexington’s eight high school teams start their seasons with hopes to make it to the state finals in Lexington. Keep up with the action all season online by following Herald-Leader high school sportswriter Josh Moore on Twitter @HLpreps.

 

Picnic With the Pops

The popular annual concert takes over Keeneland through Saturday. On Friday, ‘Raider of the Lost Ark’ will be screened while the Lexington Philharmonic performs the original soundtrack live. Saturday’s performance will cover the music of Michael Jackson. Both nights begin at 6 p.m. at the Keeneland Meadow by the Keeneland Keene Barn, 4201 Versailles Road. Shows start at dusk. General admission blanket seating is $15 advance, $20 at the gate; gate sales are cash only. Free for ages 12 and younger. Tables of eight $200-$400. (Lexpops.com)

 

‘You stay classy San Diego’

The last Fountain Films on Friday will be ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’. The free showing is at dusk, about 8:45 to 9 p.m., at Triangle Park. (Downtownlex.com)

Saturday

Woodland Art Fair

Lexington’s annual ode to arts, crafts, kettlecorn and the waning days of summer, the Woodland Art Fair, runs Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Woodland Park, 601 E. High St. (Free admission; Lexingtonartleague.org)

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