Saturday is so crammed full of events and entertainment possibilities you could revel all day and much of the night. Choose from any one or combination of these annual festivities and functions to fill your day. Sunshine will be abundant as well.
Get downtown for some fresh produce at the farmers market
It's opening weekend for the Lexington Farmers Market at Cheapside Park. From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., sample some of the best offerings from local farmers.
Parking is free in the Financial Center garage across Main Street or anywhere on the streets.
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The Bluegrass Farmers Market also opens Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3450 Richmond Road in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs.
Take time to plant a tree
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., volunteers will gather at Hisle Park, 3551 Briar Hill Road, for the 15th Reforest the Bluegrass event.
The mission: re-create streamside forests once native to the inner Bluegrass region. Register online at Rtb2013.eventbrite.com or you can show up at the park.
Volunteers will receive free lunch, tree-planting training and a T-shirt (first come, first served).
Make your pick for the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes
Head out to Keeneland Race Course for the track's biggest day, the 89th running of the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes.
First post is at 1:05 p.m., but the $750,000 Kentucky Derby prep race won't go off until 5:40.
So you have some time to decide if you like the favorite Uncaptured or another horse.
If you don't feel like fighting the crowd, the race will be on NBC.
UK football: See how Stoops' troops are taking shape
Kentucky takes the field at 7 p.m. for the one football game it can never lose. It's the first Blue-White Spring Game under new coach Mark Stoops, who has generated optimism that he and his staff can turn around last year's 2-10 campaign.
UK reports that fans have snapped up more than 42,000 of the free tickets available for the game.Grab your craziest costumefor the Beaux Arts Ball
If there is one thing you can count on from the Beaux Arts Ball, it's the spectacle of the outfits.
The festivities start at 8 p.m. at The Pepper Warehouse, 1200 Manchester Street ($25 in advance, $30 at the door. Beaux-arts-ball.org).
The fun is serious as the event is an annual fund-raiser thrown by the students at the University of Kentucky College of Design.
Shuttle service for Keeneland and Blue-White Spring Game
Want to hit Keeneland and the UK spring football game but don't want to deal with parking?
A shuttle will run between Commonwealth Stadium and Keeneland beginning at 11:30 a.m. The shuttle is $1 each way and will pick-up/drop-off in the north Red Lot, directly west of the BCTC campus.