Fayette County

Week ahead: Ballet Under the Stars, UK football fan day, ‘Walking Dead’ day and more

Ballet Under the Stars runs Thursday through Sunday.
Ballet Under the Stars runs Thursday through Sunday. Herald-Leader


Dancing the night away

One of Lexington’s summer outdoor arts traditions, Ballet Under the Stars, takes the stage in Woodland Park through Sunday. A pre-show production, “Tinkerbell and the Pirates”, is at 8 p.m., followed by the main curtain at 9 featuring professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. Admission is $5 at the gate, free for ages 3 and younger. (lexingtonky.gov)



North Limestone Night Market

The pop-up street festival put on by the North Limestone Community Development Corp. features local artists, businesses, and food and drink vendors. It’s 6 to 10 p.m. along the 700 block of Bryan Avenue at North Limestone. Admission is free. (Nolicdc.org/events)

The 2016 UK football fan day is Saturday. Photo by Pablo Alcala | Staff


Are you ready for some football practice?

The UK football team’s annual Fan Day kicks off with players and coaches signing autographs at 9 a.m. in the Nutter Field House. An open practice on the new fields of the $45 million practice facility start at 11 a.m.


Feed your hunger for politics at Fancy Farm

Politicos from across the commonwealth will converge at Fancy Farm in Western Kentucky for a plate of barbecue and an afternoon of old fashioned political speaking. Expect fireworks to come out of the U.S. Senate race matchup between Rand Paul and Jim Gray. And of course, it’s a sure bet a lot will be said about the presidential election. Get updates on Twitter @BGPolitics.


Walking Dead Day

Before it was a TV show, “The Walking Dead” was a graphic novel created by Robert Kirkman with art by Tony Moore. The two men once lived in Cynthiana, and the city celebrates the series with a special day of activities. Events are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and include a Q and A with Kirkman, comic signing with Moore, a costume contest, shuttle tours and more. (Facebook.com/walkingdeadday)


Shaker Village Craft Fair

The craft fair at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, will feature over 80 vendors selling ceramics, jewelry and many other products. Included in admission to Shaker Village: $10, $5 ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Shakervillageky.org)