Fayette County

Week ahead: Crave Lexington, Opera Under the Stars, A Midsummer Night’s Run and more

The Fastest Kid in Town race is a popular part of A Midsummer Night’s Run in downtown Lexington.
The Fastest Kid in Town race is a popular part of A Midsummer Night’s Run in downtown Lexington. Herald-Leader


Two city pools close for the season

The Castlewood and Southland aquatic centers will close for the season at 6 p.m.

Beginning Wednesday, Shillito pool and Woodland and Tates Creek aquatic centers will be open Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-7 p.m. And on Tuesday, the Jacobson boat dock will only be open on weekends.


Music legend Dolly Parton visits Danville

Dolly Parton, who has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a woman, plays the Norton Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. ($175-$500; Nortoncenter.com)



Rise and shine, kids; it’s time to go to school

Be extra careful driving because school starts in Fayette County, and children will be back on the streets and at school bus stops.

More than 40,000 students are returning to classes.

For information, go to Fcps.net.



Food Truck Friday at the Herald-Leader

Eighteen food trucks will fill the Lexington Herald-Leader front parking lot, 100 Midland Avenue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Lexingtonfoodtrucks.com)



See what’s cooking at Crave Lexington

The festival will feature dozens of food booths, live music, children’s activities and more.

It’s noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road.

Admission is $6, free for ages 10 and younger. (Cravelexington.com)


Opera Under the Stars

The second annual Opera Under the Stars at the MoonDance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St., will feature some of the best opera artists in Central Kentucky.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for $5 general admission, free for ages 3 and younger. Picnics welcome, food trucks will be on site. (Lexingtonky.gov/opera-under-stars)


From fastest to farthest

Thousands of runners will fill downtown for the 32nd annual A Midsummer Night’s Run.

The Fastest Kid in Town race (ages 3 and older) is at 4:30 p.m., with a 1-Mile Fun Run at 6:30 and the 5K main event at 8. (Amidsummer5k.com)