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Ballet Under the Stars

July 31 - August 3
Preshow: 8 pm || Main Curtain: 9 pm 
Woodland Park

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Ballet Under the Stars is one of Central Kentucky’s most anticipated events of the summer. This unique festival allows audiences to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a professional ballet in the relaxed, casual setting of the park. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite. Admission is $5. For more information please call 288-2925.


Ballet Under the Stars Princess Tea

August 1 - August 3 
6 pm   7 pm
Woodland Park

In honor of the 2014 Ballet Under the Stars Preshow “Princess Vignettes II,” Lexington Parks & Recreation is once again hosting a princess tea party. Before the ballet, children may don their best tutu and tiara and join in for a magical, fun-filled event.

All of the “princesses” will learn a special dance while enjoying fancy foods, party favors, princess tattoos and a special live performance of favorite princess songs. Attendees can bring their camera to take a picture with Sleeping Beauty, Pocahontas, Merida, Jasmine and the Frozen Sisters.

Three teas will be held at the Woodland Park Gazebo – Friday, August 1, Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 from 6 – 7 p.m. Participants may register to attend one event date only. The cost is $10 per child which covers activities and food for the child participant only and does not include admission to the Ballet Under the Stars show. The show, which starts at 8 p.m., is $5 per person (children 3 and under free). All proceeds benefit Ballet Under the Stars.

To register please contact Amber Luallen with Lexington Parks & Recreation at (859) 288-2925 or by Wednesday, July 30.

Big Band and Jazz

Tuesdays, July 1 – August 26
7 – 8:30 pm

Ecton Park

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz and big band music weekly. The May and June concerts will be held at the Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre in Beaumont Circle while the July and August concerts will take place at Ecton Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. The concert schedule will be available on this page prior to the first concert. For more information on this free event, call 288-2925.



Fun Guide 2014

Marchi wins 2nd straight Bluegrass 10,000 

The 38th annual Bluegrass 10,000 saw 3,144 racers on Friday, July 4, but none were faster than Antonio Marchi, who finished in a time of 31:02. Lydia Kosgei was the fastest female, finishing in 35:32.  Greg Queen finished in 18:45 to lead all Wheelchair racers.

- View Full Race Results

- Print your Bluegrass 10,000 Finishers Certificate


- View Bluegrass 10,000 Photo Gallery

- View Bluegrass 10,000 Awards Photo Gallery

Friday Latino Live

Fridays, July 25, and August 22
6 – 11 pm
Fifth Third Pavillion

Join us downtown for nights full of music, dancing and fun as FLACA and Parks and Recreation present Friday Latino Live. will include live music, DJ, latin food and mucho más.

This Week in Parks

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre's SUMMERFEST- Featuring Twelfth Night/ Little Shop of Horrors

July 2 through August 3
Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre

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Last updated: 7/23/2014 2:01:27 PM