Ballet Under the Stars

Ballet Under the Stars, Lexington's premier outdoor dance celebration, allows the community to experience a night of professional ballet at Woodland Park.


Aug. 5 – 8, 2021 (Rain date: Aug. 9) 
Woodland Park

Admission: $8 at the gate, children 3 and under are free
(Cash, card or check made out payable to Lexington Parks & Recreation)

About Ballet Under the Stars

At this unique event, audiences experience a night of professional ballet, complete with stage, lighting and costumes, at Woodland Park. The event begins with a pre-show youth production at 8 p.m. The main show featuring professional dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre begins at 9 p.m.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Patrons may pack a picnic dinner or buy concessions onsite. For more information, call (859) 288-2925.

Ballet Under the Stars Preshow

The preshow is a wonderful chance for young dancers from all area dance schools to come together in Kentucky’s premier outdoor ballet event. This is truly a community production and an excellent opportunity to showcase the young talent and quality dance instruction of central Kentucky. 

Fairytale Tea Parties

Woodland Park
Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7 | 6 – 7 p.m.
For children ages 3 – 8 years old (suggested)
$15 per child | No charge for parent/guardian.

Lexington Parks & Recreation hosts a very special tea party in honor of the Ballet Under the Stars preshow. This year's children's ballet will be Sleeping Beauty's Dream and will feature stories from Goldilocks and the three Bears, Pinocchio, Little Red Riding Hood and Peter Pan. 

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