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Lexington Children’s Theatre 22-23 Season

The Lexington Children’s Theatre has been delighting audiences since 1938 and is excited to announce a wonderful lineup for the 2022-2023 season! There is a great variety of shows planned for the season (note the Pay What You Will and Sensory Friendly Shows) as well as the annual Celebrity Curtain Call and Summer Family Musical […]

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Hot Air Balloon Glow *Spoonbread Festival

Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs / blanket and enjoy a picnic on the lawn of Berea Community School as hot air balloons light up the sky.  This is just part of a weekend of fun at the Annual Spoonbread Festival in Berea. NOTE:  Balloon events are always subject to weather conditions. At the close […]

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Lexington Fire Prevention Festival 2022

The annual Lexington Fire Prevention & Wellness Festival is back at the Fairgrounds of Masterson Station Park on Sunday, October 9th, 2022 from 2-6 pm. Come join this free family event that features live fire and rescue demonstrations, fire truck rides, kids games, wellness screenings, and a great afternoon in the community.

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Boo at the Zoo 2022

The Louisville Zoo celebrates 41 years of merry — not scary — fun this October with its ever-popular annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo presented by Meijer. Tickets go on sale to the general public September 6 at 10 a.m. for the beloved annual event that takes place October 1 – 2; 6 – 9; […]

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular 2022

Louisville is home to the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular featuring 5,000 carved pumpkins illuminated at night as an “art show”. The show runs daily from 6:30 pm to 10 p.m., during the week (Sunday-Thursday), and closes at 11 pm on Friday & Saturday. Dates:Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Monday, October 31, 2022 **Sensory Night – October 24, 2022 5:30 pm […]

NEW Woodland Park Aquatic Center Pirate Ship

Ahoy, mateys! There will soon be a new ship in town, just waiting for any pirates who want to venture into Woodland Aquatic Center. “A couple of years ago we had to take the pirate ship out of Woodland pool because of safety concerns,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Now we’re commissioning a new ship, and […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Trail at McConnell Springs

Kids ages 12 and under can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares at the Jack-o-Lantern Trail.  This event is a great way to mix some Halloween fun in with all the cool things at McConnell Springs! 2022 Jack-o-Lantern Trail Hike Nights  Thursday, Oct. 27 | Friday, Oct. 28 | Saturday, Oct. 29 | Sunday, […]

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KET Super Saturday 2022

KET welcomes kids and families to enjoy family fun and activities for FREE at their Super Saturday event!     Where: KET at 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 When: Saturday, August 27 | 9 am – 2 pm What: A fun, free family event featuring performances by Mr. Steve, Mister C and much, much […]

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Marvelous Movies & Freaky Flicks in Lexington Parks

NEW Marvelous Movies featuring Marvel films and Freaky Flicks with family-friendly spooky movies kick off this September and October at Shillito Park, Moondance Amphitheater and Masterson Station Park! Marvelous Movies Movie lovers assemble! Join us for our newest movie series, Marvelous Movies, featuring movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe! Dress up as your favorite character […]

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Keeneland Family Fun *Review

Keeneland Race Course opened in 1936 and has been helping create memories ever since.  It’s a wonderful place for families and kids of all ages will enjoy a visit.  You can visit during race meets (held each April and October) or stop by other times during the year just to explore and take some photos. […]

Pumpkin Patches in Central KY

Pumpkin Patches, Orchards, Corn Mazes, and more!

There are so many pumpkin patches, orchards, corn mazes, fall festivals and more right here in Central KY!  Click each location for more information and scroll to the bottom for more fall fun information! Pumpkin Patches, Farms, and Orchards Allen Farms – Lancaster Baldwin Farms – Richmond Bi-Water Farm – Georgetown Daynabrook Farm – Harrodsburg Devine’s Corn […]

Summer 2022 Kentucky P-EBT Benefits

Pandemic Food Relief (P-EBT) Extended!!

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program is a financial resource for families with students who lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19. P-EBT provides households an EBT card with funds to spend on food at home for students.  Update Summer 2022 Summer 2022 P-EBT CEP Site – All students will […]

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Lexington Thriller and Halloween Parade

More than 30 years after Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video first aired, zombies and the non-dead still come together in downtown Lexington to celebrate Halloween by re-creating Thriller.   The annual Thriller Festival and Halloween Parade has become a local must-do event as Halloween enthusiasts of all ages descend on downtown Lexington to celebrate the season. Lexington’s […]

Central KY Back to School Events

Back to School Events in Central KY

Local community partners are offering a variety of Back to School events for students and families. For more information about a specific event please contact the event sponsor. If you have an event to add please email YMCA Back to School RalliesAugust 30, 2022 Back to School BashAugust 31, 2022 Back to School Fun […]

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Shrek the Musical presented by Lexington Children’s Theatre *Review

Join Lexington Children’s Theatre for this wacky musical celebration of friendship, fairy tales, and the things that make us special. Shrek The Musical opens July 21 and our story won’t be complete without YOU in the audience! So, get ready to laugh your gumdrop buttons off and expect the unexpected, because THIS is a fairy tale like […]

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