What’s Happening This Weekend in Kentucky?

Kentucky - Unbridled Spirit logoIt’s the weekend of May 18-20, 2007 and there’s a lot to do around the Bluegrass. Here are a few that we think you’ll enjoy. For a more complete listing of [tag]events[/tag] all around [tag]Kentucky[/tag], visit the [tag]Kentucky Tourism[/tag] website.

Saturday, May 19 is Armed Forces Day.

5/18/07 – 5/20/07
Hidden Treasures Antique Show
Visit the Georgetown Antiques district for this exceptional antique show. Visit www.georgetownky.com for more information.

McConnell Springs
Founder’s Day
Join the celebration of Lexington’s birthday at the 13th Founder’s Day Celebration. This event will feature a fun-filled day of activities for the entire family. Patrons can see historic reenactments, exhibits, live musical entertainment, guided hikes, storytellers and more. Concessions will be available or pack a picnic lunch. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Living Arts & Science Center
Spring Family Fun Day
It’s springtime in the Bluegrass and a great time to explore, experiment, and get creative inside and out! Join the Living Arts & Science Center’s teachers, staff and special guests for a FREE day of hands-on arts, science and music activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kentucky Horse Park
High Hope Steeplechase
(859) 967-9444
Sanctioned races over brush and timber. One of Lexington’s premier social events, including tailgating, terrier races and children’s activities. This event not included in Park admission; fee for parking. For latest event information, visit www.kyhorsepark.com or www.highhopesteeplechase.com.

5/17/07 – 5/20/07
Primitive Arts Festival and Knap-in
Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Road, Danville, KY
Primitive Arts Festival and Knap-inWatch knappers create and demonstrate arrowheads, axes, spears and other primitive tools. Artifacts will be for sale or trade and collections will be displayed. An auction of donated vendor items will be held beginning at 1pm on Saturday.
Free to the public
For more information, contact Ronnie Hazlett via email at knapp23@earthlink.net or via telephone at 606-669-4335.

Military Appreciation Day
Downtown Danville, Millennium Park
Military parade, Dedication of Veterans Monument, Many other events entire day
For more information, contact Julie Wagner via email at heartdan@bellsouth.net or via telephone at 859-236-1909.

Shaker Village
Mercer County Day

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road
10 AM – 5 PM
Free admission for all residents of Mercer County!
A $10 Season Pass will also be available to Mercer County
residents for the remainder of 2007.

5/16/2007 – 5/20/2007
“Peanuts at Bat” Exhibit
Location: Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
The Slugger Museum will host an exhibit, “Peanuts at Bat,” May 1 through September 16 with interactive games and activities for the entire family. Straight from the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, Calif., the exhibit will highlight America’s Pastime through the eyes of Charlie, Lucy, and Snoopy. Vintage memorabilia, comic strips and videos will be featured.
Please call (502) 588-7228 for more information.

5/16/2007 – 5/20/2007
IMAX: Ride Around the World
Location: The Louisville Science Center
The IMAX film, Ride Around the World, is showing in the Louisville Science Center’s IMAX Theatre through May 25, 2007. Saddle up for a spectacular journey through Morocco, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, British Columbia and Texas to meet vaqueros, gauchos, baqueanos and cowboys who are all part of a single global horse culture – an unbroken trail stretching back 1,500 years. These rugged men and women are often the first to settle the wild frontiers, helping lay the foundation in language, music and dress for the entire New World. Filmed in exotic and rarely visited locations, Ride Around the World is a profound visual and cultural experience and also has a Spanish language soundtrack which will be shown the third Saturday of each month at 8 p.m.
Please call (502) 561-6100 for more information.


Bourbon Open Golf Tournament
The Bourbon Open is an annual meeting of old friends, new friends, golf, the tasting of fine Kentucky Spirits and two evenings of outstanding entertainment. Old Kentucky Home Country Club and Kenny Rapier State Park Golf Course.

The Heart of Kentucky Arts Festival is a phenomenal event showcasing quality Kentucky artisans and craftsmen. But it is also a fun festival complete with live music, dramatic performances, demonstrations and great food. There is no admission charge and parking is FREE.
The 2007 Arts Festival will be held Sat., May 19, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at beautiful Maker’s Mark Distillery and features nearly 20 juried exhibits, including handmade baskets, jewelry, original art, cedar furniture, hand-painted silk scarves, photography and hand-poured candles.
For more information, e-mail festival@marioncountyarts.org, visit www.marioncountyarts.org or call Molly McMasters at 270.692.5503.

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