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Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade is Saturday, March 14th.

 

This is a free, family-friendly festival in Downtown Lexington.

The St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival is the longest-running citywide civic event in Lexington and is produced by Lexington Parks and Recreation and is sponsored by the Bluegrass Irish Society.

 The Shamrock Shuffle begins at 8 a.m. to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. 

The annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech Kentucky Ale tent is at 10:45 a.m at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza.

The parade begins at 1 p.m. and follows Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street. 

At 11:30 a.m. McTeggart Irish Dancers begin

12 p.m. -The Bold Roberts perform

1 p.m. - The 41st Annual Alltech

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Crave Taco Week 

March 2-8, 2020

 

 

So many tacos…so little time! 

Who doesn't love tacos? They are fun to eat, the fillings are limitless, and they are available everywhere. I guess that’s why over 4.5 billion tacos are sold each year in the United States. That’s proof as to how much we crave tacos.

The Origin of the taco predates the arrival of the Spanish in Mexico. There is anthropological evidence that the indigenous people living in the lake region of the Valley of Mexico traditionally ate tacos filled with small fish.

Here are some Fun Facts for my taco connoisseurs:

  • Taco Tia was opened by Glen Bell in 1954, He also sold hot dogs and burgers. In 1962, Glen Bell made Taco Tia the first Mexican fast food franchise
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Mardi Gras!

 

Where Do you like to Eat & Celebrate Mardi Gras? Lexington has so many wonderful bars and restaurants.

 

  • Stop in Alfalfa on Fat Tuesday, February 25 and try their classic Red Beans and Rice at a special price of $5 from 10 am until 2 pm.
  • Bayou Bluegrass Catering will be holding their annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Copper Roux with a fresh Cajun style menu on Fat Tuesday, February 25 with multiple lunch and dinner seating times starting at 11 am until 7:30 pm.
  • Blue Door Smokehouse will feature a Smoked Etouffee with, you guessed it, smoked sausage and smoked chicken and served with rice for $8 bowl, $4 cup on Fat Tuesday, February 25.
  • Blue Stallion Brewing is bringing a little New Orleans to the heart of
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Image may contain: sky, tree and outdoorOn March 19, 2020 Castle and Key Distillery (4445 McCracken Pike, Versailles) is doing an exclusive preview from 6:30-8:30 pm.  This is worth the short trip to Versailles to see how they have restored the former Old Taylor Distillery.  When they purchased it everything was falling down and grown over- by at least 10 feet.  They had to be brave!  The end product is spectacular from the redone formal gardens to the crystal clear spring house to the immaculate recreation of the 1870s distillery.  They have brought this facility back to the spectacular show place that it once was!

https://www.facebook.com/events/263846241267274/

www.castleandkey.com

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Battle in the Saddle Kentucky Horse Farm Event

On September 30th, at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena in Lexington, amateur team penning riders will be paired with a celebrity guest rider in an effort to see who can pen the group of cattle the fastest. Who wouldn't want to attend? All proceeds will be donated to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

The celebrity team penning event starts at 4:30pm and is expected to end around 10pm. Attendees can expect an evening of dancing in the dirt after dinner, so be sure to bring your dancing shoes! Some of the celebrities participating in Battle in the Saddle include:

  • Otto Thorwarth, Jockey and Secretariat actor
  • Jason Myers, WTVQ Chief Meteorologist
  • Carson Kressley, award winning TV personality and fashion designer
  • Erika Abe, Fox 56
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