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Father’s Day experiences around Lexington

Plan out the perfect Father’s Day for the father figure in your life, no matter how they prefer to celebrate.

A man wearing a baseball hat watches fireworks

Fireworks after a baseball game in downtown Lexington | Photo courtesy of The Lexington Legends

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Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 16 — and there’s no shortage of things you + the father figure in your life can experience together around town.

Pro tip: Send this article to your siblings to start the conversation. You can thank us later.

One person holds a baseball bat while another pitches a baseball in their direction.

See a baseball game like it would be played in 1869 between the Bluegrass Barons and the Cincinnati Red Stockings. | Photo courtesy of Shaker Village

For the history buff

If your father figure is the type to start sentences with, “Back in my day...” — then this section is for you.

Venture out to Harrodsburg for Shaker Village’s Vintage Dad’s Day on Saturday, June 15. Here, you’ll take a step back in time with an 1860s era baseball game, vintage car + tractor show, and woodworking demonstrations.

Looking to stick around Lexington? Our guide to museums has all the details on how to tour our city’s historical hot spots, including the Mary Todd Lincoln House and Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate.

A person stands overlooking the sunset and forest.

Treat your father figure to sweeping views of Red River Gorge. | Photo by @billy.hikes

For the outdoorsy type

If your father figure is still chasing the adrenaline of yesteryear, sign them up for a ziplining adventure at Boone Creek Outdoors. From Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, dads can zipline over Boone Creek for free with the purchase of one ticket.

If they prefer a more leisure outdoor experience, opt for one of these 10 hiking trails. Or catch a (modern) baseball game as the Lexington Legends take on the Gastonia Honey Hunters on Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m.

The inside of a liquor store with bourbon bottles lining the walls.

Try out rare and vintage bourbons at Justins’ House of Bourbon on West Main Street. | Photo by The LEXtoday

For the thirsty dad

If your father figure wants to wet their whistle, thank goodness we’re in bourbon country. Try out a beer and bourbon food pairing at Lyndon House Bed + Breakfast on Sunday, June 16, where local beverages will pair with summer-centric bites, like grilled herb-marinated steak.

Want a more laid back atmosphere? Download the Brewgrass Trail passport and let Dad choose from the 26 breweries + cideries Lexington has to offer or take them to a bourbon tasting at spots like Justins’ House of Bourbon.

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