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Sunrise 6:24 a.m. | Sunset 8:43 p.m.

🌎 Around the world in one day
girls dancing in brightly colored clothing
Explore 70+ culture booths downtown on Saturday, May 25. | Photo provided by Paul Martin, DiverCity Lexington
Put up those passports — we’re giving you the details how you can take a trip around the world in one afternoon. DiverCity Festival returns to Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza next Saturday, May 25, where you can enjoy a full day of learning, immersing, embracing, and celebrating the many cultures woven into the fabric of Lexington.

We’re breaking down what you can expect when you venture into downtown, as well as how you can help encourage inclusivity in our community.

Who is DiverCity?

The board came together from the 2018-2019 Leadership Lexington class, who all had a desire and shared goal of highlighting their unique cultural experiences. The team hosted its first festival in 2019 and has maintained its objective ever since: Educate. Embrace. Celebrate.

If you’re interested in volunteering or becoming a board member of DiverCity, you can reach out to the team to learn more.

The deets

The family-friendly celebration is Saturday, May 25, 12-7 p.m.
  • Educate yourself by exploring the 70+ cultural booths at the courthouse plaza
  • Embrace different cultures by heading to the main stage on Short Street, which will showcase 40+ cultural performances from the Bluegrass Ceili Academy + more
  • Celebrate by trying cuisines from all over, including ice cream from Sav’s Chill, American vegan from Moody Mike’s, Japanese street food from Teppan, and 15+ other food vendors
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Friday, May 17
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Exhibition | Friday, May 17 | 5-8 p.m. | Carnegie Center For Literacy & Learning, 251 W. 2nd St., Lexington | Free | Immerse + educate yourself on the diversity of AAPI cultures at this exhibition featuring artist talks and live music.
  • Food Truck Fridays | Friday, May 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Shillito Park, 300 W. Reynolds Rd., Lexington | Free | Connect with fellow Lexingtonians at this family-friendly event featuring food truck vendors serving up snacks, beer, and cider.
Saturday, May 18
  • Disney Drag Brunch | Saturday, May 18 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Void Sake Company, 949 National Ave., Ste. 190, Lexington | $15 | See all the colors of the wind at this Disney-themed drag show — proceeds benefit Greenhouse17.
  • Lucero | Saturday, May 18 | 8 p.m. | Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester St., Lexington | $32+ | This Memphis-based alt-rock country band takes the stage to support their new album “Should’ve Learned By Now.”
Sunday, May 19
  • May Plant Swap & Shop | Sunday, May 19 | 12-3 p.m. | Blue Stallion Brewing Company, 610 W. 3rd St., Lexington | Free | Bring a few plants, cuttings, or plant accessories to trade, sell, or give away for free.
  • Quilts Across America | Sunday, May 19 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Lexington Public Library - Central, 140 E. Main St., Lexington | Free | Sewing aficionados are invited to help make quilts for Lexington’s Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter, which provides bedding for children — some supplies are provided, but bring your own sewing machine.
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News Notes
  • A former pizza shop is backthis time on wheels. Eiffel Pizza, a halal pizza spot previously located on Buckhorn Drive, is back to serving up pizzas, pastas, burgers, and more. Follow its Instagram to see where they’ll be next. (WKYT)
  • With early voting underway, CivicLex’s voter guide has hit the streets. Head to your nearest library branch, The Summit, Greyline Station, and other local businesses to get a printed voter guide. Available in English and Spanish, it features FAQs, voter details, and info about candidates.
  • A new neighborhood has joined the Lexington Farmers’ Market family. The Warehouse Block will host the market Tuesdays + Thursdays, taking over the former High Street market, beginning Tuesday, June 4. Head to the parking lot near Mirror Twin Brewing on National Avenue to find your favorite fresh produce, baked goods, drink vendors, and more.
  • This week, Ansley Almonor committed to UK basketball from the transfer portal. The 6-ft-7-inch forward was part of the No. 16-seed Farleigh Dickinson team that defeated No. 1-seed Purdue in the first round of the 2023 NCAA tournament. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Real estate platform Agent Advice named two Lexington streets among the most coveted roads in the US. Iron Works Pike was ranked No. 44, thanks to its scenic equestrian environment and high-end properties. Lakeside Drive was ranked No. 69 in Kentucky for its ideal lakeside views.
🎵 Weee’re gonna soak up the sun
Women doing a stork pose during a yoga class outdoors.
Find your zen, then grab some brunch. | Photo courtesy of @thegrovelex
Summer is on the horizon, and we’re ready for the warmth and care-free energy that the season brings. That’s why we’re rounding up our favorite spots around town to soak up the sun.

For the biophiles

Windy Corner Market, 4595 Bryan Station Rd.
Take the scenic route through Lexington’s horse farms to enjoy beer cheese and southern fare.

The Grove, 109 S. Upper St.
You’ll forget you’re in the heart of town when you head to this business collective, where you can grab a cup of joe from Nate’s Coffee while surrounded by lush greenery.

For the water lovers

Proud Mary BBQ, 9079 Old Richmond Rd.
Head down south to the outskirts of town to enjoy fresh BBQ and a scenic overlook of the Kentucky River.

Palmer’s Fresh Grill, 161 Lexington Green Cir.
No need to go far for those zen patio days — just to Lexington Green for seafood, a tiki bar, and views of its pond.
The Buy
Small biz. Celebrate National Small Business Month by exploring our retail shop, Six & Main, featuring local brands from across the country. Find unique gifts for your friends or treat yourself to something new.
The Wrap
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I know the weather has been very Kentucky-esque lately, but here’s to hoping that the weekend brings more opportunities to embrace my inner Sheryl Crow.
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