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Music and arts festivals this summer

Step outside and soak in the good vibes with this round-up of music, art, and food festivals around town.

A woman shopping at a festival

Mayfest vendors offer all kinds of arts, crafts, and handmade goods. | Photo by LEXtoday

The spring and summer months bring more than sunny days and patio weather. It’s also the beginning of festival season.

From music and art to yummy eats, here’s where you can explore, enjoy, and shop outdoors in the coming months.

  • Mayfest Art Fair | Saturday, May 13 + Sunday, May 14 | Gratz Park | This casual, family-friendly weekend brings strolling performers, musical acts, and hundreds of artisans.
  • Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass | Friday, May 26-Sunday, May 28 | Shaker Village | Witness the talents of world-renowned musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center + two educational lectures.
  • Woodland Art Fair | Saturday, August 19 + Sunday, August 20 | Woodland Park | Spanning throughout the whole park, you’ll find food, drinks, and art in all forms including metalwork, woodwork, photography, ceramics, and more.

Looking to take a bite out of what Lexington’s food scene has to offer? Check out our guide to upcoming foodie happenings.

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