Here’s a list of Lexington and a guide to the best weekend events in Central Kentucky on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if you’re bored and need things to do from live music concerts, comedy shows, dog shows at Masterson Station Park, Gallery Hop in downtown Lexington, music festivals, art fairs, 5Ks and a day of family fun at the American Saddlebred Museum on the grounds of Kentucky Horse Park.
Bluegrass Classic Stock Dog Trials at Masterson Station Park
The return of the Bluegrass Classic Stock Dog Trials to Masterson Station Park continues through May 22 with 500 Montana sheep and more than 600 handler teams competing during the five-day event. The event is free. 3051 Leestown Road. BluegrassClassicSDT.org.
LexArts Hop Exhibition, Horse Mania
Dozens of art galleries, artist studios, museums and other creative spaces will open their doors during the LexArts Gallery Hop on May 20 from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Lexington. The event is free and this month includes a “Library After Hours” event celebrating Horse Mania. Artist renderings of the upcoming Horse Mania 2022 will be on display at the Central Library Gallery at the Lexington Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Friday. LexArts.org/Discover/LexArts-Hop/.
Fallsburg Summer Music Festival
The second annual Fallsburg Summer Stage Music Festival will take place on the outskirts of Fallsburg, Ky. on May 20-21 with music from Shenandoah, Town Mountain, John R. Miller, Vincent Neil Emerson and Cristina Vane, among others. Tickets cost between $40 and $80. FallsburgSummerStage.com.
Art In The Park Fair in Versailles
The Art Village will once again host Art In The Park on the lawn of The Woodford Inn in Versailles on May 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and May 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The art fair is free. 140 rue du Parc, Versailles. ArtDansLeParcVersailles.org.
Actor Larry the Wireman at The Barnyard
World-renowned comedian Larry The Cable Guy will perform his “Remain Seated” tour with special guest Jon Reep at The Barnyard in Sharpsburg on May 20 at 6 p.m. Tickets cost between $29 and $115. 10005 W Highway 36, Sharpsburg. TheBarnyardVenue.com.
Actor Adam Ray at Comedy Off Broadway
Comedian Adam Ray, host of the popular “About Last Night” podcast, will perform at Comedy Off Broadway on May 20 and 21 at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. each night. Tickets are $13-15. 161 Lexington Green Cir #C4. ComedyOffBroadway.com.
Run for the Paws 5K in Winchester
The annual 5K Run for the Paws benefiting the Clark County Animal Shelter will be held May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at Lykins Park. Tickets cost between $12 and $60. 1601 Mt. Sterling Rd., Winchester. RunSignUp.com.
Greater Gardenside Community Music Festival
The first Greater Gardenside Community Music Festival will take place on May 21 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. with live music from the Lexington Music Education Rock School Bands, The Voodoo Dolls, Cane Run Bluegrass Band and The Rounders as well as a course of obstacles from Big Bounce Nation. , other games, concessions and more. The event is free. 2185 Garden Springs Dr. facebook.com/events/647520966524998.
Hop Festival at Goodwood Lexington
Enjoy a day of family fun at Goodwood Lexington with appearances from Cinderella and Rapunzel, cupcake decorating with Miss Delaney Cakes ($5), live children’s music and more during ‘Hops Fest’ May 21, 1-4 p.m. 200 Lexington Green Cir #110. facebook.com/events/1044946063112571.
New trail in Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate will open its Ashland Trail on May 21. From 3-5 p.m., the Ashland Trail History Crawl will have people at each marker to answer questions about the new 1.35-mile trail that highlights the history of the land. henryclay.org
Rainbow Run 5K fundraiser for Lexington Pride Festival
The Rainbow Run 5K fundraiser for the upcoming Lexington Pride Festival will take place May 21 at 6 p.m. at Coldstream Park. Tickets are $30. 1850 Pisacano Dr. RunSignUp.com.
Concert by rapper Nelly at the Barnyard
Chart-topping rapper Nelly and rising country star Priscilla Block will perform together at The Barnyard in Sharpsburg on May 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $44-$135. 10005 W Highway 36, Sharpsburg. TheBarnyardVenue.com.
Family fun day at the American Saddlebred Museum
As part of the reopening of the Elizabeth M. Goth History Wing, the American Saddlebred Museum at Kentucky Horsre Park, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, will host a free family fun day, May 22 from noon to 3 p.m. Activities include art activities, games, story time, petting zoo and Wingswept Farm’s American Riding Horses. asbmuseum.org
Actor John Crist: The Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour at Lexington Opera House
Comedian John Crist brings “The Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour” to the Lexington Opera House with two shows on May 22 at 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49.75. 401 W Short St. LexingtonOperaHouse.com.