Festival returns to celebrate Kentucky heritage

August 5, 2018 by  

The 30th annual Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival is taking place next month for three days.

Voted one of the ‘Top 10 Festivals in Kentucky’, there will be plenty of activities for people of all ages at the event. There will be musical entertainment and educational workshops about a variety of topics related to heritage and history.

The second day is set to feature Kidfest, which will take place at Short Street and Elm Tree Lane. There will be lots of fun activities for children, including arts and crafts, face painting, and interactive booths. There will be science demonstrations and a street painting activity. Vendors will also be on hand to sell their merchandise.

A highlight of the festival is always the parade. It will feature floats, marching bands and vehicles, and travel from Fourth and Elm to Elm Tree Lane. Applications are still being accepted. Fees are $250 for a commercial, political, or business applicant, and $25 for community organizations and non-profits. Vendor space along the parade route is also available for $265.

Some parade participants may invest in a banner from a Lexington banner printing firm to carry with them along the route.

The Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival will be held on Elm Tree Lane from September 7 to 9. Admission is free of charge. For more information, visit the event website.