Festivals return to downtown Lexington starting Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – With the lifting of COVID-19 mandates, festivals are planning to return to Kentucky and Lexington.

A cultural festival, DiverCity Festival, scheduled for Saturday, is the first such festival to return to Lexington since the pandemic began, according to their chairman of the board.

“We are closing Limestone. Lexington always looks the same on the weekends, we want to throw in a wrench + to make it something completely new,” said Michael Kunjoo.

With the weather likely to be favourable, the family celebration will take place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Robert F Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone.

The main stage will host nearly 30 cultural performances, according to a press release, as well as food and drink vendors around the courthouse plaza.

“People don’t know all of these cultures in our community. We want to create an opportunity for people to be more comfortable representing themselves and when others approach them. An intersection where cultures can work together,” Kunjoo said.

Fayette County Public Schools also plans to sponsor a children’s space.

According to the Facebook event, in 2019 the DiverCity festival featured over 70 booths, 45 cultural performances, and over 15 food vendors.

The DiverCity Festival press release promises a full day of education, hospitality and celebration of the many cultures woven into the fabric of Lexington.

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