Festivities, local food and retail vendors, biking demonstrations, and live bluegrass music will be available in a blocked off section of Southland Drive and the adjacent parking lots on Saturday, May 9th from 3 pm – 8 pm. In conjunction with the festivities, there will be an official ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of the Southland bike lanes, an infrastructure amenity that will continue to enhance the economic development for Lexington’s oldest retail corridor outside of downtown. Afterwards, community members will lead a ceremonial family bike ride on the new bike lanes.
As of Monday, March 30, 2015 over fifty vendors have signed up to participate in the festivities. Vendor applications will be open until April 10th and can be found at southlandstreetfair.com
Committed partners include Good Foods Co-Op, Habitat Restore, Lexington Parks & Recreation, Bank of the Bluegrass, Milward Funeral Directors, Traditional Bank, Fascination Design, and the Council Offices of Amanda Bledsoe and Peggy Henson.
In the past few years, the Southland corridor has undergone significant improvements with new businesses, infrastructure and community involvement. This event will continue the progress on Southland, providing an avenue for local businesses to come together with strong neighborhood support and celebrate the uniqueness this corridor has to offer.
Event Details 2 state bluegrass acts to kick off the Southland Jamboree
Ribbon cutting with community members
1 mile family bike ride
Safe biking demonstrations
Food trucks and local brews on site
Mini-golf by Habitat ReStore
Hosted during National Bike Month
6,134 residents within .5 walking distance (10 minute walk)
1,534 families within .5 walking distance (10 minute walk)
9 Active Neighborhood Associations within a mile radius (20 minute walk)
6,000 people attend Southland Jamboree Yearly www.southlandstreetfair.com
Over 7,000 GoodFoods Co-op Owners
Estimated 1,000 people bike to work in Lexington
The Southland Association is an inclusive organization focused on increasing the viability of the Southland community, making it a more attractive, safe and welcoming place to shop, eat, live and do business. This event hopes to continue the progress of revitalizing the corridor.