Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Present. Embracing the Future.

Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival Celebrates over 25 years of Diversity | Kickoff September 11-13 in Lexington Ky

african border

How do you remember September?

Top20_4C

For over 25 years the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. We invite you to join us and celebrate our rich heritage at our month-long events.

The colorful pageantry of the festival, combined with its high quality offerings of cultural and educational programs,  has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.We invite you to join us!

Support our festival programming with your donation to our community!






Vendors

Back to Top

african border

Touba_Art_3756

How do I become a Vendor?

The Roots and Heritage Festival showcases the regions most diverse vendors from food, clothing, literature, music and art. Vendors can download our Vendor Application. We also offer an information line at 859.276.3262 for you convenience.

We encourage our vendors to purchase an official Roots & Heritage T-shirt and further support our festival of diversity.

 

2014 Roots & Heritage Vendor Application (PDF)

Complete 2014 Roots & Heritage Online Vendor Application

 

Events

Back to Top

Click on an image below for more information about our event categories.

Friday Sept 11, 2014
Elm Tree Lane
African American Marketplace

Friday hours: 7pm-11pm | Saturday hours: 11am-11pm | Sunday hours: 10am-5pm

Shop the diverse vendors along the one mile stretch of the historic open market place!

Saturday Sept 12, 2014
Near Short & Elm Tree |11a-4p
KidsFest

It’s ALL about the kids! Join us for a FULL DAY near the corner of Short and Elm Tree Lane. KidsFest is bigger than ever this year with many activities for children to learn play and grow!

Apply to be a vendor online

Elm Tree Lane
African American Marketplace

Friday hours: 7pm-11pm | Saturday hours: 11am-11pm | Sunday hours: 10am-5pm

Shop the diverse vendors along the one mile stretch of the historic open market place!

Stage 2
Upstage: Youth Competition

Ages 17 & younger, this is your chance to shine! Submit your performance info to stage2@rootsfestky.com. Winners recieve a historic performance on Stage 1! Deadline to submit is August 16th.

Click here to apply online!

TBA | 4th and Elm Tree Lane
Heritage Parade

The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of 4th and Elm Tree Lane and ends just prior to the historic Lyric Theatre. Then join us again at 4th and Elm Tree Lane for the Parade Band Showcase!

Sunday Sept 13, 2014
Elm Tree Lane
African American Marketplace

Friday hours: 7pm-11pm | Saturday hours: 11am-11pm | Sunday hours: 10am-5pm

Shop the diverse vendors along the one mile stretch of the historic open market place!

Lyric Theatre | TBA
Gospel Celebration

Last but certainly not least is our GOSPEL CELEBRATION Sunday Sept 13th at 2pm inside the The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center! Event Headliners TBA!

Doors open at 1pm! Limited Seating available and is first come first served! Be there and celebrate with Roots & Heritage! #RootsFestKy

Performers

Back to Top

african border

Sponsors

Back to Top

african border

Be a part of our community. Be a Sponsor!

Our month long events represents an exceptional opportunity to put your company’s brand in front of a wide audience that could have direct interest in your products. By becoming one of our sponsors, you have the chance to reach a unique targeted audience and demonstrate your businesses diverse activism within the local community.

 

For sponsorship information email: sponsors@rootsfestky.com

Contact Us

Back to Top

How to Reach Us

FestivalMap

Festival Map

General Inquiries: info@rootsfestky.com

 

Parade inquiries: parade@rootsfestky.com

Vendor inquiries: vendors@rootsfestky.com

 

For Music & Entertainment inquiries

Main Stage: Stage1@rootsfestky.com

Youth Stage: Stage2@rootsfestky.com

Gospel Stage: gospel@rootsfestky.com

 

For Fine Art inquiries: arts@rootsfestky.com

For t-shirts inquiries: tshirts@rootsfestky.com

Stay in touch

Please contact us for general information on our events! We hope the Roots & Heritage Festival is a great way to remember September!