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25th Annual Founders' Day and Colonial Crafts Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate Lexington's official "birthday" with a full calendar of activities for the whole family to commemorate the city's founding in 1775 at McConnell Springs. Free event! Rain or shine. 

Colonial Crafts, Demonstrations of Frontier Life at the Log Cabin, Hands-On Activities, Live Traditional Music all day!

Food available, period reproductions for purchase from vendors demonstrating their skills. Storytellers, animals, and more!


Download photos from the 2018 Founders' Day
Activities all day at the Education Center, Amphitheater (shown) and in the Park.
2018 Founders' Day Schedule of Events (click here)
Download a set of photos from prior Founders' Days
Download a set of more photos from prior Founders' Days

Birding at The Springs

Over 130 species of birds have been seen so far at McConnell Springs, making it a favorite hotspot for local birders as well as visitors to the area. Check out our monthly updates to find out what’s been seen recently. Be sure to grab your binoculars and come out the park to help us add to the list!

Birds - September 2017
Birds - August 2017

Flowers at The Springs

Flowers - August 2016

Download a copy of the McConnell Springs Park Calendar of Events! Click on the link to the right (requires the FREE Adobe PDF Reader).

January-June 2018

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Download the Donor-Volunteer Information form by clicking on the icon to the right. Fill it out and mail to the address on the form to be counted as a donor or volunteer − or both!
Donor-Volunteer Information Form

More Upcoming Friends Events

13th Annual
"Wine Barrel Tasting for
The Springs"

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2019 Barrel Tasting Brochure

Join us for the 13th annual “Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs” (2020 date to be announced). Participants will travel on their own to 13 different wineries to sample wine that is ready for bottling. They may have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and discuss their favorite subject. Fee: $20. Proceeds benefit McConnell Springs, the site of the naming of Lexington in 1775. For more information and a list of wineries, click on the 2019 Barrel Tasting Brochure link (above right) or call 859-272-0682. Sponsored by the Friends of McConnell Springs. This is a rain or shine event.