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Southern Starts Here

What will you discover in Lexington this Spring?

Genuine Southern hospitality. Outstanding cuisine at over 120 non-chain restaurants. The intoxicating aromas of bourbon aging in warehouses on a tour of a charming Bourbon Distillery. The largest mall in Kentucky and dozens of locally owned boutiques.  A new entertainment complex at Red Mile with over 900 instant racing machines. Art galleries, antique shops, microbreweries, horse farm tours, music and theatre performances. Want to know more?

Explore our Calendar of Events and our Idea Guide.

 

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Enjoy browsing visitLEX.com. We showcase the premier places to eat, shop, play, stay and experience the time-honored traditions of Lexington...Kentucky's centerpiece. Click below to learn more about Lexington's Bourbon connections, or how to tour a private horse farm, or how to best enjoy our lively craft beer scene.

Bourbon Lexington 2
Cultivated tastes. Traditions of excellence.
Bourbon: it's not just another spirit. It's part of our heritage. more
Horse Farm
Visit the homes of our four-legged celebrities.
Horse farm tours are a “must-do” when visiting the Horse Capital of the World! more
Beer Flight Brewgrass Trail
Do the "Brewgrass" Trail
An amazing array of locally crafted beers await your discovery on the Brewgrass Trail. more

featured events

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Lexington? Click here to view all upcoming events.
May5

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Girls Guns & Glory!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
May6

Oaks Day Festival

Enjoy the festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ice cream made with... more
May7

Derby Day at Keeneland

Celebrate Derby Day at Keeneland Race Course for the 141st running of the Kentucky... more
May7

Mayfest Arts Fair 2016

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on casual, family-friendly atmosphere. ... more
May12

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Lauren Mink Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
May13

4th Annual Craft Beer Week

Lexington's craft beer scene is robust! Come celebrate. Enjoy events, tastings, tap... more
May16

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
May19

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Rebel Without A Cause!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
May20

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
May21

The Little Mermaid

Kentucky Ballet Theatre.  Creative costumes, dramatic sets and a visit to the... more
May22

High Hope Steeplechase

Enjoy the thrills of hurdle and flat racing from a variety of vantage points. ... more
May22

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
May26

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Encore of Lexington!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
May27

Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo

The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days during this annual... more
May29

Tunes in the Vines

Entertainment:  RockSteady Band.  "Tunes in the Vines" music series... more
Jun2

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Trendells!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jun2

Great American Brass Band Festival

World-class bands come together in what has been called "the most prominent and... more
Jun9

43rd Annual Festival of the Bluegrass

Annual jamboree featuring the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national... more
Jun9

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Johnson Brothers!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jun16

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Tony and the Tan Lines!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
Jun17

It's a Grand Night for Singing

Presented by UK Opera Theatre.  A Grand Night for Singing is a musical revue... more
Jun23

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Boogie G and the Titanics!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
Jun30

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Flashback!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Jul4

4th of July Festival

Enjoy fireworks, food, music, dancing, vending and a parade! Read more here:... more

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Rolex Ky Three Day Event

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Keeneland's Spring Racing Meet is almostto the finish line (Friday, April 29 is the final day),but another major Bluegrass equine event starts Thursday,April 28.

The Rolex Kentucky ...

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Time for Keeneland

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

Visiting Keeneland on a spring afternoon is a specialexperience. There are other racetracks and other tracks thatare attractive, but there is only one Keeneland.

Spring afternoons there are lazy warm ...

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