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Southern Starts Here

We welcome you to Kentucky's centerpiece. With its cosmopolitan vibe, sophisticated cuisine culture, quaint Southern charm, quirky arts scene and picturesque setting, Lexington showcases all the best our state has to offer.

We encourage you to plan a trip to the Horse Capital of the World and discover a destination that will delight and intrigue you .

Not sure where to start? We've done some of the work for you... Are you a foodie? Family with little kids? A nature lover? Explore some suggested agendas at www.visitlex.com/Staycation.

 

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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.
Jul12

Big Band & Jazz 2016

Tuesdays. One of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series, features... more
Jul21

Lexington Restaurant Week 2016

Venture out and celebrate Lexington's explosive cuisine scene!  40+ of the best... more
Jul28

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Tim Talbert Project!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jul29

Jurassic Quest Dinosaur Expo

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family.  A brand new... more
Aug4

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Bobby Perry Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Aug5

Fountain Films on Friday

Movie: Bad News Bears! (40 year anniversary)  Triangle Park will be transformed into... more
Aug12

Kentucky Cork, Tap & Barrel

Kentucky Cork, Tap & Barrel celebrates Kentucky made wine, beer, and bourbon in a fun... more
Aug12

The Warehouse Block Party

The entire block of North Ashland Ave., from Aurora Ave. to National Ave. will be closed... more
Aug13

2016 Crave Lexington Food and Music Festival

From the farmers to the chef, Crave is a hugely popular celebration of the cultural and... more
Aug18

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Conch Republic!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Aug19

Phoenix Fridays

Take it downtown to the heart of Lexington for another series of free outdoor... more
Aug20

Woodland Art Fair

Every August for nearly four decades, Woodland Park has been transformed into a venue... more
Aug25

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Kenny Owens & Group Therapy!  Beverages, food from local restaurants... more
Aug27

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum - Steam

Ride behind a working steam engine while enjoying an 11 mile, 90 minute train... more
Aug27

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  Manchester Orchestra, Drive-By Truckers, Trombone... more
Sep1

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Four days of all-breed conformation, obedience & rally competition. ... more
Sep1

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Mercy Men!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Sep1

Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival

Graded as one of the top 10 festivals in Kentucky, Roots and Heritage Festival won't... more
Sep3

Bluegrass Scenic Railroad Civil War Train

Step back in time aboard our Civil War Train.  Don't be surprised if they run into a... more
Sep8

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters!  Beverages, food from local... more
Sep9

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents

It's time for your family to be amazed by all the X-traordinary things you know and... more
Sep12

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

This sale attracts buyers from all over the world.  Spectators welcome!... more
Sep14

Jefferson Street Soiree

The Jefferson Street Soiree is back and is sure to be another exciting evening... more
Sep15

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Superfecta!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Sep16

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
Sep22

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Big Black Cadillac!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Sep24

Ronald McDonald Clown Train

Ronald will entertain as only he can do. He will be passing out free Happy... more

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