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National Tourism Week May 2-10

    Hey locals! The dedication of chefs, brewers, distillers and passionate Lexington local entrepreneurs makes Lexington a truly unique destination. So celebrate! Tour your own town and enjoy all our city has to offer. Think of it as  "The Great Lexington Staycation".

Check out our Lexington Bucket List to get started. And yes, it's a great list for visitors, too! Big Lex says so.

Check out this National Tourism Week Lexington Bucket List.

 
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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 Kentucky's centerpiece. Click below to learn more about Lexington's Bourbon connections or how to tour a private horse farm, or browse our photo albums.

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LEX marks the spot. Bourbon starts here!
Curious about Lexington’s connection to the history of America’s Native Spirit? 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

featured events

Looking for things to do on your next visit to Lexington? Click here to view all upcoming events.
May7

Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Swells!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
May8

Craft Beer Week in Lexington

Craft beers are exploding (not literally) in Lexington! Celebrate the beer boom during... more
May9

2015 Mayfest Arts Fair

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on casual, family-friendly atmosphere. ... more
May10

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
May14

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Chris Campbell Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
May15

Maserati Mingle at Court House Square

Sponsored by Maserati of Cincinnati, and will feature a variety of exotic automobiles,... more
May15

Phoenix Fridays

Take it downtown to the heart of Lexington for another series of free outdoor... more
May16

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
May17

High Hope Steeplechase

Enjoy the thrills of hurdle and flat racing from a variety of vantage points. ... more
May17

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
May21

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Boogie G & The Titanics!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
May24

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
May28

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Ralph Curtis and The Nashville Imposters!  Beverages, food from local... more
May30

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
Jun4

Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Trendells!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jun6

Open Gates to Bluegrass Living Garden Tour

The Lexington Council Garden Clubs offers a "Peek Behind the Garden Gate" on... more
Jun7

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

Meet for a guided culinary adventure with stops at local restaurants and savor the... more
Jun11

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Thumper Rewind!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jun12

Kentucky Cork & Tap

Premier Wine and Beer Festival featuring local products.... more
Jun18

Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Johnson Brothers!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jun19

Phoenix Fridays

Take it downtown to the heart of Lexington for another series of free outdoor... more
Jun25

Thursday Night Live

Featuring Rebel Without A Cause!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jul2

Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Tim Talbert Project!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
Jul4

4th of July Festival

The Bluegrass 10,000, in its 37th year: The crank wheelchair division starts at 7:20... more

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