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Southern Starts Here

Visitors: We welcome you to Kentucky's centerpiece.  Lexington showcases all the best our state has to offer.

Locals: We've got something for you, too.  We courage you to plan a "Staycation". 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 our suggested agendas at www.visitlex.com/Staycation.

 

EXPLORE

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.

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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.
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
Jun25

Ronald McDonald Clown Train

Ronald will entertain as only he can do. He will be passing out free Happy... more
Jun30

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Flashback!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Jul1

4th of July Festival

Enjoy fireworks, food, music, dancing, vending and a parade! The annual 4th of July... more
Jul7

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Five Below Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jul14

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Better Off Dead!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music... more
Jul14

Keeneland Concours d' Elegance

The annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will again be held at the beautiful Keeneland... more
Jul14

Lexington Lions' Club Bluegrass Fair

Enjoy Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games, food and much more!... more
Jul21

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring The Twiggenburys!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Jul22

27th Annual Breyerfest

The weekend celebration is the intersection of the real horse world and the model horse... more
Jul28

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

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

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Lightning Strikes Twice

by Stuart, History Blogger

It has been said that lightning never strikes the same place twice. Unless it's the Henry Clay monument in the Lexington Cemetery.

Two lightning strikes that damaged the monument--in 1903 and ...

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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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