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Looking for things to do on your visit to Lexington? We constantly update this calendar with events that visitors will not want to miss, so bookmark this page and check back often! Scroll to the bottom to find long running events and exhibitions.

US Dressage Festival of Champions

Tuesday Oct 8, 2013 - Saturday Oct 12, 2013

The 2013 Dressage Festival of Champions will again hold six National Championship divisions—USEF National Grand Prix Dressage Championship, USEF National Intermediaire I Dressage Championship, USEF National “Brentina Cup” Young Adult Championship, USEF National Young Rider Dressage Championship, USEF National Junior Dressage Championship and USEF National Pony Rider Dressage Championship.  For a complete schdule of events please go to the web site.  4089 Iron Works Parkway.


(859)276-8993
www.kentuckydressageassociation.org
Location: Kentucky Horse Park/Rolex Stadium

Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association Championships

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013 - Saturday Oct 12, 2013

Fall Saddle Horse Show.  Admission included in Kentucky Horse Park admission.  For a complete schedule of events please go to the web site.  4089 Iron Works Parkway. 


(859)225-5674
www.kmsha.com
Location: Kentucky Horse Park

National Carriage Drive

Wednesday Oct 9, 2013 - Sunday Oct 13, 2013

At the Kentucky Horse Park the National Drive has the opportunity to offer 100 acres of riding and driving.  The friendships that are made at the National Drive are second to none.  For a complete schedule of events please go to the web site.  4089 Iron Works Parkway.


(931)686-8727
www.nationaldrive.net
Location: Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington Farmers' Market

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Every Thursday on South Broadway & Maxwell Street visit the Lexington Farmers' Market!  You can purchase home grown vegetables, herbs and spices, honey, beeswax, candles, body care products, organic products, eggs and meats.   Hours:  7am to 4pm.


(859)608-2655
www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com
Location: South Broadway and Maxwell Street

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Featuring The Swells.  Every Thursday evening come to Cheapside Park from 4:30pm to 8pm for beverages, food from local restaurants and of course, great music by Live bands!  Admission is FREE.  Downtown.


(859)425-2593
www.downtownlex.com
Location: Cheapside Park

Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

The Sphinx Virtuosi is a chamber orchestra led on tour by the critically acclaimed Catalyst Quartet.With a mission to advance diversity in classical music and inspire new and young audiences with dynamic performances of cutting-edge repertoire by a wide range of composers, this concert’s program is a reflection of the artists themselves.  Time:  7:30pm.  Admission charged.  600 West Walnut Street, Danville, Kentucky. 


(877)448-7469
www.nortoncenter.com
Location: Norton Center for the Arts/Newlin Hall

"Weird Al" Yankovic - The Alpocalypse Tour

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Few would have guessed that “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC, who as a shy accordion-playing teenager got his start sending homemade tapes to the Dr. Demento radio show, would go on to become the biggest-selling comedy recording artist of all time with over 12 million album sales.  Time:  7:30pm.  Tickets starting at $39.  521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, Kentucky.


(859)622-7469
www.ekucenter.com
Location: EKU Center for the Arts

"Toast" World Premiere Screening

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

World Premiere Screening of "Toast" a feature film by Lexington filmmaker Grayson Johnson.  Toast is a dark comedy about Sheena, a naive young woman who decides to become homeless on a whim, and her grandmother Gertrude, battling on-setting dementia.  Also featuring an encore screening of "Consignment".  Seating:  7pm, Show Time:  7:30pm.  FREE Admission.  112 Esplanade.


(859)259-2754
www.beetnik.com
Location: Natasha's Bistro & Bar

Film Night

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

World Premiere Screening of "Toast" a feature film by Lexington Filmmaker Grayson Johnson.  Toast is a dark comedy about Sheena, a naive young woman who decides to become homeless on a whim, and her grandmother Gertrude, battling on-setting dementia.  Natasha's will also be featuring an encore screening of "Consignment" by Kentucky Filmmaker Justin Hannah.  Seating:  7pm, Show Time 7:30pm.  FREE ADMISSION!


(859)259-2754
www.beetnik.com
Location: Natasha's Bistro & Bar

Les Miserables

Thursday Oct 10, 2013 - Sunday Oct 13, 2013

Presented by UK Opera Theatre.  Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, this is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after spending nineteen years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed a starving child.  Time:  Thursday & Friday 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm.  Tickets:  $40.50/$63.50/$76.50.  Students $20.50.  401 West Short Street.


(859)233-3535
www.ukoperatheatre.org
Location: Lexington Opera House





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