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Featured 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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Arabians and Much More

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES It's high season for horse events in the Bluegrass.Thereare many wonderful horses of different breeds to see and exciting equinecompetitions. Much of the action takes place at the ...

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Beyond Grits

Lexingtonians tend to see things a little differently. We are confident in our traditions; confident enough to add a dash of irreverence. Our cuisine scene reflects our passion for the land and for the hand-crafted, time tested traditions of past generations. But we also embrace innovation and cutting edge trends enliven all things culinary in Lexington. Sure, we do all the Southern staples, and do them well. But in Lexington, Southern goes way beyond grits!

For a taste of what we are talking about, browse our list of over 100 independent restaurants representing our diverse and robust cuisine scene.

If you are a fan of Food Trucks, you'll see them scattered around town. The trucks and the locations rotate, but every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm, you'll find plenty of food trucks corralled at the corner of Main and Vine.

Our food culture involves a lot more than going out to eat. The craft beer scene is exploding in Lexington. Bourbon finds its way into every aspect of our cuisine. Local wineries are gaining nation-wide respect. We are passionate about locally sourced foods and the farm to table movement. We even care about traditional food preservation methods such as smoking, curing, canning and pickling. Our chefs and artisan entrepreneurs are constantly exploring and redefining Southern cuisine.

Perhaps you've heard of the Donut Trail? The New York Times published an article about this delicious concept.  It includes several Lexington establishments. Read the full article here.

Looking for something a little more participatory than simply dining out? Check out these unique opportunities during your visit to Lexington:

Wild Thyme Cooking School
Want to try your hand at culinary excellence? Led by Kentucky native and respected chef Allison Davis, Wild Thyme provides hands-on cooking classes for all skill levels. With new class themes and meals featured each day, from "Cooking with Kentucky Bourbon" to "Risotto Workshop," it's one of Lexington's most fun and rewarding dining experiences.
1060 Chinoe Road, Lexington, KY (859) 523 2665 www.wildthymecooking.com

Phil Dunn's Kitchen
Local chef and restaurant owner Phil Dunn was chosen as Queen Elizabeth's personal chef on her first trip to Kentucky. In his class, learn tips and techniques for crafting gourmet meals in a state-of-the-art showroom kitchen. Part educational, part social and fully delicious, Chef Dunn's class is always a recipe for a good time.
345 Lafayette Avenue, Lexington, KY (859) 533-3553

Bleu Plate Tours
Try a walking tour of downtown's most popular eateries. With three different guided weekend tours, this is a great way to get a taste of Lexington's greatest eats, all while soaking in the culture, history and atmosphere of the city. Tours cover a little of everything from upscale to casual comfort food and some of Lexington's hidden gems.
(800) 979-3370 www.bleuplatetours.com

Boone Creek Creamery
One of a handful of urban cheese makers in the United States., Cheese Master Ed Puterbaugh hand-makes artisan cheese the old-fashioned, old world way. Check their website for their next cheese making class. They are offered once a month from October to March. Tour groups are welcome by special arrangement: ed2@kycheese.com.
2416 Palumbo Drive, Lexington, KY 40509 (859) 402-2364 or (866) 835-2135 www.boonecreekcreamery.com