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Featured Events

Nov18

23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more
Dec6

Lexington Christmas Parade

Love a Christmas parade? Wave to Santa and other celebrants at the Lexington Christmas... more
Dec9

Handel's Messiah

Hear the holiday classic performed by The Lexington Singers and enjoy the 150-plus voice... more
Dec10

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet's Nutcracker will be performed on December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm and 8:00... more
Dec10

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction... more
Dec16

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," soars off the screen... more
Dec16

Visit Santa at the Distillery

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season... more
Dec22

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The ultimate holiday tradition, this has been one of America's favorite holiday tradition... more
Dec31

Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond

A dangerously glamorous New Year's Eve brings the Casino Royale and everyone's favorite... more
Jan9

Keeneland Horse Sales

Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome.... more

Food Events

Discover another aspect to Lexington's thriving culinary scene. Time your visit to coincide with one of our major annual food events. Make your trip even tastier!


Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest:
 With over 50 breweries and 175 beers, the festival showcases the finest craft beer in the industry. Also offered are Kentucky Proud food options and live music. The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest takes place every summer in the Lexington Convention Center on West Vine Street. www.alltechbrewsandfood.com

Beer Cheese Festival:
 Beer cheese spread is a Bluegrass favorite, usually defined by a blend of sharp cheddar, beer and a variety of herbs and spices. The festival celebrates all things beer cheese, including a contest to determine the best local beer cheese made by Kentuckians, as well as live music, food and shopping. Check out the Beer Cheese Festival every summer in Winchester, KY. www.beercheesefestival.com

Chew Series:
 Chew is a farm-to-table series celebrating Lexington neighborhoods with chef driven dinners and brunches through a locally sourced, seasonal menu and local beer, wine, and spirit pairings. Chew occurs several times a year in various locations across the state. Visit www.lexeffectky.com/chew.html to stay up to date on the latest event.

Craft Beer Week:  Beer enthusiasts unite! Craft Beer Week is a 10-day span of celebrations honoring local craft beer in Lexington. Enjoy tastings and drink specials at breweries all around town in the good company of brewers and beer lovers. Craft Beer Week happens once a year in the summer, check out www.lexbeerscene.com for more details and dates.

CRAVE Lexington:
 CRAVE is a two day food and music festival perfect for friends, families, foodies (or people that just love to eat!) and more. Featuring dozens of local food and drink vendors and two days of diverse live music and other programming, CRAVE has grown to be a Lexington summer favorite! For more information, visit www.cravelexington.com.

Jefferson Street Soiree:
 Jefferson Street Soiree is a culinary and musical festival that takes place along Jefferson Street in downtown Lexington. It is held in celebration of the Keeneland September Yearling sale, which takes place annually. Don't miss out on one of the hottest new events in Lexington! Visit www.jeffersonstreetsoiree.com for more information.

Lexington Burger Week:
 Buckle up. Lexington Burger Week is a weeklong festivity with over 30 participating restaurants as local chefs compete for the title of the best, most unique burger in town! Each restaurant will create a $5 special burger that is not on the regular menu. Usually held in July, check out the dates for the next Burger Week at www.lexingtonburgerweek.com.

Lexington Restaurant Week:
 This is your opportunity to discover the thriving culinary scene of Lexington, with hundreds of participating restaurants offering their best, most inventive dishes. The week usually takes place mid-summer, but you can always check www.lexingtonrestaurantweek.com for dates, information and even menu items for the events.