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Featured Events

Apr27

A Garden Affair

Set outside amongst the museum's idyllic location in the heart of the bluegrass horse... more
Mar29

Man o' War at 100

The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th... more
Apr27

Rolex Three Day Event

The only Four Star three-day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere.... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
May2

Big Band & Jazz 2017

One of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz... more
May3

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! ... more
May4

The Fox On The Fairway

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
May6

Derby Day Breakfast

This special, elegant Derby menu is a Kentucky exclusive and will be offered in the... more
May6

Kentucky Derby Party

Festivities include live music, pony rides, food and wagering! Known as the largest Derby... more
May7

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
May9

Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Delicious tea and food served by period dressed interpreters on fine china. Once finished... more
May13

Mayfest Arts Fair 2017

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on casual, family-friendly atmosphere. ... more
May13

Southland Street Fair

The whole family is invited out to one of Lexington's hottest and most eclectic... more
May14

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Mar17

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
May21

High Hope Steeplechase

Head out to the Kentucky Horse Park for the 49th running of the High Hope Steeplechase! A... more
May21

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
May27

Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo

 The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days.... more
May28

Tunes in the Vines

A bottle of wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday... more
Jun1

Great American Brass Band Festival

World-class bands come together in what has been called "the most prominent and... more
Jun4

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun4

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Jun8

Festival of the Bluegrass

This annual jamboree features the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national... more
Jun18

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun25

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

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