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Featured Events

Aug16

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

This 6-day hunter/jumper show is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This... more
Aug19

Woodland Art Fair

Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your... more
Aug21

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
May29

Southland Jamboree

Enjoy a free Bluegrass music concert, bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to some... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul26

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Apr21

Ghost Walk

Haunted Tales and Historic Trails. Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter, as she takes... more
Jun16

Summer Nights In Suburbia

A summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, blues... more
Jun17

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Aug26

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  JJ Grey and Mofro, Cherub, Todd Snider & Great... more
Aug29

Lexington Legends vs Augusta Greenjackets

The Lexington Legends are a proud Single-A Affiliate of the Kansas City... more
Aug31

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington... more
Sep1

Lexington Fest-of-Ales

Come out to the 9th Annual Lexington Fest of Ales - Lexington's premier beer tasting... more
May5

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more
Sep9

Waveland Art Fair

Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky's top artists and their work. Enjoy the tour... more
Sep10

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep11

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. ... more
Sep13

Jefferson Street Soiree

The Jefferson Street Soiree is back and is sure to be another exciting evening downtown!... more
Sep15

Women Writers Conference

The longest running annual festival of women writers in the nation, showcasing the... more
Sep18

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
Sep20

Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show

Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, HJ Complex, Covered Arena, Walnut Ring.  ... more
Sep24

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep29

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

 Lots of burgoo, music, and entertainment, and vendors of all kinds.... more
Oct3

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea's include a program, savory... more
Oct4

Backstretch Tour

 Begin your day with a scenic walk through Keeneland's barn area. Guests will... more
Oct6

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct8

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Oct11

The Bourbon Social

Bourbon lovers will not want to miss this annual event that takes place over four days.... more
Oct13

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct13

Woodsongs Gathering of SongFarmers

The WoodSongs Front Porch Association presents the third annual WoodSongs Gathering of... more
Oct14

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you cannot... 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.