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Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

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

Keeneland's Behind the Scenes Racing Tour

Experience an early morning tour featuring an insider's look at the Jockey's Quarters,... more

Disturbia at the Distillery

It's a night of dinner, drams and drama!  The night starts with the popular Ghost... more

Fourth Friday

The Lexington Art League is honored to participate in the city-wide celebration of artist... more

"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

Offered by the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the tour features graves of both soldiers and... more

CP National Horse Show

A week-long championship event held indoors at the Alltech Arena, Featuring... more

Night Market

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

Big in the Bluegrass

This music concert features the blind Boys of Alabama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and... more

Elf the Musical

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag... more

23rd Annual Southern Lights

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

LexArts Gallery Hop

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

Holiday Live

Holiday Market, Holiday LIVE! and Lexington's Official Tree Lighting Festival all take... more

A Kentucky Christmas

The illumination begins at 5:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Enjoy... more

Lexington Christmas Parade

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

Handel's Messiah

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

The Nutcracker

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

Visit Santa at the Distillery

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

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

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

James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...


Hollywood Connections

The Bluegrass Region of central Kentucky is known around the globe for its legendary landscapes, and Lexington is at its heart. It's no wonder that it attracts the attention of movie makers and movie stars alike. It is a magnetic destination for many reasons. Whether you are a horse lover or you are planning to produce a movie about a horse, the Horse Capital of the World is the perfect backdrop.

Plan to vacation in Lexington and you might bump into a few celebrities. The Queen of England has horses at Lane's End Farm and stays there during her visit. Kentucky native Johnny Depp bought his mom a farm in the area and visits frequently. Ashley Judd is a fixture at Kentucky Wildcat basketball games. Laura Bell Bundy, the musical star of Legally Blonde, was born here, as was the ever-gorgeous George Clooney.

Actor Steve Zahn married local girl Robyn Peterman (daughter of the catalogue genius J. Peterman) and is active in local theatre. William Shatner and his artist wife Elizabeth own a Saddlebred farm and are prominent in local horse circles. Actor and playwright Sam Shepard has a home here, as does actor Josh Hopkins of Cougar Town. Harry Dean Stanton began his acting career at the University of Kentucky and has returned for the annual festival held in his honor.

Many familiar films have been made in whole or in part in Kentucky, as far back as 1937. Movie buffs will want to check out the complete list maintained by Kentucky's film office.

Lexington played an important role in three beloved movies, well known to horse lovers and the general public alike. Learn more about these successful movies and their Lexington connections: