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Events

Sep29

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Blind Corn Liquor Pickers!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and... more
Sep30

Black Jacket Symphony

The Beatles "Revolver".  A unique concert experience which recreates... more
Oct5

Split Rock Jumping Tour

With convenient online entries and the All-Inclusive Entry Packages, combined with the... more
Oct6

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Mike Archer Band!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great... more
Oct7

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct7

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more
Oct8

Perryville Battlefield Re-enactment

Experience 1862 during the re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville and watch history... more
Oct13

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Featuring Vinyl Richie!  Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by... more
Oct14

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct28

Disturbia at the Distillery

It's a night of dinner, drams and drama!  The night starts with the popular Ghost... more
Nov1

CP National Horse Show

A week-long championship event held indoors at the Alltech Arena, Featuring... more
Nov18

23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more
Nov18

LexArts Gallery Hop

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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: