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Featured Events


Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

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

"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tours

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

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

Lexington Christmas Parade

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

A Kentucky Christmas

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

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 ...


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Images for Media and Meeting Planner Professionals

VisitLEX can provide high resolution images to journalists and travel writers working on projects to promote travel to Lexington's Bluegrass Region and to meeting planners organizing conventions in Lexington.

Our images are available for non-commercial use in promoting Lexington as a convention or leisure travel destination. These images may only be used for editorial purposes to accompany a tourism article about Lexington's Bluegrass Region or to promote an upcoming meeting or convention in Lexington.  Please browse the images in the albums below. Clicking on any image will launch the album, and you'll have the opportunity to request a download of the images you need.



A peerless destination, known for our scenic beauty. These images of horses and the rolling hills of bluegrass pastureland show off the Horse Capital of the World.

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Lexington's downtown is a charming mix of the old and the new.  It's a place to wander and relax, see historic attractions, or to discover our nightlife.

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Attractions in Lexington and the Bluegrass Region reflect our heritage, our traditions and our love of horses.

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The Bluegrass Region is the birthplace of bourbon.  It's not just a drink, it's part of our heritage, and our lifestyle in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Restaurants and Bars

Lexington is home to a wide variety of local restaurants and intersting Bourbon bars. We may be a Southern town, but think "Beyond Grits."

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B-roll Footage:

Stock B-roll video footage featuring Lexington's Bluegrass Region is available for editorial use by broadcast media. The B-roll is free of charge for such use for a period of 30 days; however, a Video Use Contract must be submitted and approved. Once the Video Use Contract is approved, the tape will be mailed immediately for delivery within 3-5 business days. To download a PDF version of the contract, click here. Once the contract is complete, please submit by fax to 859-254-4555 (attn: Niki) or by email to

If you have questions or need assistance, call Niki Heichelbech at (800) 848-1224 or (859) 244-7707 or