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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

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

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 ...


Special Events

Build your group tour around a special event in Lexington. There are many to choose from. Here are two that happen every year, and that are guaranteed to please your customers. For more information, please register or consult with us at 800-848-1224.

Derby Day at Keeneland Race Course

Joining the throngs at Churchill Downs isn't the only way to enjoy "the most exciting two minutes in sports." Lexington's famous Keeneland Race Course, one of the most beautiful and historic tracks in the nation, now offers Kentucky Derby simulcast festivities with a decidedly different, and distinctively Bluegrass, personality. Along with intertrack wagering and wide-screen TV broadcasting, Keeneland offers buffet dining indoors and picnicking outdoors. The shaded Paddock area is the site for big band musicians, old-fashioned popcorn stands and other food vendors, and refreshment stands where souvenir Kentucky Derby glasses and mint juleps will be available. Parking and admission are free. Indoor dining rates vary and reservations must be made in advance.

See Calendar of Events "May" for this year's dates for Derby Day at Keeneland Race Course

Southern Lights at the Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington is a holiday deLIGHT! Sparkling scenarios and animated light displays make the Kentucky Horse Park's Southern Lights a "must-see" holiday attraction. The park's holiday extravaganza is the largest show of its kind in Kentucky. Along a  two and a half mile driving route through the park, groups will enjoy elaborate light displays, many with a Kentucky theme. Horses of light "race" as a crowd cheers them on, while glimmering mares and foals graze. Snowflakes, stars, a "gingerbread" house, elves and a moving train are all dazzling creations of colored lights sure to elicit "oohs" and "aahs" along the entire route. Beyond the award-winning bright lights, Southern Lights' guests will find entertainment, arts and crafts, food and an array of holiday collectibles in the walk-through area. Special musical entertainment and exhibits are scheduled during this favorite holiday event. Learn even more about Southern Lights at

See Calendar of Events "November" and "December" for this year's dates for Southern Lights.

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