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Events

Mar29

Man o' War at 100

The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th... more
May28

Tunes in the Vines

A bottle of wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
May2

Big Band & Jazz 2017

One of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz... more
May3

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! ... more
Jun1

Great American Brass Band Festival

World-class bands come together in what has been called "the most prominent and... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Jun4

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun4

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Jun8

Festival of the Bluegrass

This annual jamboree features the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national... more
Jun18

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun25

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Jul2

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul4

Fourth of July Festival

Come downtown to celebrate America's independence! There will be a street festival,... more
Jul13

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance

 One hundred magnificent automobiles, fashion and art.... more
Jul13

Lexington Lions’ Club Bluegrass Fair

Carnival rides, grandstand shows, petting farm, games and shows. ... more
Jul14

BreyerFest

The annual model horse festival and horse fair for Breyer model horses brings together... more
Jul16

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jul20

Lexington Restaurant Week

The best locally-owned restaurants strut their culinary stuff with multi-course meals at... more
Mar17

LexArts Gallery Hop

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

At the heart of Kentucky's famous scenic Bluegrass region, Lexington's easy accessibility, first-class facilities and unique attractions make it an appealing alternative for conventions and meetings of all sizes and types. More cosmopolitan than metropolitan, Lexington's world-renowned sites border on the dramatic, offering fresh possibilities for the meeting experience.

Our friendly convention sales and services staff stands ready to assist you with site visits, bid presentations, lead distribution and  proposal collection. Choose Lexington, and our award-winning Convention Services Department helps ensure the success of your meeting or convention.

Getting Here is Easy

  • Located within 600 miles of two-thirds of the U.S. population, at the major junction of interstates 75 and 64. (See map )
  • Blue Grass Airport, with 18 direct flights into Lexington, is just 10 minutes from downtown. The Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport is just 83 miles away via I-75, and the Louisville International Airport about 83 miles to the west via I-64.

Convention Facilities are Convenient and Affordable

  • Convenient proximity to more than 7,900 affordable hotel rooms, restaurants, entertainment and shopping, including the largest mall in the state.
  • Lexington's Convention Center, with 66,000 square feet of exhibition space, 40,000 square feet of meeting rooms and ballrooms plus an additional 25,000 square feet of pre-function spaces, and ample parking, is well equipped to handle multiple concurrent events. In the heart of downtown, the Lexington Center complex includes the famous 23,000 seat Rupp Arena.
  • Meetings utilizing the Convention Center, plus the adjoing Hyatt and Hilton hotels, have 169,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibit space under one roof.  More than 100 restaurants and bars are within walking distance. 
  • Eleven convention hotels are within a 15 minute drive from Blue Grass Airport and downtown Lexington.
  • Small meetings can take advantage of a variety of meeting spaces that reflect the charm and sophistication of our destination.


The Setting is Scenic, Safe and Friendly

  • The city is surrounded by beautifully manicured horse farms, where fences and green fields extend to the horizon.
  • We can arrange volunteers to welcome guests with genuine hospitality, grace and style at information booths, and to help coordinate restaurant reservations and personalized recreational activities.

Fresh Possibilities for Special Events Abound

Spouse/companion programs, special events and pre and postconvention tours at "one and only" attractions like The Kentucky Horse Park are sure to increase meeting attendance. We will help you with venues and activities of interest to your attendees for their "down time". Did you know that Kentucky ranks fourth in number of sites on the National Register of Historic Places?

Research and Field Trip Opportunities

Lexington is home to the University of Kentucky, one of the leading research universities in the nation, and Transylvania University, the oldest university west of the Alleghenies. Specialized tours are available in the technical, horticultural, agricultural, equine and medical fields. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. is just minutes north of the city.

HometownHostRecommendLEX Program

Are you a local resident who is a member of a club, association, or board that holds regional or national meetings? Does your company hold annual meetings? Bring them here and become a Hometown Host. With the VisitLEX staff by your side, staging an event in Lexington has never been easier.

Convention Services Directory

Need to find entertainment for your opening program? Wondering about unique venues for a special event? Need to rent a tent or a portable stage? VisitLEX maintains a Convention Services Directory with resources to help fulfill your vision for your meeting.

Convention Calendar

This Convention Calendar includes a list of meetings and conventions for the current calendar year that have either been booked by VisitLEX, or have been reported to the Bureau for servicing.


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