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Events

Aug16

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

This 6-day hunter/jumper show is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This... more
Aug19

Woodland Art Fair

Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your... more
Aug21

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
May29

Southland Jamboree

Enjoy a free Bluegrass music concert, bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to some... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul26

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Apr21

Ghost Walk

Haunted Tales and Historic Trails. Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter, as she takes... more
Jun16

Summer Nights In Suburbia

A summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, blues... more
Jun17

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Aug26

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  JJ Grey and Mofro, Cherub, Todd Snider & Great... more
Aug29

Lexington Legends vs Augusta Greenjackets

The Lexington Legends are a proud Single-A Affiliate of the Kansas City... more
Aug31

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington... more
Sep1

Lexington Fest-of-Ales

Come out to the 9th Annual Lexington Fest of Ales - Lexington's premier beer tasting... more
May5

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more
Sep9

Waveland Art Fair

Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky's top artists and their work. Enjoy the tour... more
Sep10

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep11

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. ... more
Sep13

Jefferson Street Soiree

The Jefferson Street Soiree is back and is sure to be another exciting evening downtown!... more
Sep15

Women Writers Conference

The longest running annual festival of women writers in the nation, showcasing the... more
Sep18

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
Sep20

Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show

Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, HJ Complex, Covered Arena, Walnut Ring.  ... more
Sep24

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep29

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

 Lots of burgoo, music, and entertainment, and vendors of all kinds.... more
Oct3

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea's include a program, savory... more
Oct4

Backstretch Tour

 Begin your day with a scenic walk through Keeneland's barn area. Guests will... more
Oct6

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct8

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Oct11

The Bourbon Social

Bourbon lovers will not want to miss this annual event that takes place over four days.... more
Oct13

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct13

Woodsongs Gathering of SongFarmers

The WoodSongs Front Porch Association presents the third annual WoodSongs Gathering of... more
Oct14

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you cannot... 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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