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What's going on in the Horse Capital of the World? We're constantly updating this calendar with events that visitors will not want to miss, so bookmark this page and check back often. Try using Categories or type in Keywords to further refine your search for events happening within the date range you specify below.

There are several great community calendars for Lexington. Check out Smiley Pete's Community Calendar,, Tops in Lex, the Lexington Herald Leader's Event Calendar or LexArts' Calendar of Arts Events.

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Special Events

Fountain Films on Friday

Friday, July 29, 2016

Movie: Top Gun! (30 year anniversary)  Triangle Park will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater on selected Fridays throughout the summer.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, purchase food and beverages f...

International Conductors' Festival

Monday, July 18, 2016 – Saturday, July 30, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra from Manchester, England will be in residence, leading educational workshops and community outreach events around Danville and Boyle County.  The Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra will be led by guest conductors fro...

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Friday, July 29, 2016

Presented by Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series.  Lovett is backed by an all-star cast, starting with his rhythm section.  The 14 players are all virtuosos in their own right, but always serve the gr...

Thoroughbred Park SplashJAM

Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 (Recurring daily)

The limited-time pop-up splash park has a splash pad with 28 water jets and bluetooth speakers for use by guests, plenty of shade, comforable seating and portable public restrooms.  Attend SplashJAM's kickoff celebration at 1:00 pm on July 2.&nb...


Lawrence Tarpey: Figures & Grounds

Friday, May 6, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Tarpey uses a range of techniques:  painting, drawing, scraping and etching to call forth the human and animal imagery that populate his work.

Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm

Friday, May 6, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Natalie Frank uses the original tales of the Grimm Brothers as subjects for her vivid paintings of complex images that combine realism and dream, beauty and grotesquely.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard & Duane Michals: Camera Drama

Friday, May 6, 2016 – Sunday, July 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Drawn from the UK Art Museum's collection, both of these artists are known for creating distinctive narratives using staged photography to produce mysterious and sometimes troubling tableaux that explore the ephemeral nature of life.