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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

Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky Exhibition

Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Sunday, July 26, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Cornett was a visionary, able to create impeccably crafted chairs that are steeped in tradition while pushing the form of a functional object into more sculptural conceits.

Equine Treasures of the Bluegrass

Thursday, January 1, 2015 – Sunday, November 1, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Bluegrass State has a long and rich history, and the horse has played a part since our earliest days.  Utilizing the museum's permanent exhibits and collections as its framework, as well as art and artifacts from some of the Commonwealth's l...

Patriotic Concert

Friday, July 3, 2015

The free patriotic concert is on the lawn of Old Morrison at Transylvania University, with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and the Lexington Singers. The Young at Heart Jazz Band will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Read more here: http://w...

Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show

Thursday, July 2, 2015 – Sunday, July 5, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Robert Murphy Hunter Jumper Show is a 4-day hunter/jumper event. Around 250 horses are shown at this event annually. All ages and all levels of hunter and jumping competition will be on display at this event.

The Dixie Belle Riverboat

Thursday, April 2, 2015 – Sunday, November 29, 2015 (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Enjoy a relaxing ride aboard Shaker Village's 115-passenger riverboat, through high limestone cliffs and untouched natural beauty.  One-hour narrated cruises describe the historical importance of the river to the Shakers and pass under High Brid...