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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.

Contra Dance

Friday, May 22, 2015

Contra Dance with caller Kevin Hopper and open band (pick-up musicians welcome).

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...

Harold and Maude

Friday, May 22, 2015 – Monday, May 25, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A suicidal 19 year old boy finally learns how to truly live when he meets that delightfully wacky octogenarian.

Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo

Friday, May 22, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days during this annual event.

Lexington Legends vs Hagerstown Suns

Thursday, May 21, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Lexington Legends are the Single-A affiliate of the American League Kansas City Royals.  Times:  Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:05 p.m.; Sunday 2:05 p.m.

Split Rock Jumping Tour

Friday, May 22, 2015 – Sunday, May 24, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Split Rock Jumping Tour is a new International Competition that will attract top level riders from the US and Abroad.  Along with watching the highest level of show jumping, spectators will enjoy an "Unparalleled Experience" includ...