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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, Tops in Lex, the Lexington Herald Leader's Event Calendar or LexArts' Calendar of Arts Events.

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Special Events

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 – Saturday, August 5, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

A comedic genius transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. A witty new take on Sherlock Holmes! Rated G. Kids 12 & under $17 dinner & show; $10 show only. Indoors if it rains.&nb...

Kentucky Summer Horse Show

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – Sunday, July 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

This 5-day hunter/jumper show is the first part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. The schedule features a variety of grand prix, classics, and specia...


225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Saturday, September 23, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Kentucky celebrates the 225th Anniversary of becoming a state in 2017, and the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea honors that history with the exhibit 225: Artists Celebrate Kentucky's History. With a long and rich history behind it, Kentucky offers ...

History of Photography

Saturday, May 27, 2017 – Sunday, September 3, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The exhibition includes over 90 photographs drawn from museums, libraries, and collections that illustrate how changing technique and technology influenced the photographer's work, and demonstrate the powerfully expressive quality of the medium. Vis...

Legends of the Saddlebred World

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Saturday, December 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Lives and Times of Tom and Donna Moore. They were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. Their names are synonymous with world grand champions and a tradition of excellence. Featured in the exhibit...

Man o' War at 100

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th birthday with an exhibit in his honor! Come experience the story of the life and career of the original Big Red and those who worked with him. Discover what crea...

Medal, Memories & Milestones: Great Moments in American Show Jumping

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Friday, November 30, 2018 (Recurring daily)

Features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, as well as new materials loaned by riders, owners, grooms and fans, telling the stories of legendary horses and people who have helped shape show jumping as an international and national ...

The Great War: Kentucky & Beyond

Sunday, February 12, 2017 – Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

This exhibit commemorates the Centennial of WWI and explores Kentuckians' roles from local to international perspectives. Open Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5pm and Sunday 2pm-4pm.