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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

4th of July Campout

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Sunday, July 2, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Come to the Kentucky Horse Park to cool off during the balmy days of summer. Over the five night Fourth of July holiday, there will be lots of family fun to help keep you cool, including swimming, ice cream, movies, Nascar races, pony rides and much,...

Backstretch Tour

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (Every Wednesday)

Begin with a walk in the barn area to see morning activities. Other stops include a trackside view of morning workouts, the Racing Office and the restricted Jockeys Quarters. Backstretch Tours will be offered only on Wednesdays during live racing. Ti...

Drinking Habits

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Saturday, July 8, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Mistaken identities and romances run wild in this comedy set in a 1930s convent. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent's doors open, but a teetotaling Mother Superior and a couple of reporters ...

Lexington Legends vs Columbia Fireflies

Monday, June 26, 2017 – Thursday, June 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)

The Lexington Legends are a proud Single-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.   Times: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7:05 p.m.; Wednesday 12:35 p.m.

Silverama Arabian Championship

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Sunday, July 2, 2017 (Recurring daily)

This 5-day Arabian horse show event is comprised of a youth show and the championship for the 14th Region of the Arabian Horse Show Association. The 14th region includes Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The best Arabian horses in the region will be ...

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. 


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...

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