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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

Bluegrass Farmers' Market, Inc.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Saturday)

The Bluegrass Farmers' Market is a 100% homegrown/produced farmers' market providing locally grown products.  Enjoy a wide assortment of vegetables, flowers, herbs and fruit, not to mention farm-fresh eggs, grass fed beef, lamb, cheese products,...

Official Keeneland Tour

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Thursday, November 30, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Let an experienced guide take you on a walking tour of Keeneland Race Course. Explore the paddock and grandstand while enjoying the morning workouts. Rain or shine. Wear appropriate shoes for walking and climbing stairs. Children 12 and under free....

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea's include a program, savory food and is served by period dress interpreters. Once finished with the tea, enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. Reservations are required. 


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 ...


Special Events

KHJA Horse Show

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – Sunday, August 27, 2017 (Recurring daily)

This 4-day hunter/jumper show is part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local and out-of-state riders.

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