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Featured Events

Nov18

23rd Annual Southern Lights

The 23rd Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided four mile journey through a... more
Dec6

Lexington Christmas Parade

Love a Christmas parade? Wave to Santa and other celebrants at the Lexington Christmas... more
Dec9

Handel's Messiah

Hear the holiday classic performed by The Lexington Singers and enjoy the 150-plus voice... more
Dec10

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet's Nutcracker will be performed on December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm and 8:00... more
Dec10

The Nutcracker

Lexington Ballet Company performs this beautiful masterpiece under the artistic direction... more
Dec16

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," soars off the screen... more
Dec16

Visit Santa at the Distillery

Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season... more
Dec22

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

The ultimate holiday tradition, this has been one of America's favorite holiday tradition... more
Dec31

Casino Royale: the Music of James Bond

A dangerously glamorous New Year's Eve brings the Casino Royale and everyone's favorite... more
Jan9

Keeneland Horse Sales

Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome.... more

James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...

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Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...

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Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...

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Nightlife

With a range of venues from the lovingly restored Lexington Opera House to the 23,000 seat Rupp Arena to the amphitheater at Equus Run Vineyards, there is never a shortage of entertainment options in Lexington.Use our Lexington Calendar of Events to explore what special events, concerts and shows are scheduled during your visit. If you are passionate about the performing arts, fond of festivals, like seeing movies on the Big Screen, or in need of some comedic relief, you'll be pleased with what Lexington has to offer.

If nightlife means enjoying a cocktail with an energetic and friendly crowd of local Lexingtonians, check out the bars below. For a unique way to bar hop, book an outing on the Big Blue Pedaler or the Thirsty Pedaler. And here's an insider tip: the the craft beer scene in Lexington is exploding. Explore local breweries on the Brewgrass Trail.

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Al's Bar

  • 601 North Limestone Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-2901

Arcadium

  • 574 North Limestone, Lexington
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  • (859) 317-9712

Austin City Saloon

  • 2350 Woodhill Drive #100, Lexington
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  • (859) 266-6891

The Bar Complex

  • 224 East Main Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 255-1551

The Beer Trappe

  • 811 Euclid Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-0911

Blue Grass Tavern

  • 115 Cheapside, Lexington
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  • (859) 389-6664

Blue Stallion Brewing

  • 610 West 3rd Street, Lexington
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  • (877) 928-2337

The Burl

  • 375 Thompson Road, Lexington

Charlie Brown's

  • 816 East Euclid Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 269-5701
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