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Featured Events

Oct2

34th Annual Festival of the Horse

Exhibits, concessions, parades, carnival, arts and crafts and 5K run. ... more
Oct3

Keeneland Fall Race Meet

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct4

Perryville Battlefield Commemoration

Battle re-enactments, living history, parade, food and crafts.... more
Oct10

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct11

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you cannot... more
Oct11

Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show

Featuring Celebrity Chef Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.  Now in its sixth year,... more
Oct18

Waveland Art Fair

Featuring Kentucky Artists offering fine handmade crafts in a uniquely historic setting... more
Oct24

Haunted Train Ride

Haunted Halloween Train Ride!  Enjoy an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train... more
Oct28

Alltech National Horse Show

The National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established... more
Oct29

The Kentucky Experience

A partnership of the Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation, Phelps Media Group, Rood... more
Nov20

Comedy Mania

Fun for the entire family! An incredible lineup includes comedians Sinbad, Bill Engvall,... more
Nov21

21st. Annual Southern Lights

The 21st. Annual Southern Lights includes a self-guided 4-mile journey through a... more
Nov29

The Blessing of the Hounds

Join Shaker Village and the Woodford Hounds fox hunters for their annual Blessing of the... more

Paso Finos and More

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES The Paso Fino Annual Grand National Championship Show returns to the Kentucky Horse Park September 28-October 4.This show brings Paso Fino owners and riders from across the country and ...

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CRAVE Highlights

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

CRAVE is one of Lexington's biggest culinary events of the year. Rolling into it's second year, CRAVE hosted over 50 local restaurants, food trucks, and caterers alongside local Kentucky vendors. ...

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Secretariat Festival

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Even though it's been so many years since Secretariat triumphed in winning Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes in ...

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Let's Brunch

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

Brunch is my favorite meal of the day and weekend brunch, my favorite of the week! And no, not just because of Mimosa's...okay, maybe partly because of Mimosa's. 

Lexington has come a long ...

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Farm to Table

by Mindy, Cuisine Blogger

"Farm to Table" is a hot food trend around the US and it is a movement I can fully get behind. The trend is focused around knowing that your food is fresh and not processed from a facility 900+ mils ...

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Nightlife

Whether you want to see a Broadway show, experience local theater, enjoy a concert or go bar hopping, you'll find a wide variety of nightlife in Lexington. 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.

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. (Note: link Performing arts, festivals, movies, comedy.)

If nightlife means enjoying a beer or cocktail with an energetic and friendly crowd of local Lexingtonians, check out the bars below.

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Al's Bar

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

Arcadium

  • 574 North Limestone
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  • (859) 317-9712

Blue Grass Tavern

  • 115 Cheapside
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  • (859) 389-6664

Bluegrass Pizza and Pub

  • 235 West Main Street
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  • (859) 236-7737

Cadillac Ranch

  • 2320 Palumbo Dr
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  • (859) 335-8800

Charlie Brown's

  • 816 Euclid Avenue
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  • (859) 269-5701

Cosmic Charlie's

  • 388 Woodland Avenue
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  • (859) 309-9499

Drake's

  • 3373 Tates Creek Road
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  • (859) 335-6500
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