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Featured Events

Feb8

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Feb13

Romeo + Juliet

Presented by the Lexington Ballet.  Swordfights and romance - this is the sizzling... more
Feb17

STOMP

Presented by Variety Live & The Opera House Fund.  Explosive, provocative,... more
Feb19

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry The Cable Guy

Presented by RFD-TV:We've Been Thinking Tour, bringing an unforgettable night of... more
Feb29

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Mar5

Snowbird Dressage

Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show.... more
Mar7

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Mar10

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove

Presented by Stonyfield Yokids Organic Yogurt.  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard... more
Mar12

Lexington St. Patrick's Parade and Festival

Leprechauns will be spotted along Main Street.  Entertainment all day.... more
Mar18

Road to the Horse/Ride the Remuda

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2016. In... more
Mar26

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage

CKRH has grown into a multi-faceted program that is dedicated to enriching the community... more
Apr1

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show

The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a... more
Apr8

Keeneland Spring Thoroughbred Racing

Spring race meet.  No racing on Monday, Tuesday or Easter.... more

Aslan, the Akhal-Teke

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Aslan, shown in the photo above (which doesn't show all of his rider), is part of the Breeds Barn group at the Kentucky Horse Park.

He's also one of the oldest and most rare breeds of ...

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John Henry, Champion

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This fine portrait of John Henry, with jockeyChris McCarron, was taken by California equine photographerKatey Barrett.

It's part of a wonderful exhibit of Barrett's Thoroughbredracing ...

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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.

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, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-2901

Apollo Pizza and Beer Emporium

  • 228 South Second Street, Richmond
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  • (859) 623-0330

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

Blue Grass Tavern

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

Bluegrass Pizza and Pub

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

Charlie Brown's

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

Cheapside Bar & Grill

  • 131 Cheapside, Lexington
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  • (859) 254-0046

Cosmic Charlie's

  • 388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington
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  • (859) 309-9499
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