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Events

Aug16

Bluegrass Festival Horse Show

This 6-day hunter/jumper show is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This... more
Aug19

Woodland Art Fair

Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your... more
Aug21

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
May29

Southland Jamboree

Enjoy a free Bluegrass music concert, bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to some... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
Jul4

Big Band & Jazz 2017

Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert... more
Jul26

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
Apr21

Ghost Walk

Haunted Tales and Historic Trails. Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter, as she takes... more
Jun16

Summer Nights In Suburbia

A summer concert series featuring genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, blues... more
Jun17

Lexington Farmers' Market

The Lexington Farmers' Market has just about everything in season in Kentucky. Including... more
Aug26

MoonTower Music Festival

This year's line-up includes:  JJ Grey and Mofro, Cherub, Todd Snider & Great... more
Aug29

Lexington Legends vs Augusta Greenjackets

The Lexington Legends are a proud Single-A Affiliate of the Kansas City... more
Aug31

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

Five days of all-breed conformation and obedience competition sponsored by the Lexington... more
Sep1

Lexington Fest-of-Ales

Come out to the 9th Annual Lexington Fest of Ales - Lexington's premier beer tasting... more
May5

Night Market

A monthly pop-up open air-market/street festival held on the first Friday of every month... more
Sep9

Waveland Art Fair

Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky's top artists and their work. Enjoy the tour... more
Sep10

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep11

Keeneland September Yearling Sales

This sale attracts buyers from all over the world. Spectators welcome. ... more
Sep13

Jefferson Street Soiree

The Jefferson Street Soiree is back and is sure to be another exciting evening downtown!... more
Sep15

Women Writers Conference

The longest running annual festival of women writers in the nation, showcasing the... more
Sep18

Old Time Music Jam

Weekly jam session for enthusiasts of old time tunes and songs. Bring your instrument... more
Sep20

Kentucky National Hunter Jumper Show

Alltech Arena, Rolex Stadium, HJ Complex, Covered Arena, Walnut Ring.  ... more
Sep24

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Sep29

Anderson County Burgoo Festival

 Lots of burgoo, music, and entertainment, and vendors of all kinds.... more
Oct3

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea's include a program, savory... more
Oct4

Backstretch Tour

 Begin your day with a scenic walk through Keeneland's barn area. Guests will... more
Oct6

Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing

No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. See live Thoroughbred racing at the most elegant race... more
Oct8

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Oct11

The Bourbon Social

Bourbon lovers will not want to miss this annual event that takes place over four days.... more
Oct13

The Bourbon Chase

An overnight relay adventure.  Teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways... more
Oct13

Woodsongs Gathering of SongFarmers

The WoodSongs Front Porch Association presents the third annual WoodSongs Gathering of... more
Oct14

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair

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

All Bourbon is whisky, but not all whisky is Bourbon, it just wishes it were! If you are going to sip Bourbon in Kentucky, where it was born, here are some things you need to know:

-The label can't say "bourbon" unless it is distilled in the United States, and it can't say "Kentucky Bourbon" unless it is distilled in Kentucky.

-The only thing you can add to Bourbon is water: no added colors or flavors allowed.

-Bourbon can only be aged in new, charred American white oak barrels. That other stuff can age in re-used barrels.

-Bourbon must be at least 51% corn. The rest of the recipe might contain other grains, but the exact mash bill is top secret.

-There is no law that says Bourbon has to be made in Kentucky, but all the good ones are!

In 1964, the U.S. Congress declared Bourbon "America's Native Spirit" Here are some great spots to sample fine Bourbons in Lexington...

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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

Blue Grass Tavern

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

Dudley's on Short

  • 259 West Short, Lexington
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  • (859) 252-1010

The Elkhorn Tavern

  • 1210 Manchester Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 368-8122

Enoteca

  • 191 Jefferson Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 687-0346

Henry Clay Public House

  • 112 North Upper Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 368-7754

Merrick Inn

  • 1074 Merrick Drive, Lexington
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  • (859) 269-5417

Parlay Social

  • 249 West Short Street Suite 101, Lexington
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  • (859) 244-1932
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