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Featured Events


Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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

UK vs Vanderbilt

Cheer on the UK men's basketball team as they take on Vanderbilt! ... more

Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show

 Featuring over 40 distinguished dealers and garden specialists.... more

Tea Tuesday at Waveland

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

"The President's Own" United States Marine Band

The American Bandmasters Association's concert series presents "The President's... more

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention

The midwest's most awesome weekend of geekery. Comics, magazines, gaming, anime,... more

Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival

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


F.E.A.S.T. (Food Equity and Access Sustains Tomorrow) is a unique new event to spotlight... more

Boys Sweet Sixteen Tournament

Kentucky High School Athletic Association state basketball tournament.... more

The Ginger Bread Lady

Presented by Studio Players.  By Neil Simon directed by Gary McCormick, Maureen... more

Road to the Horse/Ride the Remuda

Don’t miss the thrill and excitement of Road To The Horse in 2017. Sarah Dawson,... more

Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test & Dressage

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

Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show

Jump start spring with fresh ideas from this annual show.... more

Byrne and Kelly Echoes

Come enjoy the sounds of the award-winning Irish duo Byrne and Kelly live at the Farish... more

Central Bank Thursday Night Live

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

Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing

 Spring race meet. No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter.... more


The Lexington Ballet brings the timeless tale of Cinderella to life in a production that... more

Kentucky Crafted the Market

Experience 200 exhibitors of high quality art, literature, food, bluegrass and world... more

Willy Wonka and The Lexington Dream Factory

Join Lexington Dream Factory for an evening of fun and Wonka-inspired mischief during... more

Rolex Three Day Event

The only Four Star three-day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere.... more

A Garden Affair

Exhibitors from around the globe will feature the finest plants and garden accessories in... more
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Driving & Walking Tours

cherryfencerowThere is no better way to discover the legendary landscape of the Bluegrass Region than driving or cycling the country roads around the Horse Capital of the World. Lush pastures, mile after mile of plank and stone fencing, horses grazing, magnificent homes and barns: all this and more is there for your viewing pleasure!

Love to walk? A variety of tour companies offer guided tours of downtown Lexington on foot. See the Biking and Cycling Thru the Centuries links to the left to learn more about cycling in the Bluegrass.

Here is a great suggestion for enjoying the area by car, by foot, or both:

The Lexington Walk and Bluegrass Country Driving Tour.

This large format annotated paper map is one of our most frequently requested publications, second only to our colorful Visitor Planning Guide, and it's free. We will mail one to you, usually on the same day you make your request! Call (800) 845-3959 or order online. If you are already in Lexington, stop by the Visitors Center and pick one up. Many hotels keep this map on hand for guests. One side is a driving tour of the countryside surrounding our city. The other side is a walking tour of downtown Lexington.

Bluegrass Country Driving Tour: This popular route is divided into three parts. Take a morning or an afternoon and do the whole thing, or just pick the circuit that interests you the most. There's easy access back to town after each circuit. You'll learn about the history and geography of the area and -of course- you'll also learn about our world-renowned horse industry. 

The Lexington Walk: On the reverse side is a walking tour of historic downtown Lexington. There are 33 points of interest along the way. It is best enjoyed on foot, but it can also be driven. There are plenty of places to stop and rest, or eat, along the route. You'll see first hand the charming mix of old and new building that comprise the compact downtown core of Kentucky's second largest city.

Want to know about gas prices in Lexington? Click here.

Organized Guided Walking Tours

Bleu Plate Tours

  • 4008 Boone Creek Road, Lexington
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  • (855) 563-6464

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

  • 220 Market Street, Lexington
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  • (859) 321-5897

Lexington History Walks

  • 2650 Bowman Mill Road, Lexington
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  • (859) 321-4728

Lexington Walking Tours

  • 217 Barberry Lane, Lexington
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  • (859) 825-8702

Old Lexington Tour Company

  • 3376 Blackford Parkway, Lexington
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  • (859) 806-5001

The Inquisitive Walker's Architectural Tour of Lexington

Available through the App Store and Google Play, this walking tour focuses on the area around Lexington's Old Fayette County Courthouse. For more than 200 years, downtown commerce has been conducted in buildings designed by talented architects and constructed by skilled craftsmen. This free app offers a walking tour with in-depth information and photos. Download the app, pop in your earbuds, and enjoy listening to cultural geographer Karl Raitz talk about a fascinating selection of historical buildings. Photography by Richard Greissman.