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Featured Events

Apr27

A Garden Affair

Set outside amongst the museum's idyllic location in the heart of the bluegrass horse... more
Apr7

Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing

 Spring race meet. No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter.... more
Mar29

Man o' War at 100

The International Museum of the Horse is celebrating Man o’ War’s 100th... more
Apr27

Rolex Three Day Event

The only Four Star three-day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere.... more
Jan23

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Join in the fun of a music show taped live and broadcast around the world. Audience... more
May2

Big Band & Jazz 2017

One of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz... more
May3

Red Barn Radio

Cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky! ... more
May4

The Fox On The Fairway

A tribute from Ken Ludwig (Lend me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) to the great English... more
Apr6

Thursday Night Live

Beverages, food from local restaurants and great music by live bands! Every Thursday... more
May6

Derby Day Breakfast

This special, elegant Derby menu is a Kentucky exclusive and will be offered in the... more
May6

Kentucky Derby Party

Festivities include live music, pony rides, food and wagering! Known as the largest Derby... more
May7

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
May9

Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland

Delicious tea and food served by period dressed interpreters on fine china. Once finished... more
May13

Mayfest Arts Fair 2017

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on casual, family-friendly atmosphere. ... more
May13

Southland Street Fair

The whole family is invited out to one of Lexington's hottest and most eclectic... more
May14

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Mar17

LexArts Gallery Hop

Thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art... more
May21

High Hope Steeplechase

Head out to the Kentucky Horse Park for the 49th running of the High Hope Steeplechase! A... more
May21

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
May27

Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo

 The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days.... more
May28

Tunes in the Vines

A bottle of wine, good friends and great music are the perfect blend for Sunday... more
Jun1

Great American Brass Band Festival

World-class bands come together in what has been called "the most prominent and... more
Jun4

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun4

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
Jun8

Festival of the Bluegrass

This annual jamboree features the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national... more
Jun18

LexBrunch 2017

This free concert series is hosted every other Sunday. The series features a different... more
Jun25

Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland

Come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime,... more
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What's New

New attractions, new initiatives, new ideas for ways to explore Lexington and the Bluegrass Region! In Lexington we are deeply rooted in our heritage and traditions, but we never stand still! If you are on the hunt for new restaurants to try, click here.

The Burl is Lexington's newest entertainment destination, located right across Manchester Street from the Distillery District. This beautiful restored old train depot holds nearly 300 people and offers live music Thursday through Sunday. Come hear local and national talent of all genres. See more photos of this creatively renovated building on their facebook page.

 The Burl What's New

 

21c Museum Hotel rehabilitated the iconic Fayette National Bank Building in downtown Lexington.  Like its sister properties, 21c Lexington welcomes both visitors and members of the community to experience its rotating exhibits, participate in its programming and enjoy its culinary offerings. This is a multi-venue museum and hotel, with 7,000 square feet of gallery and event space.  The art galleries are open to the public, free of charge,  24/7.

21c Museum Hotel's on site restaurant Lockbox, is proud to have Jonathan Searle as executive chef. Lockbox showcases Searle's commitment to sourcing local, high-quality seasonal ingredients and thoughtful yet simple preparations and cooking techniques.

 21c What's New

The newest party bike in Lexington is the Thirsty Pedaler. What a way to do a pub crawl! They provide  a driver and the bike... you provide the party. This beautiful 15 passenger bike is equipped with a sound system and adjustable seats. Great for birthdays, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate events or just a night out with friends.

Do a two hour tour of downtown Lexington on one of two routes. About half your time will be spent pedaling, and the other half enjoying one of their partner bars along the route.

 Thirsty Pedaler What's New

Join the fun aboard the "Big Blue Pedaler" featuring brewery tours, family day tours, historic tours and much more. Check out their routes and their schedule and book a tour at www.bigbluepedaler. It's a "bike", it's a trolley, it's a party bus, it's a spin class on wheels, it's a human-powered limo, it's a pedal-powered cruiser-- it's what ever you make it!

You can book several seats, or the whole bike. Take a pre-arranged tour or create your own itinerary. You can also secure the Big Blue Pedaler for special bookings such as sporting events, wedding events, corporate outings or promotional rides.


Big Blue Pedaler 

The Distillery District is a popular downtown area off Manchester Street. It features historic warehouses and other buildings related to Lexington's earliest forays in to Bourbon Distilling. Restaurants, bars, artists studios, a craft brewery, a distillery and special event spaces have sprung up along the Town Branch.  Enjoy a view of the creek from the deck of The Break Room, or stop in the newly opened Crank and Boom Ice Cream Lounge.  There is always something new happening in the Distillery District. Slated for 2017: a new distillery on the site of James E. Pepper's original 1879 distillery. Southern Living named the Pepper Campus one of the 50 Best Places in the South Now!


Distillery District Logo

Legal graffiti? Street art shows up in unexpected places throughout Lexington.  Several organizations have sponsored local and internationally known artists to create murals both large and small.  Do our new Mural Challenge by visiting at least fifteen.  Find your favorite. Want a preview? Check out these resources: www.aceweekly.com
www.wanderlustandcominghome.com


Garage Art 

A booming trend...Craft Breweries! Lexington is quickly becoming the center of Kentucky's craft beer industry. The "Brew"grass region now features eight Craft Breweries on the Brewgrass Trail. Pick up a Brewgrass Passport at any of the breweries. 

Complete the passport and VisitLEX will mail you a specially designed T-shirt! You can turn in your completed passport at any of the breweries, or mail it to VisitLEX. Be sure to include your mailing address and your T-shirt size.

 The newest additions to our beer scene: Mirror Twin, Lemons Mill and Rock House.

 Brewgrass Trail What's New