Here’s a list of fun things to do in Lexington, KY if you’re not quite 21.

Lexington can be tricky if you are a college student who isn’t 21 yet. Bourbon seems to be the focal point of tourism in Kentucky, but there are many other things to do in the Bluegrass state that are not alcohol-related. Below is a list of unique things for underage college students to do on the weekends. This guide provides age-appropriate options for local Lexingtonians as well as visitors!


Catch a Lexington Legends Game

207 Legends Lane, Lexington

Naturally, many local college students are sports fans due to the great support for the Kentucky Wildcats. Going to a Lexington Legends baseball game can be the perfect afternoon activity where you get to watch a game and enjoy FREE hotdogs (on Tuesdays). Plus, there’s a firework show at the end of each weekend game. This could be a great date idea or just a fun thing to do with a group of sporty friends.

Before or after the game, go mural hunting in downtown Lexington! Check out the mural challenge here.


Check out Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park

4001 Athens-Boonesboro Road, Lexington

If you are looking for a more relaxing night, free movie showings are the way to go! They take place Friday nights during the summer at Jacobson Park. Pre-show activities start at 7pm and the movie starts at dusk. Bring your own snacks or grab something tasty from one of food vendors.

Before or after the movie at Jacobson Park go paddle-boating or take a stroll on one of their trails. 


Take a scenic Horse Country Tour

Lexington is the Horse Capital of the World…so you can’t go wrong with a horse farm tour! The organization Horse Country helps you book tours and plan visits to the Thoroughbred farm, nursery or clinic of your choice. This is the perfect activity if you are an animal lover, or if you just want to enjoy some beautiful views.

Before or after a tour check out one of many local restaurants nestled amongst these horse farms like Wallace Station, The Stave or Windy Corner!


Get your game on at The Burl Arcade

375 Thompson Road, Lexington

Channel your inner gammer at The Burl Arcade in the Distillery District! From Skee-ball to pinball machines and board games, this 80s arcade has it all. It’s perfect for a date night or just getting your friends together to have some fun. At the arcade, you are within walking distance to everything the Distillery District has to offer, including Crank and Boom’s Craft Ice Cream Lounge and Goodfellas Pizzeria. Be sure to take advantage of it all while you’re there!