(800) 845-3959  VisitLEX.COM 9 8 2017 LEXINGTON VISITORS GUIDE CALENDAR OF EVENTS Great American Brass Band Festival June 1 - 4 Danville, KY World-class bands come together in what has been called “the most prominent and unusual music festival in the country.” (859) 319-8424 Annual Egyptian Event June 6 - 10 Kentucky Horse Park Featuring Arabians in performance, halter, dressage and native costume competitions. (859) 231-0771 Festival of the Bluegrass June 8 - 11 Kentucky Horse Park Annual jamboree featuring the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky and top national performers. (859) 253-0806 Well Crafted June 17 Shaker Village A great line-up of music on two stages plus the region’s best food trucks and craft beer. (859) 734-5411 July – August Fourth of July Festival July 4 Downtown Lexington Fireworks, food, music, dancing, vendors, parade. (859) 335-8640 Lexington Restaurant Week July 20 - 29 The best locally-owned restaurants strut their culinary stuff with multi- course meals at a fraction of the typical tab. (859) 231-8666 January – February Keeneland Horse Sales January 9 - 13 Keeneland Race Course Horses of all ages go on sale. Spectators welcome. (800) 456-3412 Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show February 9 - 12 Rupp Arena Daily fishing demonstrations and more. (859) 233-4567 March – April Kentucky Crafted the Market April 21 - 23 Lexington Center High quality art, literature, food, music and film. (502) 564-3757 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention March 10 - 12 Lexington Center The midwest’s most awesome weekend of geekery. Comics, magazines, gaming, anime, celebrities and more. (606) 923-1664 Boys Sweet Sixteen Tournament March 15 - 19 Rupp Arena Kentucky High School Athletic Association state basketball tournament. (859) 299-5472 Blue Grass Trust Antiques & Garden Show March 3 - 5 Kentucky Horse Park Featuring over 40 distinguished dealers and garden specialists. (859) 253-0362 Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival March 11 Downtown Lexington Leprechauns and shamrocks will be spotted along Main Street. Entertainment all day. (859) 288-2925 Keeneland Race Course Thoroughbred Racing April 7 - 28 Keeneland Race Course Spring race meet. No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter. (800) 456-3412 Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show March 31 - April 2 Lexington Center Jump start spring with fresh ideas from this annual show. (859) 233-4567 Kentucky Three Day Event April 27 - 30 Kentucky Horse Park The only Four Star three- day equestrian event in the Western Hemisphere. (859) 254-8123 (January-April) May – June Kentucky Derby Party May 6 Keeneland Race Course Festivities include live music, pony rides, food and wagering! (800) 456-3412 Mayfest Arts Fair May 13 - 14 Gratz Park Celebrating performing, visual and literary arts. (859) 425-2590 High Hope Steeplechase May 21 Kentucky Horse Park Sanctioned races over brush and timber. (859) 255-5727 Split Rock Jumping Tour May 24 - 28 Split Rock Farm Show jumping at its best. Shopping, food, children’s activities and live music. (859) 252-3247 Annual Kentucky High School Invitational Rodeo May 27 - 29 Kentucky Horse Park The best high school athletes in the region compete over three days. (859) 319-9304 Festival of the Bluegrass June 8 - 11 CALENDAR OF EVENTS Block parties and street fairs are a growing trend. Check out the NoLi Night Markets or the Warehouse Block Party on Facebook. Here’s an overview of major events that recur annually. There’s a lot more we’d like to share with you. Check out our online calendar at VisitLEX. com. It’s packed with events of interest to visitors from opera to roller derby and everything in between. Confirm dates before you make travel plans. Keeneland Race Course Lexington Comic & Toy Convention March 10 -12