Local Attractions & Events
Local Farmer’s Markets
Lexington has several abundant Farmer’s Markets that run through-out the year. You can enjoy farm fresh produce, flowers, and even local entertainment. Check out www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com to see locations and hours of operation.
Breyer Animal Creations’ annual celebration of horses, held annually at the Kentucky Horse Park, draws thousands of model horse lovers of all ages. It features contests, workshops, seminars, model horse shows, hobby activities, and incredible shopping opportunities. For more information visit www.breyerhorses.com/pages/breyerfest-2021-horse-of-a-different-color
Distillery District/Manchester St.
The Distillery District on Manchester Street is full of unique options for food, drink and browsing. You can take a distillery tour, enjoy a great meal, sip on local craft beer, cider or custom cocktails, or shop for home goods in this rejuvenated area of downtown Lexington.
Southern Lights Holiday Lights Festival
Drive through over a million twinkling lights in this one of a kind lights display. Stop in to see the indoor attractions including a petting zoo, camel and pony rides, train ride, trade fair vendors and a visit with Santa. www.kyhorsepark.com/events/featured-events/southern-lights-holiday-festival/
The Lexington Opera House
Programming at the Opera House offers something for everyone: ballet, opera, children’s productions, family shows, comedy, music, and professional national Broadway tours.
The Lexington area is home to some of the finest bourbon distilleries and no visit to Lexington is complete without a tour of one of these historic sites. Local craft beer breweries are also springing up around town and should not be missed!
Woodford Reserve Distillery, Versailles
Castle and Key Distillery, Frankfort
Makers Mark Distillery, Loretto
Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort
Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont
Wild Turkey Distillery, Lawrenceburg
Four Roses Distillery, Lawrenceburg
Pepper Distillery, Lexington
Ethereal Brewing Company, Lexington
West Sixth Brewing Company, Lexington
Blue Stallion Brewing Company, Lexington
Raven Run Sanctuary
Raven Run is a unique, 734-acre nature sanctuary located just outside of Lexington. The park borders the Kentucky River and provides a great place for hiking and wildlife viewing. Ten miles of trails pass through meadows, woodlands, and streams characteristic of the inner Bluegrass. https://www.lexingtonky.gov/raven-run-nature-sanctuary
The Aroboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is a 100-acre public garden located on the campus of the University of Kentucky in the heart of Lexington featuring the Walk Across Kentucky, the Horticultural Gardens and the Kentucky Children’s Garden. http://arboretum.ca.uky.edu/about-us
The Summit at Fritz Farm
Whether you’re looking for a great meal, a workout, upscale shopping or a fun place to live, The Summit has something for everyone. https://thesummitatfritzfarm.com/about/
Midway Fall Festival
Voted one of the best Festivals in Central Kentucky, the Fall Festival includes a multitude of talented arts and crafts vendors, sorghum, basket weaving and pottery demonstrations, and delicious food vendors. Also, live music, entertainment and children’s activities. https://www.midwayfallfestival.com/
Evan’s Orchard and Cider Mill
A local family farm focusing on providing great family entertainment, as well as healthy, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables. Over 175 acres with 15 acres of apple and peach orchards and more than 20 acres of vegetables that are fresh-picked and sold in the market area. Extensive play area for children, picnic area, on-site café and bakery and Farm Market and Gift store. https://evansorchard.com/
Yuko-en on the Elkhorn
A 4 season 5 ½ acre garden featuring Bluegrass landscaping framed in a Japanese style stroll garden. Open daily from dawn to dusk and free to the public. https://yukoen.com/