From mid-November until early in the new year, the Bluegrass calendar comes alive with special exhibits, tours, performances, parties and celebrations for all ages. If you are planning to travel to the Lexington KY area during the holidays, stay centrally located at University Inn Hotel, which is “inn the heart of Lexington”. Call us to set up your travel arrangements at (859) 278-6625 or email us at email@example.com.
Here’s a list of exciting events and shows to celebrate the season: Read More
If you’ve visited Lexington KY for the first during Breeder’s Cup Week, you see and feel the difference of the Bluegrass, which offers first-rate fun, food, live music and cultural activities for visitors of all ages. “Mayor Jim Gray says the economic impact of Breeders’ Cup is estimated at $65 million. The city expects 24,000-40,000 people in the city each day for the festivities.” – WTVQ Read More
The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler and there is a chill in the air that has nothing to do with the temperature. This is the time of the year that celebrates all things scary and spooky … ghosts, goblins and zombies. And Halloween is not just for kids anymore, there are lot of fun activities and events for the full-grown Halloweeners as well. Read More
For the first time, the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be held at Keeneland Race Track on Oct. 30-31, 2015. Whether you have tickets or not for the Breeder’s Cup at Keeneland, there will be plenty of exciting events throughout the Bluegrass in and around Lexington KY for you to enjoy and make you feel like part of the action. Here is a list of exciting events that will take place from Saturday, October 24, 2015 all through the festival to Saturday, October 31, 2015: Read More
As you prepare for an upcoming business trip, you are busy preparing for your upcoming presentation, interview or your sales pitch as you meet new prospects. You want to focus on making the best first impression to get the job, the new client or make new partnerships. So the last thing you want to spend time and focus on is transportation, lodging and logistic details. If you have a secretary or a travel department, you’re can rely on them for the booking and scheduling, but if you’re an entrepreneur or job applicant, you may be on your own. Read More
With the dog days of summer coming to an end, we look towards the beautiful Fall Season in Lexington KY! There are many fall activities to enjoy around in the Bluegrass region of Lexington KY. From fall festivals, to apple picking, to hiking and biking . . . Lexington has it all. Read More
Lexington has plenty to offer than just meeting space (i.e. live music, bourbon, beer, night markets, great food). Come on y’all, #meetlex! #sharethelex #visitlex
Kentucky is the birthplace of bluegrass music and it’s quiet beautiful hills continue to inspire as new local musicians emerge and add to this rich history with a style all their own.
This rich history dates back to the people who migrated to America in the 1600s from Ireland, Scotland, and England. With them they brought the basic styles of music that are generally considered to be the roots of bluegrass music as it is known today. They wrote songs about day-to-day life in the new land. Read More
It’s that time of year again . . . summer! Lexington is full of fun things to do during the summer months. If you are looking for exciting things to do such as enjoying live music, free movies, art, family fun, then you will find it here in Lexington. Read More
University Inn Hotel is very excited to be hosting the next Beauties and Gents Pageant, entitled, “Summer Bash” for children ages 0 to 18 years old. It will be held on June 28, 2015 from 2:00-6:00pm. This is the second of several preliminaries for our first Kentucky State pageant which will be in September 2015. Read More
2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland in Lexington KY will be held on Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2015.
About the Breeders’ Cup
In Thoroughbred racing, the Breeders‘ Cup World Championships is the culmination of the horse racing season worldwide and the $5 million Breeders‘ Cup Classic is the defining event of the international racing season. The Breeders’ Cup Classic, run at 1 1/4 miles, draws the top international Thoroughbreds year after year. With its $5 million purse, the Classic is the richest race in all of North America. It is open to horses 3-years-old and older and is limited to 14 starters. From its inception in 1984 through 2006, it was a single-day event; starting in 2007, it expanded to two days. The attendance at the Breeders’ Cup ranks fourth or fifth in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races. Read More
Your Event Schedule for 2015
This is the time of year that many boards, non-profits, companies and professional membership organizations set up their annual schedule of meetings or events for the coming year. From setting the purpose, attendance list, the time of the meetings, the agenda, finding an appropriate venue, and marketing the event, preparations can be daunting.
New Year’s Eve Events & Celebrations
The end of the year is a time to reflect on the year’s accomplishments, memories and lessons learned, but also a time to celebrate a new year with new resolutions, goals and anticipation for new ventures and journeys in the coming year. If you are celebrating the New Years in the Bluegrass region, specifically Lexington KY, we have ideas for where to celebrate for a taste of our tradition, our bourbon and our local premier bands.
If your holiday plans including visiting the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, including Lexington KY, there are numerous events and traditions that will bring joy to your entire family including light shows, parades, shows and don’t forget the plenty of good shopping. Be dazzled by tens of thousands of twinkling lights at the state’s largest animated light display – or bask in the glow of candlelight at a historic house – or be .
It’s that time of year again, there are 26 days from Black Friday to Christmas but studies show that shoppers have already started checking off items from their wish list. Shopping and travel have been a favorite combination for centuries. Are you planning on visiting Lexington KY for an upcoming shopping excursion or including some retail therapy while visiting family or friends?
It isn’t just your imagination that there are shopping centers on virtually every corner here: As the retail hub for a good portion of Kentucky, Lexington actually has a relatively high concentration of retailers for its size.
“The variety is great, too – Lexington stores range from charming boutiques to mega centers; bargain-priced places to the totally upscale and the classic to the trendy. You can find your favorite national retailers and without looking too hard, are sure to discover locally owned shops that are pure Kentucky.” – Lexington Tourism
The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood
The Lexington shows will mark Brooks’ first performance in Kentucky since May 1998, when he played three shows at the Rupp Arena during the Sevens tour. Coincidentally, his opener for those shows was none other than Yearwood, a full seven years before the two became engaged during a concert in Bakersfield, California.
“For those who show up, I hope we give you a show that makes you forget the ones that were in the Nineties,” Brooks said during a July press conference, which doubled as an announcement for his world tour. Brooks’ long break he said was to allow him to leave the spotlight for more than a decade while he focused on raising his children, and his thanked his fans for their patience in his return to the state.
The temperatures and the leaves are falling, schools are back in session and the scent of freshly baked apple and pumpkin pies are in the air. It’s Fall in the Bluegrass, and there’s no better way to celebrate this season than watching UK Football on Saturdays, whether from your sofa, at your tailgate party or even in the midst of the action at the UK Commonwealth Stadium.
The season started on August 30, 2014 and will go to at least December 6th, with many predictions already being made. “The Wildcats are tough to figure out this year due to the expectation that the offensive and defensive schemes will further evolve from last season and because so many players are different for the Cats this year.” – WildCatBlueNation.com
The Bluegrass is home to much more than Bluegrass Music
Kentucky is the birthplace of Bluegrass music as well as dozens of music stars from many types of music including rock, soul, country, pop and of course Bluegrass. You can ride along U.S. 23 in eastern Kentucky, known as the Country Music Highway, and find the birthplaces of stars like The Judds, Loretta Lynn, Dwight Yoakam, Ricky Skaggs and Billy Ray Cyrus. Other famous musicians born and bed here in Kentucky include: Phil and Don Everly, Skeeter Davis, Kenny Bishop, Les McCann, Crystal Gayle, Nick Lachey, Homer Ledford, Bill Monroe, Patty Loveless, Joan Osborne and more.
Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
Join us as we “Celebrate Heroes” on the Fourth of July in Lexington, Kentucky! Festivities begin on Wednesday, July 2 and go through Friday, July 4: