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
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
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 .
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:
“The theatre is so endlessly fascinating because its so accidental. It so much like life.” – Arthur Miller
There are many that say that live theatre can be a spiritual experience, as it’s human nature to tend to escape in stories about others through narrative and metaphor. Regardless, theatre brings people together and contributes arts, culture and promote the expression of true talent in our community. Theatre is an art form, that is can be a healthy escape from the mundane activities of life/work.
Here in Lexington, KY, there are an abundance of opportunities to sit back and enjoy the show come alive on stage.
Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack, I don’t care if I never get back.
Let me root, root, root for the home team, If they don’t win, it’s a shame.
For it’s one, two, three strikes, you’re out … At the old ball game.
It’s that time of the year again … to enjoy your Cracker Jacks and enjoy one of America’s favorite past time. The Bluegrass region is known for college basketball or even football, but take a moment to discover Baseball (professional and college) in the Bluegrass, and it’s rich history. Read More
The Kentucky Wildcats are taking steps to recover before March Madness!
March Madness is a phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche from the second week of March through the first week of April. March Madness is the moniker that is given to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. These tournaments determine the national champions of college basketball.
Let’s be honest. The Cats are not having a terrible year. A 21-8 record would be an accomplishment for a majority of college hoops programs. But life is different in Lexington. What is considered success on most campuses does not cut it at Kentucky. Before the season began, USA Today’s Kyle Tucker quoted Dick Vitale, who said: “Anything less (than a national championship) for this team would be a huge disappointment.” What steps do the Cats need to take to get on track before March Madness begins in a few weeks?
LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) announced a three-year contract for the Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Classic to be played in Lexington. The event annually matches the top boys and girls high school basketball players in Kentucky against the best in Indiana. This year’s games will be held June 13 at Transylvania University and will be televised on a syndicated network in Kentucky. Read More
About Rupp Arena: Rupp Arena is an arena located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, which opened in 1976. Since its opening, it has been the centerpiece of Lexington Center, a convention and shopping facility and also serves as home court to the University of Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball program, and is named after legendary former Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp. Read More
1. If drinking, pace yourself. Consider diluting your drinks with soda or seltzer water. Read More