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The Kentucky Horse Park hosts a diverse selection of events. On any given weekend, visitors will find some of the most fun things to do in Lexington, including horse shows, rodeos, festivals, museum exhibits, shopping and more. If you're searching for fun family things to do in Lexington, check out our event calendar below for activities that will keep everyone entertained.

Please note that while we make every effort to present accurate information on our calendar, all listings are subject to change without notice. Contact the event organizer via the information provided in the calendar listing to verify events, times, prices, dates, and venues.

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December 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:00 PM

Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They fought their way to the top of the very exclusive world of Saddlebreds an ...Read More

Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 05:00 PM

The International Museum of the Horse follows the journey of Preston Dyer as he embarks on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East to seek out Arabian bloodstock to bring back to Americ ...Read More

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Friday, November 17, 2017 - 05:30 PM to Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:00 PM

The 24th Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 17 to December 31, 2017. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights a ...Read More

Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM
  • An Ultimate Series Champion Qualifier, this cheer event features all-star, school and dance teams from across the country.
  • Doors open at 7 am
  • 8 am -6:30 pm
  • $8 a ...Read More

Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
  • Clinic for the Keeneland Pony Club kids, on the flat and with jumping, with clinician Jennifer Merrick Brooks.  
  • 10 am – 6:30 pm
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Sunday, December 03, 2017 - 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • This is a chip timed, RRCA Championship event with prize money and prizes. Age-graded timing will be used to name the top 10 m/f runners to the Kentucky All-State Runners team. Race includes ...Read More

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Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:00 AM to Friday, November 30, 2018 - 05:00 PM

The first phase of the new Wheeler Museum exhibit is now open at the USHJA Headquarters. The exhibit is open to the public and features items and stories from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, a ...Read More

Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championships is a high school cheerleading competition on December 8th and 9th, 2017. Divisions will be split in size: small, ...Read More

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show. The series will include USEA classes with the February and March shows, offering more excitement for competitors ...Read More

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The date for the KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competitions have been set for Saturday, December 16, 20 ...Read More

December 2017