Upcoming Events

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, dates, and venues.

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December 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, March 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2016-2017 exhibit will open to the public on April 1, 2016. Titled Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts From Saddlebred Professionals, the exhibit will run through March 31, 2017....Read More.
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 5:30pm to Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 10:00pm
The 23rd Annual Southern Lights holiday festival will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, November 18 to December 31, 2016. The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation presents Southern Lights annually, a greatly anticipated holiday tradition for families all across Kentucky, in support of the...Read More.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Snowball Series Mounted Games is a mounted games regional MGAA competition. Competitors are able to compete beginner novice, novice, intermediate, masters, fossils, and green pony divisions. Rides will compete in teams, pairs, or a three-rider pony pair in the games....Read More.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Competitive Cheer Championships is a high school cheerleading competition. Divisions will be split in size: small, medium, large, and super large. There will also be a coed division....Read More.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be held in the Club Lounge (2nd floor of the Covered Arena) at the Kentucky Horse Park. AGENDA: Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission...Read More.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Snowbird Dressage is a Kentucky Dressage Association sanctioned Dressage show....Read More.
Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
The date for the KAPOS State Elementary and Middle School Competition has been set for Saturday, December 17, 2016 at AllTech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington....Read More.
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
A 5K Course through the rolling hills of the Kentucky Horse Park. 5K Awards: Top 3 Overall Female and Male; and Top 2 Males and Females in each age group: 1-9 10-12 13-16 17-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ All proceeds benefit St. Peter Catholic Church. ...Read More.

December 2016