Signature Events

Downtown Lexington Partnership hosts some of Lexington’s most beloved special events attracting hundreds of thousands of people to Downtown annually.

Signature Events

Annual Meeting & Awards of Excellence Luncheon Presented by Republic Bank

The Annual Meeting & Awards of Excellence Luncheon Presented by Republic Bank allows us to recognize the accomplishments that have transformed our downtown by making it stronger, more vibrant and prosperous. Each year, this event recognizes six outstanding businesses and/or individuals that have made a lasting and positive impact on downtown. This year’s event will be held on Monday, March 24, 2021 and will be broadcast virtually through Facebook.

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FallFest Arts Fair

Saturday, September 18 (10AM – 5PM)

Bring the entire family down to Triangle Park for a day filled with fun! FallFest will celebrate Kentucky artisans, local food vendors, entertainment, and more. This free outdoor event will be the perfect complement to your Famers Market routine, or a way to support local before the big UK football game!

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DowntownLEX Together Presented by Central Bank

From June 16 – July 30, the program will promote the different ways to shop, dine, and support local around downtown by marketing and promoting businesses.  Spending at participating businesses will be rewarded with the opportunity to win prizes!

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Central Bank Thursday Night Live

Join us in Downtown Lexington every Thursday evening for the 2021 Central Bank Thursday Night Live concert series! Come to Fifth Third Bank Pavilion from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for beverages, tasty food and of course, great music by live bands! Average nightly attendance is 2,000.

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State of Downtown Presented by Republic Bank

Join us Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021 at LexLive as an expert panel present economic indicators benchmarking the health of downtown including data on development pipeline, street-level occupancy and rental rates, office market, convention and hotel, event attendance, residential market, and other relevant stats.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Festival Presented by R.W. Baird

Join us in Triangle Park as we usher in the magic of the holiday season with lights and music transforming downtown into a winter wonderland with the spirit of the holidays as we light Lexington’s Official Christmas Tree! Fun for all ages! Guests can enjoy skating, listen to music and enjoy free children’s activities as the crowd waits for Santa and the Mayor to light the tree. Estimated attendance is 5,000.

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Lexington’s Christmas Parade

Downtown is alive with the holiday spirit! Join us for Lexington’s Christmas Parade down Main Street. Enjoy marching bands, performers and parade floats as everyone waits for Santa’s trip through downtown Lexington! Estimated attendance is 3,500.

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Mayfest Arts Fair

Mayfest is a juried art fair with a focus on a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.  Included are up to 100 Artist Vendors, performances by musicians, dancers, strolling performers, food concession vendors, and children’s activities including pony rides and children’s crafts.  Attendance at the two-day event averages 25,000.

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Shop and Celebrate Presented by Central Bank

Come shop, dine, play, and stay Downtown from November 29 to December 20 to take part in our annual Shop and Celebrate Festival. When you make a purchase at any of our 40+ participating downtown businesses, you can text a picture of your receipt to 474747 to win some awesome prizes! Check out which businesses are taking part and what you can win here.

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Unified Trust Company Ice Rink at Triangle Park

Triangle Park is transformed into a winter wonderland mid-November through the beginning of January. Perfect for a family outing or date night. After skating guests can enjoy hot beverages and eats at Triangle Park Café.  Estimated attendance for the season is 50,000+.

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