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Lexington Area Event Guide

Whether you're coming to participate in one of Lexington's popular area events or to be a spectator, Clarion Hotel Lexington is the perfect place to stay. We're located just minutes from event venues such as the Kentucky Horse Park, Rupp Arena and the Lexington Convention Center, so you won't have to travel far to reach your destination.

UK Basketball

November, 2013- March, 2014

Join some of the nation's most loyal fans and witness the greatest tradition in all of college basketball as the UK Wildcats play on their home court. Schedule

Keeneland Racing


If you're looking for hotels near the Keeneland horse track, your search is over. Clarion Hotel Lexington is just minutes from this track and global auction venue. Whether you're coming to Keeneland to witness one of the four yearly auctions or to catch the thoroughbred races in April or October, Clarion Hotel Lexington is the ideal choice for accommodations. Offering a convenient location, a wealth of amenities and comfortable, well-appointed rooms, our hotel is a haven after a day of equestrian excitement.



BreyerFest is going country! Join us July 19th -21st in Lexington at the Kentucky Horse Park for the 24th annual BreyerFest! Break out your rhinestone cowboy hats and cowgirl boots for a party dripping in Nashville glitz and glamour. Reining superstar and 2010 World Equestrian Games Team Bronze medalist, Smart and Shiney, owned by Lyle Lovett and presented by Tim McQuay, brings true Nashville star power to the arena!

Kentucky Spring & Summer Horse Shows

May, June, July

The country's top hunter and jumper riders are featured at the Spring and Summer Kentucky Horse Shows, which take place at the Kentucky Horse Park.

UK Football


Its a new year and a new coach.  Come check out the Wildcats as they take on the SEC. Known as a defensive specialists Mark Stoops hopes to make big improvements in Wildcat country as he takes on his first head coahing job.  Wildcat schedule

World's Longest Yardsale/127 Corridor Sale


Stretching 675 miles from Hudson, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama along US Highway 127, the  127 Corridor Sale is a yard sale like none other. If you or your group are planning a trip to this huge sale, Clarion Hotel Lexington is an excellent place to rest and rejuvenate along the way.

Contact us, and our friendly staff will be your guide to all the exciting Lexington area events.