The 2021 National Horse Show returns October 27 – November 7! Don’t miss the Kentucky Horse Park’s biggest show jumping event of the year.



SCAPA of the Bluegrass presents Disney’s Moana Jr at 7 pm, Lexington Opera House.



Allison Speer performs at Eastland Church at 7:30 pm.

Lex Glow Ride is a family-friendly bike event for riders of all ages and experience levels. Event starts at 6 p.m. The ride starts at 7 p.m. at Coolavin Park. This event will host several safety stations including a tire check, helmet decorating, and reflective gear giveaway. For the adults, we will also be hosting bike safety trivia at West 6th following the event.

The 2021 Music for Mission Tribute honors Stevie Wonder who is hailed as a genius for his vast catalog in the genres of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, gospel, funk, and jazz. Presented in partnership with Purple Carrot Productions. Sponsored by the Josephine Ardery Foundation. As part of the Music for Mission series, this concert will benefit Central Music Academy, providing quality musical training at no cost to financially disadvantaged children. An offering will be taken during the concert intermission. 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church.



The 2021 Veterans VA5K is  Saturday November 6, 2021 to Sunday November 7, 2021. It includes the following events: 2021 Veterans VA5K Event and Virtual Veterans VA5K Event.

UK vs. UT Football, Nov 9, 2019. Photo by Austin Johnson

UK football hosts UT at Kroger Field.

The 40th annual Kentucky Book Festival (formerly Kentucky Book Fair) will bring more than 140 national and regional authors to Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington to celebrate reading, writing, and all things literary. The Kentucky Book Festival has something for readers of all ages. Come listen to author interviews and panel discussions, and get signed books for family and friends (or yourself!).



The Rising Stars Kids 3K is Sunday November 7, 2021 at Liberty Elementary. It includes the following events: 3K Run/Walk (Ages 6-16), 1/4 Mile Run/Walk (Ages 2-5), and Race Volunteer.


The Lexington Singers perform a Fall Concert, The Light Within Us, at Calvary Baptist Church. The Magnificat, one of the oldest and most venerated hymns in the Christian tradition, echoes the words of Mary, mother of Jesus, as she praises God for bringing the Messiah into the world. Over the centuries, this hymn has been interpreted by many illustrious composers. Now the Lexington Singers are honored to present the premiere of a new Magnificat by Kentucky composer Johnie Dean as part of their upcoming concert “The Light Within Us.”

The Singers will also perform a selection of choral works illustrating the theme of “The Light Within Us,” from the haunting early Greek hymn “Holy Radiant Light” to lyrical contemporary pieces such as “True Light,” “Lunar Lullaby,” and “Through Love to Light,” and the wonderful Lexington Ringers handbell choir will perform on the same theme.

The talents of another Singers member, photographer Sally Horowitz, will also be on display as the music is accompanied by a series of her nature photographs.



Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is now Lexington’s golden ticket. It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory… to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper! Through the weekend.



T-Pain performs at EKU Center for the Arts.

An Evening with Dennis Quaid (songs and stories) at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort.



Get into the spirit of the season with A MAGICAL CIRQUE CHRISTMAS, an evening of dazzling performers and cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. 7:30 pm at EKU Center for the Arts.



Two-time Grammy winner Lauren Daigle’s show originally scheduled for May 20, 2021 has been rescheduled to November 18, 2021. All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date are still valid, 7:30 pm Rupp Arena.



Lexington is “hopping” tonight with the final Gallery Hop of the season. Tour multiple galleries downtown and surrounding areas.

The 15th annual Junior League of Lexington Holly Day Market brings together vendors from across the country to Lexington for one weekend to give shoppers the opportunity to buy holiday gifts in one spectacular location, in the Lexington Center downtown. Continues through Sunday.



UK football hosts New Mexico State University at Kroger Field.



Make room for Thanksgiving menus with the Gobbler Half Marathon, 8:30 am. Mereworth Farm in West Lexington.


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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



It’s happening in Hamburg on Black Friday! Stay tuned for up to the minute coverage and specials. (To purchase your digital holiday and black Friday advertising and sponsorship space, email



U of L football will host UK for the “state cup” at U of L on Saturday Nov 27.



Tickets are now available for Lexington Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker” coming to the EKU Center this December 11 and 12. Be sure to get your tickets to this fun holiday show by visiting!


This article also appears on page 16 & 17 of the November 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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