City Unveils More Plans For World Equestrian Games

The countdown is winding down. We're just 18 months from the World Equestrian Games.

On Wednesday, organizers and city leaders met to update the public on the progress and improvements being made.

Mayor Jim Newberry announced plans for 17 days and nights of fun in downtown Lexington that will coincide with the games.

The "Spotlight Lexington Festival" will start on September 24, 2010, one day before the Games. The Festival will continue through the evening of the final day of the Games, Oct. 10. Ultimately, organizers hope the festival will become an annual event.

"The world is coming to Lexington and this is an unparalleled opportunity to show off our community and help people worldwide understand why this is such a special city," said Newberry.

Each day, entertainment, arts and crafts or children's activities will be planned at three locations downtown: the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, Cheapside Park and Triangle Park, generally between noon and 9 p.m.

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