Lexington Illinois is filled with wonderful activities year round! Festivities begin in April with Lexington's Bridal & Wedding Expo and continue with the Spring Community Wide Garage sales the last weekend in April.  Celebrate with us the first weekend in May with our annual Red Carpet Corridor Event.  During the summer enjoy the revived Annual Homecoming Carnival on Main St. Fall brings the Community Wide Garage sales and the annual Halloween Party. The festival year ends with Lexington's Christmas on the Prairie.  

Follow all of the wonderful events that Lexington has to offer at Lexington IL Events' FB page.

City Tree Program

The City of Lexington’s 50/50 Tree Planting Program is being re-established. This program is to assist in the replacement of trees. It allows the home owner to select the species of tree to be planted, helping to diversify and restore the urban forest with all of its ecological and beautification benefits. Homeowners may purchase a shade tree from the list of tree varieties offered at $75 per tree, with the city paying the remaining cost. Trees will be 2” in caliper.

Applications and payments may be made until noon on April 22, 2022 at the Lexington City Hall. [Payment must be in the form of a check.]

The City will deliver the trees the week of May 1st and will dig the holes; planting will be finished by designated youth organizations. The home owner will assume all subsequent care of the tree.


Community Wide Garage Sales

Last weekend in April and 3rd weekend in September

2023 Spring Garage Sale Form
2023 Fall Garage Sale Form

Lexington's Rt 66 Red Carpet Corridor

May 6th & 7th

Lexington's activities will be located on Main Street in downtown Lexington.  Experience Lexington's unique restaurant scene, discover the exquisite boutique shopping, taste some of Lexington’s local craft beer, enjoy some live music, a great selection of vendors, food trucks, family activities and photo opportunities.  While you are in Lexington, don't forget to take a drive down Memory Lane, get a picture with the Lexington neon sign, visit Patton Cabin - the oldest building in McLean County and the nationally recognized VanDolah Castle.  Giveaway for this year's Red Carpet Corridor will be available at City Hall.  

Red Carpet Corridor FB Event Page
Download a Vendor Registration Form

Lexington's Halloween Party

October 31st, 4pm

The City is working with Uncle Vait's to provide a special treat for the Lexington children.  Stop by the City Hall beginning at 4:00pm for a yummy sacked meal to enjoy before trick or treat begins.  Limited supply.

Trick or Treat citywide following from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Halloween FB event page

Lexington's Christmas on the Prairie

December 3rd, 9am - 8pm and December 4th, 11am-3pm

Experience Christmas on the Prairie in Lexington. Visit our area vendors located in beautiful downtown Lexington from 9-5 on Saturday and also 11-3 on Sunday!  You'll also find a weekend full of activities on historic Main Street.

Christmas on the Prairie FB event page
Download a Vendor Registration Form

Parade of Lights - Golf Cart Decorating Contest

Light up Lexington - House Decorating Contest