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Kentucky events

Kentucky is a state so enriched with interesting history and heritage, music and arts, sports and outdoors, there always seems to be a fun festival celebrating a Kentucky something or somebody.

The Kentucky Derby may be our best known event, but if you thought it was just a horse race— think again. The Kentucky Derby Festival, a multi-week celebration of the Kentucky Derby itself,  offers festivities ranging from steamboat and hot air balloon races to marathons, celebrity events and the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display.

Other cool Kentucky festivals include Owensboro's International Bar-B-Q Festival, London's World Chicken Festival, and the oldest bluegrass music festival in the state: Lexington's The Festival of the Bluegrass.

Use the search below to discover Kentucky events by city, region, date and keyword.

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Rook Tournament
Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
Rook Tournament January 20-21, 2017      Good old fashioned card playing fun is the rule for this event and Rook is the game we play. Two-person teams r...
Gathering of the Eagles
Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2017
Gilbertsville, KY
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is continuing a rich tradition in hosting The Gathering of the Eagles, a weekends dedicated to our national symbol, the Bald Eagle...
Jan 21 - Jan 22, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Big men on big bikes doing their thing!! Come out and enjoy!! More info 606 444-5506. Tickets are $16 for adults and children; day of show $20, kids under 5 free.  606...


Around the World in 80 Days
Jan 22, 2017
Berea, KY
The Spotlight Players present a side-splitting slapstick comedy about the ambitions of one man to travel around the world in 80 days to win a wager.
The Cocktail
Jan 22, 2017
Franklin, KY
Dueling Grounds Distillery is a new small batch craft whiskey distillery in Franklin, KY. Come by our tasting room this Sunday for our weekly Cocktail party! Our house mixolog...
Kentucky Hills Woods and Waters Weekend
Jan 20 - Jan 22, 2017
Corbin, KY
Explore our rich cultural and natural history by attending various activities and workshops.  There will be guided hikes to several local natural features.  Particip...
Wedding Show
Jan 22, 2017
Louisville, KY
Florists, hair stylists, photographers, caterers, and the many other types of vendors it takes to make a wedding come to life will gather Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Sawyer Hayes ...
The Cocktail
Jan 22, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our very own mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other craft spirits ...
Jan 24, 2017
Madisonville, KY
Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making – as Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE leads you on a breathtaking tour of prehistoric Australia....
Jan 25, 2017
Danville, KY
San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted heights with bold new dance innovations that break the mold of what ballet can be. LINES Ballet thrives on co...
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