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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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Free Guided Historic Walking Tour
Nov 01, 2014
Henderson, KY
A guided tour of points of historical and legendary significance to Henderson’s history. This tour starts within The Community Room at The Depot and continues throughout...
Halloween Scare-Fest
Nov 01, 2014
Union, KY
Have a hauntingly good time at Big Bone Lick and bring your little ghouls to enjoy trick or treating through the campground (7:00 - 9:00 PM) and the annual camp...
Play Date with Your Mate- Married Couple Series- "Rock Climbing Adventure"
Nov 01, 2014
Versailles, KY
Rock Climbing Adventure (7:00a.m.-7:00p.m.) Join LAC staff for a beginner friendly climbing adventure in the beautiful Red River Gorge all while you build a stronger relations...
Haunted Frontier
Nov 01, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
A haunted house 240 years in the making.  Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before interring the wooded area behind the fort,  very near the...
Hill of Terror
Sep 12 - Nov 1, 2014
Bonnieville, KY
The largest haunted attraction in Kentucky is back for the fourth year of frights on their desolate 100-acre property, everything you were ever afraid of will be coming ...
Flint & Stones
Nov 01, 2014
Tompkinsville, KY
Arrowheads, geodes and crinoids take center stage during this special event dedicated to everything natural! Bring your collection to share with other rock hounds. Compete in ...
Sep 23 - Nov 1, 2014
La Grange, KY
 A juried multi-media show featuring farm scenes, still life, and moonscapes
Unbridled Adventure Race Series in Kentucky State Parks
Nov 01, 2014
Slade, KY
The 2014 adventure racing season is in full swing and Flying Squirrel Adventures is psyched to be bringing you four awesome events around Kentucky.  Returning for a third...
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & History Tour
Nov 01, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
Your tour guide dressed in period clothing will lead you on this 1 mile walk of the historic downtown part of Harrodsburg, KY.  The tour guide will tell you about the his...
Heavenly Haven Farm
Sep 6 - Nov 1, 2014
Columbia, KY
Discover an incredible place to encounter animals, embark on hay rides & journey through mazes by visiting our farm in Columbia Kentucky.  At Heavenly Haven Farm we u...
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