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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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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Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
Enjoy a spacious table to work on your paper crafting project all weekend long, plus a chance to win scrapbook-related prizes.  Registration fee is $30. Participants ...
27th annual Mountain Mushroom Festival
Apr 29 - Apr 30, 2017
Irvine, KY
Mountain mushrooms are the regional name for the delicate morel mushroom which can be found in the densely forested mountains of eastern Kentucky in early spring. They are pri...
Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
Campbellsville, KY
Bargains! Antiques! Collectibles! Yard Sales! Who knows what “treasures” you will find at the HWY 55 Yard Sale April 27-30, 2017! 147 Miles of bargains, antiques...
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Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
Olive Hill, KY
APRIL 28 - 30:  Campers Appreciation Weekend  This weekend has been set aside as a special weekend for campers.  Those camping this weekend will get two nights ...
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
Carrollton, KY
Pay one night, get second night free!  This special is state-wide within all Kentucky State Parks.  So get a jumpstart on the camping season with this awesome specia...
Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
Richmond, KY
Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night FREE. We have so much fun that we start the weekend on Thursday night with bingo and then the fun continues with scheduled times fo...
Apr 30, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
Moonlight and Magnolias An affectionate portrait of the legendary movie producer David O. Selznick and his collaborators as they labor over five days to fashion a screenp...
Apr 24 - Apr 30, 2017
Tompkinsville, KY
Monroe County responded in a big way to Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon’s request for submissions of “Where I’m From” poetry. In fact, Monroe County sub...
Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2017
Campbellsville, KY
CAMPER APPRECIATION WEEKEND APRIL 28-30, 2017 Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night FREE. We will be showing our campers just how much they are appreciated this week...
Apr 30, 2017
New Haven, KY
Join us for a wild ride as your train gets robbed by a gang of train robbers! Train departs at 2 p.m. Adults: $21.00 Children $16.00 (ages 2-12) under 2 is free.  Train r...
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