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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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Aug 10 - Aug 28, 2015
Louisville, KY
Get in on the action at the park's tennis courts by joining one of our fall tennis leagues!  Tennis is a sport that is fun for all ages, all levels of play and is a great...
Friday After 5
Aug 28, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Friday After 5 is a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday on the stunningly beautiful Owensboro, Kentucky riverfront. Friday After 5 began i...
May 29 - Aug 28, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical tastes, from military bands playing Sousa to folk groups, to big-band swing.  Tonight’s perfo...


A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Aug 28, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October.  Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors.  Take a ...
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & Mystery Tour
Aug 28, 2015
Harrodsburg, KY
Tour guides Jan Lewis & Graham Martin, dressed in period clothing, will guide you on this one mile walking tour through the historic downtown part of Harrodsburg, KY. T...
Friday Night Cruise In
Jun 5 - Aug 28, 2015
Union, KY
Friday night Cruise In’s June 5th – Aug 28th Join us every Friday night for our Friday night cruise in’s with music by DJ Ray, $1 hot dogs, all new ...
Aug 28, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Come out to the Boots Randolph Golf Course on Friday, August 28th for a Moon Glow Golf Tournament. $50 per team includes: cart, green fee, moon glow ball and pre-tournament ho...
Lady of the Lake II Tours at Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Aug 28, 2015
Falls Of Rough, KY
Price: Adults $10 Children (6-12) $5 Children (5 & under)  Free Tour Times: Friday 4 pm  (Pickup at Lodge Courtesy Dock) Saturday 2 pm & 4...
Jun 5 - Aug 28, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
BB&T Concert in the Park Series kicks off June 5th! Come enjoy a free concert in Circus Square Park. June - 5,12,19,26 July - 4,10,17,24,31 August - 7,14,21,28
Friday Public Bourbon Tour
Aug 28, 2015
Louisville, KY
2015 Friday Public Bourbon Tour East Learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visiting W...
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