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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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A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Sep 04, 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 ...
Seafood Buffet
Sep 04, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Don't miss Lake Barkley's all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet the first Friday of the month June-October! May 30th, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd ...
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & Mystery Tour
Sep 04, 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...
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Lady of the Lake II Tours at Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Sep 04, 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 - Sep 4, 2015
Carrollton, KY
Free fun for the whole family! Enjoy home grown produce, honey and jams from our local farmers market, live music, inflatables for children and other special entertainment. Fi...
NCM HPDE
Sep 3 - Sep 4, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
If you want to learn, practice and apply advance car-control skills, then the NCM’s high performance driver education (HPDE) schools are designed for you.  This int...
Bluegrass On The Banks
Sep 04, 2015
Owensboro, KY
The series will showcase a variety of bluegrass music on the first and third Tuesdays of each month from May through September with two additional dates leading up to ROMP. ...
Friday Public Bourbon Tour
Sep 04, 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...
Sep 04, 2015
Pineville, KY
Whether you are looking to learn a new dance or just something new to get you up and moving in the great outdoors, visit Pine Mountain State Resort Park this summer and learn ...
Sep 04, 2015
Falls Of Rough, KY
Rough River Dam State Resort Park hosts their annual Summer Concert in the Park series.  Concerts take place on the park's lovely patio located just outside Grayson's Lan...
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