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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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Tea Tuesday at Waveland
May 23, 2017
Lexington, KY
Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansi...
Greenbo Lake Lodge Re-Opening
May 23, 2017
Greenup, KY
A ceremony to re-open the Jesse Stuart Lodge will be May 23, 2017, at noon. Parks and other local and state officials are expected for the event. Work is nearing completion on...
May 24, 2017
Madisonville, KY
Listen to local musical artists in an intimate setting each Wednesday. Enjoy light dinner entrees, wine, craft beer, ice cream, and coffee.
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POUND FIT & YOGA
May 24, 2017
Carrollton, KY
POUND FIT GENERAL BUTLER CONFERENCE CENTER You ask for it, and General Butler listened! Samantha Adams is on-board to bring you Pound Fit @ 6:00 p.m. General Butler ...
POUND FIT & YOGA
May 25, 2017
Carrollton, KY
POUND FIT GENERAL BUTLER CONFERENCE CENTER You ask for it, and General Butler listened! Samantha Adams is on-board to bring you Pound Fit @ 6:00 p.m. General Butler ...
May 26, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Get Ready...May 26th, at 7:30 pm WWE Live returns to the East KY Exposition center.  Tickets go on sale April 7th, 2017 at 10 am. (Dress like your favorite WWE superstar...
"Robert Tharsing, A Retrospective" Closing Reception
May 26, 2017
Lexington, KY
This is an exhibition curated by Lina Tharsing. It will take a look at the artistic career of Robert Tharsing. An occasion where fellow artists, friends and colleagues can ...
Cheaper by the Dozen
May 26, 2017
Berea, KY
A family comedy with a dozen reasons to laugh.  The Spotlight Players team up with students from the Spotlight Acting School in this intergenerational masterpiece of fami...
Rock the Block Concert Series
May 26, 2017
Winchester, KY
Main Street Winchester presents its 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series: Rock the Block starting on May 26th!  Concerts are FREE and will take place on Main Street in front ...
May 26, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
      The concert this Memorial Day Weekend is with the band Shotgun Serenade. The sponsor will be Dan Powers GM Center.      The concert will b...
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