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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his frien...
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Feb 19, 2017
Richmond, KY
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Aw...
Winter Mountain Bike Race & Trail Run
Feb 19, 2017
Frankfort, KY
8K Trail Run


The Giver
Feb 19, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
  Through this astonishing and moving adaptation of the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, discover what it means to grow up, grow wise, and to take control of yo...
The Cocktail
Feb 19, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our very own mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other craft spirits ...
Presidents’ Day at the Mary Todd Lincoln House
Feb 20, 2017
Lexington, KY
Children and their families are invited to celebrate Presidents’ Day with games and hands-on activities about the Lincoln family. Inspired by the activities of Mary, Abr...
Venice Baroque Orchestra with Nicola Beneditti at The Norton Center
Feb 20, 2017
Danville, KY
There are few pieces of music as instantly recognizable as Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. And yet, as it is so often heard only in fragments, the complete piece still h...
By My Strider 3K
Feb 21, 2017
Frankfort, KY
1st event of the 2017 Frankfort Striders Run/Walk Series.
Feb 21, 2017
Frankfort, KY
America's Got Talent Finalists to perform at Kentucky State University.
Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
Feb 21, 2017
Carrollton, KY
Group meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month at General Butler State Resort Park's Lodge Mezzanine for informal practicing & fellowship starting at 10:00 am, and ending ear...
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