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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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Somernites Cruise Car Show
Apr 25, 2015
Somerset, KY
Join us every 4th Saturday, April through October, in the Car Cruise Capital of Kentucky for Somernites Cruise. Now in our 15th year. Enjoy a relaxed, family oriented atmosp...
Apr 25, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Sample Kentucky’s fine Bourbon while collecting branded specialty glasses.  Enjoy delectable food from our official caterer while enjoying a small preview of what...
Apr 25, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear.   Fourth Saturday of the month April – October, 2 p.m. - dusk.  502-348-9788 or 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877...
Apr 25, 2015
Bardstown, KY
This fun filled excursion will include a two and a half hour train ride through the Kentucky countryside. Four course meal and a theatre production of a murder mystery. 5 pm a...
Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2015
Carlisle, KY
Campers Appreciation Weekend – April 24 & 25 Campers pay for one night and get the second night FREE during this weekend where we say thank you to all our campers...
Apr 23 - Apr 25, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
The kick off of the NCM on site event season the Bash traditionally marks the rollout of the next model year Corvette; the place where you can see them up close and in detai...
Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2015
London, KY
Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night FREE. We will be showing our loyal campers just how much they are appreciated this weekend! We will have a large complimentary dinn...
Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2015
Prestonsburg, KY
Camp one night and get the second night free! Planned nature and recreation activities for all ages. A free cookout for all campers on Saturday night. Please bring a covered d...
United Mountain Horse Derby City Jubilee Horse Show
Apr 24 - Apr 25, 2015
Louisville, KY
 The United Mountain Horse Inc. is proud to bring their 1st show of the 2015 show season to Louisville KY. Known to be the "Premier Mountain Horse Show Circuit", the UM...
2015 Pony Car Round-Up Show - 10th Anniversary
Apr 25, 2015
Frankfort, KY
10th Anniversary - Frankfort Mustangs Club
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