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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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Oct 21, 2016
Olive Hill, KY
If you dare, come and take the walk through our 1/4 mile wooded trail, and experience thrilling scenes and haunts that will have you shivering with fear.  Our past trail ...
Ghost Walk
Oct 21, 2016
Richmond, KY
White Hall State Historic Site has the reputation of being haunted.  A few nights a year spirits of the past come to life to share the incredible stories of the Clay fami...
3rd Friday Folk-Coffeehouse at The Carnegie
Oct 21, 2016
Somerset, KY
3rd Friday Folk-Coffeehouse at The Carnegie* – The Carnegie Community Arts Center 107 N. Main St. Downtown Somerset 7:00pm. 3rd Friday Folk Coffeehouse at the Carnegie...


Shadows of Federal Hill, Ghost Tours of My Old Kentucky Home
Oct 21, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Our VERY popular “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour is back! Ghosts are roaming the halls of My Old Kentucky Home! Are you the kind of person that likes the more ...
Oct 21, 2016
Harrodsburg, KY
  2016 Season SEPT. 9 - OCT. 29. Fun for all ages! Corn Maze hours are seasonal Fri-Sun Sept & October only. After getting lost in the corn maze, pet th...
Joan Osborne
Oct 21, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Joan Osborne Acoustic Trio featuring Keith Cotton & Jack Petruzzeli.
Belle of Cincinnati Fall Cruise Tour
Oct 21, 2016
Newport, KY
Come join BB Riverboats' Belle of Cincinnati on its Fall tour of river cities. We will be stopping in Henderson, Owensboro, and Tell City offering lunch, brunch, dinner, and...
Haunted Pontoon Ride
Oct 21, 2016
Prestonsburg, KY
If you dare, join us for this one of a kind scare! New Haunts for 2017 and a New Location. Haunted Pontoon Boat Ride will be located at the Stratton Branch Boat Ramp. (Co...
Halloween at the Campground
Oct 21, 2016
Prestonsburg, KY
Friday  • Haunted Boat Ride  • Haunted Hay Ride Saturday 4-6 P.M. Trick-Or-Treat 4 P.M.  Campsite Decoration Contest     ...
Oct 21, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Join the Historic Railpark & Train Museum in its annual Haunted Lantern Hours offering! This year's theme will be the Haunts of the Hobos! Tours will be held six evening...
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