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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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Senior Bingo
Apr 01, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
Pennyrile Forest welcomes all senior citizens (50 years of age and older) to another fantastic year of the Bingo Lunch Program.  Enjoy good food, good friends & gre...
First Day Hike
Apr 01, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
Hikers will meet with the naturalist on New Year’s Day in the lodge lobby to begin a 3.25 mile hike on the park’s Lake Trail. Wear proper clothing and bring your o...
Apr 01, 2015
Lexington, KY
RED BARN RADIO WELCOMES MOONSHINE AND WINE 04/01 AT 8 PM Moonshine and Wine is a Cincinnati based duet that blends Americana, bluegrass, and folk such as Civil Wars to Gram...
Weekly Bluegrass Jams
Apr 02, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
These Bowling Green Bluegrass Jams will take place EVERY THURSDAY night from September 4 on beginning at 5:30pm and are free to the public with donations accepted at the door....
4 - H Fishing Club : Fishing Basics: Line, Tackle & Bait Oh My!
Apr 02, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Come see us at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and learn the basics of fishing!
Apr 03, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Deathtrap Written by Ira Levin Directed by Debbie Reynolds To make Sidney's slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney's writing se...
Apr 03, 2015
Louisville, KY
You may have been on a Maker’s Mark® tour, but you have never seen the distillery like this. Mint Julep Tours and the world-famous Bourbon Brand have joined&nbs...
Bardstown Opry
Apr 03, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Music variety show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year featuring national acts. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, children 6-12 $10, 5 and under fre...
A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Apr 03, 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 ...
Apr 03, 2015
Elizabethtown, KY
The future of a failing opera company hinges on a famous baritone's performance of Otello.  This madcap screwball farce full of backstage gags and mistaken identities has...
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