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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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Mar 31, 2015
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 in the mansion on...
Mar 31, 2015
Danville, KY
From the original producer of the blockbuster hit group Celtic Women comes the next great Irish experience: Celtic Thunder!
4-H Fishing Clue at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Come join the 4-H Fishing Club at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery!
Mar 31, 2015
Somerset, KY
Lake Cumberland Performing Arts in partnership with the Center for Rural Development present “The Great Gatsby” The Center for Rural Development 7:3...
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...
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...
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...
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