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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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Arts and Crafts Show
May 28, 2017
Gilbertsville, KY
This annual Arts and Crafts Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It features handcrafted artwork, fair food and gorgeous vie...
40th Annual Horsey Hundred 2017
May 27 - May 28, 2017
Georgetown, KY
Central Kentucky Bicycling Event on Memorial Day Weekend featuring 30, 50, 66 & 100 mile rides in area surrounding Georgetown, Kentucky. Roads wind past farms and rock ...
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival
May 25 - May 28, 2017
Pineville, KY
 Downtown Pineville.  One of Kentucky's oldest festivals, Princess and Queen Coronations and Balls, street vendors, carnival, music, street dance, and good food...


May 4 - May 28, 2017
Elkhorn City, KY
Great show...Be sure to see it.  More info 606 754-4228.  Thurs., Fri., and Sat. times at 7:30 pm.  Sundays matinees at 3 pm.
Cinema Systers Film Festival
May 26 - May 28, 2017
Paducah, KY
Take part in the second annual Cinema Systers, the only lesbian film festival in the United States! This event celebrates the work of lesbian filmmakers internationally and fe...
10th Annual Spring into Summer Salutes Fort Campbell
May 27 - May 28, 2017
Oak Grove, KY
It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Oak Grove Tourism Commission announces Country Music Artist Tyler Farr as the headliner for their 10th Annual Sprin...
May 28, 2017
Lexington, KY
A Story Walk combines the fun of a good book and a nature walk all into one great activity.  Join the park staff as we explore the trails and look for the next page of th...
May 28, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
 The Burgin Barn features house band "Larry Sanders and Borderline" and special guest performers that provide some of the best live country music around. It's a new sh...
Cheaper by the Dozen
May 28, 2017
Berea, KY
A family comedy with a dozen reasons to laugh.  The Spotlight Players team up with students from the Spotlight Acting School in this intergenerational masterpiece of fami...
May 24 - May 28, 2017
Lexington, KY
Come visit the Kentucky Horse Park Campground to enjoy the kick off of Summer. The junior-sized Olympic pool will open Friday May 26th at 10:00 a.m. During the five night stay...
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