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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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Carter Caves Wildflower Pilgrimage
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Olive Hill, KY
The hills come alive every spring at Carter Caves with emerging blooms of many shapes and colors decorating the forest floor.  You will be able to experience the beauty o...
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Carlisle, KY
The Courthouse Square Arts Guild is hosting the 10th Annual Student Art Show at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Talented young students from surrounding counties wil...
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
We strive to not only put on a good contest, but also to present information that will help participants become photographers.  Photographs may be taken anywhere within t...
Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2015
Richmond, KY
Find out lots of things about the life of a woman on the frontier during this two-day interpretive and interactive event.  There will be demonstrations and hands-on learn...
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Carlisle, KY
Campers Yard Sale – April 17 thru 19, 2015  Clean out your closets and join us for a campground wide yard sale. Set up on your campsite and then enjoy browsing thr...
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Springfield, KY
Performances will also be held on April 24th -26th. Friday & Saturday shows start at 7pm-Sundays at 2pm. All Shook Up is a new musical comedy built around a number of s...
Apr 19, 2015
Louisville, KY
Louisville Chorus Daniel Spurlock Music Director Soloists: Soprano Mary Redden, Alto Maggie Schwenker, Tenor Randall Black, Bass Alexander Redden with Louisville Philh...
Disney
Apr 9 - Apr 19, 2015
Elkhorn City, KY
Take the little ones and see "The Little Mermaid" presented by the Artists Collaborative Theatre in Elkhorn City April 09 thru April 19, 2015.  More info WWW.act4.org or ...
Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Games played at Panther Creek Park (5160 Wayne Bridge Road) and Jack C. Fisher Park (3900 West 5th Street)
Star Theater
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Russell Springs, KY
Another great production by the people in Russell County. Come see all the hard work pay off.
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