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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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May 25, 2017
Carrollton, KY
POUND FIT GENERAL BUTLER CONFERENCE CENTER You ask for it, and General Butler listened! Samantha Adams is on-board to bring you Pound Fit @ 6:00 p.m. General Butler ...
Rock the Block Concert Series
May 26, 2017
Winchester, KY
Main Street Winchester presents its 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series: Rock the Block starting on May 26th!  Concerts are FREE and will take place on Main Street in front ...
May 26, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Get Ready...May 26th, at 7:30 pm WWE Live returns to the East KY Exposition center.  Tickets go on sale April 7th, 2017 at 10 am. (Dress like your favorite WWE superstar...


"Robert Tharsing, A Retrospective" Closing Reception
May 26, 2017
Lexington, KY
This is an exhibition curated by Lina Tharsing. It will take a look at the artistic career of Robert Tharsing. An occasion where fellow artists, friends and colleagues can ...
Cheaper by the Dozen
May 26, 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 26, 2017
Lexington, KY
The Glo Run is a night time 5K thru a 1980's themed glowing wonderworld of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing boomboxes, giant glowing '80s m...
May 26, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
      The concert this Memorial Day Weekend is with the band Shotgun Serenade. The sponsor will be Dan Powers GM Center.      The concert will b...
Waveland Ghost Hunt
May 26, 2017
Lexington, KY
Ghost Hunt – Is Waveland Haunted? Come find out on Friday, May 26th, 2017 The Lexington Paranormal Research Society will conduct a ghost hunt at Waveland. Tickets are $...
Basic Photography Workshop
May 27, 2017
Cumberland, KY
Basic Photography Workshop with the renowned Malcolm Wilson.
Annual Mill Springs Mill Cornbread Festival
May 27, 2017
Monticello, KY
Mill Springs Mill Annual Cornbread Festival – Mill Springs Mill Park, 9135 Hwy 1275 N. Monticello, KY 11am-1:30pm. Sponsored by the Monticello Woman’s Club in part...
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