Kentucky Festivals and 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.
Jul 7 - Jul 23, 2017
Imagine almost 3 weeks packed with master craftsmen, artists, musicians, chefs, award-winning writers, and experts in sustainable living. Now imagine yourself being right ther...
Jul 1 - Jul 29, 2017
During the month of July the Kentucky Artisan Center will present demonstrations by four Kentucky printmakers who will show visitors an array of print techniques and printing ...
Jul 28 - Jul 29, 2017
An event featuring all things fiber related, including exhibits of quilts and other fiber arts, lectures, workshops and vendors market. Presented by the Berea Arts Council.
Sep 15 - Sep 17, 2017
One of Berea’s fun family weekend events (September 15-17), hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Hot air balloons, live music,arts and crafts, car show, scenic motorcycle ...
Mar 25 - Sep 23, 2017
Photo: "Cane" by Mark A. Selter
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will honor the 225th Anniversary of Kentucky becoming a state in 2017, with the exhibit 225: Artists Ce...
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
A weekend of folk dance, music and song workshops, discussion and dance parties. Sponsored by The Fold Circle Association of Berea and hosted at the beautiful Russel Acton Fol...
Oct 14 - Oct 15, 2017
Juried. Exquisite works of art and crafts by juried Kentucky artists and craftsmen, live music, great food and demonstrations. Held at Indian Fort Theater, Hyw. 21E. (2047 Big...
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2017
Bring a GPS or smart phone and participate in Berea's newest family event. This high tech scavenger hunt will take you to parts of our community that you might not otherwise s...
Jul 1 - Nov 11, 2017
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea has a new exhibit featuring the Kentucky agate, a stone rarer than diamonds, in “Agate: Jewel of Kentucky” on display in the C...
Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2017
Attention shoppers! Hosted at the Russel Acton Fold Center, this 23rd family tradition of folk arts and crafts, features great buys from over 30 artisans and vendors. Food ava...