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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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Carved in Stone: Louisville Sculptors Featured at Kentucky Artisan Center
Aug 6 - Aug 27, 2016
Berea, KY
During the month of August, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host demonstrations focusing on stone sculpture by three Louisville artists whose works are regularly fea...
Berea Voted # 1 in America’s Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers
Aug 6 - Sep 30, 2016
Berea, KY
For the past six weeks, and with over 47,789 Facebook votes tallied, craft lovers from all over the country have voted Berea as their #1 favorite town for crafts. Beating out ...
New Artisan Review Application Deadline Sept. 30
Sep 30, 2016
Berea, KY
Three times a year the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea holds review sessions to consider works and products by Kentucky artisans who are not juried members of the Kentucky Ar...


Made for You
Oct 07, 2016
Berea, KY
We welcome you to our gallery on October 7th, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM, to enjoy works of art by talented individuals from all across the state of Kentucky! For your enjoyment, we will...
Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair
Oct 8 - Oct 9, 2016
Berea, KY
The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen’s Fall Fair is an event you won't want to miss. Kentucky’s finest artists and crafts persons, including KGAC members an...
‘Reveal’ Exhibit Program Kicks-off at Kentucky Artisan Center
Aug 12 - Nov 12, 2016
Berea, KY
Large paintings and new limited edition prints by artist Monica Pipia are now on display in a kick-off showcase of large format works at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea...
Call for Entries for Fall Exhibit at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Sep 17, 2016 - Feb 25, 2017
Berea, KY
Kentucky artists are invited to submit entries for the exhibit “Have a Seat: Chairs by Kentucky Artisans” which will run from Sept. 17, 2016 through Feb. 25, 2017,...
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