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.
Aug 6 - Aug 27, 2016
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...
Aug 6 - Sep 30, 2016
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 ...
Sep 30, 2016
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...
Oct 07, 2016
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...
Oct 8 - Oct 9, 2016
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...
Aug 12 - Nov 12, 2016
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...
Sep 17, 2016 - Feb 25, 2017
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,...