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 29, 2015
On Saturday, Aug. 29, jewelry artist Lionell Smith will demonstrate her polymer clay jewelry from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
A native of Woodford ...
Sep 05, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 5, Janice Miller, of Lancaster, will demonstrate folk painting with acrylics from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Sep 12, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 12, Debby Stratford, of Louisville, will demonstrate linoleum block printmaking from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Sep 12, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will offer visitors free guided tours through the center’s gallery exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-tu...
Mar 7 - Sep 12, 2015
This exhibit of work by over 20 artisans will be on display at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea through Sept. 12. The pieces in the exhibit have all been turned using a la...
Sep 19, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 19, three members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ke...
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2015
will want to come early and stay late or possibly stay the entire
weekend. Each day is filled with family fun, beginning Friday
afternoon with a v...
Sep 26, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Alice Lloyd College professor Mike Ware will be throwing pottery on the wheel and carving the clay surface with intricate patterns from 10:30 a.m. to 3:...
Jul 17 - Nov 14, 2015
The exhibit, “Kentucky Weaving: A Continuing Tradition” is at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, where it will be on display in the lobby through Nov. 14, 2015....