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 2 - Jul 30, 2016
During the month of July, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host demonstrations and events focusing on the textile arts of felting, fabric construction, and quilting. ...
Jul 30, 2016
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea will host guest speaker Dr. Pearlie M. Johnson from the University of Louisville presenting “Quilt Art: Examining the Narrative in K...
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...
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,...