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 - Aug 30, 2015
More awe-inspiring than sleeping under the stars, the Overnight
Adventure Program allows families to spend the night with the most
exotic and interesting creatures. Your gro...
Jun 11 - Sep 3, 2015
Riverwalk Plaza. Summer concert series.
Sep 26, 2015
"Sit for a Cure" in world's largest game of musical chairs. Official Guinness World Record attempt. Event open to individuals ages 10 and older, as well as school, corporate, ...
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2015
September 25th to 27th
Location: Newport Riverfront
Times: Friday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday Noon – 11 p.m.
Sunday Noon ...
Oct 11, 2015
Enjoy breakfast with your family in our Riverside Room overlooking a
spectacular view of the Ohio River and Downtown Cincinnati. After
breakfast, you’ll be invited in...
Sep 25 - Oct 12, 2015
Guests can view a real-life
clad in a colorful fish-tailed
swimming underwater. The
underwater in the aquarium’s
Coral Reef exhibit that features
Mar 14 - Dec 31, 2015
Featuring Asian small-clawed otters, lizards and Thunder, the more than 100-year-old snapping turtle.
May 1 - Dec 31, 2015
One of the largest collections of extremely rare scalloped hammerhead sharks in the world.