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.
Jun 8 - Jun 11, 2017
Italianfest is a top 20 must do event. Authentic Italian food and music. Fun includes a pizza eating contest, cooking contest, games and rides for the kids.
Aug 3 - Aug 6, 2017
August 6th to 9th
Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2017
Local restaurants selling freshest seafood available. Includes raffles and entertainment.
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Location: Newport Riverfront Row
The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be...