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Kentucky Festivals and Events

Kentucky 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.

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Jul 30, 2016
Pikeville, KY
Be sure to attend this musical, inspiring program in PIkeville City Park July 30, 2016 at 7 pm.  Bands participating will be Among the Thirsty, Shiloh, Render the Hearts ...
Aug 19, 2016
Pikeville, KY
Aug. 19---Big night in Pikeville featuring Ted Nugent.  Great music!!  More info call 606 444-5500
Sep 16, 2016
Pikeville, KY
BBQ Contest...Winner gets $1,000. $150 entry fee. More info Andy Linton at 606 437-5119 or Jamie Sword at 606 434-0521.


Sep 17 - Sep 24, 2016
Pikeville, KY
The Cool Kids musical follows 8 year old Lily Polkadot, who just moved to the "Squares Only" small town of Rockaway.  This play serves as a colorful history lesson for ch...
Sep 23 - Sep 25, 2016
Pikeville, KY
Sept. 23,  24,  and 25, 2016. Three live music stages, carnival, inflatables, food booths, Hatfield and McCoy paint ball, rough and tough run and climb, Arts and c...
Oct 13 - Oct 30, 2016
Pikeville, KY
Follow Count Dracula's journey from Transy to England as he finds new blood and spreads the curse of the undead among those he meets.  877 225-5598 or www.jennywileytheat...
Nov 10 - Nov 19, 2016
Pikeville, KY
Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.  He is determined to win over his new family and help New York re...
Nov 25 - Dec 18, 2016
Pikeville, KY
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang as they learn about the true meaning of Christmas while they put together the school Christmas pageant.  877 225-5598...
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