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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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Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2015
Pikeville, KY
A great play from the Hatfields and McCoys.  The story of Nancy McCoy.
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Feud-Freshwater part 3:  The story of Nancy McCoy at Jenny Wiley Theatre in Pikeville, KY  Doors open at 6:45 pm;  play starts at 7:30 pm; Matinees at 2 pm.
Sep 12, 2015
Pikeville, KY
The Funny Man from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon comes to Pikeville with his new stand-up show, "Nutcracker" Sept. 12th at 7:30 pm at East KY Expo Center in Pikeville.&nbs...


Sep 24 - Sep 26, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Sept. 24,  25,  and 26, 2015. Three live music stages, carnival, inflatables, food booths, Hatfield and McCoy paint ball, rough and tough run and climb, Arts and c...
Muscle On Main
May 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Muscle on Main – Welcome to the Three-Time Award Winning event, Muscle on Main. 2015 is going to bring new things to the event that is more family oriented. Bring your c...
Oct 24, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard in a huge concert Oct. 24 at East KY Expo Center.  Be sure to be there to listen to these legends.  What a Concert!!!  www.Ticke...
Aug 22 - Nov 21, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Elk tours are offered at Breaks Interstate Park Aug. thru Nov. 21.  Full schedule can be found at  or call Carl Mullins at 276 865-4413 ext. 3213...
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