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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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Into the Woods Jr.
Aug 3 - Aug 5, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-win...
The Fantasticks
Aug 25 - Sep 9, 2017
Pikeville, KY
"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good r...
Sep 23, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Pikeville's craft beer fest at the East KY Expo Center. Beer tastes, beer bites, BBQ, pizza, sliders and arts & crafts


Sep 23, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Say you want good music??? Come on out to E KY Expo Center to the Tesla band.
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Pikeville, KY
The feud is over, let the fun begin! Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days is coming to Pikeville and Pike County, Kentucky.  Expect plenty of friends, food, and fun during th...
Oct 20, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Very good comedian coming to East KY Expo Center Friday Oct. 20. This is for adults only. Please leave the children at home. 
Oct 21, 2017
Pikeville, KY
come on out to hear the best in religious music from the Newsboys and others.
The Addams Family
Oct 13 - Oct 28, 2017
Pikeville, KY
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonethele...
Nov 10, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Get a lot of laughs from this comedian with special guest Olivia Lane.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Nov 10 - Nov 18, 2017
Pikeville, KY
The beloved children's book written by Jeff Brown is a literary and pop cultural phenomenon, delighting readers all around the world. And now, everyone's favorite two-dimens...
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