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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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Apr 14 - Apr 29, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Be sure to attend this magnificent show. Southern-country musical about a Robin Hood-like figure who lived around the Old Natchez Trace in MS during the late 1800's. tickets...
May 26, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Get Ready...May 26th, at 7:30 pm WWE Live returns to the East KY Exposition center.  Tickets go on sale April 7th, 2017 at 10 am. (Dress like your favorite WWE superstar...
May 26 - Jun 10, 2017
Pikeville, KY
This play follows the story of Oliver, an orphan who braves the tough streets of London in search of acceptance and friendship.
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Madagascar
Jun 23 - Jul 8, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gl...
Annie Kids
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse an...
Shrek Jr.
Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful ...
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 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...
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...
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