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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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Feb 6 - Feb 28, 2016
Richmond, KY
Fireside Chats Series - Each Saturday evening in February - Join us for "A Taste of the Frontier", your evening meal, and then enjoy a first person historical character presen...
St. Patrick
Mar 18 - Mar 20, 2016
Richmond, KY
Everyone is Irish this weekend.  We will have scheduled times for a shamrock hunt, camper decoration contest, treasure hunt, NCAA basketball on the satellite TV, free put...
Mar 25 - Mar 27, 2016
Richmond, KY
Join us for our Easter celebration with lots of activities.  We will have scheduled times for bingo, Easter crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, free putt-pu...


Women on the Frontier
Apr 16 - Apr 17, 2016
Richmond, KY
Find out lots of things about the life of a woman on the frontier during this two-day interpretive and interactive event.  There will be demonstrations and hands-on learn...
Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2016
Richmond, KY
This event is presented by The First Virginia Regiment of Foot - Hoggs Company, of the Seven Years War Battalion. See camps, drills, equipment and uniforms of the French and I...
Apr 28 - May 1, 2016
Richmond, KY
Pay for Friday night and get Saturday night FREE.  We have so much fun that we start the weekend early on Thursday night with bingo and then the fun continues with schedu...
Kentucky Derby Weekend
May 6 - May 8, 2016
Richmond, KY
Enjoy a Derby party with games and activities all weekend.  Join us for a traditional burgoo dinner on Friday evening and a Derby breakfast on Saturday morning.  We ...
May 13 - May 14, 2016
Richmond, KY
Clean out your closets and let your junk or arts and crafts become a fellow camper's treasure.  Set up and sell right on your campsite.  A $10.00 set up fee will be ...
May 28, 2016
Richmond, KY
The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive in the Recreation Hall of the campground from 10:00am - 4:00pm.  All donors will receive a tee shirt, a gift an...
May 28 - May 29, 2016
Richmond, KY
Visit a social and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts and other frontier characters.  Listen to pe...
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