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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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Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
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...
Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2015
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 26, 2015
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...
Apr 25 - Apr 26, 2015
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...
May 1 - May 3, 2015
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 8 - May 9, 2015
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 23, 2015
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 23 - May 24, 2015
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...
May 21 - May 25, 2015
Richmond, KY
Join us for our annual weekend devoted to NASCAR.  We will have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, favorite driver contest, crafts, and lots more race theme...
Jun 5 - Jun 7, 2015
Richmond, KY
June is Kentucky Rivers Appreciation Month in the state of Kentucky.  We will be acknowledging the Kentucky River, its value, history and heritage, throughout the we...
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