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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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Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
The Pontiac US Nationals Drag Race & Car Show is coming to Beech Bend Raceway June 10-11, 2016. For more information, please visit
Jun 18, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
PickAxe Promotions presents the 2016 PickAxe Summerfest featuring headlining artist Kesha. Held June 18 at the Bowling Green Ballpark, tickets are $65/person. The lineup also ...
35th National Corvette Homecoming and Chevy Invitational
Jul 14 - Jul 16, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Since 1981, the NCH has attracted Corvettes from all over the US and Canada. It is the annual gathering and celebration for Corvettes of all years to return home to Bowling Gr...


Aug 13, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
PickAxe Promotions presents the Lil' Bit of Country, Lil' Bit of Rock'n Roll Festival at the Bowling Green Ballpark on August 13. The show features Uncle Kracker, Ted Nugent, ...
Aug 12 - Aug 13, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
An event that celebrates the 1955, 1956 & 1957 Chevrolet. In 2016 this event will be held in Bowling Green, KY at Beech Bend Raceway Park. The event includes a huge swa...
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Annually celebrating the opening of the National Corvette Museum, the celebration falls September 1-3 and continues to be a popular member-focused event which unites friends...
Sep 9 - Sep 11, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green, KY-Holley is pleased to announce September 9-11, 2016 as the official dates for the6th annual Holley LS Fest.  There are two ways to keep up to date on...
Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
The 18th Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals come to Beech Bend Raceway September 29-October 2, 2016. Visit for more info.
Oct 14 - Oct 16, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
The GoodGuys 5th Nostalgia Nationals come to Beech Bend Raceway October 14-16, 2016. Show Features:   Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ...
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