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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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Jul 21 - Jul 23, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
The Car Craft Summer Nationals is making its inaugural trip to Bowling Green with a huge car show at Beech Bend Raceway running July 21-23, 2017. Please visit the website for ...
Aug 11 - Aug 12, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Chevy at the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway August 11-12. Visit the website for more information.
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
Annually celebrating the opening of the National Corvette Museum, the celebration falls August 31 - September 2 and continues to be a popular member-focused event which unit...


Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
The 19th Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals come to Beech Bend Raceway September 28-October 1, 2017. Visit for more info.
Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest
Oct 21, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
The 2017 Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest Saturday, October 21st from 12:00pm - 6:00pm at the Bowling Green Ballpark Bowling Green, KY - The organizers of the 2016 Bowling...
Kentucky: 225 Years on the Move Exhibit
Aug 28, 2017 - May 18, 2018
Bowling Green, KY
August 28, 2017 - May, 2018 Kentucky is celebrating its 225th anniversary as a state, and to mark this milestone anniversary the Museum is featuring a transportation display ...
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