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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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Aug 01, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Pottery Class at Wickliffe Mounds  2 Sessions:  10:00 to 11:30 and 1:30 to 3:00 This is a great program for parents and grandparents and children to do together....
Aug 08, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Mississippian Inspired Art Workshop  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wickliffe Mounds welcomes artists and aspiring artists alike to create a masterpiece! A presentation will...
Aug 22, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Mississippian Adornment Workshop. Two sessions starting at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.   This is a workshop for children and parents or grandparents, presenting clothing and o...


Aug 29, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
10 to Noon Primitive Technology   Join us for a presentation on Native American primitive technology. Learn what the Native Americans used in their sports and hunting...
Sep 19, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Adventures in Archaeology Day   Wickliffe Mounds welcomes you to the park to enjoy a fun filled day with your family to celebrate Kentucky Archaeology Month!  Take ...
Sep 26, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Scout Merit Badge Day in Archaeology  As part of Kentucky Archaeology Month, Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their Archaeology and Indian Lore merit badges with...
Oct 17, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
October 17, 2015 is International Archaeology Day and in commemoration, Wickliffe Mounds will present a special program on the history and archaeology of the site, c...
Nov 6 - Nov 7, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Education Days for Native American Heritage Month   November is Native American Heritage Month and in celebration, Wickliffe Mounds will have educational stations set ...
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