Kentucky Festivals and 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.
Jul 11, 2015
Native American Music and Gourd Rattle Workshop
Two sessions: 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun interactive program that teaches children and families about Nati...
Jul 18, 2015
Native American Storytelling and Corn Husk Dolls. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lively storytelling for children and families interwoven with making a corn husk doll (or action her...
Jul 25, 2015
10:00 to 3:00 Mississippian Field Day
A great way for kiddos to burn off some extra energy before returning to school. We will have activities set up around the park...
Aug 01, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...