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.
Sep 17, 2016
September is Kentucky Archaeology Month and in recognition, Wickliffe Mounds will have special activities and hands-on opportunities for learning about archaeology at a kid&rs...
Sep 24, 2016
National Public Lands Day will be recognized with park volunteers cleaning the park grounds, ensuring that the trails and grounds are preserved for everyone to enjoy. Wo...
Oct 15, 2016
The Wickliffe Mounds archaeological site and museum was established on October 2, 1932, by Fain W. King. Each year in October, to participate in International Arch...
Nov 1 - Nov 4, 2016
November is Native American Heritage Month and in recognition, Wickliffe Mounds will have a special admission rate for schools, homeschoolers and scout groups of $1 per person...