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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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Dec 6 - Dec 30, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Beautiful and ornate Christmas Trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and artists.  No admission. Donations accepted. Tree's will be on display through Decemb...
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Ring in the New Year and dance the night away with friends and family along the shores of Lake Barkley! Package Pricing is as follows: Overnight Package - $215.00/Coup...
Christmas in the Park - Drive-thru Christmas Lighting Displays
Dec 6, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Enjoy lighted Christmas Displays from the comfort of your car from dusk to 10:00 p.m.  No admission charge.  
Jan 23 - Jan 25, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Make your plans now to experience the most awesome Bald Eagle viewing in Kentucky. Special outings led by knowledgeable staff are arranged to view the majestic birds...
Feb 14, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Join us for an evening of Chocolate and Champagne at beautiful, historic Fairholme.  All proceeds benefit the Janice Mason Art Museum and the Cadiz Community Arts Center....
Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Plan a romantic winter getaway with your Valentine to Lake Barkley State Resort Park! Sweetheart Package - $99.98/Couple (resort fee and taxes included): ...
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Cadiz, KY
The 39th Annual Trigg County Country Ham Festival will have over 200 Vendor Booths, Carnival rides, Petting Zoo, and Great Food Booths.  Witness and eat Kentucky's Larges...
Apr 4 - Oct 31, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:00am till Noon Downtown on Main Street you will find the local farmers, bakers, jam & jelly makers. Great products from great p...
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