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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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Mar 07, 2015
Corbin, KY
This a great loop to experience the Cumberland Falls State Nature Preserve.  You will enjoy great views of the Cumberland River above the falls.  Total length is 4.5...
Outdoor Family Adventure
Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2015
Corbin, KY
Bring the entire family for an exciting weekend at the falls.   There will be various types of activities that the whole family can enjoy such as hikes to unique nat...
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Corbin, KY
Experience a weekend of Native American Heritage.  Enjoy dances, music, storytelling and education programs that the whole family can enjoy.  Craft vendors will have...
Apr 04, 2015
Corbin, KY
You will be hiking through a neat rock formation.  A Great Trail for Spring wildflowers. Total length is 2 miles.  Please bring food and water to last several hours....
Apr 17 - Apr 18, 2015
Corbin, KY
The Cumberland Falls Storytelling Festival promises to be a weekend of both traditional and unique entertainment for the entire family.  The festival will be held Friday,...
Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2015
Corbin, KY
Photographers can enjoy a 24 hour competion in both beginner and advanced classes.  Guest speakers will present on Friday afternoon and  Saturday evening.  &n...
May 09, 2015
Corbin, KY
Your trek begins with a stop at Yahoo Falls one of the highest in Kentucky and the trail continues to Yahoo Arch.  Please bring food and water to last several hours. ...
May 16, 2015
Corbin, KY
 The spring floods deposit tons of man made waste along the river bank around Cumberland Falls .  Please meet at the Visitor Center at 9:00 am to help rest...
Jun 06, 2015
Corbin, KY
Bark Camp Creek is one of the most scenic streams in our state.  Hike is about 5 miles in length.  Please bring food and water to last several hours.  Meet at t...
Independence Day Celebration
Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
Corbin, KY
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will present free games and activities throughout the day, such as a dunking booth, a bouncy castle,  and carnival-type games.  Cr...
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