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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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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Valentine Getaway
Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2016
Corbin, KY
Cumberland Falls has been a romantic getaway for decades.  Bring your special someone for a night of entertainment and relaxation.   Fantastical Theatricals wil...
Outdoor Family Adventure Cumberland Falls SRP
Feb 26 - Feb 27, 2016
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...
Campout at the Fire Tower
Mar 5 - Mar 6, 2016
Corbin, KY
The Pinnacle Knob Tower is open for scheduled Tours throughout the year. Here is an opportunity to spend part of the night in an fire tower, while enjoying the night sky and b...
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Cumberland Falls Storytelling Weekend
Mar 11 - Mar 12, 2016
Corbin, KY
The Cumberland Falls Story Telling Festival promises to be a weekend of both traditional and unique entertainment for the entire family.  Visitors can tour the falls, hik...
Mar 18, 2016
Corbin, KY
Its Corbin’s favorite night of the year to celebrate art and the community! Artists of all textiles and mediums will be featured inside of the shops on Corbin’s Ma...
Apr 1 - Apr 3, 2016
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 22 - Apr 24, 2016
Corbin, KY
Photographers can enjoy a 24 hour competition in both advanced classes.  Guest speakers will present on Friday afternoon and  Saturday evening.  &nbs...
Independence Day Celebration
Jul 2 - Jul 3, 2016
Corbin, KY
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will present games and activities throughout the day, such as bouncy castles,  and carnival-type games.    Craft ve...
Jul 03, 2016
Corbin, KY
Join us for a fireworks extravagaza as we celebrate Independence Day in Corbin! Enjoy food, music and fun at the Corbin Arena and as dark falls, watch the spectacular firework...
Aug 11 - Aug 13, 2016
Corbin, KY
Three days of fun, family and friends on Main Street, Downtown Corbin. Headlining NIBROC are the three nights of FREE Concert Entertainment on our outdoor stage. Nibroc ...
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