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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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Independence Day Celebration
Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
Corbin, KY
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park will present games and activities throughout the day, such as a dunking booth, a bouncy castle,  and carnival-type games. On Frida...
Jul 11, 2015
Corbin, KY
The Cumberland Valley Cruise-In attracts participants from all over the US, showcasing Classics, Hot Rods, Antiques and more. The annual event features food, hayrides, g...
Aug 6 - Aug 8, 2015
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 ...
Aug 22, 2015
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...
Sep 05, 2015
Corbin, KY
This trail is voted one of the most popular in the state, you will discover why with great views of Cumberland Falls and beautiful Eagle Falls. Please bring food and water to ...
7th Annual Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Festival
Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2015
Corbin, KY
7th Annual Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Festival Honoring our Veterans Pow Wow Native American Drums, Dancers, Flute Music, Story Tellers and Demonst...
Sep 12 - Sep 13, 2015
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...
Sep 19, 2015
Corbin, KY
An EggFest is a venue for Big Green Egg enthusiasts to showcase their talents on the Big Green Egg barbecue. It is also an opportunity for those who have been contemplating ...
Oct 10, 2015
Corbin, KY
On this loop you get to experience two arches. One of these is the largest sandstone arch in the state. Hike is 5 miles in length.  Please bring food and water to last se...
Outdoor Family Adventure
Oct 9 - Oct 10, 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...
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