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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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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 games and activities throughout the day, such as a dunking booth, a bouncy castle,  and carnival-type games. On Frida...
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...
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...
Tour of Terror
Oct 23, 2015
Corbin, KY
Many people visit the park  during the daylight hours, but after dark anything can happen.  There are numerous stories told  about frightful  and supe...
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