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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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Second Saturday
Dec 10, 2016
Elizabethtown, KY
Historic downtown Elizabethtown's Second Saturday events began September 15, 2011 with acitivities from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  This new event, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Her...
"The Games Afoot"
Dec 9 - Dec 11, 2016
Elizabethtown, KY
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play "Sherlock Holmes", has invited his fellow cast-members to hi...
"The Games Afoot"
Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2016
Elizabethtown, KY
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play "Sherlock Holmes", has invited his fellow cast-members to hi...
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Christmas in the Park
Nov 23, 2016 - Jan 1, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
This holiday season, treat you and your family to the brilliant display of lights at Freeman Lake Park. With over 100 displays, Elizabethtown's Christmas in the Park is for ev...
"Company"
Feb 10 - Feb 12, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his frien...
"Company"
Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks, and even a wedding, his frien...
"Crimes of the Heart"
Apr 7 - Apr 9, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last ho...
"Crimes of the Heart"
Apr 13 - Apr 16, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last ho...
"Once Upon a Mattress"
Jun 9 - Jun 11, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
Queen Aggravain sabotages the efforts of every young princess who hopes to marry her son, Prince Dauntless - and no one else can "settle down" until he does! Honorable Sir ...
"Once Upon a Mattress"
Jun 15 - Jun 18, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
Queen Aggravain sabotages the efforts of every young princess who hopes to marry her son, Prince Dauntless - and no one else can "settle down" until he does! Honorable Sir ...
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