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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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Sep 11, 2015
Frankfort, KY
An ABBA Tribute
Two Loves and a River
Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Recollections Concerning Mr. Paul Sawyier, Kentucky Artist, and his friend Miss Mayne Bull by Don Coffey.
Kentucky Century Challenge
Sep 12, 2015
Frankfort, KY
2015 marks the 3rd annual Kentucky Century Challenge.  A compilation of four of the most popular cycling events in central Kentucky.  By completing at least 3 of the...


JSP Fall Arts Festival
Sep 13, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Just $5 to park & you will enjoy a full day of free art activities for all ages & abilities including book binding, pottery wheel, tie-dye, art scavenger hunts, comm...
The Wailers
Sep 15, 2015
Frankfort, KY
While Bob Marley is gone, his legacy lives on. Tickets:  $50 / $40/  $30
Two Loves and a River
Sep 18 - Sep 19, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Recollections concerning Mr. Paul Sawyier, Kentucky Artist, and his friend Miss Mayme Bull by Don Coffey.
Aviation Day
Sep 19, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Free Airplane rides - ages 8 -17 Vendor Market Free Admission Military aircraft on display
Romeo & Juliet
Sep 24, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Tickets:  $15 Adult / $10 Student
Shemekia Copeland
Sep 29, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Tickets:  $35/ $25/ $20
Oct 03, 2015
Frankfort, KY
The KY History Half is the Commonwealth's first half marathon that celebrates Kentucky's history. This charitable event also offers a fun way to support the educational progra...
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