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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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Ward Hall Open House
Aug 1 - Aug 2, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. Ward Hall's center hallway is dominated by a copy of George Peter Alexande...
Jul 17 - Aug 29, 2015
Georgetown, KY
"FRAMED for artists with artists by artists" annual open exhibition prepared and hosted by artists of all ages and ability who live or work in Scott County.
Ward Hall Open House
Sep 5 - Sep 6, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. Ward Hall's center hallway is dominated by a copy of George Peter Alexande...
2015 AirFest Georgetown/Scott County Aviation Festival
Sep 12, 2015
Georgetown, KY
An event for the whole family. Don’t miss out on Central Kentucky’s premiere aviation event held at the Georgetown/Scott County Airport. Be sure to check the websi...
Sep 12 - Sep 13, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Apple pies, caramel apples, apple cider, apple pie baking contest, apple picking. It's all about apples! This weekend will be filled with great food and fun for the entire fam...
Sep 19, 2015
Georgetown, KY
The Oxford Antique Market - May 17th, 2014  9 am - 3:30 pm FREE!! RAIN OR SHINTE!! The Oxford Antique Market is located on the grounds of a former Presbyterian...
Sep 19, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Approx 36 quality antique dealers from KY and surrounding states offering period furniture, old store advertising, estate jewelry, Americana, textiles, primitives and muc...
Harvest Festival - Evans Orchard
Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Pony rides, music, u-pick apples and pumpkins, live music, barnyard and more. Come out and enjoy a great time on the farm. Sat. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Annual Fireman
Oct 01, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Join in the fun and sample 27 different chili’s. A great family night out for four under $20. Proceeds go to Toys for Tots for Georgetown/Scott County. Location will be ...
Oct 3 - Oct 4, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. Ward Hall's center hallway is dominated by a copy of George Peter Alexande...
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