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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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Lake Cumberland Labor Day Weekend Celebration
Sep 05, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Come Celebrate the last holiday of the summer with us on Lake Cumberland.
4 - H Fishing Club
Sep 10, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Take this opportunity to come out and enjoy some fishing!
4 nd Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Derby
Sep 11, 2015
Jamestown, KY
This is a great event that is put on by Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, you should come out and help or support the event!


Lake Cumberland Poker Run
Sep 11 - Sep 12, 2015
Jamestown, KY
This is the Event of the year on Lake Cumberland! Fast boats, great food and live music! Music will be on Friday and Saturday night's at the dock!
Friends of Lake Cumberland 26th Annual Shoreline Clean-Up
Sep 19, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Help us clean the shorelines of the Lake Cumberland!
8 th Annual Catch A Smile Senior Fishing Derby
Sep 22, 2015
Jamestown, KY
This is our 8th annual Smile Senior Fishing Derby, come out and either help or support the event.
8 th Annual Reaching for Rainbows Special Needs Kids Fishing Derby
Sep 23, 2015
Jamestown, KY
This is a special event that deserves a lot of attention. Everybody come out for a great cause and help or watch these wonderful kids have a blast!
Lake Cumberland Antique Wooden Boat Show
Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Enjoy all the classic boats Lake Cumberland has to offer!
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Get out and go camping!!  The Camperama is the perfect time to camp -- discounts, activities for all ages, recreation activities, prizes and MORE!  This is a popular...
Family Nature Club : Magnificent Migration
Oct 20, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Bring your family and learn about magnificent migration.
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