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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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Fly Fishing - Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery
Mar 11, 2017
Jamestown, KY
Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery invites you to learn all about the bugs that trout are attracted to and how artificial flies can mimic nature.  Participants are encoura...
2nd Annual Trout Trot 5K Trail Run
Mar 25, 2017
Jamestown, KY
RACE DAY DETAILS:  Post race finish line awards with SPECIAL Tout medallion prize medals being awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners in each category. Award Catego...
Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina On-Water Boat Show
May 06, 2017
Jamestown, KY
The Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina invites you to take a tour of the newest, largest and most beautiful Houseboats in the Country at the On-Water Boat Show!  If you ha...


Doc Monin Memorial Car Show - Lake Cumberland Car Show
Jun 10, 2017
Jamestown, KY
You will see some of the most unique antique automobiles at this one of a kind Car Show! Doc Monin spent his life collecting some of the most highly prized & collectible c...
Lake Cumberland 360 Motorcycle Bingo Tour
Jun 10, 2017
Jamestown, KY
Take a leisurely ride around Lake Cumberland with Bingo Stops along the way!  Lake Cumberland is one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States with several marinas...
Super Hero 5K Run/Walk
Jun 10, 2017
Jamestown, KY
Registration is open now online for this fun, family friendly event. Go to to register online! All proceeds go to benefit the Lake Cumberland Childre...
Lake Cumberland Blues Harbor Fest
Jun 17, 2017
Jamestown, KY
Blues Harbor Fest is full of Great Blues Music!!! Come join us in the Harbor between State Dock & Jamestown Marina near Clifty Creek Saturday, June 17th 2017 from Noon to ...
Lake Cumberland Independence Day Celebration
Jul 1 - Jul 2, 2017
Jamestown, KY
Make plans now for State Dock's Annual Fireworks Show!! The State Dock is located inside the very popular Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.  (For Lodging, call the park ...
Kids Day at Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina
Jul 15, 2017
Jamestown, KY
Pack up the Kiddo's and bring them to the Dock! It's going to be an afternoon filled with Lots of Activities and Fun Times!! Make sure to bring your Fishing Poles!!  ...
Aug 05, 2017
Jamestown, KY
The World's Largest Raft Up is on Lake Cumberland!  Get ready to Anchor Down, Inflate the Floats , Pack your SunBlock, Bathing Suits on, Coolers Iced Down with your Favor...
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