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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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Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2015
Jamestown, KY
If you like to pitch a tent and rough it, or prefer the comforts of an RV, we have a deal for you!   Pay for Friday night and Saturday night is on us!  We value...
Apr 24 - Apr 26, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will be hosting its 10th Annual Geocache Event. You don’t want to miss the fun, food, games, and caches! Mark your calendars no...
4 - H Fishing Club: Casting Basics: Cast like a Pro!
May 14, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Learn how to cast better than ever!
Family Nature Club : – Scavengers
May 19, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Come join and bring your family in learning about scavengers.
Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina Memorial Weekend Celebration
May 22 - May 25, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Celebrate with us over Memorial Day Weekend on beautiful Lake Cumberland with live music and great food.
29th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Jun 06, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss the chance to bring your children to the 29th annual Kid's fishing derby! 
4 - H Fishing Club: Healthy Waters!
Jun 11, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss out of this educational opportunity about healthy waters!
Family Nature Club : Drop in the Bucket
Jun 16, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss out on this educational opportunity with the family!
Lake Cumberland Annual Blues Harbor Festival
Jun 20, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Four blues bands will be playing all day on the Party Barge in the harbor between Jamestown Marina and the State Dock. Come out and enjoy great music on Lake Cumberland!
Lake Cumberland 4th of July Celebration
Jul 04, 2015
Jamestown, KY
After a day on Lake Cumberland we have a great fireworks show with live music for an eventful 4th of July!
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