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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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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...
Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina Labor Day Celebration
Sep 2 - Sep 3, 2017
Jamestown, KY
State Dock wants you to help Celebrate the Last Holiday of the Summer!! So come join us for fun, food & Live Music!!  Stagger Lee will be back at State Dock to help R...
Lake Cumberland Poker Run
Sep 8 - Sep 9, 2017
Jamestown, KY
This is THE Event of the Year on Lake Cumberland!!! Fast boats, Great Food, and Live Music...Dancing from Sun Up to Sun Down!! Poker Run gets larger every year, We hope to con...
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