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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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Lake Cumberland Kentucky Rifle Show
Feb 5 - Feb 7, 2016
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss this exciting show at the Lake Cumberland State Resort Park!  The show set up starts at 10 am (cst) on Friday, February 5th and the show closes at Noon on Sund...
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2016
Jamestown, KY
Come stay Valentine Weekend at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park. Saturday night February 13th a special overnight lodge room package for $129.19 or cottage $159.19 incl...
Apr 22 - Apr 24, 2016
Jamestown, KY
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will be hosting its 11th Annual Geocache Event. You don’t want to miss the fun, food, games, and caches! Mark your calendars no...


Apr 29 - May 1, 2016
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!  April 29 - May 1, 2015 is Camper Appreciation Weekend at Lake Cumberla...
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Oct 7 - Oct 9, 2016
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...
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