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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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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...


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