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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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Jul 31, 2015
Lexington, KY
The American Red Cross Disaster Blaster Relief Fundraiser is an annual charity event benefiting the Bluegrass chapter of the American Red Cross. This casual event includes din...
2015 Lyric Summer Youth Programming
Jun 6 - Aug 1, 2015
Lexington, KY
Each Saturday during the summer, The Lyric hosts our FREE 2015 Lyric Summer Youth Programming, which teaches children confidence and self progression through the creative arts...
Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2015
Lexington, KY
A 5-day hunter/jumper show and the second part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2015 series, it draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympia...
Aug 08, 2015
Lexington, KY
If you've been wondering and waiting when news about the Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest would be announced, the wait is OVER!  Show features Ken Ford and Grace Kelly.
Aug 4 - Aug 9, 2015
Lexington, KY
The USEF Pony Finals is a 6-day Hunter/Jumper Championship event. The US Regular Hunter Pony Championship, the US Green Hunter Pony Championship, and the US National Pony Jump...
Aug 09, 2015
Lexington, KY
The Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Bridal Show is a bridal show that showcases local vendors to soon-to-be brides. Photographers, bridal salons, and wedding planners a...
Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2015
Lexington, KY
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2015 series. This event draws local riders, international riders...
Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2015
Lexington, KY
The Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Horse Show is a 4-day hunter/jumper show, and is part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2015 series. This event draws local and out-of-sta...
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2015
Lexington, KY
Country concert, gun show, taxidermy judging, seminars, archery tag, boats, RVs, AXE Women show, 3D archery, kids activities.  Fun for the whole family.
Tea Tuesdays at Waveland
Jun 23 - Aug 25, 2015
Lexington, KY
Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on...
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