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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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Jul 30, 2016
Lexington, KY
Hats Off to Kentucky's Horse Industry Day is a day to celebrate and promote Kentucky's Horse Industry and includes free KY Horse Park general admission from 9am- 5pm. The hors...
Jul 30, 2016
Lexington, KY
The $50,000 Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of...
Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2016
Lexington, KY
The Kentucky Summer Horse Show is a 5-day hunter/jumper show, and is the first part of the two part Kentucky Summer Horse Show 2016 series. This event draws local riders, inte...
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Jul 28 - Jul 31, 2016
Lexington, KY
The Clayton Woosley Hall of Fame Reining Show is a reining show named after NRHA Hall of Famer Clayton Woosley. The show is put on by the Kentucky Reining Horse Association an...
High Tea Tuesday at Waveland
Aug 02, 2016
Lexington, KY
New for 2016, Waveland will be offering High Tea.  Normally, our teas start at 2:00 p.m. but for this special High Tea Tuesday at Waveland we will serve at 6:30 p.m. ...
Ballet Under the Stars
Aug 04, 2016
Lexington, KY
$5 general admission  For more than 25 years, Ballet Under the Stars has allowed the Lexington community to experience a night of ballet, complete with stage, lighting a...
Aug 04, 2016
Lexington, KY
Featured event of the Kentucky Summer II Classic Horse Show.
Family Planetarium Night: Featuring New Show - Ice Worlds!
Aug 04, 2016
Lexington, KY
You won’t want to miss this engaging and surprising tour of the icy landscapes of our solar system! In the "Ice Worlds" planetarium show, learn about the delicate bal...
Ballet Under the Stars
Aug 05, 2016
Lexington, KY
$5 general admission  For more than 25 years, Ballet Under the Stars has allowed the Lexington community to experience a night of ballet, complete with stage, lighting a...
Ballet Under the Stars
Aug 06, 2016
Lexington, KY
$5 general admission  For more than 25 years, Ballet Under the Stars has allowed the Lexington community to experience a night of ballet, complete with stage, lighting a...
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