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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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African-American & Folk
May 29, 2016
Louisville, KY
Louisville Chorus Daniel Spurlock, Music Director 77th Season Concert Event   joined by J. W. Tiggs Chorale of St Stephen Baptist—Yolanda Green, Director and ...
Abbey Road on the River
May 26 - May 30, 2016
Louisville, KY
  The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River Beatles tribute festival will return to Louisville for its twelfth year over Memorial Day weekend, May 26-30, 2016, at the Belv...
May 27 - May 30, 2016
Louisville, KY
One of the nations finest flea markets with over 600 booths.  Dealers from across the country featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, crafts, candles, bath an...


Hometown Tourist 2016
May 9 - May 31, 2016
Louisville, KY
Copper & Kings is proud to offer the following discount during the 2016 Hometown Tourist Event:  Half off full priced distillery tour. **Valid on full price distille...
Spring Tennis Leagues
Apr 11 - Jun 3, 2016
Louisville, KY
Join in on the action at the park's tennis courts!  Spring Tennis Leagues, offered to ages 18 and up, will begin the week of April 11, 2016.  This fun, energetic lea...
Ohio River Surf Club Presents Kentiki
Jun 3 - Jun 4, 2016
Louisville, KY
The underground (is that underwater?) Ohio River Surf Club celebrates summer with a grand Tiki party on Friday, June 3 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Louisville’s world-famous...
Jun 09, 2016
Louisville, KY
Paddock Shops presents Music on the Terrace! Thursdays June 9th - August 11th 6:30 PM - 8 PM
Kosair Charities Open Car & Motorcycle Show
Jun 11, 2016
Louisville, KY
The Kosair Charities Open Car & Motorcycle Show Event is on Saturday, June 11, 2016 with registration beginning at 10 a.m. at the Kosair Shrine Center, 4120 Bardstown Rd.,...
Second Saturday Family Day / Kindergarten Countdown “Explore your own Hometown”
Jun 11, 2016
Louisville, KY
It’s amazing what there is to learn from exploring Louisville!  From the First Pioneers to the Belle of Louisville and the Kentucky Derby, there’s something f...
Cinema Saturday: The Miracle Worker (1962)
Jun 11, 2016
Louisville, KY
On the second Saturday of each month during the summer, we screen a movie from our collection. All movies are audio-described for the blind and feature an important character ...
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