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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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Oct 25, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Ready, Set, GLOW! Lake Barkley State Resort Park is hosting its annual Trick-or-Trot 5K Race on October 25, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The race is part of the Western Kentucky State ...
Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 27, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Don't want to deal with the stress and/or mess of cooking a Thanksgiving feast for your family? Well, you don't have to! Enjoy this Thanksgiving at Lake Barkley SRP. The Windo...
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Ring in the New Year at Lake Barkley State Resort Park during the annual Barkley Bash. Secure your reservation today! Please check back soon for more event details and...
Jan 23 - Jan 25, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Make your plans now to experience the most awesome Bald Eagle viewing in Kentucky. Special outings led by knowledgeable staff are arranged to view the majestic birds...
Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Plan a romantic winter getaway with your Valentine to Lake Barkley State Resort Park for Sweetheart Weekend. Secure your reservation today! Please check back soon for more ...
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