Kentucky Festivals and 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.
Oct 2 - Oct 23, 2014
Got the itch to learn more about the sport of Archery? Come to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and be taught by one of our NASP-certified instructors. We will pr...
Oct 25, 2014
The 9th Annual Spirit Ball
"Celebrating the Spirits of the Belle"
The Spirit Ball will be held Saturday, Oct 25, 2014, the Saturday before Halloween. To celebrate the ...
Oct 25, 2014
Masks have been a part of many cultures throughout history. Masks made by the sighted usually depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotio...
Aug 8 - Oct 25, 2014
The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute announces the opening of Nate Larson: New American Landscapes in Gallery X on Belknap Campus.
New American Landscapes is a s...
Oct 25, 2014
Car Show, Halloween Fun, Pony Rides and more.
Go to website for more information.
Oct 26, 2014
Daniel Spurlock, Music Director
With special guests: YPAS Concert Choir—Jacob Cook, Director
Soloists: Soprano Mary Redden, Tenor Randall Black,...
Oct 7 - Oct 26, 2014
A musical that captures the beauty and power of being in love, no matter how fleeting.
Part of the Brown-Forman Series
October 7 – 26, 2014
Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2014
The vampire hunt is on!
September 12 – October 31, 2014
Sept. 12 – 7:30 PM
Sept. 13 – 8:00 PM
Sept. 14 – 2:00 PM
Oct 3 - Oct 31, 2014
The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is pleased to present Deep Ecology: New Work by Ying Kit Chan. The exhibition will open to the public October 3, 2014 coincidin...
Nov 07, 2014
We're providing a unique opportunity to tour the picturesque distillery after hours. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the distillery, showcasing the bourbon making pr...