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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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Nov 19, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
Shrek The Musical, Jr.Beauty is in the eye of the ogre!  Shrek the Musical, Jr. is based on the Oscar-winning animated film.  It's a "Big, Bright, Beautiful World" a...
The Cocktail
Nov 19, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our house mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey, Apple Pie, Fruit Liqu...
Lexington Messiah Community Sing-Along—Choir Search
Nov 19, 2017
Lexington, KY
Lexington Messiah Community Sing-Along—Choir Search Full Choir -- Brilliant Soloists -- Live Orchestra Lexington’s 2nd Annual Handel’s Messiah Sing-A...
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Nov 19, 2017
Harrodsburg, KY
Shrek The Musical, Jr. WhenFri, November 10, 7pm – 9pm WhereRagged Edge Community Theater, 111 South Main Street  DescriptionBeauty is in the eye of the ogre...
"Look & See, a Portrait of Wendell Berry"
Nov 19, 2017
Somerset, KY
South Art Films Presents “Look & See, A Portrait of Wendell Berry” – Center for Rural Development, 2292 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY, 2pm. The Center is on the...
Light Up Lawrenceburg
Nov 20, 2017
Lawrenceburg, KY
Come kick off the Christmas season in downtown Lawrenceburg from 6-7:30 p.m. with music, a live nativity scene, free cider and hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa.
Henry Butler
Nov 20, 2017
Madisonville, KY
When it comes to jazz and blues, New Orleans is the city that gave and then kept on giving. The musical breeding ground for such giants of traditional jazz as Louis Armstro...
Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
Nov 21, 2017
Carrollton, KY
Group meets monthly every 3rd Tuesday at General Butler State Resort Park's Lodge Mezzanine.  Their informal practicing & fellowship starts at 10:00 am, and ends earl...
Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland
Nov 21, 2017
Lexington, KY
Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland is served at 6:30 p.m. Evening teas will be served the following dates.  Only evening tea will be served on these specific Tuesday's: ...
Nov 23, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
Enjoy food and fellowship with Family and Friends on this special holiday.  Come to Rough River Dam State Resort Park and spend your Thanksgiving Meal with us. &n...
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