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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 20 - Oct 22, 2017
Olive Hill, KY
HALLOWEEN FEST EVENTS SCHEDULE OCTOBER 21, 2017   11:30 – 12:30    CHILI COOK OFF @ SHELTER Participants – please register and set up at the Cam...
Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2017
Olive Hill, KY
Campers come join us for our 13th annual Halloween Campout Celebration! Some of the special activities include site-to-site trick or treating, pumpkin carving contest, costume...
Murder Mystery Theater
Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017
Olive Hill, KY
The ever so popular group, Murder and Merriment, who had their debut performance at Carter Caves this past Valentines Weekend will be back to perform another interactive, mind...
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