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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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Spooks, Scares, and S
Oct 28, 2017
Pineville, KY
Join us on the front lawn, starting at 8 PM, for an evening of scary stories and s'mores!  Stories and face painting are free, unlimited s'mores bar only $3 
Fly Fishing Weekend at Pine Mountain
Nov 11 - Nov 12, 2017
Pineville, KY
Learn to fly fish in the beautiful autumn mountains!  This two-day workshop includes choosing equipment, fly selection, reading a stream, casting, and hooking and landing...
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