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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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Lake Barkley Trick-or-Trot 5K
Oct 28, 2017
Cadiz, KY
Need to burn some calories before filling up on Halloween candy? Then come on out to Lake Barkley State Resort Park for the Trick-or-Trot 5K on October 28th!  Designed...
Oct 28, 2017
Cadiz, KY
Lake Barkley State Resort Park will host its “Trunk-or-Treat” at the Boots Randolph Golf Course on Saturday, Oct. 28th from 4-6 p.m. Golf cart “trunks”...
Cadiz Farmers Market
Apr 1 - Oct 29, 2017
Cadiz, KY
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 7:00am till Noon Downtown on Main Street you will find the local farmers, bakers, jam & jelly makers. Great products from great p...


2nd Saturday Hike - Geology
Nov 11, 2017
Cadiz, KY
Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on November 11th for another hike in our monthly hiking series. The trek’s purpose is to educate and help people bett...
2nd Saturday Hike - Outdoor Ethics
Dec 09, 2017
Cadiz, KY
Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on December 9th for another hike in our monthly hiking series. December’s hike will focus on Leave No Trace outdoor e...
Barkley Bash 2018
Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Cadiz, KY
Dance the night away while ringing in the New Year with friends and family at beautiful Lake Barkley! Event package includes overnight lodging in a lake view room, dinner b...
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