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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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Valentine
Feb 9 - Feb 15, 2018
Cave City, KY
February 9-15, 2018 Maybe it’s still a little too cold for camping, but how about a cabin getaway for two? Rekindle the flame by cuddling up together in our Cumberland ...
Spruce-Up Weekend
Mar 16 - Mar 18, 2018
Cave City, KY
March 16-18, 2018 Free campsite Friday and Saturday night (or $30 credit towards a cabin per night) with 4 hours, per adult, Saturday cleanup help. Help us finish the winter ...
Wake Up Yogi Bear™!
Mar 23 - Mar 25, 2018
Cave City, KY
March 23-25, 2018 It’s time for Yogi Bear™ to come out of hibernation. Bring noisemakers, whistles, horns, pots and pans for banging. We’ll wake up that sle...
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Easter Eggstravaganza Weekend
Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2018
Cave City, KY
March 30-April 1, 2018 Join us for a very Eggstra special weekend! We’ll have Easter crafts, bunny games, egg decorating contest, egg hunt, egg toss, and Yogi Bear&trad...
Celebration for Boo Boo™
Apr 6 - Apr 8, 2018
Cave City, KY
April 6-8, 2018 Yogi Bear™ wants to take time to celebrate his special friend Boo Boo™! Write him a letter or draw him a picture on a card to let him know how gre...
Mardi Gras & Color Fun Run Weekend
Apr 13 - Apr 15, 2018
Cave City, KY
April 13-15,. 2018 Beads, beads and more beads! It’s Mardi Gras time! Make a Mardi Gras mask and march in our parade with your noisemakers! Bring a wagon, stroller, bik...
Kids Get Even- Slimefest Weekend
Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2018
Cave City, KY
April 20-22, 2018 It’s time to get back at your parents for giving you chores and making you eat your vegetables! Have your parents arrested and help Jellystone Park&tr...
I Double Dare You Weekend!
Apr 27 - Apr 29, 2018
Cave City, KY
April 27-29, 2018 Try events guaranteed to make you think twice. Fish eating, pickle juice chugging, green slime relays, and izzy-dizzy softball playing. Points awarded for e...
Cinco de Derby
May 4 - May 6, 2018
Cave City, KY
May 4-6, 2018 It’s a Fiesta! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the 144th Kentucky Derby with Yogi Bear ™ and friends this weekend! Come decorate your Derby/Sombrer...
Mother’s Retreat & Kids Carnival
May 11 - May 13, 2018
Cave City, KY
May 11-13, 2018 Pamper Mom this weekend and treat her to a great weekend getaway at Jellystone Park™. Kids make a special gift for Mom at arts and crafts and then have ...
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