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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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Photography Weekend
Oct 20 - Oct 22, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
We strive to not only put on a good contest, but also to present information that will help participants become photographers.  Photographs may be taken anywhere within t...
Spooky Extravaganza
Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
A full schedule of Halloween activities will be going on this frightfully fun weekend. Come get spooked on our Haunted Trail! Make some Halloween craf...
First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series
Nov 04, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of each month in 2017 beginning in February! The January hike will be held on New Year's ...
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Scrapbooking Weekend
Nov 10 - Nov 12, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
Enjoy a spacious table to work all weekend, plus a chance to win prizes. Registration fee is $30 and is limited to 54 participants. To be added to the email distribution list ...
Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 23, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
The Clifty Creek Restaurant located within the park's Lodge will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. Children under five ye...
Santa Visits the Park & Gift Shop Open House
Dec 02, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
When Santa visits our park he spreads holiday cheer everywhere. Come enjoy the festivities.  FREE pictures with Santa in the lodge lobby!  Items in our park gift sho...
First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series
Dec 02, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of each month in 2017 beginning in February! The January hike will be held on New Year's ...
New Year
Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Dawson Springs, KY
Ring in the New Year at our fabulous New Year’s Eve Celebration. One night package will include: one night lodging in one of our lodge rooms, dinner for two, dance with ...
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