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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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"Night of the Living Dead"
Oct 19 - Oct 22, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
  Night of the Living Dead,  Adapted by Lori Allen Ohm from the George Romero Film, performed by Hardin County Playhouse at the Historic State Theater. Fallout ...
Second Saturday
Nov 11, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
Historic downtown Elizabethtown's Second Saturday events began September 15, 2011 with acitivities from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  This event, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Herit...
Second Saturday
Dec 09, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
Historic downtown Elizabethtown's Second Saturday events began September 15, 2011 with acitivities from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  This event, sponsored by the Elizabethtown Herit...
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"A Christmas Story"
Dec 8 - Dec 10, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
    A Christmas Story By Philip Grecian, based on the film by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, performed by Hardin County Playhouse at the Historic State...
The Nutcracker
Dec 15 - Dec 16, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
  A cherished holiday tradition that speaks to the child in us all. Featuring nearly 200 amateurs and professionals, the magic of the season comes alive as The Dance Cen...
Sugar Plum Social
Dec 16, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
Sugar Plum Social at The PAC, December 16, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Treats, tunes and tutus abound! Come meet the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and all of their ...
The Nutcracker
Dec 15 - Dec 17, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
  A cherished holiday tradition that speaks to the child in us all. Featuring nearly 200 amateurs and professionals, the magic of the season comes alive as The Dance Cen...
"A Christmas Story"
Dec 14 - Dec 17, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
    A Christmas Story By Philip Grecian, based on the film by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, performed by Hardin County Playhouse at the Historic State...
Peter and the Starcatcher
Jan 21, 2018
Elizabethtown, KY
The Neverland you never knew! Before he was Captain Hook . . . before a boy was given the name Peter Pan . . . and before there was a Neverland, there was a clever girl named...
Peter and the Starcatcher
Jan 25 - Jan 27, 2018
Elizabethtown, KY
The Neverland you never knew! Before he was Captain Hook . . . before a boy was given the name Peter Pan . . . and before there was a Neverland, there was a clever girl named...
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