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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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The Stephen Foster Story
Jun 30, 2015
Bardstown, KY
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story Experience an evening of breathtaking music and beautiful costumes under the stars at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardsto...
Henderson County Fair
Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2015
Henderson, KY
Henderson teen pageant, rides, petting zoo, car show, games booths.
Jun 30, 2015
Madisonville, KY
Celebrate the Madisonville 4thFest with Praise in the Park.   The Goodman Revival featuring Tanya Goodman Sykes, Michael Sykes and Johnny Minick will take the stage at 6p...
Jul 01, 2015
Madisonville, KY
Movie in the Park starting at dusk. Madisonville 4thFest is a week of summer fun! Our schedule includes:     Gospel music and pop music concerts     Bas...
The Stephen Foster Story
Jul 01, 2015
Bardstown, KY
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story Experience an evening of breathtaking music and beautiful costumes under the stars at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardsto...
Jul 01, 2015
Lucas, KY
Are you looking for a fun adventure to do with your family, corporate retreat, church group, reunion, or other group meeting? Paddle at Barren River Lake on a guided...
First Day Hike
Jul 01, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
Hikers will meet with the naturalist on New Year’s Day in the lodge lobby to begin a 3.25 mile hike on the park’s Lake Trail. Wear proper clothing and bring your o...
Jul 01, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Join Jim Beam’s great grandson and Master Distiller Fred Noe for an in depth bourbon tasting featuring Jim Beam Signature Craft Quarter Cask, Basil Hayden, Booker’...
Jul 02, 2015
Cadiz, KY
The Friends of Lake Barkley is hosting its 5th Annual Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 2nd at the Boots Randolph Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $60 p...
Fanfare for the 4th—Musical Visions of America
Jul 02, 2015
Louisville, KY
Louisville Chorus Daniel Spurlock Music Director 11th annual multimedia choral cinema presentation of the founding, expansion, and refinement of America. Enjoy this Am...
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