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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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Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland
Sep 26, 2017
Lexington, KY
Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland is served at 6:30 p.m. Evening teas will be served the following dates.  Only evening tea will be served on these specific Tuesday's: ...
POUND FIT CLASSES
Sep 26, 2017
Carrollton, KY
POUND FIT  CLASSES- LIVE A POUND FIT LIFE! You ask for it, we added additional Pound Fit Dates!  Start Time 6:00 pm: September 21 & 26, October 5 &a...
Rockin
Sep 26, 2017
Frankfort, KY
High adventure meets history when you “channel” one of Kentucky’s most historic families, the Browns, by way of a brand new 35 foot comfortable jet boat, the...
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Rockin
Sep 27, 2017
Frankfort, KY
High adventure meets history when you “channel” one of Kentucky’s most historic families, the Browns, by way of a brand new 35 foot comfortable jet boat, the...
Rockin
Sep 28, 2017
Frankfort, KY
High adventure meets history when you “channel” one of Kentucky’s most historic families, the Browns, by way of a brand new 35 foot comfortable jet boat, the...
Full-Day Kentucky Bourbon Tour
Sep 28, 2017
Louisville, KY
Mint Julep Tours has your ticket to Bourbon Country. For our full-day public bourbon distillery tours, we plan your day from start to finish – transporting you to three ...
Half-Day Louisville Beer Tour
Sep 28, 2017
Louisville, KY
Let Mint Julep Tours be your guide to Louisville’s best beer as you spend an afternoon hopping between breweries and taprooms! Whether you’re a hop-head or passion...
Sep 5 - Sep 28, 2017
Louisville, KY
Come to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and be taught by one of our NASP-certified instructors.  We will provide all equipment.  Topics covered are ran...
Mike Super -- Magic and Illusion
Sep 28, 2017
Madisonville, KY
Illusionist Mike Super has astonished millions on television. As the winner of NBC's hit series Phenomenon and a finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent, Mike has been named...
Historic Costumed Walking Tour
Sep 28, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
Elizabethtown Historic Costumed Walking Tour, recurring weekly every Thursday, June 1 - September 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., "on the square". Hear recollections and witness reen...
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