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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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"Summer Dining Series" by Perryville Social Club
Jun 28, 2017
Danville, KY
You're Invited to our exclusive themed pop-up restaurant to occur weekly in and around Boyle County, to make the area “Historically Delicious.” Our First Summer Di...
Art Class & Cocktails
Jun 29, 2017
Franklin, KY
Indulge in some art therapy, with alcohol ink and drinks!  Local Artist, Mary Catherine Frankenfield is giving an alcohol ink class in our Tasting Room @ DGD. Come lea...
Fishing Fun
Jun 29, 2017
Henderson, KY
Join us for a fun evening of fishing on Recreation Lake in John James Audubon State Park. All you need to bring is a smile and a little bit of luck! Fishing poles, bait and ta...
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Jun 29, 2017
Prestonsburg, KY
Join us for a Kentucky Chautauqua program with Keven Hardesty portraying the legendary Daniel Boone. The program will take place at the Dance Pad in the Campground.
Kincaid Regional Theatre - OKLAHOMA!
Jun 29, 2017
Falmouth, KY
Oklahoma! - Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative, having set the standards and established the rules of music...
The Laramie Project
Jun 29, 2017
Frankfort, KY
Members of the Frankfort Performing Arts Ensemble will perform selections from the Laramie Project.
Fanfare for the 4th—Musical Visions of America
Jun 29, 2017
Louisville, KY
13th annual multimedia choral cinema presentation of the founding, expansion, and refinement of America. Enjoy this American historical retrospective & revel in the power...
Historic Costumed Walking Tour
Jun 29, 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...
Tavern in the Garden
Jun 29, 2017
Elizabethtown, KY
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING FROM JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER . . .  Visit the "Tavern in the Garden" . . . a period replica bar in the gardens at The Brown-Pusey House. A costume...
Music On The Terrace
Jun 29, 2017
Louisville, KY
Paddock Shops Music on the Terrace (located between Mitchell's Fish Market and Qdoba Mexican Grill) Thursdays 6:30PM - 8PM June 8th - The Wulfe Brothers (Classic Rock) Ju...
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