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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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Winter Elk Watches
Feb 01, 2015
Buckhorn, KY
Enjoy seeing these majestic animals in their natural habitat.  Participants must register by calling Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park at 800-325-0058. Participation in the...
The Brothers Size
Jan 6 - Feb 1, 2015
Louisville, KY
A lyrical tale of brotherly love, pulsing with the rhythms of the Louisiana Bayou. Part of the Brown-Forman Series January 6 – February 1, 2015 Performance Schedu...
Central KY Community Theatre- "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
Springfield, KY
Performance dates also on Feb. 6th-8th- Friday & Saturday shows begin at 7pm- Sundays at 2pm A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a non-stop laugh-fest T...
Louisville Deer & Turkey Expo
Feb 01, 2015
Louisville, KY
The Deer & Turkey Expo offers a fun and educational experience for all attendees, featuring How-to Seminars, Shooting Ranges, Contests and hundreds of hunting products ...
First Day Hike
Feb 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...
Tri-State Kids Fair
Feb 01, 2015
Owensboro, KY
The Tri-State Kids Fair, January 31-February 1 at the Owensboro Convention Center, will be the Largest Indoor Carnival the region has ever seen!   Imagine being ab...
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015
Owensboro, KY
The first Indoor Carnival in the Tristate area. Midway rides, Inflatables, Bungee jump, Pony rides, Safety vehicles, Childrens characters, and more. All included for one low a...
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Jan 28 - Feb 1, 2015
Frankfort, KY
Come join us for some Basketball Fun!!!
Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
Owensboro, KY
ISI Team Figure Skating Competition.
Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Showcase Basketball
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