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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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North American International Livestock Exposition
Nov 8 - Nov 21, 2014
Louisville, KY
A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Nov 21, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October.  Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors.  Take a ...
Nov 21, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Live music every Friday night features the Bardstown Opry. Other performances throughout the year. Doors open at 7:15 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m.  For more information...
Nov 21, 2014
Owensboro, KY
Brand new state of the art facility. Over 200 booths. Quality Dealers from several states. Admission $2. Free photos with Santa. Free model train display. Free parking.
The Burgin Barn
Nov 21, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
Tagged as “Burgin’s Little Secret,” The Barn features The Kentucky Strangers and special guest performers that provide some of the best live country music ...
Nov 21, 2014
Sandy Hook, KY
Christmas in the Gorge, come decorate your tree and bring the children to visit Santa. Vote on your favorite tree , have some delicious food and buy some Christmas presents.&n...
Nov 21, 2014
Somerset, KY
The setting: It’s 1919. World War I is coming to an end and prohibition has just been ratified. Times are hard for the neighborhood tavern. Join Somerset Community...
Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2014
Lexington, KY
Park & Ride to UK Basketball Games November 14/5:00pm & 21/4:00pm Park at KCTCS and ride the Dinner Train round trip to the UK Game! • Warm Beer Che...
Nov 21, 2014
Owensboro, KY
Gather your friends for a full night of awesome music! Colt Ford, Moccasin Creek, Jaclyn Graves, and The Josh Merritt Band, along with emcee Dee Jay Silver, who will be keep...
Nov 22, 2014
Lexington, KY
Comedy Night November 22nd @ 6:00 Entertainment by Rob Wilfong, Joe Deuce and Allan Ivie Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus t...
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