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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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Kentucky State Fair
Aug 20 - Aug 30, 2015
Louisville, KY
Kentucky State Fair
Star Theater
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
Russell Springs, KY
Don't miss out on a great play!
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
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Lady of the Lake II Tours at Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Aug 30, 2015
Falls Of Rough, KY
Price: Adults $10 Children (6-12) $5 Children (5 & under)  Free Tour Times: Friday 4 pm  (Pickup at Lodge Courtesy Dock) Saturday 2 pm & 4...
Aug 15 - Aug 30, 2015
Covington, KY
Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical about a single man named Robert and a birthday wish he won't soon forget.
Balloons Over The Garden
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Balloons Over the Garden rescheduled and Balloon activity Fri Aug 28- Full Balloon rides by reservations. Sat Aug 29- 5:30am to 9:30am tethered rides. 4-6pm children's activit...
Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2015
Lexington, KY
The Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows are a 5-day dog show sponsored by the Lexington Kennel Club Inc., the Northern Kentucky Kennel Club Inc., and the Mid-Kentucky Kennel Club...
Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2015
Lexington, KY
The Kentucky Classique Horse Trials is a 3-day-eventing competition. This is a United States Eventing Association (USEA) sanctioned event. All levels will be competing in Dres...
Discover Your Superpower!
Aug 30, 2015
Louisville, KY
Join the Global Game Changers for our 2nd annual Discover Your Superpower Event! Kids will watch a movie, then travel around to 12 stations where local organizations will have...
Sharks After Dark Overnight
Aug 29 - Aug 30, 2015
Newport, KY
More awe-inspiring than sleeping under the stars, the Overnight Adventure Program allows families to spend the night with the most exotic and interesting creatures. Your gro...
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