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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
Mar 29, 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...
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Richmond, KY
Join us for our Easter celebration with lots of activities.  We will have scheduled times for bingo, Easter crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny, free putt-pu...
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Corbin, KY
Experience a weekend of Native American Heritage.  Enjoy dances, music, storytelling and education programs that the whole family can enjoy.  Craft vendors will have...
Kentucky Railway Museum
Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015
New Haven, KY
Enjoy a train ride through the countryside, ride last about 1.5 hours. The Easter Bunny will be on board to pass out treats to all the children. Cost: Adults $20, Children $15...
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
Recognized as one of his greatest and most treasured works, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, explores the humorous and poignant entanglem...
Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Games played at Panther Creek Park (5160 Wayne Bridge Road) and Jack C. Fisher Park (3900 West 5th Street)
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Slade, KY
The BOW workshops are for you if...... You have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn. You are a beginner who hop...
Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Living history and demonstrations in the setting of the Old Bardstown Village. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission $5.  502-349-0291 or 800-638-4877.  
Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2015
Buckhorn, KY
Come out and get our park sparkly clean for the Spring season!  Trash pickup and debris disposal is the mission at hand. Gloves and safety gear will be available througho...
Mar 26 - Mar 29, 2015
Lexington, KY
Celebrates the 12th anniversary of the world champion colt starting competition with the most extravagant competition yet in Lexington, Kentucky. Some of the best trainers fro...
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