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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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May 28, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
They’re big, tall and mean… head to Beech Bend Raceway for some TS Outlaw Diesel Drag action. For more information call 270-781-7634, visit http://www.beechbend....
Weekly Bluegrass Jams
May 28, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
These Bowling Green Bluegrass Jams will take place EVERY THURSDAY night from September 4 on beginning at 5:30pm and are free to the public with donations accepted at the door....
Thursday Public Bourbon Tour
May 28, 2015
Louisville, KY
2015 Thursday Public Bourbon Tour South Learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visitin...
Friday Public Bourbon Tour
May 29, 2015
Louisville, KY
2015 Friday Public Bourbon Tour East Learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visiting W...
May 29, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical tastes, from military bands playing Sousa to folk groups, to big-band swing.  Tonight’s performa...
May 29, 2015
Union, KY
Have you ever wondered what the galaxies actually look like from earth?   What about the distant stars you can’t see with the naked eye?  Join Bi...
Taylor County Fair
May 29, 2015
Campbellsville, KY
The 2015 Taylor County Fair will be May 29th thru June 6th. Check our website for a schedule of events at http://taylorcountyfair.org/
Bardstown Opry
May 29, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Country music show every Friday night with special shows throughout the year. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Music 8 - 10:30 p.m.  Adults $8, children 12 and under $4.  50...
A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
May 29, 2015
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 ...
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & Mystery Tour
May 29, 2015
Harrodsburg, KY
Tour guides Jan Lewis & Graham Martin, dressed in period clothing, will guide you on this one mile walking tour through the historic downtown part of Harrodsburg, KY. T...
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