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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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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Jammin
Jan 2 - Dec 18, 2014
Horse Cave, KY
Bluegrass Jam Session every Thursday night at the Historic Thomas House in downtown Horse Cave. Public jam session features three separate rooms for jamming, restrooms, f...
Front Porch Pickin
Aug 7 - Dec 18, 2014
Paintsville, KY
Enjoy live bluegrass music at Front Porch Pickin' every Thursday at 7pm at the Country Music Highway Museum. Admission $3.
Dec 18, 2014
Louisville, KY
In conjunction with the White Christmas exhibit, Eve Theater Company presents "Rosemary and Time" at the Frazier Museum. These cabaret-style performances feature a look back a...
Dec 18, 2014
Pineville, KY
Don't need a whole meeting room for your business holiday gathering? The Mountain View Restaurant at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be all decked out each Thursday night...
Dec 17 - Dec 18, 2014
Bowling Green, KY
Enjoy tea with Mrs. Claus at the Riverview at Hobson Grove. The house is decorated with traditional Victorian decorations including the newly traditionally Christmas tree. E...
Dec 18, 2014
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....
Dec 19, 2014
Lexington, KY
A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ball...
Dec 19, 2014
Owensboro, KY
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Written by Barbara Robinson Directed by Teresa Wills Grace Bradley inherits the job of running her church's Christmas pageant when the ...
Dec 19, 2014
Carlisle, KY
Holiday Dinner & Movie, Dec. 19 Bring the entire family out for a special holiday buffet at Hidden Waters Restaurant. After dinner, make a new memory for this year&rsquo...
The Burgin Barn
Dec 19, 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 ...
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