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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 01, 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...
First Day Hike
Mar 01, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
Hikers will meet with the naturalist on New Year’s Day in the lodge lobby to begin a 3.25 mile hike on the park’s Lake Trail. Wear proper clothing and bring your o...
Back Alley Musicals
Mar 01, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Back Alley Musicals’ 2014-15 Season Tickets are on sale now for its fifth season that will include The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Smok...
Owensboro Boat and Recreation Show 2015
Feb 26 - Mar 1, 2015
Owensboro, KY
The 2015 Owensboro Boat & Recreation Show will be held at the new Owensboro Convention Center and feature surrounding area recreational marine dealers exhibiting thei...
Mar 01, 2015
Owensboro, KY
DINOSAUR TRAIN embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the a...
Mar 01, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Coming to the BAM stage Thurs.- Sun., Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2015, is The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a one-act musical comedy with an eclectic group of six quirky mid-...
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
Lexington, KY
If you are thinking about remodeling or new home construction, then this event is the place to go to get all your questions answered! The 2015 show will feature certified prof...
Beauty and The Beast
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015
Bowling Green, KY
Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Bowling Green! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping s...
2015 Speed Art Museum Ball
Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2015
Louisville, KY
The Speed Art Museum Ball is the most significant fundraiser for the Speed and is critical for the current and future success of the Museum. As we approach the highly anticipa...
Star Theater
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2015
Russell Springs, KY
Come see all the hard work these people within our community put in and show your appreciation and enjoy a great night. 
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