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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.
Kentucky’s varied terrain and central location makes it a great place for competitive athletic events. Runners and cyclists flock to the Bluegrass State for events such as Ironman and half-ironman triathlons, marathons, bike races and much more.
For those who enjoy running competit...