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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 21 - May 25, 2015
Richmond, KY
Join us for our annual weekend devoted to NASCAR.  We will have scheduled times for a camper decoration contest, favorite driver contest, crafts, and lots more race theme...
May 22 - May 25, 2015
London, KY
This is our annual Memorial Day Celebration weekend for our campers! Recreation activities will be planned for children and adults and also the Levi Jackson State Park pool wi...
Memorial Day Lunch Cruise
May 25, 2015
Louisville, KY
Come on down to the Ohio River and help us kick off the Belle's 101st summer season! She is a phenomenom - the only American river steamboat to reach 100 years, and she's stil...
May 22 - May 25, 2015
Louisville, KY
One of the nations finest flea markets with dealers from across the nation. Over 600 booths featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, candles, surplus, jewelry and much more. ...
Lake Cumberland State Dock Marina Memorial Weekend Celebration
May 22 - May 25, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Celebrate with us over Memorial Day Weekend on beautiful Lake Cumberland with live music and great food.
May 22 - May 25, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Games played at Panther Creek Park (5160 Wayne Bridge Road) and Jack C. Fisher Park (3900 West 5th Street)
May 25, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Saturday, May 23 Kentucky Wesleyan College 5:45-6:30 a.m. Check-in at Winchester Center, Wesleyan Drive entrance 7:00 a.m. Race begins 10:30 a.m. Awards ceremon...
May 25, 2015
Nancy, KY
Honor the men and women who served our country by joining us for our Memorial Day Services. We'll begin at Zollicoffer Park at 9:00 a.m. and the National Memorial Servi...
44th Annual Kentucky Speleofest
May 22 - May 25, 2015
Bonnieville, KY
The Louisville Grotto is proud to present the 44th Annual Kentucky Speleofest 2015, the caving festival of Kentucky. Held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25 2015,this event ...
May 23 - May 25, 2015
Livingston, KY
Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
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