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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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Tea Tuesday at Waveland
Jul 25, 2017
Lexington, KY
Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansi...
Jul 25, 2017
Madisonville, KY
July 25: Admission $10 per person RIDES INCLUDED Gates open at 5:00 p.m., rides provided by Drew Exposition start at 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. OFFICIAL OPENING OF 2017 HOPKINS C...
Madcap Puppets
Jul 25, 2017
Frankfort, KY
a puppet musical.
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Kincaid Regional Theatre - INTO THE WOODS
Jul 25, 2017
Falmouth, KY
Be careful what you wish for as this cockeyed fairy tale comes to life featuring all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his bean...
Lede Family Wine Dinner
Jul 25, 2017
Louisville, KY
The Brown Hotel’s four-star English Grill and Lede Family Wines are partnering for an evening of exquisite wine and cuisine Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will...
Kincaid Regional Theatre - INTO THE WOODS
Jul 26, 2017
Falmouth, KY
Be careful what you wish for as this cockeyed fairy tale comes to life featuring all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his bean...
Southern Supper Series
Jul 26, 2017
Louisville, KY
Join Mint Julep Tours for themed progressive dinners inspired by the South’s most famous suppers. Hop around the city’s best restaurants for a spirited food tour w...
"Summer Dining Series" by Perryville Social Club
Jul 26, 2017
Danville, KY
You're Invited to our exclusive themed pop-up restaurant to occur weekly in and around Boyle County, to make the area “Historically Delicious.” Our First Summer Di...
Jul 26, 2017
Madisonville, KY
July 25: Admission $10 per person RIDES INCLUDED Gates open at 5:00 p.m., rides provided by Drew Exposition start at 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. OFFICIAL OPENING OF 2017 HOPKINS C...
Jul 27, 2017
Madisonville, KY
July 25: Admission $10 per person RIDES INCLUDED Gates open at 5:00 p.m., rides provided by Drew Exposition start at 5:30 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. OFFICIAL OPENING OF 2017 HOPKINS C...
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