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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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The Stephen Foster Story
Aug 05, 2015
Bardstown, KY
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story Experience an evening of breathtaking music and beautiful costumes under the stars at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardsto...
The Stephen Foster Story
Aug 06, 2015
Bardstown, KY
There's Only One...The Stephen Foster Story Experience an evening of breathtaking music and beautiful costumes under the stars at My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardsto...
Aug 06, 2015
Elizabethtown, KY
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING FROM JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER . . .  Visit the "Tavern in the Garden" . . . a period replica bar in the gardens at The Brown-Pusey House. A costumed...
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Thursday Public Bourbon Tour
Aug 06, 2015
Louisville, KY
2015 Thursday Public Bourbon Tour South Learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visitin...
Music on the Terrace - Summer Music Enjoyment
Aug 06, 2015
Louisville, KY
Music on the Terrace Summer Music Enjoyment at Paddock Shops Summit Plaza Dr. Louisville (Music on the Terrace located between Mi...
Legends Series featuring Mike Veach
Aug 06, 2015
Louisville, KY
Born and raised in southwest Jefferson County, Mike Veach received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Louisville in 1990 and Master of Arts in History fr...
Weekly Bluegrass Jams
Aug 06, 2015
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....
Historic Costumed Walking Tour
Aug 06, 2015
Elizabethtown, KY
Hear recollections and witness reenactments from Elizabethtown's most notorious characters. We gather every Thursday evening "On the Square" at 7:00 p.m., June through Sept...
A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Aug 07, 2015
Bardstown, KY
Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October.  Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors.  Take a ...
Seafood Buffet
Aug 07, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Don't miss Lake Barkley's all-you-can-eat Seafood Buffet the first Friday of the month June-October! May 30th, June 5th, July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th, and October 2nd ...
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