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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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Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
Lucas, KY
It’s a blast at our annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration sponsored by The Friends of Barren River Lake. We will have plenty of patriotic fun including tie-dye t-shir...
4th of July Celebration
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
Campbellsville, KY
We’re looking forward to the 39th Campbellsville-Taylor County Fourth of July Celebration and we hope you are, too! In 2014 you’ll once again find all of the great...
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
Buckhorn, KY
Start your Independence weekend of activities on July 3rd with food, music, games and fireworks.  Games and activities will continue through the weekend with scrumptious ...
Jul 4 - Jul 5, 2015
Georgetown, KY
Ward Hall, completed in 1857, is considered one of the nation's finest Greek Revival-style mansions. Ward Hall's center hallway is dominated by a copy of George Peter Alexande...
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
Louisville, KY
One of the nations finest flea markets with over 600 booths. Dealers from across the nation featuring antiques, collectibles, bath and body, jewelry, crafts, candles, surplus,...
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
Renfro Valley, KY
This year’s Bluegrass Festival will feature the following acts: Seldom Scene, The Cleverleys, Little Roy & Lizzie, Junior Sisk & The Ramblers Choice, Joe Mullins...
Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
Livingston, KY
Horseback trail riding, wagon rides, camping and more.
Jul 05, 2015
Falls Of Rough, KY
Adults   $10 Children (6-12)  $5 Children (5 & under)  Free Tour Times Friday 4 pm  (Pickup at Lodge Courtesy Dock) Sa...
The Stephen Foster Story
Jul 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...
Macbeth
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
Louisville, KY
Experience the 55th Season of FREE Shakespeare in Central Park! Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park offers opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the works of...
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