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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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Nov 22, 2014
Owensboro, KY
This special parade is the largest Christmas parade in Kentucky and the tri-state area. 2014 will be the 78th year for the parade! Bands, lighted floats, a historic calliope, ...
Talon Winery Saturday Concerts
Jan 4 - Nov 22, 2014
Shelbyville, KY
Free Concerts every saturday night at Talon Winery's Shelbyville, KY location, 5-8 pm Bring your own food and buy Talon wine to enjoy a beautiful saturday evening filled with ...
Nov 22, 2014
Owensboro, KY
Brand new state of the art facility. Over 200 booths. Quality Dealers from several states. Admission $2. Free photos with Santa. Free model train display. Free parking.
Holiday Open House
Nov 22, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
Come and tour the Old Fort in the evening hours.  Your path is lit by candles lanterns and all the cabins are decorated for the upcoming Christmas season.  Live musi...
Big Hollow 4th Saturday Morning Trail Ride
Nov 22, 2014
Mammoth Cave, KY
BIG HOLLOW 'every 4th Sat Morning' Trail Ride at Mammoth Cave. Beginners Welcome. This is a no drop ride. Meet at SW KyMBA's usual IGA parking lot at 8:15 am to carpool o...
Wickland Christmas Bazaar
Nov 22, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Christmas decorations, gifts and crafts will be on sale 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Local crafters and artists will offer unique creations for one of a kind purchases. Contact Dixie ...
Flaget Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon
Nov 21 - Nov 22, 2014
Bardstown, KY
The bazaar will have wonderful gifts as well as handmade crafts. There will be a bake sale section with homemade cakes, pies and breads all made from scratch. Open on Friday,...
Kentucky Railway Museum
Nov 22, 2014
New Haven, KY
Relive the Golden Days of Railroad Dining! Fine cuisine and gracious service await you. The ride is a 22 mile round trip that last 2 hours. Casual dress, reservations requir...
Nov 22, 2014
Somerset, KY
The setting: It’s 1919. World War I is coming to an end and prohibition has just been ratified. Times are hard for the neighborhood tavern. Join Somerset Community...
Nov 22, 2014
Lexington, KY
Comedy Night November 22nd @ 6:00 Entertainment by Rob Wilfong, Joe Deuce and Allan Ivie Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus t...
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