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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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Valentines Murder Mystery Theater
Feb 12, 2016
Carlisle, KY
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, Mount Olivet Valentines Dinner Theater with Bil Lepp – February 12 &13, 2016 Patrons will dine from a delicious all-you-can-eat ...
Annie - Broadway Musical
Feb 12, 2016
Owensboro, KY
 Friday, February 12, 2016, at 7:00 PM Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyrisist a...
Peter and the Starcatcher
Feb 12, 2016
Louisville, KY
Have you ever wondered how Peter Pan got his name? Or how he met Tinkerbell? In this swashbuckling grown-up prequel to Peter Pan, a dozen brilliant actors playing pirat...


Theatre Workshop of Owensboro - The Silhouette of Elizabeth Keckley
Feb 12, 2016
Owensboro, KY
Written by Rebecca Wright Directed by Todd Reynolds Elizabeth Keckely was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civil activist and author ...
Feb 12, 2016
Henderson, KY
“Walk on the Wild Side”:  Nature Programs for Children Friday, Feb. 12 10:00 a.m. Museum – Bird Observation Center Children 3 – 5 years old.&n...
Feb 12, 2016
Pineville, KY
Pine Mountain State Resort Park is bringing you a Valentine's Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre! Set around a 3-course dinner, Bluegrass Mystery Theatre will be performing their p...
Feb 12, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by bringing your sweetheart on RJ Corman’s Kentucky Dinner Train. Tickets are $109.95 per person plus tax and each couple will receive a ...
Lincoln’s Birthday
Feb 12, 2016
Hodgenville, KY
On February 12th, the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace will host several special events to mark the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.  All events are free and ...
Mar 12 - Feb 12, 2016
Harrodsburg, KY
Think the Shakers didn’t drink? In the early 19th century, Americans saw alcohol as a necessary part of life and considered it be healthful in moderation. It kept them...
Feb 12, 2016
Harrodsburg, KY
Slow down, breathe deeply and renew your spirit during this gentle yoga flow for all levels. Relax by candlelight as a certified yoga instructor leads the intimate class thr...
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