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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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Live Horse Racing
Sep 05, 2015
Franklin, KY
Kentucky Downs features a one-of-a-kind European-style turf course that offers a fair test to horses at all levels of competition.  The course is also among the long...
Sep 4 - Sep 5, 2015
Stanford, KY
Stanford's 2015 Arts and Music festival begins with a hopping music stage, car cruise-in, and food vendors on Friday evening and continues on Saturday with breakfast, a 5...
Sep 05, 2015
Carrollton, KY
One day Arts Festival featuing handcrafted items, local non-hand crafter merchants, plus a variety of demonstrators, all day entertainment, food concessions and Farmers' Marke...
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Sep 05, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
Celebrate summer at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s public beach. Lots of fun family friendly activities will be held at the beach all day long. DJ Beach Party...
Sep 05, 2015
Richmond, KY
The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive in the Recreation Hall of the campground from 10:00AM - 4:00PM. All donors will receive a tee shirt, a gift and be e...
Sep 05, 2015
Campbellsville, KY
The Tri-County Car Club Presents "Mainstreet Saturday Night" every first Saturday from April to October from 3-7 pm! Cars, trucks, hot rods, classics, rat rods, motorcycl...
Sep 05, 2015
Dawson Springs, KY
Tradewater River Fitness Challenge includes a 4K run, 2 mile canoeing/kayaking and 16.5 mile bike ride.  Registration will take place between 6:30 and 8 am with a mandato...
Guided Historic Walking Tour
Sep 05, 2015
Henderson, KY
This fun, free guided tour starts at The Depot Community Room and continues throughout downtown’s historic district. View homes and businesses and hear interesting stori...
Sep 05, 2015
Owensboro, KY
Downtown Cruise-In Owensboro, KY Septembers theme will be Street Rods (pre 1949) Enter 3rd and Allen Streets Shopping, Restaurants, Door Prizes, and the KY Motor...
Sep 05, 2015
Corbin, KY
This trail is voted one of the most popular in the state, you will discover why with great views of Cumberland Falls and beautiful Eagle Falls. Please bring food and water to ...
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