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Kentucky Festivals and Events

Kentucky events

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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Aug 3 - Aug 6, 2017
Newport, KY
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Great Inland Seafood Festival
Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2017
Newport, KY
Local restaurants selling freshest seafood available. Includes raffles and entertainment.
Aug 26, 2017
Newport, KY
The 10th Annual Wine Over Water, presented by BB&T, is a fundraiser for Brighton Center on the Purple People Bridge featuring exquisite local and international wine t...


Newport Oktoberfest
Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017
Newport, KY
    Location: Newport Riverfront Row The Newport Oktoberfest is promised to be the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area. The event will be...
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