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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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Jun 04, 2016
Owensboro, KY
1st Saturday for Kids "Jittery Junebugs" is a fun, hands-on, learning experience for elementary age children, ages 5-11. It occurs the 1st Saturday of EVERY month, 10am to Noo...
ROMP Fest 2016
Jun 22 - Jun 25, 2016
Owensboro, KY
ROMP Festival: Celebrating the Roots & Branches of Bluegrass! Hosted by the International Bluegrass Music Museum To Purchase tickets visit: Or call 1-8...
Dazzling Daylilies With Hot Air Balloons Festival
Jun 20 - Jun 26, 2016
Owensboro, KY
Highlights will include: Blooming Beds of Hybridized Daylilies Scattered  throughout  The Garden. Opportunity to register for  Hot Air Balloon Rides & To ...


Dec 2 - Dec 4, 2016
Owensboro, KY
One of the regions finest Christmas shows with over 200 booths.  Dealers from across the country featuring gifts, crafts, decor, jewelry, clothes, candles, bath and body ...
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