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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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May 07, 2016
Owensboro, KY
1st Saturday for Kids "Flower Power" is a fun, hands-on, learning experience for elementary age children, ages 5-11. It occurs the 1st Saturday of EVERY month, 10am to Noon, w...
May 07, 2016
Owensboro, KY
1st WeekEndWonders volunteer work session. Join us from 9am to Noon. Light lunch provided.
International Bar-B-Q Festival
May 13 - May 14, 2016
Owensboro, KY
On the second weekend in May, the Owensboro riverfront becomes a hub of activity when cooking teams gather to compete with their secret recipes for barbecue. These teams are v...
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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: www.rompfest.com Or call 1-8...
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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