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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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E KY Sport, Boat & RV Show
Mar 17 - Mar 19, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Come out and view all new boats, everything in the sports line and RV's.
Mar 24, 2017
Pikeville, KY
You'll enjoy this great concert at East KY Expo Center March 24 at 7 pm. Ticketmaster or call 606 444-5500.  
Apr 21, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Chris Stapleton in Concert at East KY Expo Center during Hillbilly Days 2017. Brent Cobb as special guest. Tickets on sale December 2, 2016 at ticket office or Ticketmaster....
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Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, KY
Apr 20 - Apr 22, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Big time in the city of Pikeville, KY with Hillbilly Days.  Food, singing, dancing, bands, lots of things to do.  Come on out and enjoy it!!  www.tourpikecounty...
Madagascar
Jun 23 - Jul 8, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gl...
Annie Kids
Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse an...
Shrek Jr.
Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek The Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful ...
Into the Woods Jr.
Aug 3 - Aug 5, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-win...
The Fantasticks
Aug 25 - Sep 9, 2017
Pikeville, KY
"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good r...
The Addams Family
Oct 13 - Oct 28, 2017
Pikeville, KY
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonethele...
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