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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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July 4th Celebration in Pikeville City Park
Jul 04, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Be sure to come out to the big July 4th celebration at Pikeville City Park.  Watermelon eating contest, rolling dice for a new Ford Fiesta car, lots of food booths and lo...
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Feud-Freshwater part 3:  The story of Nancy McCoy at Jenny Wiley Theatre in Pikeville, KY  Doors open at 6:45 pm;  play starts at 7:30 pm; Matinees at 2 pm.
Aug 27 - Sep 6, 2015
Pikeville, KY
A great play from the Hatfields and McCoys.  The story of Nancy McCoy.
Sep 12, 2015
Pikeville, KY
The Funny Man from the Blue Collar Comedy phenomenon comes to Pikeville with his new stand-up show, "Nutcracker" Sept. 12th at 7:30 pm at East KY Expo Center in Pikeville.&nbs...
Sep 24 - Sep 26, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Sept. 24,  25,  and 26, 2015. Three live music stages, carnival, inflatables, food booths, Hatfield and McCoy paint ball, rough and tough run and climb, Arts and c...
Muscle On Main
May 9 - Oct 10, 2015
Pikeville, KY
Muscle on Main – Welcome to the Three-Time Award Winning event, Muscle on Main. 2015 is going to bring new things to the event that is more family oriented. Bring your c...
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