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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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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Mar 07, 2015
Pineville, KY
Pine Mountain State Resort Park will be hosting Frontier Night on March 7th, 2015 from 5:00pm-9:00pm EST. Ever wondered what rabbit tastes like? Frog legs? Bison or elk? Now...
May 21 - May 24, 2015
Pineville, KY
 Downtown Pineville.  One of Kentucky's oldest festivals, Princess and Queen Coronations and Balls, street vendors, carnival, music, street dance, and good food...
Oct 1 - Oct 3, 2015
Pineville, KY
The USARA Adventure Race National Championship is the "Heart & Soul" of Adventure Racing in the United States. Co-ed teams of 3 compete in 45 USARA regional qualifying eve...
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