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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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Fireside Chats
Feb 7 - Feb 28, 2015
Richmond, KY
Fireside Chats Series - Each Saturday evening in February - Join us for "A Taste of the Frontier", your evening meal, and then enjoy a first person historical character presen...
Apr 18 - Apr 19, 2015
Richmond, KY
Find out lots of things about the life of a woman on the frontier during this two-day interpretive and interactive event.  There will be demonstrations and hands-on learn...
Aug 01, 2015
Richmond, KY
It’s going to be a blast down on the Kentucky River for the 2015 River Blast, presented by Kentucky American Water, takes place at Fort Boonesborough State Park Saturday...
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