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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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Nov 22, 2014
Somerset, KY
The setting: It’s 1919. World War I is coming to an end and prohibition has just been ratified. Times are hard for the neighborhood tavern. Join Somerset Community...
Dec 04, 2014
Somerset, KY
Presented by the Lake Cumberland Performing Arts and The Center. This celebrated Charles Jones adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is rich with thril...
Dec 06, 2014
Somerset, KY
The Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the annual Christmas Parade. This year's parade will be held on Saturday, December 6th at 5:00 p.m. and w...
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