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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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Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Annually celebrating the opening of the National Corvette Museum, the celebration falls September 1-3 and continues to be a popular member-focused event which unites friends...
Sep 9 - Sep 11, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green, KY-Holley is pleased to announce September 9-11, 2016 as the official dates for the6th annual Holley LS Fest.  There are two ways to keep up to date on...
Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
The 18th Annual NMRA All-Ford World Finals come to Beech Bend Raceway September 29-October 2, 2016. Visit for more info.


Oct 14 - Oct 16, 2016
Bowling Green, KY
The GoodGuys 5th Nostalgia Nationals come to Beech Bend Raceway October 14-16, 2016. Show Features:   Over 1,500 Rods, Customs, Classics, Muscle Cars and Trucks thru ...
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