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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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Sep 19, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
September is Kentucky Archaeology Month!  Wickliffe Mounds will have educational entertainment to celebrate KY Archaeology Month on Saturday, September 19, 2015.  Ta...
Sep 26, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is hosting a Community Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015.  Museum exhibits of the excavated mounds, artifacts and Mississippian cul...
Oct 17, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
October 17, 2015 is International Archaeology Day and in commemoration, Wickliffe Mounds will present a special program on the history and archaeology of the site, c...
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Nov 6 - Nov 7, 2015
Wickliffe, KY
Education Days for Native American Heritage Month   November is Native American Heritage Month and in celebration, Wickliffe Mounds will have educational stations set ...
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