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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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PRIDE Dale Hollow State Park Spring Cleanup
Apr 29, 2017
Burkesville, KY
Help pick up litter along the lake roads so the area looks its best for us and our visitors! Invite your friends and neighbors to join the outdoor fun! There will be: ...
National Marina Day Celebration
Jun 9 - Jun 10, 2017
Burkesville, KY
National Marina Day festivities begin Friday night at 5:00PM at Dale Hollow Lake State Parks Island View Restaurant for a Seafood Buffet, the cost is $16.50 plus tax. From 7...
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