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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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Annual July 4th Celebration
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
Burkesville, KY
Party like it’s 1776 down at Dale Hollow Lake! We will be celebrating our nation’s independence all week long with activities including tie-dye, cardboard bo...
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Parks Free Summer Concerts
Jul 22, 2017
Burkesville, KY
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park and Dale Hollow Marina want to welcome everyone to join us each month for a FREE Concert from June until October July 22 will be our ...
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