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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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Haunted Hollow Halloween
Oct 21, 2017
Burkesville, KY
Join us for a fun-filled day of activities and entertainment for all ages. Participate in fun activities, including crafts, hayrides, pumpkin carving contest, costume co...
Breakfast with Santa
Dec 16, 2017
Burkesville, KY
Santa and Mrs. Claus have made their way to Dale Hollow. Bring your camera and spend the morning participating in holiday-filled activities, including face painting. Spe...
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