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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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Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 27, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Don't want to deal with the stress and/or mess of cooking a Thanksgiving feast for your family? Well, you don't have to! Enjoy this Thanksgiving at Lake Barkley SRP. The Windo...
Dec 06, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Entry Fee is $20 and proceeds benefit Bright Life Farms - a home for adults with special needs.  Register online or entry forms are available at the Cadiz Commerce Center...
Dec 06, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Celebrate an old fashioned Christmas with Carolers, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, S'more's, photos with Santa, cookies and more.  Then at 6 p.m. watch the lighted Chris...
Dec 06, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Relive the Christmas parades of your childhood in Cadiz, Kentucky.  The only night time lighted Christmas parade in the area.  
Dec 6 - Dec 30, 2014
Cadiz, KY
Beautiful and ornate Christmas Trees decorated by local businesses, organizations and artists.  No admission. Donations accepted. Tree's will be on display through Decemb...
Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Ring in the New Year at Lake Barkley State Resort Park during the annual Barkley Bash. Secure your reservation today! Please check back soon for more event details and...
Christmas in the Park - Drive-thru Christmas Lighting Displays
Dec 6, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Enjoy lighted Christmas Displays from the comfort of your car from dusk to 10:00 p.m.  No admission charge.  
Jan 23 - Jan 25, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Make your plans now to experience the most awesome Bald Eagle viewing in Kentucky. Special outings led by knowledgeable staff are arranged to view the majestic birds...
Feb 14, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Join us for an evening of Chocolate and Champagne at beautiful, historic Fairholme.  All proceeds benefit the Janice Mason Art Museum and the Cadiz Community Arts Center....
Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
Cadiz, KY
Plan a romantic winter getaway with your Valentine to Lake Barkley State Resort Park for Sweetheart Weekend. Secure your reservation today! Please check back soon for more ...
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