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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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Wilderness Trail Distillery Rod Run
May 20, 2017
Danville, KY
The Wilderness Trail Distillery Rod Run is a chance for classic car enthusiasts to win door prizes and to enjoy refreshing drinks and food.
Great American Brass Band Festival
Jun 1 - Jun 4, 2017
Danville, KY
Come out and enjoy the 28th Brass Band Festival (June 1-4) featuring live brass music, a Thursday night crafted bourbon and croquet event, an Americana style Parade, Saturday ...
Great American Art Festival
Jun 3 - Jun 4, 2017
Danville, KY
The Great American Art Festival is this summer on June 3 and 4 on Centre College's campus. Come and stroll through the beautiful park setting of Centre College and take in wor...
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