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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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"Grounded" at Pioneer Playhouse
Jul 7 - Jul 11, 2015
Danville, KY
World Premier! A Kentucky Voices Event! When her jet-setting city life suddenly crashes, Annie ends up exactly where she started: a small Kentucky town. But what begins as a q...
"Grounded" at Pioneer Playhouse
Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2015
Danville, KY
World Premier! A Kentucky Voices Event! When her jet-setting city life suddenly crashes, Annie ends up exactly where she started: a small Kentucky town. But what begins as a q...
"Sherlock
Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2015
Danville, KY
A playhouse favorite! Back by popular demand! Years have passed, and an aging Dr. Watson is finally ready to tell the shocking story of his friend and colleague Sherlock Holme...
"Sherlock
Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2015
Danville, KY
A playhouse favorite! Back by popular demand! Years have passed, and an aging Dr. Watson is finally ready to tell the shocking story of his friend and colleague Sherlock Holme...
"Boeing Boeing" at Pioneer Playhouse
Aug 4 - Aug 8, 2015
Danville, KY
Winner! Tony Award for Best Play Revival! It's the swinging 60's, and Bernard is a self styled Parisian lothario with three different fiancees (Italian, German and American), ...
"Boeing Boeing" at Pioneer Playhouse
Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2015
Danville, KY
Winner! Tony Award for Best Play Revival! It's the swinging 60's, and Bernard is a self styled Parisian lothario with three different fiancees (Italian, German and American), ...
Kentucky State BBQ Festival
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2015
Danville, KY
This September 11 - 13, 2015, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the fifth ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival! Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as...
Kentucky State BBQ Festival
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2015
Danville, KY
This September 11-13, 2015, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the fifth ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival! Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air as...
Oktoberfest on Main
Sep 26, 2015
Danville, KY
Each September, the Heart of Danville Main Street Program sponsors Oktoberfest on Main. Visitors can enjoy a night of good food, live music and beer! The festival offers a s...
Oktoberfest on Main
Sep 26, 2015
Danville, KY
Each September, the Heart of Danville Main Street Program sponsors Oktoberfest on Main. Visitors can enjoy a night of good food, live music and beer! The festival offers a sam...
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