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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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Mar 06, 2015
Danville, KY
Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila re-imagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heart-wrenching new production.  Set on the ...
ZZ Top at the Norton Center for the Arts
Mar 21, 2015
Danville, KY
The sharp-dressed men of legendary rock band ZZ Top are bringing their signature mix of Southern rock, blues and boogie, to the Norton Center this spring.  Guitarist Bill...
Mar 27, 2015
Danville, KY
From the underground dance clubs of 1950′s Memphis where rock and roll was born, comes a hot musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible ...
Mar 31, 2015
Danville, KY
From the original producer of the blockbuster hit group Celtic Women comes the next great Irish experience: Celtic Thunder!
Jun 06, 2015
Danville, KY
Save the Date: The Great American Art Festival is coming in 2015! in conjunction with the Great American Brass Band Festival, June 4 - 7, 2015 Interested artists are...
The Great American Brass Band Festival
Jun 4 - Jun 7, 2015
Danville, KY
Imagine a lazy summer day on a picture-perfect college campus in a Norman Rockwell-style small tow, listening to the world's best brass band musicians playing patriotic ...
Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2015
Danville, KY
This September 11 - 13, 2015, Danville will be alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the fourth ever Kentucky State BBQ Festival! Fragrant blue smoke will fill the air a...
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