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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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Zootopia - Summer Movie Nights
Jul 23, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Bounce house, popcorn and more begins a 7:00pm.  Movie begins at dusk. Bring your chairs, blankets, family and friends for an adventure-packed night of fun.   Rai...
Joe Hudson - 2016 Children
Jul 26, 2016
Frankfort, KY
A performance from guitarist Joe Hudson will take listeners back in time.  Joe keeps true to his Muhlenberg County, Ky., roots by exhibiting the same thumb-picking rhythm...
All Star Guitar Jam
Jul 29, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Live Music from 6:00 - 10:00pm.
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2016 Kentucky River Music & BBQ Fest
Jul 29 - Jul 30, 2016
Frankfort, KY
The Best Music Festival in Central Kentucky.
Epic Elvis
Jul 29 - Jul 30, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Elvis Performers Internation Championships and Showcase
After Hours at Liberty - Barks, Brews, and BBQ
Aug 04, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Bring your furry family and join us on the lawn of the Orlando Brown House for live music, food, and beer for purchase.  Camp chairs and blankets welcome.
Farmers Bank, Downtown Frankfort, Inc. Summer Concert Series
Aug 05, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Always a Friday Night. 7:00-10:00 pm on the Old Capitol Lawn in Downtown Frankfort. June 10 Sunset Blonde McGuire Brothers June 24 Usual Suspects July 8 Kentucky Wild ...
Aug 4 - Aug 6, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Welcome to the World's Longest Yardsale, also known as the 127 Corridor Sale. The headquarters are located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, TN on the b...
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Aug 06, 2016
Frankfort, KY
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival and Silent Auction, August 6, 2016 Silent Auction starts at 6:30 pm Films Start at 7:00 pm Come to an evening of exciting films full o...
Aug 10 - Aug 11, 2016
Frankfort, KY
Thunder Jet Boat Rides from Frankfort, KY to Madison, IN and return. Experience the beautiful Kentucky River on this 155 mile roundtrip boat ride. Reservation required. Dates:...
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