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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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.

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Lighting of the trace
Dec 04, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Dec 4 – Lighting of the trace – embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as we illuminate the colorful. Festive displays at the Distillery. Featuring the...
Dec 4 - Dec 6, 2014
Frankfort, KY
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents a stage adaption of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Tickets: $15/$12
Dec 06, 2014
Frankfort, KY
"Celebration of Light" 6:00pm
Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Dec 12-13 & 18-20 – Visit Santa at the Distillery – Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nic...
Dec 18 - Dec 20, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Dec 12-13 & 18-20 – Visit Santa at the Distillery – Have your children get their wish list ready for Santa as you celebrate the season with Jolly old Saint Nic...
Dec 4, 2014 - Jan 2, 2015
Frankfort, KY
December- See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery.  Nightly December 4 – Jan...
Apr 09, 2015
Frankfort, KY
The hard-driving electric blues of Chicago will resound through the Grand Auditorium as the Blues Brothers Revue performs.  This tribute group features the sights and sou...
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