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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.

Use the search below to discover Kentucky events by city, region, date and keyword.

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NO. 3 DOW INTELLIFRESH™ CHEVROLET TO MAKE PIT STOP AT  FRUIT OF THE LOOM BRAND S
Jul 30, 2016
Franklin, KY
Austin Dillon’s No.3 Dow INTELLIFRESH™ Chevrolet, will make its way through Bowling Green next week, stopping at the Fruit of the Loom Brand Shop Outlet on Saturda...
STREET SMARTS ART SHOW
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2016
Franklin, KY
Street Smarts Art Show at the Gallery on the Square.  Artist Brandon Donahue.  Exhibit June-July.  Meet the Artist on Saturday, July 16th, 10am-12pm and paint a...
Franklin
Jun 3 - Sep 9, 2016
Franklin, KY
Concerts held in Franklin's historic downtown district and are FREE to the public every Friday June 3 - Sept. 9, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Shop before the concert from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. a...
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