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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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Antique Dealer
Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2015
Franklin, KY
Each year the Antique Dealers of Simpson County have an open house on Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. The shops will have special sales and some will serve refresh...
Small Business Saturday
Nov 28, 2015
Franklin, KY
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after US Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year.  ...
Christmas Parade 2015
Dec 05, 2015
Franklin, KY
The 2015 Christmas Parade, by Kiwanis Club of Franklin-Simpson, will be held Saturday, December 5th at 4:30pm.  The Kiwanis Club of Franklin-Simpson would like to extend ...


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