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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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The Cocktail
May 28, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our house mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other fine craft spiri...
The Cocktail
Jun 04, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our house mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other fine craft spiri...
The Cocktail
Jun 11, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our house mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other fine craft spiri...
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The Cocktail
Jun 18, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our house mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other fine craft spiri...
The Cocktail
Jun 25, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Cocktail is a weekly happening featuring artisan cocktails made by our house mixologist. Each week we will highlight our Kentucky Clear Whiskey and other fine craft spiri...
Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sales
Jul 13 - Jul 15, 2017
Franklin, KY
The Downtown Merchants Association will have sidewalk sales July 13th, 14th and 15th.  Several business will open as early as 7:30am.  Find some great deals in Histo...
Pre-Eclipse Cocktails - Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug 20, 2017
Franklin, KY
Cocktails will be served at Dueling Grounds Distillery.  Great event to attend the night before the Total Solar Eclipse.   https://www.facebook.com/solareclipsefran...
Telescope Makers Workshop - Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug 20, 2017
Franklin, KY
Make your own telescope workshop (materials and hands-on instructions provided). Cost $100  Pre-registration is required at least three weeks in advance (limit 15 partic...
Total Solar Eclipse Happy Hour and Dinner Party
Aug 21, 2017
Franklin, KY
Happy Hour and Dinner Party at the Brickyard Cafe in Downtown Franklin.  Share your photos and enjoy a delicious dinner.  Reservations may be requested at 270-586-90...
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Franklin, KY
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in Franklin, KY.   Franklin Drive-In - Admission $5 per car load Narration by Tom Mason, Telescope Operator of the 60" & 100"...
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