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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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Octagon Hall Night Novice Hunt
Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2016
Franklin, KY
Come and find out for yourself, why many call The Octagon Hall Museum one of the most haunted places in America! Your investigation begins at 7PM and can go till 3AM! Tickets ...
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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