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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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Clodhopper Vintage Tractor Show
May 27, 2017
Greenville, KY
Get geared up for summer at Greenville’s 3rd annual “Clodhopper Vintage Tractor Show” scheduled for Memorial Day weekend! The event will feature antique trac...
Take a Kid Fishing Day
Jun 10, 2017
Greenville, KY
The Greater Muhlenberg Parks & Recreation System is pleased to present the fifth annual “Take a Kid Fishing” Fishing Day at Luzerne Lake. Kids ranging from age...
Saturdays on the Square featuring Aaron Tippin
Jun 24, 2017
Greenville, KY
Aaron Tippin, known as “The Hardest Workin’ Man in Country Music”, opens the season on June 24th. During his 25+ year music career, Aaron Tippin has charted ...


Saturdays on the Square featuring the "Official Blues Brothers Revue"
Jul 01, 2017
Greenville, KY
Saturday, July 1st will feature the “Official Blues Brothers Revue”, the only duo in North America sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi to wear the infamou...
Muhlenberg Miners & Music Festival
Jul 04, 2017
Greenville, KY
Come celebrate Muhlenberg County’s coal and music heritage in Paradise Park this Independence Day! This unique festival will feature guided tours of the UMWA Miners Hall...
Jul 08, 2017
Greenville, KY
The musical entertainment lined up for the evening is Nashville's own "The Downtown Band" with special guest lead singer Jordan Phillips. The band features ten-pieces with a f...
Saturdays on the Square KY Talent Showcase & 225th Birthday Celebration
Jul 15, 2017
Greenville, KY
On July 15th, “Saturdays on the Square” will be hosting a very special “Kentucky Talent Showcase & 225th Birthday Celebration”! The talent showcase...
Saturdays on the Square featuring David Phelps
Jul 22, 2017
Greenville, KY
July 22nd is reserved for the annual “Saturdays on the Square - Gospel Night”. This year, Greenville will welcome a legendary member of the Gaither Vocal Band, Dav...
Saturdays on the Square: Natural Wonder: The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience
Jul 29, 2017
Greenville, KY
The 2017 free summer concert series will wrap-up on July 29th with the musical stunner “Natural Wonder: The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience”. While Stevie Wonder...
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