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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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"Smoke on the Mountain" by Variety! Music, Memories & More
Feb 27, 2016
Greenville, KY
"Smoke on the Mountain" tells the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing ...
The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers
Mar 31, 2016
Greenville, KY
Concert Band & Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band are teh oldest and largest of the U.S. Field Band's performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectiv...
In the Mood
Apr 15, 2016
Greenville, KY
In the Mood celebrates America's Greatest Gneration through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, the Andrews Sis...
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