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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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Live at the Park Concert Series, The Monarchs – Old Time Rock’n Roll
Aug 01, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Tickets: $17 in advance $20 day of show.  Beer garden opens at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m.  502-348-5971 or 800-626-1563.  www.stephenfoster.com
Jul 7 - Aug 6, 2016
Bardstown, KY
July 7 - August 6 (Thursdays & Saturdays) The ageless classic show is back at My Old Kentucky Home!  Follow Dorothy and Toto as a twister sends them Over The Rai...
Aug 19, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Shop while enjoying a fun-filled summer night complete with sweet summertime music, and nostalgic summertime foods. Shops open late until 8 p.m. Call 502-348-4877 or visit w...
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Aug 19, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Join us for a complimentary bourbon cocktail and tasting on our 2 1/2 hour excursion.  Enjoy a four-course meal prepared by our award-winning culinary team.  6...
May 27 - Aug 26, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Free weekly band concert series featuring a wide variety of musical tastes, from military bands playing Sousa to folk groups, to big-band swing.  7 – 9 p.m. at th...
Live at the Park, Jumping Jack Flash – A Tribute to The Rolling Stones
Aug 26, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Tickets: $22 in advance $25 day of show.  502-348-5971 or 800-626-1563.  www.stephenfoster.com
Aug 25 - Aug 27, 2016
Bardstown, KY
The event that offers good home cooking, along with sweet harmonies, dancing and lots of reunions of families, friends and neighbors on its 22nd anniversary. 502-348-4877 or ...
Aug 27, 2016
Bardstown, KY
This fun filled excursion will include a two and a half hour train ride through the Kentucky countryside. Four course meal and a theatre production of a murder mystery. Excu...
Aug 27, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear.   Fourth Saturday of the month April – October, 2 p.m. - dusk.  502-348-9788 or 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877...
Live at the Park Concert Series, Rumours – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Sep 09, 2016
Bardstown, KY
Tickets: $20 in advance $23 day of show.  Beer garden opens at 6:30 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m.  502-348-5971 or 800-626-1563.  www.stephenfoster.com
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