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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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Aug 08, 2015
Hardin, KY
The Western Kentucky 5K series kicks off here at Kenlake! Late Registration 7:00 A.M. Race Begins 7:30 A.M. The Hot August 5K is the first of five state park footraces ...
Hot August Blues Festival
Aug 28 - Aug 29, 2015
Hardin, KY
FREE CONCERT ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE LODGE FEATURING: 6:00pm-8:00pm       Two Years Wasted 8:00pm-10:00pm      River ...
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