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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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Jul 04, 2015
Horse Cave, KY
Music, food and activities on the lawn of the historic Thomas House in downtown Horse Cave. For information, phone (270) 218-0386(270) 218-0386. Call Send SMS Add to Sky...
Sep 18 - Sep 19, 2015
Horse Cave, KY
Horse Cave celebrates its rich heritage each September with a local festival.  The event is particularly well known for its musical entertainment, from rock & roll to...
Dec 05, 2015
Horse Cave, KY
Floats, Santa Claus and more at this small town parade that  10:00 a.m. For more information, call (270) 524-2892 or (270) 786-2680.  Call
Dec 06, 2015
Horse Cave, KY
Ring in the Christmas season with the joyous music of the Hart County Choral Society. Participants from around the region perform sacred and secular Christmas favorites at the...
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Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
Horse Cave, KY
Bluegrass Jam Session every Thursday night at The Bookstore in downtown Horse Cave. Bring your acoustical instrument and join in or come by and enjoy the music! 6:00 pm -...
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