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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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29th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Jun 06, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss the chance to bring your children to the 29th annual Kid's fishing derby! 
4 - H Fishing Club: Healthy Waters!
Jun 11, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss out of this educational opportunity about healthy waters!
Jun 13 - Jun 14, 2015
Jamestown, KY
The Jamestown Trail Town Task Force invites you to attend their Trial Run event on June 13 & 14!  Come explore the great paddling, hiking, cycyling, horseback riding,...
Family Nature Club : Drop in the Bucket
Jun 16, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Don't miss out on this educational opportunity with the family!
Lake Cumberland Annual Blues Harbor Festival
Jun 20, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Four blues bands will be playing all day on the Party Barge in the harbor between Jamestown Marina and the State Dock. Come out and enjoy great music on Lake Cumberland!
Lake Cumberland 4th of July Celebration
Jul 04, 2015
Jamestown, KY
After a day on Lake Cumberland we have a great fireworks show with live music for an eventful 4th of July!
4 - H Fishing Club: Wetland Basics!
Jul 09, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Find out the basic understanding about the wetlands and continue to gain knowledge about the outdoors!
Family Nature Club : Wacky Wild Wetlands
Jul 21, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Bring the family back and go more in-depth about the wetlands and learn stuff you never thought of.
Lake Cumberland Raft Up
Aug 08, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Lake Cumberlands lake wide raft up, with live music in the afternoon! Lake Cumberland already holds the world record for the largest raft up let's see if we can break it again...
4 - H Fishing Club: Guided Fish - Beyond the Trout
Aug 13, 2015
Jamestown, KY
Here is your chance to learn more about fishing and getting a better understanding of what your doing.
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