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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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International Women
Mar 07, 2015
Louisville, KY
Join us to celebrate the life and career of author, activist, and education pioneer, Helen Keller, with a full day of events. The day's activities include a story hour for chi...
Braille Readers Theater: A Festival of New Plays
Mar 13, 2015
Louisville, KY
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind will present a Festival of New Plays, all by playwrights who are blind or visually impaired, on Friday, March 13, at 7 ...
Braille Readers Theater: A Festival of New Plays
Mar 14, 2015
Louisville, KY
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind will present a Festival of New Plays, all by playwrights who are blind or visually impaired, on Friday, March 13, at 7 ...
Mar 14, 2015
Louisville, KY
To help promote the upcoming battle at Farmington Historic House plantation on October 9-10-11-2015 the 8th KY will be coming to The Louisville free public Library branches on...
Mar 14, 2015
Louisville, KY
Mark your calendars for our 23rd Annual Irish Classic 10K race! This fun, competitive race begins and ends at the Activities Building.  Discounts on early registration! A...
Kentucky Flea Market Spring Fling
Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2015
Louisville, KY
One of the nations finest flea markets. Over 600 booths with dealers from across the nation. Featuring antiques, collectibles, jewelry, bath and body, surplus, crafts, candles...
Maker
Mar 20, 2015
Louisville, KY
You may have been on a Maker’s Mark® tour, but you have never seen the distillery like this. Mint Julep Tours and the world-famous Bourbon Brand have joined&nbs...
The Speed Art Museum 2014–15 Concert Series presents Michelle DeYoung
Mar 21, 2015
Louisville, KY
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3pm Tickets: $15 Member / $20 Non-Member / $5 Students University of Louisville School of Music, Comstock Hall Mezzo soprano, DeYoung ha...
Maker
Apr 03, 2015
Louisville, KY
You may have been on a Maker’s Mark® tour, but you have never seen the distillery like this. Mint Julep Tours and the world-famous Bourbon Brand have joined&nbs...
Easter Brunch Cruise
Apr 05, 2015
Louisville, KY
Be a good egg: bring the whole family and hop on down to the Ohio River for a fun Easter Brunch cruise on the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville! Include the del...
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