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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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Friday Public Bourbon Tour
May 22, 2015
Louisville, KY
2015 Friday Public Bourbon Tour East Learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visiting W...
Saturday Public Bourbon Tour
May 23, 2015
Louisville, KY
2015 Saturday Public Bourbon Tour South Learn the art, history, and craftsmanship of “America’s Native Spirit” as you travel through Bourbon Country visitin...
Telling the Story: Ten Artifacts
May 23, 2015
Louisville, KY
Each artifact in our museum collection contributes to the fascinating history of education for the blind, a story that leads from Parisian street performers and Austrian royal...
May 23, 2015
Louisville, KY
May is how to Month.   We will be at the Fern Creek Branch on May 23rd 2015 at 2:00 pm the address is 6768 Bardstown road Louisville KY We will be presenting a pr...
Atlanta Dream Classic
May 23, 2015
Louisville, KY
THE KENTUCKY CENTER BOX OFFICE is your group sales headquarters for this exciting event! ATLANTA DREAM CLASSIC WNBA Double-Header Saturday, May 23 5PM, Indiana Fever...
3rd Annual Exuberant, Elegant & Alive Homes Tour
May 23, 2015
Louisville, KY
A Walking Tour of Historic Old Louisville Homes Join us for the 3rd edition of our Exuberant, Elegant & Alive Old Louisville Homes Tour, where the homes of this...
May 22 - May 24, 2015
Louisville, KY
The sound of steel drums and the savory smell of Caribbean-inspired foods make this the premiere Memorial Day event for those longing for summer. Flavorful dishes from the Jam...
May 21 - May 25, 2015
Louisville, KY
Held Memorial Day weekend on the Belvedere Festival Plaza overlooking the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles tribute festival in...
May 22 - May 25, 2015
Louisville, KY
One of the nations finest flea markets with dealers from across the nation. Over 600 booths featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, candles, surplus, jewelry and much more. ...
Memorial Day Lunch Cruise
May 25, 2015
Louisville, KY
Come on down to the Ohio River and help us kick off the Belle's 101st summer season! She is a phenomenom - the only American river steamboat to reach 100 years, and she's stil...
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