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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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A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Oct 24, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Most Friday evenings during the year, Friday and Saturday evenings during October.  Experience the history and mystery of Wickland, Home of Three Governors.  Take a ...
Tour of Terror
Oct 24, 2014
Corbin, KY
Many people see the falls during the daylight hours, but after dark anything can happen.  There are numerous stories told  about frightful  and super natur...
Oct 24, 2014
Somerset, KY
The Friday Night Block Party has a new name and a new home! It's now called Friday Night Thunder and it will be held at Somerset Mall (stoplight #23 on US 27). Walmart and t...
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & History Tour
Oct 24, 2014
Harrodsburg, KY
Your tour guide dressed in period clothing will lead you on this 1 mile walk of the historic downtown part of Harrodsburg, KY.  The tour guide will tell you about the his...
Oct 24, 2014
Owensboro, KY
The phrase “Nothing Less Than Brilliant” (Performance Magazine) has been used to describe the outrageous comedy antics and expertly crafted juggling feats of Mark ...
Hauntless Halloween
Oct 24, 2014
Paint Lick, KY
Join Halcomb’s Knob Farm and its friends for an enchanted evening of fun! Families will hike along candlelit trails to visit with some “animals” of the Kno...
Oct 24, 2014
Madisonville, KY
Chris Young has accomplished more by 28 than some artists do in a lifetime. Already a Grammy-nominated recording artist, he’s also a dynamic live performer consistently ...
Oct 24, 2014
Winchester, KY
Leeds Center for the Arts presents Larry Sparks with Southland Drive as part of the Homer Ledford Concert Series. Enjoy some fabulous bluegrass music at the historic Leeds The...
Oct 24, 2014
Henderson, KY
John James Audubon State Park presents hometown favorite comedian Bob Park in the Audubon Theater as he tells his "Tall Tales from the Front Porch." Bob will be accompanied by...
Bardstown Opry
Oct 24, 2014
Bardstown, KY
Traditional Country Music every Friday night with Special Guests.  7:30 - 10:00p.m.  Blue Grass Entertainment & Exposition Complex, 426 Sutherland Rd off of HWY ...
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