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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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Oct 25, 2014
Pikeville, KY
Be sure to get in on the Zombie Walk in front of East KY Expo center-Main St., Pikeville.  Register at 4:30 pm; walk begins at 6 pm.
Professional Rodeo at East KY Expo Center
Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2014
Pikeville, KY
Big rodeo coming to town.  Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
Sesame Street Live at East KY Expo Center
Nov 25 - Nov 26, 2014
Pikeville, KY
Sesame Street Live at the East KY Expo Center Nov. 25 and 26, 2014.  Located at 126 Main St., Pikeville.  Tickets go on sale Aug. 8 at 10 am at the Box Office, ticke...
Dec 06, 2014
Pikeville, KY
Sat. Dec. 6 Big Brantley Gilbert concert at East KY Expo Center along with Tyler Farr, Chase Bryant and Brian Davis.  More info---606 444-5500.
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