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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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Oct 26, 2014
Covington, KY
Antiques, Art, Home Goods Jewelry, Clothing and more. Every 4th Sunday April to October
Totter
Sep 22 - Oct 31, 2014
Covington, KY
Take a ride on the Pumpkin Express(trolley) to Totter's pumpkin patch, where each child can select their very own pumpkin. Children can take their pumpkin to the art studio wh...
Nov 02, 2014
Covington, KY
How many American cyclocross fans have seen the European Continental Cyclocross Champion’s jersey on Helen Wyman and wondered – if there’s a Continental Cham...
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