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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
Frankfort, KY
Halloween Walk With the Animals - Haunted Hay Maze, Face Painting, Fishing Booth and Treats $5 per person.  Members get in free!!
Oct 25, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Liberty Hall will host a fun Halloween season event with the showing of two movies sure to please families and those of us looking for a few chills and thrills! The first movi...
Oct 27, 2014
Frankfort, KY
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, recognized as one of the best all-around big bands will be featured this season as the Grand presents The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, under the directi...
Oct 2 - Oct 30, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Thursday nights in October.  Age 18 and over. Reservations only! 502-696-9127 or russh@mis.net
Disturbia at the Distillery
Oct 30 - Oct 31, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Oct 30&31- Disturbia at the Distillery- It’s a night of dinner, dreams, and drama! Start your spook-takular evening off with our popular Ghost Tour, followed by dinn...
Dave Mason
Nov 07, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Dave Mason's Traffic Jam is fronted by a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and co-founder of one of the most popular groups of the 1960's, Traffic.  Over the decades, Mas...
Candlelight Tour
Nov 6 - Nov 9, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Commonwealth Credit Union presents The 34th Annual Candlelight Tour in Downtown Frankfort November 6 through November 9th.  The annual Candlelight Tour is the unofficial ...
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Nov 14, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas bring the legendary Motown sound of "Dancing in the Street" and countless other hits to the Grand Stage. Tickets:  $60/$40
33rd Annual Kentucky Book Fair
Nov 15, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Over 150 Authors, Symposiums, and other special events.
Lighting of the trace
Dec 04, 2014
Frankfort, KY
Dec 4 – Lighting of the trace – embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as we illuminate the colorful. Festive displays at the Distillery. Featuring the...
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