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Kentucky Festivals and Events

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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 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...
Oct 25, 2014
Henderson, KY
Join us for a fun and entertaining day of music from the cast of Park Ridge Road, Keith Vincent and Fish Town- Bob Parks, Barry Denton, Steve Mayo, Donna Stinnett, and Jayme F...
Halloween in the Campground
Oct 25, 2014
Henderson, KY
Enjoy a goulishy good time by trick or treating in the campground from 4-5:15pm. We'll also have a special owl program 5:30-6:30. Contact Julie McDonald for further informatio...
Spooks and Legends Walking Tour
Oct 25, 2014
Henderson, KY
Light refreshments and storytelling kick off this tour at The Depot. The tour then continues throughout downtown. During the tour, discover some of Henderson’s spookier ...
Free Guided Historic Walking Tour
Nov 01, 2014
Henderson, KY
A guided tour of points of historical and legendary significance to Henderson’s history. This tour starts within The Community Room at The Depot and continues throughout...
6th Annual Art Hop Gallery Show & Sale
Nov 07, 2014
Henderson, KY
Multiple local artist that will be found in different locations in Downtown Henderson. Patrons can stroll, view & purchase artwork.
Walk on the Wildside- Paws, Claws, and Toes
Nov 14, 2014
Henderson, KY
Nature Program for Toddlers Fridays at 10am in the Audubon Museum's Bird Observation Room Toddlers 3-5 years old. These 60 minute interactive programs will explore how wildl...
Christmas Open House
Nov 15, 2014
Henderson, KY
Get in the Holiday sprirt with the Audubon Museums kick off to Christmas. See our new holiday decor, shop our wide variety of unique Christmas gifts , enjoy cider and hot choc...
Scott Shupe
Nov 15, 2014
Henderson, KY
Award winning naturalist Scoot Shupe brings his exotic reptiles from all over the world to John James Audubon Museum. Enjoy this educational and fascinating program that will ...
Turkey Trot 5K
Nov 27, 2014
Henderson, KY
A morning Thanksgiving run benefiting the Brain Injury Adventure Camp. Enjoy a workout before your holiday meal.
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