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Kentucky Festivals and 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.

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Dawson Springs
Senior Bingo
Oct 01, 2014
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Warsaw
GALLATIN COUNTY TOURISM RIVERFRONT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Jun 1 - Oct 1, 2014
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Lexington
Red Barn Radio Welcomes The Whiskey Charmers
Oct 01, 2014
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Georgetown
Annual Fireman's Chili Cook-Off
Oct 02, 2014
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Georgetown
Party On The Square
Oct 02, 2014
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Mount Sterling
Art Gallery Opening Reception
Oct 03, 2014
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Mount Sterling
Friday Night Live
Apr 4 - Oct 3, 2014
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Bardstown
A Visit with the Spirits of Wickland
Oct 03, 2014
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Harrodsburg
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & History Tour
Oct 03, 2014
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Louisville
Maker's Mark After Dark
Oct 03, 2014
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