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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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Madisonville
Count This Penny- Americana
Sep 22, 2014
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Frankfort
Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay
Sep 23, 2014
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Jamestown
7th Annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby
Sep 23, 2014
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Dawson Springs
Senior Bingo
Sep 24, 2014
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Elizabethtown
Historic Costumed Walking Tour
Sep 25, 2014
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Madisonville
The Flying Karamazov Brothers
Sep 25, 2014
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Somerset
Market on Main
Sep 25, 2014
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Harrodsburg
Harrodsburg Ghost Walk & History Tour
Sep 26, 2014
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Somerset
Friday Night Thunder
Sep 26, 2014
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La Grange
Gallery 104 Gallery Tour
May 24 - Sep 26, 2014
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