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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.

Use the search below to discover Kentucky events by city, region, date and keyword.

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Olive Hill
Easter Weekend Getaway
Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2014
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Elkhorn City
Easter Sunrise Service
Apr 20, 2014
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Dawson Springs
Easter Eggcitement
Apr 20, 2014
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Louisville
Belle of Louisville Easter Brunch
Apr 20, 2014
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Carlisle
Campers Yard Sale
Apr 19 - Apr 20, 2014
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Elkhorn City
Bang, Bang, you're Dead presentation by ACT
Apr 10 - Apr 20, 2014
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Hardin
Easter Fun
Apr 20, 2014
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Bowling Green
Oz with Orchestra
Apr 21, 2014
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Gilbertsville
Earth Day Celebration
Apr 22, 2014
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Grand Rivers
Grand Rivers Spring Festival and Quilt Show
Apr 23, 2014
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