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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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Henry Butler
Nov 20, 2017
Madisonville, KY
When it comes to jazz and blues, New Orleans is the city that gave and then kept on giving. The musical breeding ground for such giants of traditional jazz as Louis Armstro...
Light Up Lawrenceburg
Nov 20, 2017
Lawrenceburg, KY
Come kick off the Christmas season in downtown Lawrenceburg from 6-7:30 p.m. with music, a live nativity scene, free cider and hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa.
Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland
Nov 21, 2017
Lexington, KY
Evening Tea Tuesday at Waveland is served at 6:30 p.m. Evening teas will be served the following dates.  Only evening tea will be served on these specific Tuesday's: ...
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Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group
Nov 21, 2017
Carrollton, KY
Group meets monthly every 3rd Tuesday at General Butler State Resort Park's Lodge Mezzanine.  Their informal practicing & fellowship starts at 10:00 am, and ends earl...
Nov 23, 2017
Falls Of Rough, KY
Enjoy food and fellowship with Family and Friends on this special holiday.  Come to Rough River Dam State Resort Park and spend your Thanksgiving Meal with us. &n...
Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Nov 23, 2017
Dawson Springs, KY
The Clifty Creek Restaurant located within the park's Lodge will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. Children under five ye...
Thanksgiving Buffet
Nov 23, 2017
Gilbertsville, KY
Treat yourself to a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at the Harbor Lights Restaurant inside the Kentucky Dam Village lodge. Buffet will be open from noon to 8pm. Enjoy holiday fa...
Holiday Buffet Meals General Butler Conference Center
Nov 23, 2017
Carrollton, KY
Who really enjoys cooking all day?  If your answer is No, then make family plans to spend your holiday meals with us!  We promise to provide...
Thanksgiving Buffet
Nov 23, 2017
Lucas, KY
The Driftwood Restaurant would like to invite you and your family to join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet. The menu features Turkey, Baked Ham, Roast Beef, Fried...
Kenlake
Nov 23, 2017
Hardin, KY
Join us here at Kenlake this Thanksgiving!  Bring the whole family and let us do all the cooking and cleaning!  We'll have all you can eat of all of your holiday fav...
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