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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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The Addams Family
Oct 13 - Oct 28, 2017
Pikeville, KY
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonethele...
Oct 28, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Special guest Alex Williams
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Do you want to get scared out of your mind??? OK then..Go to Haunted Trail at Bob Amos Park beginning Oct.20th at 7 pm. Open every weekend through Halloween. Admission is $...
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Nov 10, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Get a lot of laughs from this comedian with special guest Olivia Lane.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley
Nov 10 - Nov 18, 2017
Pikeville, KY
The beloved children's book written by Jeff Brown is a literary and pop cultural phenomenon, delighting readers all around the world. And now, everyone's favorite two-dimens...
A Christmas Carol
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2017
Pikeville, KY
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!...
Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, KY
Apr 19 - Apr 21, 2018
Pikeville, KY
Big time in the city of Pikeville, KY with Hillbilly Days.  Food, singing, dancing, bands, lots of things to do.  Come on out and enjoy it!!  www.tourpikecounty...
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