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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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Oct 24, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
Join us at the Capitol Arts Center on Tuesday, October 24 for a screening of the independent film Score: A Film Music Documentary. The film’s director Matt Schrader wi...
Nov 07, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
Join us at the Capitol Arts Center on Tuesday, November 7 for a screening of the independent film Romeo is Bleeding. The film’s star, Donté Clark, will be in at...
Nov 09, 2017
Bowling Green, KY
New York Times Bestselling Author Jamie Ford will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch on Thursday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. He will discuss his latest novel Love and Other Consolat...
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Kentucky: 225 Years on the Move Exhibit
Aug 28, 2017 - May 18, 2018
Bowling Green, KY
August 28, 2017 - May, 2018 Kentucky is celebrating its 225th anniversary as a state, and to mark this milestone anniversary the Museum is featuring a transportation display ...
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