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Things to do in Kentucky

Planning a visit to Kentucky? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.

Eastern Kentucky Events

November 2014

November 17, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Winter Wonderland of Lights

Downtown Ashland and Central Park greets its visitors with warm holiday cheer from November to January. Don't miss a Christmas Parade, pictures with Santa, and the Winter Wonderland Express Train Ride.

June 2015

June 11 - 14, 2015
Festival of the Bluegrass

Held in Lexington, this massive festival is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the state and attracts thousands of people. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy world-class music and food.

Greater Louisville Events

November 2014

Novemeber 15, 2014 - January 17, 2015
Christmas at the Galt House Hotel This incredible holiday experience includes hand crafted luminaries, a unique little Christmas Village, and great shopping opportunities. Times vary.
November 15 - December 13, 2014
Pam Tillis & Friends: A Kentucky Christmas Dinner Enjoy a unique holiday meal at the Galt House in Louisville as you listen to the beautiful voice of Pam Tillis as she sings some of her favorite Christmas tunes. Times vary.

December 2014

December 4, 2014
Lighting of the Trace Head on out to the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort for an evening of fun as the holiday displays are lit and Santa drops by for a visit. The fun begins at 6 p.m.
December 20, 2014
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Head on out to the StageOne Family Theater in Louisville for an evening of laughs as the Herdman family takes the stage for what is shaping up to be an interesting night. Show times are at 2p.m. and 5 p.m.

December 2014

December 14, 2014
Dickens Holiday Dinner Dress up for a great night at the Galt House Hotel and enjoy a four course Victorian style meal served by characters from the Christmas stories of Charles Dickens. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

January 2015

January 6 - February 1, 2015
The Brothers Size The Actors Theatre of Louisville hosts this rhythmic production of The Brothers Size. Show times vary.

February 2015

February 20-21, 2015
Bourbon Classic Bourbon enthusiasts converge on the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts for a weekend full of unique opportunities for conversing and learning about all things Bourbon. Events begin at 7 p.m. on Friday evening with a cocktail challenge.

May 2015

May 12-15, 2015
Marvel Universe Live! Super heroes like Wolverine, Spiderman, and the Avengers take the stage at the KFC Yum! Center as they fight against villainous foes such as the Green Goblin, Madame Hydra, and Loki in this fun show. Times vary.
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Must See in Kentucky

  • Kentucky Universities

    Kentucky Universities

    Check out hotels near top Kentucky universities. Explore area attractions or enjoy campus tours and college sports.

    KY Universities ►
  • Kentucky Horse Trails

    Kentucky Horse Trails

    Choose from the never-ending trails of national forests to horseback rides near inner-city stables this summer in Kentucky.

    Saddle Up! ►
  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail

    Kentucky Bourbon Trail

    Tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries,, home of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark, and Wild Turkey distilleries, plus nearby bluegrass venues and BBQ restaurants.

    Explore the Kentucky Bs ►
  • Kentucky Airport Hotels

    Kentucky Airport Hotels

    Find hotels near major Kentucky airports like the Louisville International Airport and Lexington's Blue Grass Airport.

    Hotels Near Kentucky Airports ►
  • Kentucky Outdoors

    Kentucky Outdoors

    Visit scenic Kentucky for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and even caving in the beautiful Bluegrass State.

    Explore KY Outdoors! ►
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