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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

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.

June 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Bourbon City BBQ Festival

Experience two days of great food, BBQ cook-offs, live music, and so much more at the Nelson County Fairgrounds in Bardstown. The event beings at 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

June 5-7, 2015
2015 Kentucky River Heritage Weekend

 Join Richmond residents as they celebrate Kentucky Rivers Appreciation Month with a weekend of games, tours, hikes, and historic presentations at the Fort Boonesborough State Park.

July 2015

July 2-4, 2015
2015 Fourth of July Festival

Celebrate our nation's independence with three days of special events and activities, including an ice cream social, patriotic concert, street festival, parade, and dazzling fireworks display all hosted in downtown Lexington.

August 2015

August 29, 2015
2015 Lexington Fest of Ales

Sample regional craft beers, enjoy delicious festival food, and jam-out to great live music all at the Cheapside Pavilion in downtown Lexington for this one-night-only event. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m.

Western Kentucky Events

May 2015

May 28 - August 6, 2015
2015 RIVERfront Concert Series

Attend this Thursday night concert series in downtown historic Paducah. There are six free concerts held throughout the summer.

May 30 - September 26, 2015
Celebration Saturday Market

Don't miss the once in a month "Celebration Saturday" farmers market in Paducah. Explore vendors, children's craft tables, food tastings, and more.

June 2015

June 17 - 19, 2015
Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society Gateway 2015

This Cave City landmark event brings back all quilt-lovers to undertake shows, contests, and educational landmarks.

June 6, 2015
Rods & Ribs Festival

Rock bands, BBQ ribs, and plenty of food vendors make up this Central City landmark event. 

July 2015

July 17 - 18, 2015
Far Off Broadway (Murder at the Howard Johnson)

The Far Off Broadway troupe from nearby Glasgow comes to Cave City for a few shows.

July 3 - 4, 2015
FreedomFest 2015

Murray brings on its friendly small-town charm at this annual Independence Day weekend bash.

September 2015

September 3 - 5, 2015
Everly Brothers Rock n' Roll Cruise In & Car Show

Enjoy this classic car cruise-in alongside car, motorcycle, and truck shows, free concerts, and tons of free food in Central City.

Greater Louisville Events

April 2015

April 29 - September 30, 2015
2015 Waterfront Wednesdays

On the last Wednesday of each month all summer long, Big Four Lawn in Louisville will be hosting a concert in the park featuring a variety of national and local artists. The shows typically begin at 5 p.m.

June 2015

June 13, 2015
2015 Midwest Music Fest

Known as a "highly anticipated" summer concert, Midwest Music Fest is set to feature Ron Isley and the Isley Brothers and a several other renowned acts at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. The show begins at 7 p.m.

June 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Bourbon City BBQ Festival

Experience two days of great food, BBQ cook-offs, live music, and so much more at the Nelson County Fairgrounds in Bardstown. The event beings at 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

July 2015

July 17-19, 2015
2015 Forescastle Festival

Forecastle is a summer concert festival – featuring three days of music, art, entertainment, and environmental activism held at Louisville Waterfront Park. Event times vary by day.

July 2-5, 2014
2015 4th of July Spectacular Flea Market

Visit Louisville and take a piece of it home with you – this flea market features over 600 booths and vendors, with a surplus of collectibles, jewelry, crafts, candles, and more at the KY Expo Center.

August 2015

August 21, 2015
2015 Barrels & Boots Music Festival

Catch some of country music's biggest names this summer as Kentucky Fair & Expo Center in Louisville is set to host the Barrels and Boots Music Festival. Featured names include Montgomery Gentry and Eric Paslay.

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Must See in Kentucky

  • Kentucky Outdoors

    Kentucky Outdoors

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

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  • Kentucky Airport Hotels

    Kentucky Airport Hotels

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

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  • Kentucky Universities

    Kentucky Universities

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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