Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Click the links below for festivals and events near that city:

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Glier's Goettafest Cincinnati & Covington Newport 2001 Free Aug
Riverside Days Lexington & Eastern KY Whitesburg Free Aug
Williamstown Derby Day Celebration Cincinnati & Covington Williamstown 2001 Free May
Mainstrasse Village Mardi Gras Cincinnati & Covington Covington 1997 Free Feb
City of Florence Events Cincinnati & Covington Florence 1830 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
127 Yard Sale - The World's Longest Yard Sale Cincinnati & Covington Covington 1987 Free Aug
Hillbilly Days Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Pikeville 1977 Free Apr
Simon Kenton Frontier Festival Cincinnati & Covington Washington 1976 Free Sep
Summer Motion Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Ashland 1988 Free Jul
Great American Brass Band Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Danville 1990 Free Jun
Festival of the Bluegrass Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1974 $$$ Jun
Kentucky Crafted Market Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1982 $ Mar
Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1990 $$-$$$ Apr
Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest Cincinnati & Covington Covington 1979 Free Sep
Three-Day Event Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1981 $$-$$$ Apr
Red Mile Gaming & Racing Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1875 Varies Jul-Oct
Ballet under the Stars Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1989 $ Aug
Master Musicans Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Somerset 1994 $$$ Jul
Capital Expo Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Frankfort 1973 Free Jun
Mountain Folk Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Berea 1935 $$$ Apr
Berea Festival of Learnshops Lexington & Eastern KY Berea Varies Jul
NIBROC Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Corbin 1952 Free Aug
Francisco's Farm Arts Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Midway 2004 $ Jun
Keeneland Spring Race Meet Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1911 $-$$$ Apr
Frankfort River Blast Lexington & Eastern KY Frankfort 2015 Free-$ Jun
Somernites Cruise & Car Show Lexington & Eastern KY Somerset 2001 Free Apr-Oct
Berea Craft Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Berea 1981 $ Jul
Kentucky Wool Festival Cincinnati & Covington Falmouth $ Oct
Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Pineville 1931 Varies May
October Court Day Lexington & Eastern KY Mount Sterling 1803 Free Oct
National Farm Machinery Show Louisville Louisville 1966 $ Feb
Festival of the Horse Lexington & Eastern KY Georgetown 1980 Free Oct
Thunder Over Louisville Louisville Louisville 1991 Free Apr
Shaker Village Craft Fair Lexington & Eastern KY Harrodsburg $$ Aug
Celebration of Traditional Music Lexington & Eastern KY Berea 1974 $ Oct
Southern Lights Holiday Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1993 $$ Nov-Dec
Perryville Battlefield Commemoration Lexington & Eastern KY Perryville 1862 $ Oct
Daniel Boone Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Barbourville 1948 Varies Oct
World Chicken Festival Lexington & Eastern KY London 1990 Free Sep
Southern Kentucky Festival of Books Louisville Bowling Green 1999 Free Apr
Jacksonian Days Festival Louisville Scottsville 1982 Varies Apr
Keeneland Thoroughbred Fall Race Meet Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1936 $$$ Oct
HarvestFest at Shaker Village Lexington & Eastern KY Harrodsburg $$ Sep
Abbey Road on the River Louisville Louisville 2002 $$$ May
Lawrence County Septemberfest Lexington & Eastern KY Louisa 1987 Free Sep
Lone Star World Championship Rodeo Louisville Bowling Green $$ Feb
Bardstown Colonial Days Louisville Bardstown $ Apr
Home & Hearth Christmas Bazaar Lexington & Eastern KY Berea 1981 Free Nov
Black Gold Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Hazard Free Sep
Twilight Christmas Parade Lexington & Eastern KY Berea 1985 Free Dec
Spoonbread Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Berea 1996 Free Sep
Woolly Worm Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Beattyville 1988 Free Oct
Great Steamboat Race Louisville Louisville 1963 $$$ May
C4 Gathering Louisville Bowling Green 1995 $$-$$$ May
Forkland Heritage Festival & Revue Lexington & Eastern KY Gravel Switch 1973 $ Oct
Kentucky State Fair Louisville Louisville 1902 $ Aug
Stephen Foster - The Musical Louisville Bardstown 1959 $$ Jun-Aug
North American International Livestock Exposition Louisville Louisville 1974 $ Nov
Balloon Classic Louisville Bowling Green 1992 $ Sep
Glasgow Highland Games Louisville Glasgow 1985 $$ May-Jun
St. James Court Art Show Louisville Louisville 1957 Free Oct
National Corvette Homecoming Louisville Bowling Green 1953 $$$ Jun NARM
Christmas at the Galt Louisville Louisville Nov-Dec
Kentucky Bluegrass Music & Burgoo Festival Louisville Louisville 2006 $$ Aug-Sep
Gaslight Festival Louisville Jeffersontown 1969 Varies Sep
International Bar-B-Q Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Owensboro 1978 Free May
Street Rod Nationals Plus Louisville Louisville 1969 $$ Aug
Monroe County Watermelon Festival Louisville Tompkinsville 1980 Free Sep
Bowling Green International Festival Louisville Bowling Green 1989 $ Sep
New Castle Spring Fling Louisville New Castle 1982 Free Jun
4th of July Bullitt Blast Louisville Shepherdsville 2002 Free Jul
Tri-Fest Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Henderson 1987 Free-$$$ Apr
Clarkson Honeyfest Louisville Clarkson 1995 Varies Sep
Louisville Blues-N-Barbecue Festival Louisville Louisville 1998 $$ Jul
Merry & Bright, A Victorian Kentucky Christmas Louisville Bardstown $ Nov-Dec
Light Up Louisville Louisville Louisville 1981 Free Nov-Dec
Logan County Tobacco & Heritage Festival Louisville Russellville 1939 Free Oct
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Louisville Louisville 1960 Free Jun-Jul
City of Paducah Annual Special Events Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Paducah 1827 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Lyndon Summer Festival Louisville Louisville 1989 Free Jun
Dazzling Daylilies Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Owensboro 2000 $ Jun
Barbecue on the River & Market Days Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Paducah 1994 Free Sep
Trail of Tears Indian Pow Wow Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Hopkinsville 1987 $ Sep
Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Grand Rivers 1975 $ Aug-Sep
Hot August Blues Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Hardin 1989 $$ Aug
AQS QuiltWeek Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Paducah 1984 Free Apr & Sep IFEA
Spring Into Summer Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Oak Grove 2008 Free May
Paducah Dragon Boat Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Paducah 2012 Free Sep
Friday After 5 Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Owensboro 1996 Free May-Sep
W. C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Henderson 1990 Free Jun
Elkton HarvestFest Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Elkton 2000 $ Oct
Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Owensboro 2011 Free Aug
Owensboro Air Show Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Owensboro 2012 Free Sep
ROMP Bluegrass Festival Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Owensboro 2004 $$$ Jun
Lake Cumberland Tourism Lexington & Eastern KY Somerset 1799 Varies Jan-Dec PLAN
Dogwood Trail Celebration Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Paducah 1964 Free Apr
Humana Festival of New American Plays Louisville Louisville 1976 $$$ Mar-Apr
Kentucky Derby Louisville Louisville 1875 $$$ May
Mainstrasse Village Maifest Cincinnati & Covington Covington 1979 Free May
Appalachian Holiday Arts & Craft Fair Lexington & Eastern KY Morehead $ Dec
Lexington Junior League Horse Show Lexington & Eastern KY Lexington 1937 $-$$ Jul
Duncan Hines Festival Louisville Bowling Green 1996 Varies Jul
Kentucky Bourbon Festival Louisville Bardstown 1991 Varies Sep IFEA
Georgetown Rotary Kite Festival Lexington & Eastern KY Georgetown 2000 Free Apr
City of Hopkinsville Parks & Recreation Western & South Central KY; Southwest IN Hopkinsville 1804 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Kentucky Derby Festival Louisville Louisville 1956 Varies Apr-May IFEA
Mayor's Office-Special Events Louisville Louisville 1778 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
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