Kentucky Festivals 2016, 2017

International BarBQ Festival 2016

May, 2016

Second Street - Owensboro, KY 42301, Owensboro, Kentucky

Top chefs and barbecue lovers have descended annually upon Owensboro for the International Barbecue Festival. Chefs from near and far compete for the Governor's Cup - which is awarded to the team with the best cuisine. This festival provides the perfect opportunity to sample a variety of barbecued meats.. Read More
Forecastle 2016

July 15, 2016

Louisville Waterfront Park, Louisville, Kentucky

Every year since 2002 tens of thousands of persons gather on eighty-five acres of land for the Forecastle Fest. Outdoor recreation and environmental activism is uniquely promoted at this festival. While bands perform on four different stages, .. Read More
Bourbon Festival 2016

September 13, 2016

Bardstown, Kentucky

Held in the Bourbon Capital of the World, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is six days of fun featuring plenty of liquor sampling, delicious foods from local restaurants and live outdoor music. The festival is host to an array of bourbon-themed activities,.. Read More
Louder Than Life Festival 2016

October, 2016

Champions Park, Louisville, Kentucky

Located in Louisville, Kentucky and catering to everyone from the audiophile to the foodie, the Louder Than Life Festival brings you more than just music. In addition to our fantastic lineup of bands, we offer NXT Wrestling, celebrity chefs, and a wide assortment of beer and liquor. .. Read More
Garvin Gate Blues Festival 2016

October, 2016

The Garvin Gate, Louisville, Kentucky

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival has grown from a parking lot blues jam to one of the largest free blues festivals in the United States. Every Autumn the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association and the Kentuckiana Blues Society welcome music fans to enjoy performances by well known blues artists... Read More
Kentucky Derby Festival 2017

April, 2017

Multiple Locations in Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville celebrates in style with a two week festival that takes over the city before the race itself. It starts with Thunder Over Louisville, a day long air show followed by a night time fireworks display. The Pegasus Parade takes place the Thursday.. Read More
Highlands Beer Festival 2016

May, 2016

ValuMarket Mid-City Mall, Louisville, Kentucky

ThirtyThird Little River Days Festival 2016

May, 2016

1101 Bethel Street - Hopkinsville, KY 42240, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

UofL Guitar Festival and Competition 2016

May, 2016

University of Louisville School of Music, Louisville, Kentucky

Kentucky Flea Market Memorial Day Spectacular 2016

May, 2016

Kentucky Fair and Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky

Every Woman's Arts and Crafts Festival 2016

May, 2016

Plum Alley Parking Lot - Elizabethtown, KY 42701, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Old Louisville SpringFest 2016

May, 2016

Around 1st Street and Ormsby Avenue in Old Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Modern and Traditional English Dance Weekend 2016

May, 2016

Russel Acton Folk Center - Berea, KY 40403, Berea, Kentucky

Derby Day Festival 2016

May, 2016

Downtown , Williamstown, Kentucky

Stucky Music Festival 2016

May, 2016

Park Mammoth Resort, Park City, Kentucky

Arts and Crafts Show 2016

May, 2016

Old Beach Area - Gilbertsville, KY 42044, Gilbertsville, Kentucky

Ride for a Cure 2016

May, 2016

JPM Performance Powersports, Hopkinsville, KY, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

1940s Weekend 2016

May, 2016

Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, Kentucky

Little River Days Festival 2016

May, 2016

9th & Main Street , Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The Uprising 2016

May, 2016

Quest Community Church - Lexington, KY 40503, Lexington, Kentucky

Lagrange Farmers' Market 2016

May, 2016

Oldham Courthouse Square , La Grange, Kentucky

Festival of Faiths 2016

May, 2016

Multiple Locations in Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Mainstrasse Village Maifest 2016

May, 2016

MainStrasse Village , Covington, Kentucky

Mayfest Arts Fair 2016

May, 2016

Gratz Park , Lexington, Kentucky

St. Matthews Street Festival 2016

May, 2016

Frankfort Avenue between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky

Down Home Blues Festival 2016

May, 2016

Louisville Palace, Louisville, Kentucky

International Bar 2016

May, 2016

Second Street , Owensboro, Kentucky

Highway 421 Yard Sale 2016

May, 2016

Various Locations , Harlan, Kentucky

Kentucky Wine & Vine Fest 2016

May, 2016

Downtown , Nicholasville, Kentucky

421 Yard Sale 2016

May, 2016

Harlan - Harlan, KY 40831, Harlan, Kentucky

About Festivals in Kentucky

Many festivals in Kentucky celebrate the state's rich and unique culture. Bardstown hosts the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. After five days of the best offerings of the Bluegrass State's distilleries, attendees will never question Kentucky's claim to being the spirit's world capitol. The International Bar-B-Q Festival and World Chicken Festival will give people a chance to try some local cuisine and see how Kentucky's cooking has influenced the world.

Kentucky music festivals feature many sounds, but some of the best showcase the regions country music roots. Two of the biggest are Lexington's Festival of Bluegrass and Louisville's Kentucky Bluegrass Music and Burgoo Festival. The Blues and Barbecue Festival is also in Louisville. Both of these give people a chance to enjoy local music and food at the same time.

There are many other Kentucky events. The MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest is recognized as one of the best of its kind in the country. The Kentucky State Fair features livestock shows, concerts and a variety of other events. The Trail of Tears Pow-Wow celebrates the local Native culture. The Kentucky Derby is one of the world's biggest horse races and the biggest event in the state. It is preceded by weeks of festivities that take place in Louisville and the surrounding area. Events include hot air balloon races, parades, concerts and much more. At this time there is always something going on.