Events - What's Happening in Kentucky!

Events - What's Happening in Kentucky!

Click on the event title to link to the webpage.  If you know of an event in Kentucky not listed below, send us an email and we will be happy to include it.  Our contact information is at the bottom on the right.


October 2, 2015

Fed Hill Music Fest

Kick off the fall season with the Fed Hill Music Fest at My Old Kentucky Home State Park.  Enjoy live music from Kentucky natives.  Doors open at 8 pm. - Bardstown

October 2 – 4, 2015

59th Annual St. James Court Art Show

This is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show with approximately 750 artists from North America attracts some 300,000 visitors. - Louisville

October 2 - 4, 2015

Battle of Perryville Commemoration

The 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Perryville will be held at Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.  Historic lectures, battlefield tours and Life of a Soldier program. - Perryville

October 2 - 31, 2015

The Haunted Hall at Octagon Hall and Barn Maze of Terror

Take a tour of one of the most haunted places in Kentucky and America.  Open every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October. IF YOU DARE! - Franklin

October 3 - 4, 2015

Lincoln Days Celebration

Two day festival featuring Lincoln Look-Alikes, pioneer games, art show, parade, food trucks, live music and more! - Hodgenville

October 6 - December 22, 2015

Tea Tuesdays at Waveland

Waveland is one of Kentucky's most dignified and gracious antebellum mansions, completed in 1848 by Joseph Bryan, a grandnephew of Daniel Boone. Tea is served by period dressed interpreters every Tuesday at 2 on fine china in the mansion.  Includes a program, savory food and tour of the mansion.  Reservations are required. - Lexington

October 9 – 11, 2015

Knob Creek Range Spring Machine Gun Shoot and Gun Show

The Machine Gun Shoot is a bi-annual event. The participants are machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country. The gun show consists of over 900 tables and is set up in a large lighted pole barn adjacent to the firing line and Clubhouse. Security is on patrol at all times.

October 10 - 11, 2015

Bardstown Arts, Crafts, & Antique Fair

Over 200 artists and craftsmen display their talents in items from wearables, jewelry, pottery, floral, wood items, and antiques. Southern foods and musical entertainment will also be featured. - Bardstown

October 17, 2015

Glendale Crossing Festival

Held annually since 1976, the festival is always held on the 3rd Saturday in October and hosts about 500 art, craft, and food booths. This is the one everyone talks about – a must see and experience event. - Glendale

October 25, 2015

Murray Highland Festival

Highlands games contests  include Caber Toss, 56 lb weight toss, hammer toss, stone throw, sheaf toss and weight over bar. Scottish Clan souvenirs and Scottish food will be available. - Murray

October 30 - 31, 2015

Breeders' Cup


The $5 million culmination of the horse racing season worldwide and the defining event of the international racing season. - Keenland, Lexington



November 6-7, 2015

Fort Knox Spouses and Community Club’s Holiday Bazaar

Held for over 36 years, the Holiday Bazaar features local and out-of-state vendors. Our vendors sell a large array of items including antiques, quilts, artwork, woodcrafts, jewelry, candles, home décor, toys, holiday items, and edible goodies. - Fort Knox


April 8 - 10, 2016

Knob Creek Range Spring Machine Gun Shoot and Gun Show

The Machine Gun Shoot is a bi-annual event. The participants are machine gun dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from all over the country. The gun show consists of over 900 tables and is set up in a large lighted pole barn adjacent to the firing line and Clubhouse. Security is on patrol at all times.

April 18, 2015

Thunder Over Louisville

It is the nation’s largest annual fireworks event. It also is one of the top five air shows in the country. - Louisville

April 20 – 23, 2016

AQS Quiltweek Paducah

Paducah transforms to Quilt City USA® each spring when 30,000 international and domestic quilters attend AQS QuiltWeek™. - Paducah

April 23 – 25, 2015

National Corvette Museum Bash

The Bash traditionally marks the rollout of the next model year Corvette. The 2015 installment will provide visitors the opportunity to see the new 2016 Corvette Stingray. Seminars, personalities, and many other attractions for Bash registrants (Registration closes April 11). - Bowling Green

April 25-26, 2015
Mountain Mushroom Festival

A celebration of Estill County's Appalachian culture focusing on mushroom themed activities. - Irvine


May 1 – 3, 2015

Highway 421 Yard Sale

Yard sale spanning Hwy 421 the first full weekend in May, and the highway runs through Harlan, KY and Lexington, KY as it spans from Michigan City, IN to Fort Fisher, NC. - Harlan County

May 6, 2016

Kentucky Oaks

The fillies race the day before the big derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

May 7, 2016

141st Kentucky Derby

The “Run for the Roses” held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY.

May 13 - 14, 2016

International Bar-B-Q Festival

Every second weekend in May, Owensboro springs to life with the wonderful smells and sounds of the International Bar-B-Q Festival. - Owensboro

May 9, 2015

Woodson House Garden Festival

A day of gardening demonstrations, music, craft booths, historic displays, and more.  9 am to 4 pm.- Munfordville

May 15 – 16, 2015

Newport Jazz, Art, & Wine Festival

A celebration of visual art, music, and locally crafted wines. - Newport

May 15 – 17, 2015

NMCA Muscle Car Nationals

NMCA Muscle Car Nationals will be at Beech Bend Raceway. - Bowling Green

May 16, 2015

Glendale SpringFest

Craft, antique, and food booths scattered about, plus live music in the park, and an open car cruise. This is one to put on your calendar to attend. - Glendale

May 23, 2015

BBQ, Blues, & Bikes

The third annual "BBB" festival will kick off with a "Thunder Into E'town" motorcycle ride benefiting the Wounded Warrior Transitional Program at Fort Knox. This Family Friendly festival will continue well into the night with awesome BBQ and live blues acts until 10:00 PM. - Elizabethtown

Mary 29 – 31, 2015

Glasgow Highlands Games

Tartans, bagpipes, and battle axes. See clan kilted athletes and musicians. American and Scottish food available. - Lucas

May 30, 2015 – July 5, 2015

Highland Renaissance Festival

Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday, May 30 thru Sunday, July 5, 2015. - Eminence


June 1 - August 7, 2016

Shakespeare in Central Park

56th Season of Kentucky Festival of Shakespeare in Central Park! Check out the blog dated September 8th, 2015 to read about this wonderful event! - Louisville

June 4 – 6, 2015

Capital Expo Festival

Three days of continuous fun and free entertainment in historic downtown Frankfort, KY. There is an artisan craft fair, food, beverages, carnival rides, classic car show, fireworks (Friday June 5th at 10:00 pm) and more. A children’s festival rounds it out to be an event for the whole family. - Frankfort

June 4 – 6, 2015

60th Annual Poke Sallet Festival

Come out and bring the family for what is sure to be a fun-filled festival packed with events such as a carnival, numerous food vendors, bungee jumping,inflatable's, games, micro-NASCAR, live music, POKE Idol, crafts, a car show, and more! - Harlan

June 4 – 7, 2015

Great American Brass Band Festival

This festival takes place in downtown Danville and on the campus of Centre College. The festival is free and family friendly. Bands from all over play here each year. There is a parade Saturday morning, a picnic on the lawn of Centre College, and lots of music. This year’s theme is Brass Greats in American Jazz. - Danville

June 5 – 6, 2015

Bourbon City BBQ Festival

BBQ cook off for both pros and amateurs. There’s a family fun area, live music, and cornhole tournament. A Poker Run kicks off at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning and benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation BBQ Relief. - Bardstown

June 5 – 6, 2015

29th Annual Seedtime on the Cumberland

Jam-packed weekend filled with a variety of musical performances, local food, arts & crafts, and much more celebrating the cultural heritage of Central Appalachia. - Whitesburg

June 5 – 7, 2015 and June 11 – 14, 2015

Legally Blonde the Musical

Hardin County Playhouse preforms Legally Blonde the Musical at the historic State Theater. – Elizabethtown

June 6, 2015

Americana World Festival

“Where Louisville Meets the World” - This free, family-oriented event brings the local community together to share and celebrate the cultural heritages of the people in the Louisville Metro area.  This year, the event will begin with our first-ever Run the World 5K Run/Walk at 9am. There will be food and beverages sold by local food trucks as well as international food vendors, music, raffle, beer garden and kids’ zone.  Fun for the whole family! – Iroquois Amphitheater, Louisville

June 6 – 7, 2015

Butchertown Art Fair

One of the oldest running art fairs in Louisville that blends “hip and funky” with “friendly and casual”. Art, music, and food trucks makes this a “must attend” event. - Louisville

June 6 – 7, 2015; and June 13 – 14, 2015

Day Out with Thomas

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends “The Celebration Tour 2015” - Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven

June 11 – 14, 2015

Festival of the Bluegrass

The Festival of the Bluegrass has been described as a 'family reunion on steroids' and is a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. - Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

June 13, 2015

7th Annual Beer Cheese Festival

Last year an estimated 12,000 people packed the streets to sample Beer Cheese, listen to live music, eat great food, and shop from the vendors. - Winchester

June 13

12th Annual Blooming Bardstown Garden Tour

A self-guided tour of beautifully landscaped gardens in Nelson County.  Plus a Marketplace and Silent Auction. - Bardstown

June 13 – 20, 2015

25th Annual W. C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival

Now one of the largest free music festivals in the nation, this festival celebrates the life and legacy of the “Father of the Blues” William Christopher Handy. This year’s event is fully booked from Saturday through Saturday packed with music. - Henderson

June 24 – 27, 2015
ROMP Festival

Celebrating the roots and branches of bluegrass. - Owensboro

June 27 – 28, 2015

Bluegrass Lacrosse Festival

This is the 4th Annual Festival and is Kentucky’s Premier Lacrosse event. With well over 100 teams expected, playing on sixteen fields, and all in one location this will be the center of the lacrosse universe for two days. - Louisville


July 8 – 11, 2015

Creation Ichthus / Ichthus Festival

After a hiatus, the country’s longest running Christian festival re-launches this year as Creation Ichthus. This is a multi-stage festival with a variety of music stylings from contemporary, hip-hop, edge, and more. - Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

July 9 – 12, 2015

Whippoorwill Festival

This festival teaches earth-friendly and sustainable living skills of Appalachia.  This is a family friendly event, and features over 75 workshops throughout the festival. - Berea

July 10 – 12, 2015

34th Annual Berea Craft Festival

The Berea Craft Festival has been at the heart of Kentucky art for 34 years! Named as one of the top 100 Best Shows in America by Sunshine Artist Magazine, the Berea Craft Festival attracts approximately 8,000 people each year. This is a juried show featuring only high quality handmade items. - Berea

July 11 - 12, 2015

Kentucky Farm Festival

This is a celebration of all things in Kentucky agriculture, and is located on a 20 acre farm, “The Maples”. There will be hands-on demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and a variety of workshops from animal husbandry to organic gardening and more. There will be a “foodie” market with products ranging from dry seasoning rubs to garlic to honey to jellies and so much in between! There will be a juried art show featuring Kentucky artisans, special fun for kids, food trucks, bands, and books & authors. - Crestwood

July 16 – 18, 2015

National Corvette Homecoming

This is an annual event held in Bowling Green, that celebrates the Chevrolet Corvette.  The Bowling Green Assembly Plant is the only place in the country – the world – where the beloved Corvette is built. This event offers owners and specialty vendors and chance to come together for three days of automobile fun. Admission is $10 per person per day, or $25 for the three day event. - Bowling Green

July 17 – 19, 2015

Forecastle Festival

It’s all about music, art, and activism. Once a neighborhood festival to one of the country’s most anticipated summers fests, bringing in tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Musical acts, industry leaders, and distinguished speakers are all a part of a weekend of winding and having fun. - Louisville

July 24 – 25, 2015

Cruisin’ The Heartland

Only six years old, this is one of the fastest growing auto events around. It was named as one of the top cruise-ins in the nation. Car show, swap meet, music and more! - Elizabethtown


August 1 – 2, 2015

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill Craft Fair

A premier craft event in Kentucky, the fair attracts artisans from throughout the region and includes an assortment of crafts including pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, and more. - Harrodsburg

August 13 – 16, 2015

Berea Celtic Festival

Music, education, and dance from the Scots and Irish fuel this enchanting weekend. - Berea

August 20 – 30, 2015

Kentucky State Fair

Just the words "State Fair" conjure up images of fried food, thrill rides, concerts, livestock, cooking competitions and more. - Louisville, KY

August 29, 2015

Moontower Music Festival

Masterson Station Lexington, KY


September 3 – 6, 2015

Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival

Music festival beginning at noon on the 3rd and continuing until late Sunday evening. Tickets are required for this event. - Harrodsburg

September 4 – 6, 2015

Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival

Featuring a 5K run and an arts and crafts fair. - Winchester

September 11 – 13, 2015

Fleur de Lis Regatta

Sailing for a Cure Foundation presents this 16th annual event. Watch 30+ sailboats race the Ohio River. Listen to live bands, shops arts & crafts, and local food trucks. - Louisville Riverfront Park

September 11 – 12, 2015

Middletown’s Family Fun Festival and Craft Show

Family friendly  festival featuring craft show, parade, dog show, kidz zone, and entertainment Friday evening through Saturday night. - Middletown

September 12, 2015

Fort Knox Blues Fest

Open to the public and starts at 3 pm. Come hear Toronzo Cannon, Edward David Anderson, Jarekus Singtleton, and the Nick Schnebelen Band. No outside food or coolers allowed.  Civilians must be eligible to enter Fort Knox. - Fort Knox

September 12, 2015

Bluegrass Festival at Hidden Hill

11th Annual Bluegrass Festival with music starting at 1 pm and going till after dark. $10 admission and bring your own chair.  BBQ served throughout the day. - Utica, IN

September 12, 2015

Louisville  Dragon Boat Festival

Races begin at 9am on a day filled with celebrating all things Chinese – Chinese calligraphy, musical instruments, tea ceremony, language, and so much more when East meets West for the day. - Louisville Waterfront Park

September 12 – 13, 2015

September Art Fair at Mellwood

Indoor and outside juried art fair, with live entertainment, a children’s art tent,  as well as food and drinks available. 160+ vendors expected. - Louisville

September 12 – 13, 2015

24th Annual Columbus Scottish Festival

Scottish entertainment, competition, history, and music. - Columbus, IN

September 13, 2015

Shops of Forest Springs Arts & Crafts Festival

Arts and crafts fair, with no direct sellers 10 am to 5 pm. - Louisville

September 13 – 20, 2015

Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival

From Sunday to Sunday a festival boasting  special events for each day ranging from a poker rally, golf scramble, 5K, parade, a balloon glow on the 18th, and a festival weekend complete with craft fair, car show, and entertainment garden. A 1969 block party has morphed into one of the premier events in the region. - Jeffersontown

September 15 – 20, 2015

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival gives you 6 full days of smooth Bourbon, delicious food, and great entertainment, with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for good measure. - Bardstown

September 19, 2015

10th Annual Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Celtic athletics, dance, music, and more. - Eminence

September 19, 2015

The Original Butchertown Oktoberfest 2015

From noon till midnight, enjoy the trappings of a traditional German Oktoberfest. German music, German food, and German beer! - Butchertown

September 19, 2015

BugFest & Fall Plant Sale

Bernheim Arboretum celebrates bugs and insects, including a Bug Parade (costumes welcome). Coincides with their Fall Plant Sale. $5 per car admission for non-members.  A great outing for children. - Clermont

September 19, 2015

National Jug Band Jubilee

Next to the Big 4 Bridge, this event brings the best jug bands for a day of music and fun. Bring chairs or blanket and enjoy food vendors and more while listening to bands from all over.  Family friendly and held rain or shine. - Louisville

September 24 – 26, 2015

Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass festival in its 16th year, now is a three day event featuring numerous bluegrass bands. - Vine Grove

September 24 – 27, 2015

World Chicken Festival

26th annual festival pays tribute to the heritage of Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Lee Cummings, co-founder of Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken. A wide variety of musical talent will take to four stages, plus there will be rides, games, and of course – fried chicken fried in the world’s largest frying pan. - London

September 25 – 26, 2015

Radcliff Days

Spend the week celebrating Radcliff!  Events include pancake breakfast, parade, 50’s era car display, food, games, and more! Keep their website as well as Facebook pages checked for updates to events and locations. - Radcliff

September 26 – 27, 2015

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art 

Madison’s National Landmark Historic District plays host to 250 artisans and festival attendees. Live performances and ethnic foods at the Riverfront Foodfest along the river makes for a one-of-a-kind weekend.  Shuttle rides are available for $1/person/ride. - Madison, IN

September 26 – 28, 2015

Newport Oktoberfest

Munich Oktoberfest with continuous live German entertainment, German food & beverages. - Newport

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