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4 THINGS TO DO IN KENTUCKY (JULY 14 - JULY 23)

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

June 3–July 23, 2023 • event

The oldest Renaissance fair in the state, held since 2005

Hummingbirds in Kentucky

Hummingbirds in Kentucky

late March–early September (best in late July–August) • nature

You might discover a hummer zipping around your backyards at any time of the year, but the warm season is the most promising

American Discovery Trail

American Discovery Trail

all year round • activity

You'll find no better way to discover America than this lengthy hike across 15 states, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For such a long journey, one needs at least a year of time reserved

Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival

Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival

July 14–16, 2023 • event

What can be better than 4 days of amazing beer festival in Newport?

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Daniel Boone Festival

Daniel Boone Festival

out of rangeOctober 2–8, 2022 • event

The oldest continuous festival in Kentucky is dedicated to pioneers and exploration

Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville

out of rangeApril 22, 2023 • event

Watch the biggest annual fireworks show in North America

Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville

Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville

out of rangeOctober 4–31, 2022 • event

The region's most impressive Halloween celebration, featuring 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins

Kentucky Wool Festival

Kentucky Wool Festival

out of rangeOctober 7–9, 2022 • event

One of the unique fall festivals of Northern Kentucky

Kentucky Fall Colors

Kentucky Fall Colors

out of rangeOctober • nature

The Bluegrass State is most beautiful during fall

Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky State Fair

out of rangeAugust 18–28, 2022 • event

One of the oldest fairs in the U.S. features free concerts and traditional entertainment

Louisville 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Louisville 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

Join thousands of people in this amazing Independence Day celebration

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November 2022–early January 2023 • event

A bourbon distillery, 1880s settlement, and quaint city parks—enjoy the unique light displays throughout Kentucky

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 14–18, 2022 • event

A celebration of everything about bourbon whiskey

Cumberland Falls

Cumberland Falls

out of rangeall year round (during full moon phases) • nature

One of the few sites in the Western Hemisphere where one can witness a moonbow

Halloween

Halloween

out of rangeOctober 1–31, 2022 • event

The largest celebration in the region includes a parade and a multi-day festival

Elizabethtown Christmas Parade

Elizabethtown Christmas Parade

out of rangeDecember 3, 2022 • event

Holiday fun at a historical town in Kentucky

Shelby County Fair

Shelby County Fair

out of rangeJune 12–17, 2023 • event

Have a wonderful time with your family in Shelbyville, Kentucky

Red River Gorge Fall Colors

Red River Gorge Fall Colors

out of rangeearly September–early November • nature

The leaf-peeping heaven in Southern Appalachia, Kentucky

Lebowski Fest

Lebowski Fest

overJuly 12–13, 2019 • event

This crazy travelling festival celebrates everything about The Big Lebowski, a Coen Brothers’ cult comedy

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

out of rangeApril 29, 2023 • event

The largest and most exciting festival in the state

LouisvilleCon

LouisvilleCon

out of rangeDecember 10, 2022 • event

Collectors' and comic fans' mecca in the heart of Kentucky

Great Balloon Glow

Great Balloon Glow

out of rangeApril 29, 2023 • event

The official start of the Great Balloon Race weekend

Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life

out of rangeSeptember 22–25, 2022 • event

The world's largest whiskey and rock & roll festival

Jessamine County Fair

Jessamine County Fair

out of rangeJuly 11–16, 2022 • event

Beaty peagants, agricultural displays, and traditional fair thrills

Owensboro Air Show

Owensboro Air Show

out of rangeSeptember 15–17, 2023 • event

This three-day air show features multiple aerial demonstrations, which will blow your mind

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