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Best time to visit Kentucky

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6 THINGS TO DO IN KENTUCKY (OCTOBER 05 - OCTOBER 14)

Daniel Boone Festival

Daniel Boone Festival

unconfirmedOctober 2–8, 2022 • event

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

Kentucky Fall Colors

Kentucky Fall Colors

October • nature

The Bluegrass State is most beautiful during fall

Kentucky Wool Festival

Kentucky Wool Festival

October 7–9, 2022 • event

One of the unique fall festivals of Northern Kentucky

Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville

Jack O'Lantern Festival in Louisville

October 4–31, 2022 • event

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

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

Halloween

Halloween

unconfirmedOctober 1–31, 2022 • event

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

14 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville

out of rangeApril 23, 2022 • event

Watch the biggest annual fireworks show in North America

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

out of rangeJune 4–July 17, 2022 • event

The oldest Renaissance fair in the state, held since 2005

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

out of rangeSeptember 14–18, 2022 • event

A celebration of everything about bourbon whiskey

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

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–January  • event

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

Hummingbirds in Kentucky

Hummingbirds in Kentucky

out of rangelate 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

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

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

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 30, 2022 • event

The largest and most exciting festival in the state

Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life

out of rangeSeptember 22–25, 2022 • event

The world's largest whiskey and rock & roll festival

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

LouisvilleCon

LouisvilleCon

out of rangeApril 9, 2022 • event

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

Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival

Bacon Bourbon and Brew Festival

out of rangeJuly 14–17, 2022 • event

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

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