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2 THINGS TO DO IN KENTUCKY (AUGUST 25 - SEPTEMBER 03)

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

Kentucky State Fair

Kentucky State Fair

August 20–30, 2020 • event

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

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Daniel Boone Festival

Daniel Boone Festival

October 06–12, 2019 • event

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

Thunder Over Louisville

Thunder Over Louisville

April 18, 2020 • event

Watch the biggest annual fireworks show in North America

Kentucky Wool Festival

Kentucky Wool Festival

October 04–06, 2019 • event

One of the unique fall festivals of Northern Kentucky

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

November–mid-January • event

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

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival

May 30–July 12, 2020 • event

The oldest Renaissance fair in the state, held since 2005

Lebowski Fest

Lebowski Fest

July 12–13, 2019 • event

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

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

September 18–22, 2019 • event

A celebration of everything about bourbon whiskey

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon

April 25, 2020 • event

The largest and most exciting festival in the state

Louder Than Life

Louder Than Life

September 18–20, 2020 • event

The world's largest whiskey and rock & roll festival

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