Known to American school kids as the land of pioneer trailblazer Daniel
Boone - Kentucky is also famous for its fried chicken, tobacco
and bourbon, along with foot-stomping Kentucky Blue Grass music festivals held throughout the year..
Other notable annual events that continue to draw the crowds happens at Churchill
Downs in Louisville each May for the Kentucky
Derby horse race that kicks off the yearly run for the Triple Crown.
Top Kentucky tourist attractions include Cumberland Falls in Corbin (left); shows & exhibits at Kentucky
Horse Park in Lexington (middle): and Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky (right).
Other nature-made wonders await in the southeastern part of the state at "Little Niagara" or Cumberland Falls.
In the southwesterly part of the state -- sprawling across to Tennessee -- lies Land Between the Lakes national recreational area, featuring the largest herd of buffalo east of the Mississippi!
Usual Kentucky attractions include the controversial Creation Museum in Petersburg -- while another kind of spiritual experience awaits for avid car lovers at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.
Bored with standard hotel rooms on your travels? For the highly curious, the Wigwam Village Inn in Cave City allows guests to trade up for a stay in a giant tepee.
Parades, music concerts, a hot air balloon fest, and
of the most spectacular fireworks displays in
are only part of the fun at Louisville's
2024 Kentucky events and festivals
Just up ahead, check out our 2024 Kentucky travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening throughout the state with dates, locations and official links for more information. Happy travels!
April 10 - May 2, 2024 -- Kentucky Derby Festival Louisville - A weeks' long celebration includes racing marathons, balloon fests, music concerts nnd lots more.
June 8 - June 9, 2024 -- Railbird Music Festival Lexington - A weekend full of music, music music on two stages featuring A-list performers.
July 5 - July 7, 2024 -- Berea Craft Festival Berea - More than 100 artists and craftspeople from across the country will be hand to show off their work including live demonstrations.
September 19 - September 12, 2024 -- Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival Louisville - Check out top A-listers on the music concert lineup and Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center.
Kentucky Tourism Information - Major historic attractions including miles
of nature refuges and lake-front water recreation, along with a hotel and lodging
guide, restaurants, entertainment, getting around, maps and pictures.