Festivals and Events

festivals in kentuckySmall towns are known for their closeness and community spirit, and in Northwest Kentucky we throw in a big helping of southern hospitality when residents and visitors come together at all sorts of festivals and events. 

Friendly faces and hearty handshakes are always on the schedule.

From art and crafts to motorcycles to horses to blues music and barbecue, Northwest Kentucky communities celebrate throughout the year at festivals and events like the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival and Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, all taking place in downtown Henderson.

historical festivalsThe annual Battle of Sacramento Civil War Re-enactment is the largest tourist event in McLean County. Other popular McLean County events include the Thunder on the Green drag boat races in Livermore, the Livermore Riverfest and the Wooden Bridge Festival in the community of Island.

Union County is home to the Corn Festival, the Kentucky Bike Rally and the Rowdy Ridge Music Festival. Various Webster County communities host Dixon Freedom Days, the Providence Coal Festival, Sebree Horse Show, Sebree Summerfest, Poole Harvest Daze, Clay Days and Onton Hay Days.

Learn more about all of the festivals and events that take place in Northwest Kentucky.

 

Kyndle would like to thank The Gleaner and Union County First for the use of images throughout this site.