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Top Jazz Festivals in the USAKentucky Derby

early May – Louisville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Derby is two-plus weeks of parties, entertainment and good times

The kick-off of the celebration is “Thunder Over Louisville”, which is one of the largest fireworks shows in the States. More than half-a-million spectators line the banks of the Ohio River to witness the fireworks and music that make it a magical night.





The festival continues with events you don’t want to miss: the Great BalloonFest; the Chuck Wagon to stop the hunger; the marathon and mini-marathon; Great Bed Race; the Great Steamboat Race; and, of course, the Pegasus Parade.

Come see the Kentucky version of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. A large helium-filled white Pegasus floats down Broadway leading the parade. Santa (and usually snow) is nowhere to be found. While some of the events require registration or tickets, most events are free of charge if you are wearing a commemorative Pegasus Pin that can be purchased at many places throughout the metro area.

Oaks Day, the Friday before Derby, has become the most popular with Louisvillians. A little less crowded with a full day a races, the main race that day is the Oaks (for fillies only). Fancy dress is standard for the Oaks also.

Derby Day is an event in itself. The rich and famous from around the world attend the Derby so you can be a “star” gazer and just might spot a movie star or president. Plan now to dress the part in a couture hat that will get your noticed and practice singing “My Old Kentucky Home”. Both are time-honored Derby traditions. The day is all about fun and picking your winning horse in all 12 races run at Churchill Downs.

Didn’t order your ticket in the grandstand in time? If you’re a hearty soul, you can always get into the infield the day of the race. Don’t expect a seat, but you will meet a wide variety of fans and blue jeans, shorts and t-shirts are the standard dress.

For more event and festival information visit the Derby Festival and Kentucky Derby website athttp://www.kdf.org

For other events in Kentucky visit:
http://www.topeventsUSA.com/state-events-kentucky.html






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TOP FEATURED EVENTS


Alabama
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Moundville Native American Festival

Arizona
Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb
Navajo Nation Fair
Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

California
Bay to Breakers 12K
Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Connecticut
Annual Craft Expo
Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Florida
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Tallahassee Springtime Festival
Tallahassee Winter Festival and Celebration of Lights

Georgia
Savannah Music Festival
Blessing of the Fleet

Hawaii
Honolulu Marathon

Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show

Indiana
Indianapolis 500
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
Indiana State Fair
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Iowa
Des Moines Arts Festival

Kansas
Dodge City Days
Smoky Hill River Festival

Kentucky
American Quilter’s Society National Quilt Show
Great American Brass Band Festival
Hillbilly Days
International Bar-B-Q Festival
Jerusalem Ridge Festival
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Festival
Mainsstrasse Village Oktoberfest
St James Court Art Show
World Chicken Festival

Louisiana
Lake Charles Contraband Days

Maryland
Ocean City Sunfest

Massachusetts
The Boston Marathon

Michigan
Holland Tulip Time Festival
Great Lakes Folk Festival

Minnesota
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Mississippi
The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

Nevada
Burning Man

New Hampshire
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
New Hampshire Maple Weekend
New Hampshire Seafood Festival
Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll

New Mexico
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe Spanish Market

New York
Oswego Harborfest

North Carolina
` • Biltmore Festival of Flowers
North Carolina Azalea Festival
North Carolina Seafood Festival

Ohio
Columbus Arts Festival
The Vectron Dayton Air Show

Oklahoma
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival

Oregon
Fall Kite Festival
Whale Watching Events

Rhode Island
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Winter Fetival
Rhode Island International Film Festival

South Carolina
Beaufort Water Festival
Carolina Cup

South Dakota
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
Tabor Czech Days

Tennessee
Dogwood Arts Fetival
Mule Day
Secret City Festival

Texas
Terlingua International Chili Championship

Utah
The Moab Music Festival

Washington DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington
Washington State International Kite Festival
National Lentil Festival

Wisconsin
American Birkebeiner
EAA AirVenture
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Summerfest

Wyoming
Cody Stampede Rodeo
Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo