The Kentucky Derby and Derby Festival, A Taste of Louisville and the Kentucky State Fair are some popular annual events in Louisville, Kentucky. The first event happens in May, the second in September and the third in August as of 2015.
The Kentucky Derby is the largest annual event in the state of Kentucky and boasts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. Concerts and races constitute the activities of more than 70 special events. A Taste of Louisville boasts cuisine from over 40 of Louisville's finest restaurants every year. The Kentucky State Fair, also known as the "Pride of Kentucky," brings in over 600,000 visitors annually with events such as rooster crowing contests and pig racing.