Annual Festivals, Events and more...

New Year's Ball Drop

Dec 31 

Free

16th Street Plaza/Downtown Ashland

Summer Motion

June 30-July 4 2018

Free 


Ashland's premier Fourth of July event, Summer Motion hosts an array of events, including a Carnival, Inflatables and Children's Activities, Live Music on the Riverfront, 5K Walk/Run, Classic Car Show, Pickleball Tournament, Arts & Crafts Tents and much more! 

Poage Landing Days

Sep 21-23 2018

Free

Winchester Road/Downtown Ashland


Paying tribute to Ashland’s founders, Poage Landing Days has been voted one of the Top 25 downtown festivals in the Bluegrass State by Kentucky Main Street. Although the festival is held in beautiful downtown Ashland, KY we pride ourselves on being a tri-state staple.


The Family-style Festival offers a wide array of actives all weekend. Events include the return of the Car Show, The Southern Fried Cone Festival Skateboard Race, Poage Landing Days Beauty Pageant, our signature block long Arts and Crafts Tent, Children’s Activates and Inflatables, 5k Race, The Ed Haley Fiddle Fest, an array of Vendors and of course food and entertainment.

First Fridays

First Friday of April, May, June, August and September

Free

Winchester Road/Downtown Ashland 


First Friday is downtown Ashland’s monthly block party! Meet up with friends and family the first Friday of each month for live music, classic car show and activities. Dine at downtown’s local eateries and shop extended hours at unique boutiques and specialty stores!

Firkin Fest

June 16th 2018 

21+ and Tickets for Beer Tent

Free & Family-friendly for those not sampling

Winchester Road/Downtown Ashland 


Firk Yeah! Ashland’s only craft beer fest is ready to rock Father’s Day weekend. Although this festival is 21+ for Beer Tent areas, Firkin Fest also includes family-friendly areas and is free of charge for designated drivers and visitors who are not partaking in the craft beer tasting. 

Winter Wonderland of Lights

Nov-Dec

Free

(train rides and events with Santa may have an additional cost)

Central Park, Ashland KY


Each holiday season the Winter Wonderland of Lights boasts more than 800,000 Christmas lights lining the 47-acre Central Park in Ashland from dusk to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from dusk to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The event includes a Parade through downtown Ashland, train rides, and multiple chances to visit with Santa.