Save the Date: Kentiucky Kick Down - September 14-15, 2018

The Kentucky Kick Down is a 3-day vintage motorcycle festival held at Louisville Turners, a historic 13-acre complex perched on the banks of the Ohio River. The sixth annual Kentucky will take place September 14-15-16th, 2018. While the show centers around the vintage bike show, bringing a wide variety of well over 100 show bikes, there's a ton of activities over the course of the weekend including live music, food trucks, vendors, swimming pool, bowling alley, camping, charity ride, Miss KKD contest and more!



Be sure to check out their website for complete information and give the Kick Down a follow on Facebook and Instagram.Thanks!!!!!

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