Louisville’s Festivals, Parades & Events

Louisville’s Festivals, Parades & Events

January
Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow
Whisker Mania

February
Bourbon Classic
Louisville Jewish Film Festival
National Farm Machinery Show
Tailspin Ale Fest

March
Humana Festival of New American Plays
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
NuLu Bock Beer Fest

April
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
Kentucky Derby Festival
Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon
Thunder Over Louisville
Mint Julep Month

May
Abbey Road on the River
Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs
Kentucky Oaks
Kentucky Reggae Festival
Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle

June
Old Fashioned Fortnight
Kentucky Bourbon Affair
Whiskey Live
Kentuckiana Pride Festival
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Kentucky Craft Bash-Beer Festival
Portland Festival
I am Ali Festival

July
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Forecastle
Jane Austen Festival
Lebowski Fest
World Championship of Dainty
Flyover Film Festival
Waterfront Independence Festival

August
Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too
NSRA Street Rod Nationals Plus
Kentucky State Fair
World Championship Horse Show
Louisville Zombie Walk
African Heritage Festival

September
National Bourbon Heritage Month
Kentucky Bourbon Festival (Bardstown)
Bourbon & Beyond
Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival
Louisville Brewfest
Louisville Pride Festival
Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience
Mayor’s Hike, Bike and Paddle
National Jug Band Jubilee
NuLu Festival
WorldFest

October
Garvin Gate Blues Festival
St. James Art Fair
Jack O’Lantern Spectacular
Louisville Ironman
The World’s Largest Halloween Party! Louisville Zoo
Louisville’s International Festival of Film
Louisville LGBT Film Festival

November
Festival of Trees & Lights
Light Up Louisville
North American Livestock Exposition & Championship Rodeo

December
Bardstown Road Aglow
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour and Festival
Lights Under Lousiville
Christmas Gifts and Decor Show