Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo | March 18 - June 5
See the Zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the largest lantern festivals in the nation. This family friendly, outdoor event will guide you along a 1.4-mile paved walkway past thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED lights and over 70 full lantern displays.
Kentucky Derby | May 7
As the longest continually held sporting event in North America, the Kentucky Derby is a Louisville tradition unlike any other. Held at the iconic Churchill Downs racetrack, "the most exciting two minutes in sports" takes place annually the first Saturday in May as up to twenty Thoroughbreds race head to head for a chance at being named Kentucky Derby champion and a shot at the coveted Triple Crown.
Forecastle Festival | May 27-29
With a new date of Memorial Day Weekend, the Forecastle Festival is expected to be poppin' with headliners Tyler, The Creator, Tame Impala, and Louisville native, Jack Harlow. The annual festival, which is held on the banks of the Ohio River at Louisville's Waterfront Park, aims to combine the best in music, art and activism, and offers attendees a taste of local Bourbon, restaurants, and shopping, on top of three days of live music.