Louisville Events

Bourbon and Beyond is a perfect blend of bourbon, food, and music and takes place for 2 days in mid-September. Past acts include headliners like Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Steve Miller Band, John Mayer, Sting, Robert Plant, and many more!

Forecastle is a three-day music, art, activism festival and one of country’s most anticipated summer music festivals, Forecastle draws thousands of fans to Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park. Past acts include Chris Stapleton, Weezer, LCD Soundsystem, Odesza, Alabama Shakes, and many more!

Louder Than Life is Louisville’s biggest rock n roll and whiskey festival, generally held at the end of September.  Precious acts include Alice in Chains, Limp Bizkit, Nine Inch Nails, Ice Cube, Billy Idol, Bush, Ozzy Osbourne, and many more!

Abbey Road on the River is the world’s largest Beatles and 60’s music festival in Jeffersonville, IN (Louisville North), spanning 5 days over Memorial Day weekend. People come from all over the world for this unique event.

The Kentucky Derby isn’t called The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports for no reason. The race, on the first Saturday in May, is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles at historic Churchill Downs.

Thunder Over Louisville, the annual kickoff event of the Kentucky Derby Festival, is an airshow and the largest and most spectacular firework show in the nation. It is generally held each April, about two weeks before The Derby.