Events & Festivals

Abbey Road on the River

The world’s largest Beatles and classic rock tribute festival in the world held in nearby Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival

The world’s largest bourbon and music festival brings world-class musicians to Louisville for four days each fall.

Kentuckiana Pride Festival

One of the largest pride events in Kentucky celebrating LGBTQ+ community with an annual parade, vendor marketplace, food, entertainment and more.

Kentucky Derby Festival

This annual two-week festival leads up to the Kentucky Derby and includes Thunder Over Louisville, the Derby Marathon, the Pegasus Parade and more.

Kentucky State Fair

Enjoy 11 days of indoor and outdoor exhibits, featuring livestock, horse shows, live music, amusement park rides, food, merchandise and more.

Louder Than Life Music Festival

This annual hard rock and metal festival takes place in Louisville each fall.

NuLu Fest

A street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District, featuring regional food and drink, live music and more.

St. James Court Art Show

This three-day annual art show takes place on historic St. James Court in Old Louisville and hosts over 600 talented artists.

Thunder Over Louisville

The nation’s largest annual fireworks event kicking off the Kentucky Derby Festival each April.

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday

This free concert series on the Big Four Lawn in Waterfront Park showcases local and emerging national recording artists as heard on radio station 91.9 WFPK.

University of Louisville

2301 S. 3rd St.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292