First and foremost on the radar is a three-day holiday weekend! Who doesn’t like an extra day off to frolic in the sun, right? Don’t even think about leaving town. There are plenty of things to do right here in Louisville this weekend and we’ve handpicked the best events just for you who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our online event calendar and give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop.
Wednesday (5/24) Beer & Jazz with Squeeze-Bot – Beer + Jazz, we’re in! Head to Goodwood Brewing tonight for an evening with local jazz musicians, Squeeze-Bot, great local beer, tasty snacks, and craft cocktails. Music starts at 7:00 PM. FREE and open to the public. Seating first come, first serve so plan to arrive early.
Thursday (5/25) Jermaine Dupri Presents SoSoSummer 17 Tour – Jermaine Dupri is coming to the Lousville Palace and bringing Miss Mulatto and Mani, the winners of Lifetime TVs The Rap Game so you know it will be entertaining. Jermaine Dupri will host and either Bow Wow or Da Brat will Co-host. Tickets start at $24. Show starts at 7 PM.
Friday (5/26) – Monday (5/29) Abbey Road on the River – What is Abbey Road on the River? THE world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival this weekend right here in Louisville! This can’t miss event takes place on the Big 4 Station Park across the bridge in Jeffersonville, IN. Tickets range from $20 for single-day to $219.95 for a full weekend VIP pass. Enter to win weekend passes at new2lou.do502.com. Good luck!
Friday (5/26) – Sun (5/28) Kentucky Reggae Festival – Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with the flavor of the islands at the Kentucky Reggae Festival at Louisville Water Tower Park. Enjoy live reggae music, ethnic food and a vendor market arts, crafts, jewelry, beads and more. Daily tickets are $17, $25 for a 2-day pass and $30 for a 3-day pass. Kids 10 and under free.
Saturday (5/27) Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market – Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Flea Market is a quirky local market full of antiques, uniques, food vendors, local non-profits, and more. Over 125 vendors from all over the South will peddle their awesome items this weekend at Festival Plaza in Waterfront Park. The market runs from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. FREE and open to the public.
Sunday (5/28) Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque – This unique burlesque act is filled with pop culture references, a high energy indie soundtrack and geeky striptease performances in tribute to Star Wars, Orange Is The New Black, Donnie Darko, Clockwork Orange and more! Don’t miss this entertaining show at Zanzabar this Sunday. Tickets start at $25, show starts at 9 PM.
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Monday (5/29) Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle – FREE family friendly Healthy Hometown event every Memorial and Labor Day. Thousands of participants flock to Waterfront Park to enjoy a morning full of fun. You can hike, bike or paddle, your choice! Click here for the full agenda of morning activities. Participants are encouraged to be “green” and bring your own water bottle!
Wednesday (5/31) WFPK Waterfront Wednesday – FREE summer concerts presented by WFPK and Waterfront Development Corporation on the last Wednesday of every month at the Big Four Bridge at Louisville Waterfront Park. Featured artists this month: The Mavericks, Hollis Brown, and Peter Searcy. Music starts at 6:00 pm. Free and open to the public.