Championship events, Bourbon cocktail competitions and live Thoroughbred racing make for an exciting array of activities to partake in this November.
Live Racing at Churchill Downs | Nov. 3-30, Wednesday - Sunday
Experience live Thoroughbred horse racing at Churchill Downs this Fall. With races starting at 1pm Wednesdays through Sunday, and special events including Military Appreciation Day, First Responders Day, Senior Day and Thanksgiving, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy a day at the track. Visit the Stakes Room to enjoy Sunday Brunch, a visit to Matt Winn's Steakhouse for dinner on Millionaire's Row, or a complete Thanksgiving buffet for families looking to entertain outside the home.
Bourbon Classic | Nov. 3-6
Bourbon Classic is the holy trinity for experiencing the very best in the culinary, cocktail and Bourbon arts. This annual event is infused with exceptional tastings, workshops and unrivaled sips, like the Cocktail and Culinary Challenge which features creations from notable chefs and bartenders, Bourbon University for those looking to brush up on their Bourbon knowledge, and TASTE, one-of-a-kind opportunity to sample a variety of different Bourbons, meet renowned master distillers and enjoy delicious dishes from featured restaurants.
Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award® -nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and original direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
North American Championship Rodeo | Nov. 11-13
Held at historic Freedom Hall this high-energy lineup of events includes bull riding, team roping, women's barrel racing, rodeo clowns and more as a part of the North American International Livestock Exposition.
Bob Dylan at the Louisville Palace | Nov. 12
Hear American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan as he takes the stage at the Louisville Palace, one of Louisville's most iconic music venues.
Lights Under Louisville | Nov. 12 - Jan. 2, 2022
This one-of-a-kind underground holiday light show will take you on a 30-minute drive through a portion of Louisville Mega Cavern's 17 miles of underground passageways. The event features more than 900 lit displays and over four million points of light.
Throo the Zoo 5K | Nov. 13
Enjoy the wildest 5K in town as you race “Throo” the Louisville Zoo alongside some of your favorite Zoo residents like giraffes, rhinos, flamingos and bears. All participants receive a free t-shirt, commemorative finisher’s medal and an admittance ticket back to the Zoo so you can return and enjoy a visit at a more leisurely pace.
Originally scheduled to take place in Portland, Oregon, Louisville's Lynn Family Stadium will now play host to the 2021 NWSL Championship. The game will kick off at noon ET at the newly built stadium which can accommodate nearly 15,000 spectators and is home to Louisville Racing FC, one of the NWSL's newest additions.
Paristown’s Fête De Noël | Nov. 26 - Jan. 2
Paristown’s Fête De Noël ("Festival of Christmas") is a 6-week, winter holiday festival featuring Louisville’s only authentic outdoor ice skating rink. Shop, eat, and drink your way through the Winter Holiday Village and enjoy special holiday movie nights, karaoke, and silent disco on ice, along with ornament decorating at historic Stoneware & Co.
Winter Woods Spectacular | Nov. 26 - Dec. 26
Experience the twinkling of millions of lights along a winding road, nestled in the majestic woods of historic Iroquois Park. This magical drive-thru event features holiday lighting, artistry, and sounds that will delight the senses and transport you to an ethereal winter wonderland, where you can explore and celebrate the holiday season.
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