12 Event to Attend This Winter in Louisville : GoToLouisville.com Official Travel Source

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More Than a Dozen Events to Attend this Winter in Louisville

Food & drink festivals, concerts, Broadway performances, and a film festival all set the stage for an entertaining and art-filled winter in Bourbon City.

Urban Bourbon Trail®

Warm up table-side with a strong beverage and Bourbon-infused menu items on Louisville's Urban Bourbon Trail. This cocktail and culinary experience will lead you to some of the city's best Bourbon bars and restaurants, all stocked with at least 60 varieties of Bourbon. For the establishments that serve food, you can also eat your way through the trail with dishes that incorporate bourbon as an ingredient, such as Chicken & Waffles with maple bourbon butter or strawberry cheesecake with bourbon chocolate sauce. Make a purchase and check in at at least six different locations on the Urban Bourbon Trail digital passport to earn yourself a coveted UBT t-shirt.

Louisville Build, Renovate & Landscape Expo | Jan. 12-14

Head to the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) for this comprehensive home show that brings together homeowners and knowledgeable remodeling & building specialists. Experts will be on hand sharing their knowledge and showcasing everything from the latest in cabinetry and countertops to flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy-efficient windows, and exterior products like landscape installations. The cost is just $4 for adults and free for children under 18.

Jurassic Quest | Jan. 5-7 and 12-15

The world’s largest, most popular Dino event is coming to the Kentucky Expo Center this January. Find dozens of life-like dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed rides, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the little explorers, bounce houses and inflatable attractions (socks required), and a dig for fossils while walking through the Cretaceous, Jurassic, and Triassic periods to see the dinos that once ruled the land.

Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show | Jan. 24-28

Prepare for summer road trips and lake weekends at the annual Louisville Boat, RV & Sport Show. This year's event will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center on Phillips Lane. People can browse, order and buy the newest-model RVs, boats, and sporting accessories. It will also feature free boating safety courses, cooking demonstrations, a Bourbon lounge, a kids' trout pond, seminars, and interactive attractions. Tickets are available online for $12 with children under 12 when accompanied by an adult.

PNC Broadway in Louisville: Disney's FROZEN | Jan. 24 - Feb. 4

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, this Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America. Frozen features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. Held at the Kentucky Center, this unforgettable theatrical experience is filled with special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances.

The Gravy Cup | February 17

Pegged as "The World's Largest Biscuits & Gravy Competition," the Gravy Cup returns to the Mellwood Art Center in 2024 for its 11th delicious year. Chow down on delicious biscuits and gravy from more than 30 amateur and professional chefs who will present their best gravy recipe for a chance to win the grand champion title or People's Choice Award.

Louisville Restaurant Week | Feb. 19-25

Presented by the Kentucky Restaurant Association, Louisville Restaurant Week features over a dozen local restaurants offering a three-course meal for a special discounted price. Look for a complete list of restaurants to be announced in early 2023. Use the Restaurant Week app to check in from your phone to compete for the top prize, over $300 in gift cards.

Bourbon Classic | Feb. 22-25

A premier Bourbon event, the Bourbon Classic is the holy trinity for experiencing the best in the culinary, cocktail, and Bourbon arts through a collection of exclusive and interactive events. Infused with exceptional tastings, workshops and unrivaled sips, these events are sure to thrill any Bourbon connoisseur and enthusiast. Be sure to book early as tickets for the signature Friday and Saturday night events tend to sell out.

USA Gymnastics Winter Cup | Feb. 23-25

Held at the Kentucky International Convention Center, this 2024 U.S. Gymnastics Championship qualifying event will host a variety of competitions featuring the Senior and Women's all-around & events. The weekend will also coincide with the Nastia Liukin Cup, a national competition featuring Level 10 women’s artistic gymnasts, and the Elite Team Cup, a team competition for the nation’s top junior athletes from each of the nine men’s regions.

Sam Hunt: Outskirts Tour 2024 | Feb. 23

American Music Award-winner Sam Hunt will bring his 2024 tour to the KFC Yum! Center the final Friday in February. Known for hit singles "Body Like a Back Road" and "House Party" the country music artist will also bring along special guests Brett Young and Lily Rose.

Tailspin Ale Fest | March 2

Celebrating for more than a decade, this annual end-of-winter beer festival is held outdoors at historic Bowman Field, one of the oldest continually operated airports in the US. With access to food trucks, a cigar lounge, a silent disco, and over 250 beers from local and regional breweries, this annual event has taken off as a favorite for locals and area beer connoisseurs.

PNC Broadway in Louisville: CLUE | Mar. 5-10

Taking place at the Kentucky Center, murder and blackmail are on the menu when six mysterious guests assemble at Boddy Manor for a night they’ll never forget. Was it Mrs. Peacock in the study with the knife? Or was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench? Based on the cult 1985 Paramount movie and inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is the ultimate whodunit that will leave you dying of laughter and keep you guessing until the final twist.

Louisville St. Patrick's Parade | March 9

Hosted by the Louisville Ancient Order of Hibernians, this annual celebration begins at 3pm and takes place in the eclectic and energetic Highlands neighborhood. Celebrating for over 50 years you'll find parade floats, marching bands, and plenty of green beer as spectators line Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue. Get there early to stake out your spot at some of the area's best Irish bars - Molly Malone's, O'Shea's, and Flanagan's. Check out more local Irish bars and ways to celebrate St. Patrick's day in Louisville here.

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