40+ Must-Attend Events in Louisville in 2023 : GoToLouisville.com Official Travel Source

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40+ Must-Attend Events in Louisville in 2023

Looking to plan ahead for 2023? Check out this list of some of the most anticipated events happening in Bourbon City this year.


13th | Harlem Globetrotters

25th- 29th | Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow


15th- 18th | National Farm Machinery Show

22nd- 25th | Bourbon Classic


4th | Tailspin Ale Fest

10th- May 21st | Wild Lights Around the World

11th | St. Patrick’s Parade

25th | Nulu Bock and Wurst Fest


All month | Mint Julep Month

16th | Tour de Lou

22nd | Thunder Over Louisville

27th- May 5th | Chow Wagon

29th | Derby Festival Mini & Marathon

29th- 30th | Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

30th | Pegasus Parade


3rd | Great Steamboat Race

5th | Kentucky Oaks

6th | Kentucky Derby

19th- 21st | Poorcastle Music Festival

20th- 21st | Norton Common Arts Festival

25th- 29th | Abbey Road on the River

24th- Aug. 6th | Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

29th | Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle


1st-14th | Old Fashioned Fortnight

17th | Kentuckiana Pride Festival


4th | Waterfront 4th of July Celebration

17th | Beyoncé

23rd | Tri Louisville


3rd- 6th | NSRA Street Rod Nationals

17th- 27th | Kentucky State Fair

19th- 26th | World’s Championship Horse Show

25th | Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival


9th- 10th | Big Four Arts Festival

10th- 17th | Gaslight Festival

14th- 17th | Bourbon and Beyond Festival

21st- 24th | Louder Than Life Festival

23rd | Nulu Festival


3rd- 31st | Jack O'Lantern Spectacular

5th- 7th | Louisville's International Festival of Film

6th- 8th | St. James Court Art Show

14th | Urban Bourbon Half Marathon

21st- 22nd | Via Colori Street Painting Festival


11th- Jan 1st | Lights Under Louisville


2nd | Andrea Bocelli

2nd- 3rd | Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour

8th- 10th | Christmas Gifts and Décor Show