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14 Events You'll Want to Attend in Louisville this March

March in Louisville is already looking lit with the return of Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo, award-winning beer festivals, a trio of home openers, and the marching of the 51st annual St. Patrick's Parade.

Tailspin Ale Fest | March 2

Taking off for its 11th year, 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 landed as a favorite for locals and area beer connoisseurs.

PNC Broadway Louisville presents: CLUE | March 5-10

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.

St. Patrick's Parade | March 9 | FREE

Hosted by the Louisville Ancient Order of Hibernians, this annual celebration begins at 3 pm and takes place in the eclectic and energetic Highlands neighborhood. Celebrating for more than half a century, 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.

Louisville Comedy Festival | March 15

Taking place at the KFC Yum! Center downtown, the Louisville Comedy Festival promises to be an uproarious night of laughter and entertainment. The star-studded event will feature a lineup of comedic heavyweights, including Sommore, Lavell Crawford, Bill Bellamy, Don DC Curry, and Tony Roberts.

Racing Louisville FC Home Opener | March 16

Racing Louisville FC, Kentucky’s top-tier women's professional soccer team, will open their 2024 season with a match against the Orlando Pride. The match will kick off at 4pm at Lynn Family Stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood.

Burgoo Bash | March 16

Held at Louisville Slugger Field's West Concourse, Against The Grain brewery will play host to Kentucky’s second favorite export, Burgoo, at the 3rd annual Burgoo Bash. This Pro-Am cook-off aims to bring out the best amateur and professional Burgoo makers in the region for the ultimate burgoo tasting event. A $30 entry ticket gets guests access to a sampling of all of the participating burgoos and a vote for your favorite. This year a cornbread category has also been added as the perfect companion to go along with your tastings.

Bob Dylan at the Louisville Palace | March 23 & 24

Considered one of the most celebrated and influential artists of the last 60 years, Dylan started out as part of the burgeoning folk revival in the early '60s, winning popularity and acclaim with his 'finger-pointing' songs that drew on social and political sources and became synonymous with the Civil Rights struggle. Known for classic songs Like a Rolling Stone and Visions of Johanna, the artist will bring his tour to Fourth Street at the Louisville Palace for two days this March. Keep a look out for his new Louisville restaurant, The Last Refuge, which is set to open in the NuLu neighborhood sometime this Spring.

LouCity FC Home Opener | March 23

LouCity FC will kick off their 2024 season against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 4pm at Lynn Family Stadium. LouCity is coming off another great finals run, making it to the semis in the 2023 USL Playoffs.

NuLu Bock Fest | March 23 | FREE

Located on a stretch of Market Street sandwiched between Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut, the NuLu Bock Fest celebrates Louisville's rich beer history with local breweries, music, and even a slew of goat races. Wurst Fest is back for 2024, which will feature local restaurants facing off to create their best versions of the cased sausage. The festivities last from noon to 6 pm, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area for those looking to celebrate after the event comes to a close.

Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo | March 23 - May 19

See the Zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the largest lantern festivals in the nation. This family-friendly, outdoor event will guide you along a 1.4-mile paved walkway allowing you to dive deep and celebrate the vibrant colors of the coral reefs, see nature come to life with interactive moving displays and explore ancient Chinese myths and legends, including magnificent dragons and a breathtaking phoenix tunnel as you stroll through the Zoo under the light of enormous, handcrafted, silk-covered lanterns. aglow with more than 50,000 LED lights.

Louisville Bats Baseball Opening Night | March 29

The Louisville Bats are back at Louisville Slugger Field as they take on the Indianapolis Indians to open the 2024 season. Game highlights and specials include $1 beers from 6-9pm, $6 frozen margaritas, an appearance by the ZOOperstars, and a post-game firework show.

Louisville Arcade Expo | March 29-31

With hundreds of arcade and pinball machines on free play and every console you can imagine, this weekend event is where you can relive all of your classic video game and arcade memories. Classic console and computer games include Ms. Pac-Man on Atari 800XL, Goldeneye on Nintendo 64, and even Oregon Trail on Apple lle, a version released in 1982. Be sure to check the schedule of events to see the lineup or tournaments and contests available.

Louisville Tattoo Expo | March 29 - 31

Head to the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center in West Louisville where the cultural mosaic of the city will converge with the mesmerizing world of tattoo art. Not just an event; it’s an experience that invites you to explore the beauty of self-expression, community, and the rich heritage that defines Louisville’s artistic landscape. Visit the website to see the dozens of artists already signed up to attend with bookable appointments available.

Monster Jam | March 30

The most action-packed motorsports event on four wheels is headed to Freedom Hall this Spring. Witness world-class driver athletes and the most recognizable trucks tear up the dirt and compete in intense competitions of speed and skill along with epic jumps and enough horse power to rival the Kentucky Derby.

For more reasons on why to visit Louisville this Spring, click here.

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