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Top Events Happening in Louisville this March

The Louisville Comedy Club and Racing Louisville will be kicking off their 2022 seasons, and both Monster Trucks and billy goats will be off to the races in an action-packed lineup of March events.

Tailspin Ale Fest | March 5

This annual end-of-winter beer festival is held outdoors at historic Bowman Field, which is known as 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.

Tony Baker at the Louisville Comedy Club | March 10 -12

New to Whiskey Row, the Louisville Comedy Club is a perfect addition to Main Street's line-up of distilleries, museums and entertainment venues. Comedian Tony Baker will open the venue as the first comedic act with three nights of shows. The Chicago native and stand up comedian/actor has been seen on NBC's Last Comic Standing, HBO's All Def Comedy, and Oscar nominated film Whiplash. All shows are 21+.

Billie Eilish | March 11

With a Friday night show at KFC Yum! Center, Billie Eilish will take the stage in downtown Louisville for her Happier Than Ever world tour. Known for songs Bad Guy and Everything I Wanted, Eilish has won seven GRAMMY Awards and his currently nominated for 2022 Album of the Year. Masks are currently required for this event with either proof of vaccination or negative test 48-hours prior to the event needed for entry.

St. Patrick's Parade | March 12

Hosted by the Louisville Ancient Order of Hibernians, this annual celebration begins at 3pm and takes place in the eclectic and energetic Highlands neighborhood. With this year's theme being The Return of St. Patrick, 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.

Monster Jam | March 12 & 13

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.

Mega Laser Zips | March 14 - April 26

The world's only fully underground zipline experience is becoming the world's only underground ziplining night (or day!) club for six weeks only this Spring Break. The Louisville Mega Cavern's Mega Lasers Zips present a "rave-like" atmosphere with the addition of 18 lasers, a light tunnel, and a playlist of over 40 songs to an already exhilarating subterranean adventure.

Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo | March 18 - June 5

See the Zoo in a whole new light as you enjoy one of the nation's largest lantern festivals. This family friendly, outdoor event will guide you along a 1.4-mile paved walkway past thousands of handcrafted silk-covered lanterns aglow with more than 50,000 LED lights and over 70 full lantern displays.

NWSL Challenge Cup | March 18 & 25

Racing Louisville FC will open competition in 2022 with the NWSL's Challenge Cup, a preseason tournament leading up to a May 7 final. NWSL clubs were divided into three geographically aligned pods with Racing Louisville slotted in the Central region alongside the Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash and Kansas City Current. While playing each of those clubs in round-robin fashion, Racing will get three home games at Butchertown's Lynn Family Stadium before the group winner advances to a playoff semifinal.

PNC Broadway in Louisville presents Mean Girls | March 22-27

From the creative team behind Aladdin and The Book of Mormon come Mean Girls, a musical comedy based on the hugely popular 2004 American teen movie. Held in downtown Louisville at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, all patrons must wear masks and provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test, PCR Test no older than 72 hours from arrival at the event or Antigen Test no older than 24 hours from arrival at the event.

NuLu Bock Fest | March 26

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 also returning in 2022 which will have local restaurants facing off to create their best versions of the cased sausage. The festivities last from Noon-6pm, but there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area for those looking to celebrate after the event comes to a close.

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