March in Louisville is already looking lit with the return of Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo, award-winning beer festivals, and the marching of the 50th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Dinos Under Louisville at Louisville Mega Cavern | Thru Apr. 30
Drive your own vehicle through the Louisville Mega Cavern as you explore to discover 80 life-size moving dinosaurs. This 20-minute adventure will take you through more than half a mile of underground passageways as visitors experience dinosaurs from the Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous time periods and the extinction event that ended their time on the planet. Highlights include a 35-foot high Brachiosaur, a 40-foot long T-Rex battling a Triceratops the size of a mail truck, and asteroids and lava from the volcanic eruptions.
Louisville Restaurant Week | Feb. 27 - Mar. 5
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. $1 from every meal purchased benefits AMPED Louisville, which provides a free music mentorship program for kids, a free technology training program for adults, and Louisville’s first and only Black business incubator.
Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled | March 1
Labeled as “America’s favorite comedian” by SLATE, Jeff Dunham will kick off the month of March with a Wednesday night show at the KFC Yum! Center. Dunham has nine record-breaking comedy specials to his credit along with a best-selling book and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining Dunham on his tour are his five notorious characters Achmed, Peanut, Walter, José, and Bubba J.
Tailspin Ale Fest | March 4
Celebrating 10 years in 2023, 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 event has taken off as a favorite for locals and area beer connoisseurs.
Superstar entertainer and longtime host of the voice, Blake Shelton, will return to the road in 2023 for a nationwide arena tour. His Thursday night Louisville performance will take place downtown at the KFC Yum! Center and feature special guests Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean.
Louisville Arcade Expo | March 10-12
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 Home, Garden and Remodeling Show | March 10-12
Held at the Kentucky Exposition Center, this weekend event features a variety of exhibitors and professionals ranging from construction & renovation to garden & landscape and everything in between. Children 12 & under are free, with free entry for seniors 65 or older on March 10, and military personnel, veterans, police, fire, and first responders on March 12. Buy tickets online to save $2 on admission.
Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo | March 10 - May 21
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 experience unique locations from around the world as you stroll through the Zoo under the light of enormous, handcrafted, silk-covered lanterns. aglow with more than 50,000 LED lights. This year's theme is Wild Lights: Around the World and will feature famous landmarks like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Sydney Opera House, and the Great Sphinx of Giza.
St. Patrick's Parade | March 11
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 its 50th Anniversary in 2023, 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 additional ways to celebrate St. Patrick's day in Louisville here.
Burgoo Bash | March 18
Against The Grain brewery will play host to Kentucky’s second favorite export, Burgoo, at the 2nd annual Burgoo Bash: a Pro-Am cook-off aimed at bringing out the best amateur and professional Burgoo makers in the region. A $10 entry ticket gets you a sampling of all of the participating burgoos and a vote. The competition is open to the first 20 participants with 15 spots reserved for home chefs and 5 spots for restaurant entrants and lasts from 3-5pm.
Kentucky Performing Arts presents STOMP | March 21
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, and more fill the stage at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts with energizing beats at STOMP: the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music, and theatrical performance blends together in one electrifying rhythm.
NuLu Bock Fest | March 25
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 2023, which will feature local restaurants facing off to create their best versions of the cased sausage. The festivities last from Noon-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.
Monster Jam | March 25 & 26
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.
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