Kentucky Derby Festival
- although the Derby Festival is city-wide, Old Louisville is conveniently
located only minutes away by car from most major events, and a case can be
made that Old Louisville may be the finest base of operations for out of town
visitors. It is even possible to walk to most major events, including
the Derby itself, from Old Louisville, if a 30-60 minute walk doesn't
intimidate you. It does eliminate parking hassles! The festival
includes 100s of events, most notably the Opening Ceremonies/Thunder Over
picture) (April 15) which is known for spectacular world
record displays of fireworks and a half-mile rainbow of fire, Chow Wagons, The
Great Balloon Glow (April 27), The Great Balloon Race (April 28),
mini-Marathon (comes through Old Louisville) April 29, The Great Steamboat
Race (May 3), the Pegasus Parade (May 4), the Kentucky Oaks (May 5), and of
course, the 126th Running of the Kentucky Derby on May 6.
here for the official event list by date (you can click on each event for
Click here for more
info on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
in the Central Park amphitheater present:
Previews June 21
Show runs June 22–25, 27–30, July 1,2,11,13,15
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.
Previews July 5
Show runs July 6–9, 12, 14, 16
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.
Festival web site
7 - October 25
Farmer's Market, Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Walnut Street Baptist Church Parking Lot, Third & St. Catherine
(There is also a Farmer's Market Saturday Mornings 6:30 a.m. until sold out at
the St. Louis Bertrand parking lot, 6th and St. Catherine. Ending date
15 & 16
Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
Your chance to take a peek into eight of the beautiful gardens behind those
magnificent mansions. 10am-4pm each day, $8 in advance or $10 day of
tour. Start at the corner of St. James and Magnolia across from central park
and pick up your tour map with directions for walking or driving.
Contact the Information Center for your early bird
Bring the family, lawn chairs, and a picnic to enjoy two afternoons of
nationally known Jazz musicians in beautiful Central Park.
6,7, 8 (Friday-Sunday)
St. James Court Art Show
Enjoy the fall weather and wonderful art work from all over the country in one
of the nations largest open-air art shows: 10:00am-6:00pm Friday and Saturday,
and until 5:00pm Sunday
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour
Take a look inside some of Old Louisville's finest homes decorated for the
holidays. Ask about the Victorian tea. $12 advance purchase, $15
on the days of the tour. MORE Information
Tours 12:00 noon until 7:00 P.M. both days
Contact the Information Center
information and tickets for the Garden Tour, Victorian Christmas House Tour,
etc. can be obtained from:
Old Louisville Information Center
1340 S. 4th Street in Central Park
Louisville, KY 40208
Tuesday through Friday 1-5 PM
fax (502) 635-5245
Please note: it seems the Old Louisville Information Center
changes its hours between 3-6 times a year. It is not always
possible for OldLouisville.com to keep up with this, so it may be
prudent to verify with them before you make a trip.
check out the Old Louisville
Neighborhood Council's web site for more information on Old Louisville's
neighborhood events and fundraisers.
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