Spring Festivals in Louisville
Spring Festivals are a great way to celebrate what wonderful people and places we have in the Louisville area.
Spring is here and soon, it’ll be festival time. Here is our annual list of great festival options around Kentuckiana. We’ve even thrown in some day trip festivals for super special events.
If you are hoping to get outside a lot this spring, there are so many festivals around town and they many of them are free. It’s common to have food trucks, kids areas for fun and crafts, live music and more.
Earth Day Festival at Louisville Zoo
Party for the Planet – multiple events throughout the month. Some discount admission days!
Third weekend of April, annually, Festival of the Dogwood in City of Audubon Park
A two-week long festival culminating in the Kentucky Derby:
Kentucky Derby Festival Events & Thunder Over Louisville
5 KDF Events not to miss! With details about Fest-A-Ville is back for 2023.
April 1 is the Holi Festival of Color. A free festival to celebrate Holi from 2pm-7pm, 1110 Wilson Ave. The Holi Festival celebrates the arrival of spring….a new beginning! There will be dancing, playing with colors, visiting with friends and making new ones, celebrating with family, and making joyous new memories on this unforgettable day while drinking Holi Gin cocktails and other beverages. DJey Shrek Sharma will be spinning tunes and hosting games. There will be arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and a special area just for kids activities. Each registered person will get the first packet of color FREE! Additional packets will be available for sale.
April 7th is the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County FamFest. A FREE Family-friendly event celebrating the best parts of Festival: featuring inflatables, live music, elements of Derby Festival, face painting and more! First 500 attendees receive a custom Pegasus Pin. From 4:00-8:00pm.
April 15th is the Block Party Presented by Churchill Downs, Humana and Park Community Credit Union at Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center. Guests can enjoy cuisine from local food trucks, live entertainment, a shopping marketplace, wellness activations, a vendor fair, programming and more. The day-long FREE event will last from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Ongoing throughout spring, WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
Spring Street Festival, April 15, 12-9pm, at The Alcove, 246 Spring Street.
April 15, TreeFest: An Arbor Day Celebration, Joe Creason Park, 11:00am-4:00pm
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair April 29th-30th
Sunday, April 30: Holi Mela-The Spring Festival of Colors, 12:00-6:00pm
Friday & Saturday May 12th & 13th , Mt. Washington Spring Festival
Saturday May 13, 9am-12pm, Beechmont Festival of Flowers
May 13-14, 10:00am-4:30pm, Locust Grove Gardeners Fair
Old Louisville SpringFest, Free, May 20th, 10:00am-7:00pm.
May 20th, 12:00-7:00pm Forest Fest @ Jefferson Memorial Forest, Free
May 20th, Bernheim’s BloomFest, 10:00am-4:00pm
May 20th & 21st, 11am-6pm, Norton Commons Art Festival
Kentucky Reggae Festival – To be determined for 2023
Monday, May 29th-Memorial Day 8am – 12pm, Mayor’s Healthy Hometown – Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike, & Paddle
Looking for more spring fun? Click here for our spring fun page!
Please be sure to call or double check links with these festival coordinators. They are subject to change at any time. If you know of more events, please email them to us firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add them!