January 22 - 26
Kentucky Exposition Center
People in Louisville love few things more than a day out on the boat, and by late January they’re chomping at the bit to get that boat out of storage. Whether you’re looking to get your own boat, planning to upgrade or just want to look forward to warmer weather, this is the perfect event with hundreds of exhibitors selling goods ranging from marine vehicles to campers to trampolines.
January 24 - 25
Founder Holly Harvest and husband Tom Foolery (you can’t make this stuff up, folks) will gather some of the best talent around for a midwinter burlesque spectacle. Bourbontown Burlesque claims to be comprised of “51% corny comedy” and a variety of fun ingredients including expert striptease, aerials, magic, and plenty more in their biggest show yet.
Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Things will get hairy once again as the Derby City Whisker Club presents its fifth annual WhiskerMania. Competitors of all levels from all over the world will go beard-to-beard in a variety of categories, from chops to goatees to full beard freestyle. (There are even categories for fake beards, so no one feels left out.) Sorry, though, no participation trophies here -- just a good time. And don’t miss the Rookie Royal Rumble, a brand new event for the facial hair newbies.
January 30 - February 2
Now in its 95th year, Kosair Shrine Circus once again will bring classic circus fun to town, featuring everything from trained animals to clowns to acrobats. Presented by an organization dedicated to supporting children’s charities, elephant and pony rides will also be available. Take the whole family out to have a blast at this longtime Louisville tradition.