The name, Bourbon and Beyond, says it all about this annual event -- this unique festival blends Kentucky’s favorite liquid with music from a diverse array of acts, ranging from Sting and Robert Plant to JJ Gray and Mofro.
The free monthly concert on the Great Lawn, WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday, wraps up its 2018 run with Car Seat Headrest, the Artisanals, and Love Jones. There will be food and drink available, naturally.
Louder Than Life has quickly become a local tradition each autumn, drawing crowds who like it really, really damn loud -- especially with bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Gwar, and Pop Evil.
Cost: $130 - $225
East Market Street
The NuLu Fest returns this year with plenty of local businesses showing off their wares, plus food, drinks, and live music. This family-friendly, free event, located in one of Louisville’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, is now in its 10th year so they know how to throw a good party.
St. James Court
A long-lasting Louisville tradition, the St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and crafts show that draws hundreds of artists from all over the United States each autumn. Bring the entire family and enjoy food and drink, live performances, and much more. It’s true that it's not autumn in Louisville until the St. James Art Fair comes around.
Gather with hundreds of others for the annual Louisville AIDS Walk to benefit the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance -- and your dog is welcome to join you. After the walk, you can dine at food trucks and the kids can have fun with special attractions just for them.
Downtown New Albany
The Harvest Homecoming festival takes place every October in nearby New Albany, Ind., just a hop, skip, and a tumble from Downtown Louisville. Bring the entire family (or your pals) for a week-long (and then some) celebration with events, music, booths, food, and more.
The Belknap Fall Festival returns to the Highlands for its 24th year, bringing with it the usual fun: local artists, food and drink, family activities, music, etc. The Highlands are always a blast, but this street fest definitely ramps it up a notch.
Garvin Gate neighborhood
The Garvin Gate Blues Festival is a tradition in the small south end neighborhood, featuring two nights of live blues, from local to national. Check out acts like One Shot Johnny, Anson Funderburgh, and Danielle Nicole while you sip a bourbon and chill out.
St. Michael Orthodox Church
Seriously, get a little taste of everything at the annual Taste of St. Michael, featuring food, music, and art from a variety of cultures. It's family friendly and be sure to bring your dancing shoes and your appetite.