Events we’re attending… and you should too! 

It’s our job to know all the best spots to go in Louisville and across Kentucky. Our Mint Julep Tours team is always on the move exploring in new restaurants, sipping bourbon at bars, and seeking out Kentucky’s best food and drink events. Here’s a few we can’t wait to attend.

The Kentucky Bourbon Affair

June 6-11

The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ is the ultimate Bourbon fantasy camp! With daily happenings including behind-the-scenes tours, private barrel selections, rare tastings and exclusive nightcap events, this is a can’t-miss event for bourbon lovers. Tickets and schedule at http://www.kybourbonaffair.com

Downs After Dark

June 17, June 30, Sept. 23

Louisville’s legendary race track Churchill Downs gets a nightlife makeover a few days each year when the lights go on for night racing. Downs After Dark events include live music, great food and drinks and, of course, horse racing! Tickets and theme nights at https://www.churchilldowns.com/downsafterdark

Forecastle Festival

July 14-16

Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event to one of the country’s most anticipated summer festivals, drawing tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park. Tickets and full line-up at http://forecastlefest.com

Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Sept. 11-17

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival gives you 6 full days of smooth Bourbon, delicious food, and great entertainment, with a healthy dose of Kentucky hospitality thrown in for good measure. From black tie galas to historical tours, there is something for all ages and interests. It’s a wonderful six-day event full of activities for the whole family. Tickets and schedule at https://www.kybourbonfestival.com

Bourbon & Beyond

Sept. 23-24

Bourbon & Beyond will be an incredible all-in-one bourbon, food, and entertainment festival coming to Louisville for the first time this fall. The two-day experience honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky alongside tastings from top chefs and live music from some of the nation’s best-known musicians. Tickets and full line-up at http://www.bourbonandbeyond.com.