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Louisville, Kentucky is a great destination for spring vacations! Weekend getaways, girls trips, and Spring Break vacations in Kentucky offer plenty of things to do and events to experience. In Spring 2024, several annual festivals, concerts, races, parades and parties are planned in Louisville along with a few new offerings.

Derby Week Tour Group with Derby Hats

Of course, people love to visit for Kentucky Derby Week, the first week in May, but the Kentucky Derby Festival lasts for several weeks beforehand and many other local events coincide. Plan your Derby Week trip or springtime adventure with Mint Julep Experiences today!


Here’s our guide to the best spring events in Louisville, KY!

Spring 2024 Events in Louisville



Humana Festival of New American Plays

Ancient Order of the Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rodes City Run 

A Drink For You 

Progressive Dinner Series

Papa John’s 10 Miler

Louisville City FC’s First Home Game of the Season

Men’s NCAA Regional Championships

Best of Kentucky

NuLu BockFest



Louisville Bats’ First Home Game of the Season

Heaven & Evan Elevated Bourbon Experience

Thunder Over Louisville

Best of Kentucky

Waterfront Wednesday

Derby Festival Fest-A-Ville

Churchill Downs Opening Night of Spring Meet

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair



Pegasus Parade


Kentucky Oaks

Kentucky Derby

Heaven & Evan Elevated Bourbon Experience

Old Louisville Springfest

Buy Local Fair

Abbey Road on the River

Best of Kentucky

Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle

Waterfront Wednesday



Kentucky Bourbon Affair

Progressive Dinner Series

Kentuckiana PRIDE Festival

Kentucky Craft Bash

Waterfront Wednesday


New This Spring in Louisville

Bourbon Distillery Tour at Buffalo Trace

Mint Julep Experiences offers tours to bourbon distilleries every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the spring! Join a public bourbon tour to see multiple distilleries in one day with guided transportation, lunch and tastings all included in your ticket. We visit top Kentucky bourbon makers like Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve and Buffalo Trace daily.



Want to customize your bourbon adventure? We work with groups of all sizes to design the perfect group tour! Incorporate horse farms, bourbon distilleries, Louisville’s best restaurants, cocktail bars and more on your tour itinerary with the help of our experience coordinators.