Things are heating up in Louisville this July

Things are heating up in Louisville and we’re looking forward to the return of some of its classic festivals, as well a few new additions for 2024. From fireworks to beer to food, here are some Louisville's top events to look out for in July.
Taking place in Old Louisville’s scenic Central Park, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival continues its decades-long tradition of providing free live-action performances of some of Shakespeare’s greatest works, with shows beginning nightly at 8pm.Arrive early, grab a bite at the local food trucks and enjoy the show. 
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You'll find a variety of Independence Day celebrations taking place in Bourbon City this July. The Louisville Bats will kick off the party on July 3rd with a post game fireworks shows after taking on the Indianapolis Indians. Head to Kentucky Kingdom July 4-6 for the Red, White, and Bluegrass Bash. Listen to the rich sounds of well-known Bluegrass band, Kentucky Blue, before experiencing the 15-minute choreographed performance with music and pyrotechnics shooting over 350 feet in the air, starting around 10pm. Celebrate Independence Day on the banks of the Ohio River at Louisville's Waterfront Park Fourth of July which kicks off at 5pm on The Great Lawn. The annual celebration will feature free musical entertainment led by the Louisville Orchestra and also features family activities, local food trucks, and a professional fireworks display taking place around 9:45pm.
The Louisville Zoo and Louisville Orchestra are teaming up to bring back the beloved ROARchestra after a 15-year hiatus. This family-friendly event invites guests to observe wildlife while listening to live classical music. Doors open at 7 p.m. allowing time to explore the Zoo or get settled in the Oasis Field before the concert begins at 8:30 p.m. under the stars. 
The fireworks continue at Kentucky Kingdom with multiple shows lighting up the sky every Saturday throughout the month of July. Spend your summer nights experiencing a 15-minute choreographed performance with music and pyrotechnics shooting over 350 feet in the air, starting around 10pm.
Held across three blocks on East Market Street, this free neighbourhood festival is back for 2024. From noon to 7pm catch surf-inspired tunes, a watermelon eating contest, a tie-dye station, limbo contest, putt-putt, pickleball, summer yard games, local food trucks, 80+ vendors, and, of course, a tiki bar. Additionally, this event will include a showcase of infused exotic cocktails from the Clash of the Cocktails (July 9), a local cocktail competition highlighting specialty drinks from neighbourhood establishment bartenders.
This year's Louisville Burger Week stands to be beefier than ever with a new app to help select some of Louisville's best burgers. From local fan favourites to burgers created just for the special week, guests can enjoy discounted $7 gourmet burgers from dozens of restaurants around the city.
Visit the heart of Old Louisville for the Mag Bar Music Fest! Returning for its third year, the four-day festival will feature Bungalow Betty, Daddy Sisters, Howling Giant, and many more.
J-Town Craft Beer Fest takes place in the heart of downtown Jeffersontown, just southeast of downtown Louisville. The event will feature more than 85 craft and summer seasonal beers along with wines, food trucks, and live music.


Posted by: Louisville Tourism
Posted on: 28/06/2024

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