Plan Your Derby City Memorial Day Weekend: May 25-28

On Memorial Day weekend, we remember fallen members of the U.S. Military.

It 's also the official kickoff to summer.

Here are some great events happening around the Louisville area:

(Source: Abbey Road on the River)

Abbey Road on the River

May 24-28
Big Four Station Park

More than 50 performers pay tribute to the Beatles
Headliners include America & Vanilla Fudge

Tickets start at $35 for adults, $10 for kids

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Kentucky Reggae Festival

Friday, May 25: 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: 2 p.m.

Louisville Water Tower Park
3005 River Road

Live Reggae music
Caribbean food
Arts, craft, jewelry, beads

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Woodford Reserve bottle engraving

Woodford Reserve is engraving bourbon bottles this month and donating part of the proceeds to the Screaming Eagle Foundation.

The bottles will be engraved at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles on the following dates:

Friday, May 25: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, May 26: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, May 27: Noon-4:30 p.m.

Learn more about the Screaming Eagle Foundation

Get Cherry Ale-8

Friday, May 25
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Frazier History Museum

The museum’s store is the first place to sell the new Ale-8 Cherry soda in Louisville.

6-packs are $4 (limit 2 per customer)

Cherry Ale-8 is the first new flavor in Ale-8-One’s 92-year history. It is made with real cherries, contains no artificial colors or sweeteners and is 120 calories per 12-ounce serving.

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Average White Band

Friday, May 25
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Show starts at 8 p.m.

4th Street Live!

Ages 21 & up

Tickets: $5 in advance, $10 day of show

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LouiEvolve Pop Up Gallery

Friday, May 25
7 p.m. – 1 p.m.

MAF Gallery (formerly Gallery K)

Fundraiser to match Fund for the Arts donation
Auctioning doors that were painted live during LouiEvolve event at Copper & Kings in November
Other art exhibits
Live performances and DJs

$5-10 donation at the door

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Starlight Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 26
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

St. John Starlight Catholic Parish
Starlight, IN

FREE admission

Schedule of Events
8am 5k Run/Walk for the Berries
8am-6pm Booths, Games & Kids Inflatables Open
10 am Memorial Day Ceremony
11am-6pm (or while supplies last) Buffet Style Dinner Served
11am-12pm Homegrown Strawberry Contest
11am Little Miss & Mister Shortcake Contests
11am-12pm Homegrown Strawberry Contest
12:30pm Strawberry Pie Eating Contest
1pm-6pm Live Music and Entertainment
2pm Auctioning of Championship Berries
4pm Strawberry Pie Eating Contest
6pm Raffle Drawing and Closing

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Fluer de Flea Vintage Urban Market

Saturday, May 26
9 a.m.

231 Witherspoon St.


More than 200 booths full of mid-century, antiques, vintage, repurposed, recycled, vinyl, clothes and handmade. Over 20 food trucks including ice cream and snowballs plus a great bar with awesome bloody Mary’s, Ky Bourbon, local craft beer and local wine slushes. Live music from the best Honky Tonk Band around “Johnny Berry and the Outliers.”

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Norton Commons Free Concert Series

Saturday, May 26
6:30 p.m.

Norton Commons Amphitheater

“Classics in the Commons” featuring local favorites The Wulfe Bros and Soul Street

Series Schedule
Sat., May 26 6:30 p.m.
 “Classics in the Commons” The Wulfe Bros and Soul Street
Sat., June 30 6:30 p.m. “Nashville Sound-Kentucky Roots” featuring Jeni Carr and J.D. Shelburne
Sat., July 28 6:30 p.m. “Just Another Tequila Sunset” featuring Jimmy G & The Sidewinders and Brutally Handsome
Sat., Aug. 25 6:30 p.m. “Beachy Vibes & Good Vibrations” featuring CNM Trio and Sail On
Sat., Sept. 15 6:30 p.m. “Sensational Sounds of the 60’s” featuring Church Street Revival and The Monarchs

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Louisville Swimming Pools Open

May 26-28

Algonquin Park
Fairdale Park
Norton Park (Camp Taylor Memorial Park)
Sun Valley Park

Admission: $3 adults, $2 under 18

Summer Pool Hours

Source: Amber Powell/Derby City Weekend

School's Out Science Camp

Monday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kentucky Science Center
727 West Main St.

Science camp for kids, Pre-K through 10th grade

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