Plan Your Derby City Weekend: May 18-20

Spring is in full effect, which means plenty of festivals and outdoor activities.

Here's our list of great things to get out and do around Derby City this weekend:

After Hours at the Speed

Friday, May 18
5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Speed Art Museum

Cash bar and food by Wiltshire at the Speed
Live performances/music
Speed Cinema screening of Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Luxury and Dress in the Age of Madame Adélaïde Lecture with Dennita Sewell and Erika Holmqvist-Wall

Free for members / $18 non-members

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Shakespeare in the Park

Friday, May 18
6:30 p.m.
Big Four Station Park

Saturday, May 19
6:30 p.m.
Story Avenue Park

FREE performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Kentucky Shakespeare

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Food Trucks & Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, May 19
Noon – 6 p.m.

Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park

24 food trucks
13 craft breweries

Tickets: $5-$20
VIP includes early entry & swag bags

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Old Louisville Spring Fest

Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Toonerville Trolley Park
Brook & Oak St.


Artists & Vendors
Food trucks
Fort George beer garden
Live music
Kosair Kid Zone (Noon-6 p.m.)

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Mighty Kindness Hoot

Saturday, May 19
Noon – 7 p.m.

Brown Foreman Amphitheater
1301 River Road

FREE community festival promoting kindness for the body, mind & soul

Local food
Live music
Art vendors
Social organizations
Educational workshops

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Norton Commons Art Festival & Spring Home Showcase

Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Norton Commons Towne Center
9418 Norton Commons Blvd., Prospect

Local painters, jewelry makers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, soap milliners, and textile workers
Beer & wine garden hosted by Commonwealth Tap
Food vendors

Music Schedule
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Walker & Kays (jazz quartet with vocals)
1-3 p.m. – Millers Folly (bluegrass)
3 p.m.-5p.m. – Handcar Prophets (classic rock)
11 a.m. -1 p.m. – Bomar & Ritter (singer/songwriter)
1-3 p.m. – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys (bluegrass)
3-5 p.m. – Ron Jones Quartet (instrumental jazz)

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Rarewood Release Party: Bourbon Buzz

Saturday, May 19
2 p.m. – 6 p.m

Goodwood Brewing
636 East Main St.

Limited edition Bourbon Buzz release – rich honey ale aged in bourbon barrels (500ml bottles)
Enjoy Bluegrass music and plenty of BBQ

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Malcolm X Day Party

Saturday, May 19
4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

900 Shelby St.

Fundraiser to support Black Lives Matter’s Healing team and Rhythm Science Sound’s Mixing Matters project
Recognizing #SayHerName movement
Live music by Gio El Futuro, Jordan Jetson & Hannah Drake
AcatheyArt will be facilitating a community art piece
SoulRelaxed Wellness will be on hand providing healing touch
Girls Rock Louisville in attendance

Donations of $10 to get in to the party are requested

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LIBA Buy Local Fair

Sunday, May 20
Noon – 6 p.m.

Louisville Water Tower Park

FREE Admission
Car parking: $5

180 local businesses
Craft cocktail competition
Cooking competition
Kidpreneur Marketplace

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Voices at Virtue

Sunday, May 20
7 p.m – 10 p.m.

Virtue the Venue
103 West Oak St.

Open mic series where like minded creatives can express themselves, build a following, network & develop a stage presence. The mic is open to poets, comics, musicians & singers.

Ages 21 & over

Artists can email to get on the list

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