Plan Your Derby City Weekend: May 24-27

Here are some great things to do around Louisville this weekend

The official kickoff to summer is here! It's Memorial Day Weekend, and there are plenty of great events happening around Derby City.

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    Big Four Station Park

    $25 – $220

    250 Beatles and 60’s-themed concerts all in one place for FIVE consecutive days presented by 60 bands, including:

      • Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde
      • The Buckinghams
      • The Grass Roots
      • The Cowsills

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    Kentucky Flea Market

    Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Kentucky Expo Center West Wing

    Free Admission
    $5 Parking with Purchase

    Stewart Promotions’ presents the Kentucky Flea Market Spring Fling, May 24-27 (Friday thru Monday), featuring over 550 booths of jewelry, crafts, candles, overstock, grocery items, antiques, collectibles, furniture and more. For over 45 years, the Kentucky Flea Market has been a fixture at the Kentucky Expo Center, drawing thousands of shoppers and vendors alike each show.

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    Strawberry Festival


    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    8310 Saint John’s Road
    Starlight, In

    Celebrate everything Strawberry on the Saturday of Memorial Weekend, including food, fun, games, music and the famous Build your own Strawberry Shortcake.

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    BBQ, Blues & Bikes Festival


    Noon – 10 p.m.

    Downtown Elizabethtown

    Enjoy the smell of BBQ, some of the best award-winning blues artists in the country, and thousands of motorcycles. The festival starts with the Thunder Into Etown Motorcycle Ride.

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    Clarksville Cove Opening Day


    11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    800 South Clark Blvd.
    Clarksville, In

    Admission: $7
    After 4 p.m.: $5
    2 & Under: Free

    Clarksville Cove features three splash pads with interactive spray and play equipment, a body slide, tube slide, swimming pool, full-service Toucan Cafe, and a private party zone for birthday Parties.  All the water in pool, slides, and splash pads is heated, so the water is never too cold.

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    Kentucky Reggae Festival

    Saturday & Sunday

    2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

    Louisville Water Tower Park


    You’ll love the authentic, delicious dishes from the Jamaican Association of Louisville and A Piece of Jamaica. You’ll find unique treasures among the arts, crafts, jewelry and more in the Caribbean Vendor Market. And you won’t be able to stop swaying to the contagious, soul-satisfying sounds of live Reggae music.

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    Pickin' on the Porch concert Series


    6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

    Knock on Wood
    7001 Main St.

    Music by The Serenades
    Food at Knock on Wood Café
    Wine from Little Kentucky Winery
    Brews by Mile Wide Beer Company

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    Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle


    8 a.m. – Noon

    Waterfront Park Great Lawn

    Fitness demonstrations hosted by professional instructors leading Yoga, Tia Chi, Zumba and Pickle Ball will be followed by the Hike, Bike or Paddle events. The Hike offers three routes from the Great Lawn to the Big Four Bridge, with options to walk the bridge to Jeffersonville, return to the Great Lawn or continue to the Louisville Community Boathouse, with all but the bridge option dog friendly; or the 15 mile closed course Bike ride to the historic Olmsted designed Shawnee Park and back; or get your Paddle on in the Ohio River, starting at the Harbor Lawn in Waterfront Park. If you don’t own a canoe or Kayak you can rent one by going online and reserving at Louisville Kayak Company.

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