Plan Your Derby City Weekend: April 12-14

Here are some great things to do around Louisville this weekend

Thunder Over Louisville, the official kickoff to the Kentucky Derby Festival, is this Saturday. Waterfront Park and other areas along the Ohio River will be packed with people enjoying the air show and fireworks. CLICK HERE for everything you need to know about Thunder, including traffic information, the air show lineup and much more!

Louisville Bespoke Fashion Show


VIP pre-party: 6 p.m.
Fashion show: 7 p.m.

Speed Art Museum

Featured designers include C.K Nobles, Forme Millinery, Baz and Bea, Barenaked Leather, Anastasi, Kimberly Phillips Clothier, and t.suzanne designes.

$35 – $95

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Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention

Friday: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Kentucky Expo Center

Get Tattooed by some of the best local, national, or international tattoo artists. Also Tattoo TV Celebrities. Vendors geared toward the tattoo enthusiast, with everything from jewelry, clothing and artwork, See great Side show entertainment and live human suspension to round out an amazing weekend of fun.

$20 – $40

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Brightstar Spring Vendor & Craft Show

Friday: 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kentucky Expo Center

250+ booths of great items to shop from.


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Jurassic Quest

Friday: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Kentucky Expo Center

Exhibits, activities, fossil digs, petting zoo and walking dinosaur rides.

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Tap Room Prom


9 p.m. – 4 a.m.

Highlands Tap Room

Dancing, fun and prizes. Dress to impress. No cover.

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67th Germantown Opening Day Parade


1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

1000 Goss Ave.

Join the celebration to kick off the new season of Germantown baseball and softball.

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12:30 p.m.

Speed Art Museum Cinema

The film discussing boys in ballet braving bullies in pursuit of their ballet dreams, which has been a timely topic for the Louisville Ballet.


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Paws with Purpose Walkathon


3 p.m.

Joe Creason Park

$10 – $25

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