Plan Your Derby City Weekend: November 2-4

Here are some great things to do around Louisville this weekend

It's not May, but horse racing excitement is very alive in Louisville this weekend. The Breeders' Cup is taking over Churchill Downs, and there are many events happening around the city to celebrate. Click here for more info.

Day of the Dead

Dia De Los Muertos


6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

South 4th & Chestnut Streets

Children’s Workshops
Mexico Lindo Children’s and folkloric Dancers
Fire performers and Phoenix Collective
Cirque Louis Performers
Academy of Flamenco Arts
Candlelight procession and blessing of the altars
Salsa Rhythms

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LouCity FC

Louisville City FC vs. Red Bulls II


7:30 p.m.

Slugger Field

LouCity takes on the New York Red Bulls II in the USL Eastern Conference Final.


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Open Studio Weekend

6 – 8 p.m.
Juried Exhibition Opening Reception and OSW Launch Party
The Cressman Center
100 E. Main St.

Saturday & Sunday
Noon – 6 p.m.
Locations vary
Self-guided Tours

FREE LouVelo Bike Tour
Hyland Glass
721 E Washington St

Louisville Artists open their studios to share a glimpse of their work spaces and creative processes. Some offer art for sale; some will do demonstrations. A great opportunity to learn about and support the local scene.



community yoga - Tim Faulkner Gallery

Community Yoga


11 a.m.

Tim Faulkner Gallery
991 Logan St.

Yoga class suitable for all ages and levels. Donations ($5 suggested) will be collected at the event and will go to Kentucky Yoga Initiative and Tim Faulkner Gallery. This class will be held every Saturday from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Monday from 6-7 p.m.

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tree fest flea off market

Tree Fest


11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Flea Off Market
1007 East Jefferson St.

Trees for sale at Fresh Start Growers Supply plus a giveaway of 300 saplings and mulch while supplies last.

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Louisville Free Public Library

Taming of the Shrew


2 p.m.

Southwest Regional Library
9725 Dixie Hwy

Characters are brought to life in this amazing two-person, one hour performance of Shakespeare’s famous comedy The Taming of the Shrew. The audience will be engaged with professional actors from Kentucky Shakespeare. Ages 6+

Schedule of other performances


CirqueLouis: Gravity's Varieties

Saturday – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday – 2 p.m. (Sensory Friendly Performance)

Kentucky Center for Performing Arts

All ages


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Louisville Zoo Pumpkin Smash

Pumpkin Smash


10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Louisville Zoo

Zoo animals will show down on pumpkins from The World’s Largest Halloween Party.

10:30 – Gorilla and Meerkats
11:30 – Bears
12:15 – Jaguar
1:30 – Warthogs
2 – Lions
2:15 – Islands
3:00 – Elephant

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Morning Wood & Wild


10 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Morning Wood & Wild is HopCat’s annual celebration of barrel-aged, sour and wild beers. They spend months tracking down rare, one-of-a-kind unicorns and bangers just for this party. You can keep your pajamas on too because they’ll be serving their brunch menu all day!

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