Plan Your Derby City Weekend: Things to do around Louisville, August 24-26

Here are some great things to do around Louisville this weekend

Old Lou Brew

Friday, August 24

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Central Park
1340 South 4th Street

Food trucks & live music by Bridge 19 Band

Tickets: $8 – $10

Must be 21+ to enter

Event Page

The Soul of Russell Arts & Cultural Festival

Friday, August 24: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, August 25: 1-4 p.m. & 7-10 p.m.

Center for African American Heritage

Blues and jazz showcases, open discussions

Tickets: $20-$35
Discussion sessions are free

Event Page

Junction Creek Band

Friday, August 24

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Pavillion on the Square
10434 Watterson Trail

Free & open to the public
Rain or shine
Slicin’ & Dicin’ Food Truck

Event Page

The Wiz Junior Family Experience

Friday: 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m.

Russell Theater


Event Page

Louisville Zombie Walk

Saturday, August 25

8:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Bardstown Road in the Highlands

More than 45K zombies take over Bardstown Rd at the 2018 Louisville Zombie Walk! Featuring: Live entertainment, bands, food, zombie market, zombie car show, zombie midway games, costume contest and more!

Visit Website

Louisville funk Fest

Saturday, August 25

Gates open at 3 p.m.
Showtime at 5 p.m.

Bell Biv Devoe, Doug E Fresh, Juvenile, SWV, Silk

Tickets: $40 – $125

Visit Website

Bourbon Mixer

Saturday, August 25

6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Henry Clay

ake a step back to the early 60’s and for the ultimate mid-century modern cocktail party, all in support of the Coalition for the Homeless’ efforts to end homelessness among young adults!

Tickets: $125

Hosted by: Whiskey Chicks & Bourbon Brotherhood

Event Page

Brew at the Zoo

Saturday, August 25

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Louisville Zoo

Tickets: $46 – $57

Brew at the Zoo and Wine Too! showcases a variety of micro-brews displayed by local breweries, as well as some local and regional wines. Nonalcoholic beverages and food samples are also provided free of charge for guests to enjoy.

Event Page

Nelly in Concert

Saturday, August 24

Doors open at 7 p.m. / Show starts at 8 p.m.

Fourth Street Live!

Also performing: B Simm, Miles Arnell, DJ Havok & DJ Chris Stubbs

Tickets: $20 – $125

Must be 21+ to enter

Presented by 98.9 Radio Now

Event Page

Jazz in Central Park

Sunday, August 26

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Central Park
1340 South 4th Street

The Groove Masters
Janey Aebersold
Syreeta Thompson & Tri-Add
Marcus Click & Friends
Kiko Serbrian & Bond
Urban Jazz Coalition

Hosted by Dawne Gee & Ms. Krystal

Free to the public

Event Page

Download the Derby City Weekend App: Apple // Android

FOLLOW @DerbyCityWknd on social media: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter