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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Festivals around Louisville, Kentuckiana and Nearby Cities, March April May 2013

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Ahh. Do you smell the sweetness of spring approaching? Are you one of those fans of the groundhog “not” seeing his shadow? Check out these family-friendly festivals and events which start in early March and end in late May.

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 3pm
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Highlands/Phoenix Hill Tavern to Mid-City Mall along Baxter Avenue www.louisvilleirish.com
stpatsparadelouisville@gmail.com


Saturday, March 9, 2013
KidsFest @ Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
http://www.travelbullitt.org/ freida.howe@gmail.com 502-543-6727


Saturday, March 9-Sunday, March 10
2013 National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, IN
http://nationalmaplesyrupfestival.com/

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9am-5pm
ECO Kids Discovery Days
http://www.bernheim.org/ 502-955-8512

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10am-2pm
Mahan Manor Historic Tours @Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve Crafts for kids in the Nature Center http://www.creaseymahannaturepreserve.org/ 502-228-4362

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1pm-4pm
Lucky Leprechaun Geo Cache @E.P. Tom Sawyer Park
www.parks.ky.gov 502-429-7270

Friday, March 22-Saturday, March 23, 2013
Native American Weekend @Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/cumberland-falls/default.aspx 606-528-4121 Toll Free: (800) 325-0063

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3pm
Raptor Rehab @Blackacre State Nature Preserve
http://blackacreconservancy.org/events/ 502-266-9802

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00am-12:00pm
University of Louisville Dance Marathon @University of Louisville Student Activities Center
https://www.facebook.com/#!/ULDMForTheKids 502-629-8060

2013 Easter Events in Louisville/Southern Indiana

April 4, 2013-May 4, 2013Kentucky Derby Festival Events

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 10am-12pm
Hellebore Day @Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
www.yewdellgardens.org 502-241-4788

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12pm-6pm
Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot
http://mightykindnesshoot.weebly.com/ 502-608-1587

Weekend of April 12-14, 2013
Bardstown Colonial Days
www.bardstowncolonialdays.com 502-396-5311

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1pm
University of Louisville Football: Spring Game @Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/417884811629455/

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11am-3pm
Martial Arts Showcase and Expo @Kentucky International Convention Center Hall 2D www.hmalouisville.com

Saturday, April 13, 2013 10am-4pm
Raptor Day @ Charlestown State Park, Clarksville, IN
http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/special_events.html 812-280-9970


Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9am-5pm
Southern Kentucky Book Fest in Bowling Green, KY
http://www.sokybookfest.org/ 


Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10am-2pm
Spring Wildflowers Open House @ Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve http://www.creaseymahannaturepreserve.org/ 502-228-4362

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10am-3pm
Earth Day 2013@ E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
www.parks.ky.gov 502-429-7270

Saturday, April 20-Sunday April 21, 10am-5pm
Civil War Reenactments with Bardstown Home Guard 7th KY and 24th KY
www.civil-war-museum.org 502-349-0291

April 20, 2013, 10am-2pm Sunday, April 21, 2013, 10am-2pm
Party for the Planet @Louisville Zoo Saturday, A month-long celebration, with main events on Earth Day weekend
www.louisvillezoo.org 502-459-2181

Saturday, April 20-Sunday, April 21, 10am-4:30pm
Revolutionary War Encampment @Locust Grove
www.locustgrove.org 502-897-9845


Saturday, April 20-Sunday, April 21, 2013
Georgetown International Kite and Culture Festival
http://www.georgetownky.com/ 502-863-1575


Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6pm WFPK
Waterfront Wednesday-1st concert of season
http://www.wfpk.org/502-814-6500

 photo IMG_4212_zps7398fbc4.jpgSaturday, April 27, 2013, 10am-4pm
Earth Day at the Falls @ Falls of the Ohio State Park
http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/special_events.html 812-280-9970

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10am-4pm
Salt Dyed Silk Scarves @Little Loomhouse Opening weekend of New Cut Corridor Trolley Hop
https://www.facebook.com/NewCutCorridorTrolleyHopComing 502-367-4792 education@littleloomhouse.org

Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10am-6pm
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
http://cherokeetriangle.org/art-fair/ 502-459-0256

May 1-31 2013
Hometown Tourist Celebration
http://www.gotolouisville.com/hometown-tourist-celebration/index.aspx

Saturday, May 4, 2013
Derby Day at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY
www.keeneland.com 800-456-3412

Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 11, 2013
Kentucky Black Bear Festival in Cumberland, KY
http://www.harlancountytrails.com/

Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11am-10pm
International BBQ Festival in Owensboro, KY
http://www.bbqfest.com/ 270-926-6938


May 10 - May 11, 2013
Mt. Washington Spring Festival
http://www.travelbullitt.org/ 502-538-4897

Saturday, May 11-Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mayfest Arts Fair in Lexington, KY
www.downtownlex.com 859-425-2590


Saturday, May 11, 2013, 2pm-8pm
Buy Local First Fair @Louisville Water Tower
http://www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair 502-500-4669

Sunday, May 12, 2013
McDonalds Mother’s Day @Louisville Zoo
www.louisvillezoo.org 502-459-2181

Friday, May 17, 6pm-10pm-Saturday, May 18, 12pm-10pm
Jazz, Arts, and Wine Festival @ Newport on the Levee
http://www.newportonthelevee.com/

Friday, May 17, 5pm-10pm-Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12pm-10pm
Old Louisville SpringFest
http://www.oldlouisvillespringfest.org  info@oldlouisvillespringfest.org

Friday, May 17, 6pm and Saturday, May 18, 2013, 1pm
RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival in Madison, Indiana
http://www.visitmadison.org/ 800-599-2956


Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19. 2013
Maifest @Mainstrasse Village in Covington, KY
http://www.mainstrasse.org/

Saturday, May 18, 2013
St. Matthews Street Festival
http://stmatthewschamber.com/pages/StreetFestival1/502-899-2523

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12pm-4pm
NatureFest! @ Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve
http://www.creaseymahannaturepreserve.org/ 502-228-4362

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013
Howard Steamboat Museum Chatauqua
http://www.jeffmainstreet.org/events/events-calendar.html 812-283-0301

Saturday, May 18, 2013
SpringFest in Glendale, KY
http://www.glendalekentucky.com/ 270-369-6188

Saturday, May 19, 2013, 10am-4pm
Bloomfest @Bernheim Forest
http://www.bernheim.org/bloomfest.html502-955-8515

Sunday, May 19, 2013, 12pm-4pm
Storybook Character Day @Louisville Zoo
www.louisvillezoo.org 502-459-2181

May 23rd - 27th
Abbey Road on the River
http://www.arotr.com/

Monday, May 27, 2013
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike, & Paddle http://www.louisvilleky.gov/HealthyHometown/HikeandBikeMHHM/ 502-574-5011


Please be sure to call or double check links with these festival coordinators. They are subject to change at any time.

Get out and explore the beautiful Kentucky scenery all around you this spring. If you’re like a lot of us living in the Ohio Valley, just don’t forget to take your allergy meds with you!

By guest contributor: Erin

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