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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

Saturday, March 9, 2013
KidsFest @ Paroquet Springs Conference Centre 502-543-6727

Saturday, March 9-Sunday, March 10
2013 National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, IN

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9am-5pm
ECO Kids Discovery Days 502-955-8512

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 10am-2pm
Mahan Manor Historic Tours @Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve Crafts for kids in the Nature Center 502-228-4362

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

Friday, March 22-Saturday, March 23, 2013
Native American Weekend @Cumberland Falls State Resort Park 606-528-4121 Toll Free: (800) 325-0063

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 3pm
Raptor Rehab @Blackacre State Nature Preserve 502-266-9802

Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:00am-12:00pm
University of Louisville Dance Marathon @University of Louisville Student Activities Center!/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 502-241-4788

Saturday, April 13, 2013, 12pm-6pm
Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot 502-608-1587

Weekend of April 12-14, 2013
Bardstown Colonial Days 502-396-5311

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

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

Saturday, April 13, 2013 10am-4pm
Raptor Day @ Charlestown State Park, Clarksville, IN 812-280-9970

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9am-5pm
Southern Kentucky Book Fest in Bowling Green, KY 

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10am-2pm
Spring Wildflowers Open House @ Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve 502-228-4362

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

Saturday, April 20-Sunday April 21, 10am-5pm
Civil War Reenactments with Bardstown Home Guard 7th KY and 24th KY 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 502-459-2181

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

Saturday, April 20-Sunday, April 21, 2013
Georgetown International Kite and Culture Festival 502-863-1575

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6pm WFPK
Waterfront Wednesday-1st concert of season

 photo IMG_4212_zps7398fbc4.jpgSaturday, April 27, 2013, 10am-4pm
Earth Day at the Falls @ Falls of the Ohio State Park 812-280-9970

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10am-4pm
Salt Dyed Silk Scarves @Little Loomhouse Opening weekend of New Cut Corridor Trolley Hop 502-367-4792

Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10am-6pm
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair 502-459-0256

May 1-31 2013
Hometown Tourist Celebration

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

Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 11, 2013
Kentucky Black Bear Festival in Cumberland, KY

Friday, May 10-Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11am-10pm
International BBQ Festival in Owensboro, KY 270-926-6938

May 10 - May 11, 2013
Mt. Washington Spring Festival 502-538-4897

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

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 2pm-8pm
Buy Local First Fair @Louisville Water Tower 502-500-4669

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

Friday, May 17, 6pm-10pm-Saturday, May 18, 12pm-10pm
Jazz, Arts, and Wine Festival @ Newport on the Levee

Friday, May 17, 5pm-10pm-Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12pm-10pm
Old Louisville SpringFest

Friday, May 17, 6pm and Saturday, May 18, 2013, 1pm
RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival in Madison, Indiana 800-599-2956

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19. 2013
Maifest @Mainstrasse Village in Covington, KY

Saturday, May 18, 2013
St. Matthews Street Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2013, 12pm-4pm
NatureFest! @ Creasy Mahan Nature Preserve 502-228-4362

Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013
Howard Steamboat Museum Chatauqua 812-283-0301

Saturday, May 18, 2013
SpringFest in Glendale, KY 270-369-6188

Saturday, May 19, 2013, 10am-4pm
Bloomfest @Bernheim Forest

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

May 23rd - 27th
Abbey Road on the River

Monday, May 27, 2013
Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike, Bike, & Paddle 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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