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Monday, May 19, 2014

Review of Kentucky Reggae Festival in Louisville, KY

 photo IMG_1456_zps5c266e77.jpgMy family and I have been attending the Kentucky Reggae Festival for a number of years. My husband and I first started going pre-kids, then after having our first child we took her, and then we had our little boy, and now all four of us go. We ventured out last year with both of our kids and had our usual great, festive time together. The Reggae Festival is always held Memorial Day weekend every year at the historic Water Tower off of River Road and Zorn Avenue along the river.

 photo IMG_1470_zpsedc5d31f.jpgThis festival is very family-friendly. Every year we have gone we have seen loads of families with kids of all ages. The music is superb, very Caribbean and of course reggae-style! The Jamaican Association of Louisville is always there serving up authentic Jamaican cuisine such as jerk chicken, beef patties, and fried plantains. Jam Pan Food Truck will also be there serving up their authentic cuisine. There are always a lot of food options and plenty of space to wander around and explore the grounds of the Water Tower, dance to the upbeat music, and shop the local vendors' market selling their artisan crafts and handmade clothes. There are always a couple of bounce houses set up for the kids. People bring blankets, lawn chairs, sidewalk chalk, outdoor simple toys, bubbles, etc. It's very friendly and festive and has a great open and inviting feel to it. We just love it!

The Reggae Festival is Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26. Admission is $10 before 6pm; $14 after 6pm. We always arrive in the early to late afternoon at the discounted price and leave before dusk. Children under 10 years old are admitted free.

By guest contributor: Erin

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