March/April 2023 events calendar: 50+ things to do in Louisville this month

Top March/April 2023 events around Louisville

Dinos Under Louisville. Louisville Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave., through April 30: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. On this adventure see 80 life-size moving dinosaurs including a 35-foot high Brachiosaur and a 40-foot long T-rex battle a Triceratops (the size of a mail truck) and enter a wormhole and be transported back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. $49.99 standard vehicle; $79.99 full-size van, limo, small school bus; $149.99 full-size school bus; $349.99 motor coach.

The Safari EGGventure. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, through April 9. The mobile scavenger hunt allows participants to search for hidden Zoo-themed eggs, answer trivia questions, and compete in challenges to earn points to win a free Louisville Zoo membership, Wild Lights tickets, plush animals, and more. Winners will be contacted via the email associated with the game account. The Safari EGGventure is free with Louisville Zoo admission or membership.

  • To participate follow these steps: Using your camera-enabled smartphone or tablet, download the free GooseChase app. Search for "Safari EGGventure" and join the free game. Find hidden eggs, answer trivia questions, and complete other challenges during your visit. Each correct answer will earn points. Score 500 or more points to be entered to win a prize. Prize winners will be drawn at random at the conclusion of the event. Winners will be notified of their prize winnings on, or before, April 21.

A model poses on the runway in a pink hat and suit at the 2022 Kentucky Derby Festival and Macy's Spring Fashion Show at Caesars Southern Indiana Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana, March 31, 2022. "I describe the colors of the season as 'solar-powered,'" said fashion show creative consultant Christine Fellingham. "I mean beautiful bright colors you'd see in a fantastic sunrise or sunset."

Dillard's Spring Fashion Show. Caesars Southern Indiana, 11999 Casino Center Drive, Elizabeth, Indiana, Thursday. Boutique shopping and cocktails at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the fashion show at 8 p.m. See the latest spring fashion trends and accessories for the Kentucky Derby season from Dillard's and local boutiques come down the runway at this annual style extravaganza. For ages 21 and older. $65 per person for balcony seating and includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets; showroom/main floor seats are sold out.

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Norton Commons' Food Truck Friday. 6301 Moonseed St., 6-8 p.m. Friday. Live music, food, drinks and shopping at the al fresco market. Bing a chair. Free.

Louisville Free Public Library Spring Break Free Programs. Louisville Free Public Library is offering more than 100 free programs and activities for students during spring break starting Friday through April 8. The Louisville Nature Center, Ambo Dance Theatre, storyteller Marsha Roth, Second Chances Wildlife, and 4-H will have hands-on learning programs for children to play, create, and explore together, including interactive storytimes, puppet shows, crafts, scavenger hunts, and STEAM activities at locations across Louisville.

  • Teenagers can participate in a variety of creative projects at branches around town that include open hours in their Maker Labs, board and video games, book and writing clubs, and more. For a complete list of programs and more, go to

Zoeller Pump Company Touring Parade. The touring parade will help kick-start the Festival celebrations. The traveling display will drive around the community and will feature about two dozen units riding through neighborhood streets, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Free

Areas and neighborhoods where the parade will travel:

  • Noon: Leaves Ballard High School

  • Between noon and 1:30 p.m.: Graymoor-Devondale, Lyndon, Norwood, Beechwood Village, Woodlawn Park, Bellewood, Druid Hills, St. Matthews and Broadfield

  • Between 1:45 and 3 p.m.: Seneca Park, Seneca Gardens, Belknap, Strathmoor Village, Hawthorne, Wellington, Strathmoor Manor, Deer Park, Cherokee Park, Cherokee Triangle, Highlands-Douglass, Bonnycastle, Original Highlands, Germantown, Schnitzelburg, Shelby Park, Smoketown, Phoenix Hill and NuLu

  • Between 3 and 4:30 p.m.: Central Business District (Main Street), Portland, Shawnee Golf Course, Russell, Parkland and California

  • Between 4:45 and 6 p.m.: Shawnee, Chickasaw, Parkland, Park DuValle, Hallmark, Algonquin, Shively and finishing at Zoeller Pump Company at around 6 p.m.

Flea Off Market. The parking lot, 1000 E. Market St. (corner of E. Market St. and Baxter Ave.), 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Pop-up flea market/art and craft fair with more than 100 vendors, food trucks, craft beer, seasonal cocktails, live music, workshops, movies and more. Admission is free.

Party for the Planet. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Saturday-Sunday. A month-long celebration of the Earth. Free with zoo admission. Sponsored by LG&E and KU Foundation.

  • ZooPoopyDoo Compost Sale. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays through April and May 13. High-quality ZooPoopyDoo compost. Compost will be loaded into your vehicle in the Zoo’s bus parking lot. ZooPoopyDoo can be purchased online, bring your receipt to Zoo for pickup (print out or on phone). Compost is $45 per scoop.

  • Recycling Weekend. Learn how recycling programs help our planet and organizations and programs that help benefit the air, water, land and animals will be featured each weekend. Enjoy animal presentations, keeper talks, tips and suggestions to help protect wildlife and wild places. Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April.

Volunteer and naturalist Doug Wilson blew debris off giant troll Mama Loumari at Bernheim Forest as part of an annual cleaning and repair of the wooden sculptures. July 20, 2022
Volunteer and naturalist Doug Wilson blew debris off giant troll Mama Loumari at Bernheim Forest as part of an annual cleaning and repair of the wooden sculptures. July 20, 2022

Every Child Outside (ECO) Kids Discovery Day. Bernheim Forest, Exit 112 off Interstate 65, Clermont, Saturday. At the Visitor Center. Discovery Stations, 1-4 p.m. On Your Own Challenge, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hike of the Day, 2 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required. $10 per car. 502-955-8512.

The Price is Right Stage Show. Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St., 7 p.m. Sunday. The hit interactive stage show gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” and play classic games from television's most popular game show. Contestants can win cash, appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. Tickets start at $29.

‘I Can’ Movie premiere: Red carpet special. Corydon Cinemas, 2025 Edsel Lane, Corydon, Indiana, 6 p.m. Sunday. ‘I Can’ is the story of the Pavey family. Katelyn Pavey, a Lanesville High School graduate, became the first ever limb different athlete to be named First Team All-State in Indiana (her full right arm and a small left arm, ending around the elbow). Following the red carpet event, there will be a special showing of the movie Monday and Tuesday at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. For tickets and more information:

April Plant Release. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Road, Crestwood, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. April Plant Release will have trees, shrubs, annuals and even more shade and sun perennials that weren’t available in the March and February Plant Releases. 502-241-4788;

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Festivals in Louisville March/April 2023

Wild Lights: Around the World. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. The lantern festival has a new lineup for 2023. Guests will be able to see sights from around the world featuring over 50,000 LED light bulbs, 18 interactive displays, 8 animated lanterns and 10 light-changing pieces. Featuring a walk-through cobra corridor, giant blue morpho butterfly, a 9-foot, shark-themed photo opportunity, the Statue of Liberty, Sydney Opera House, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Hall of Supreme Harmony and more. Sponsored by Bob Ray Company, LG&E and KU Foundation, Norton Children's and Neil and Jane MacDonald Family. Through May 21. Tickets are available for purchase online only. General admission: $20, $17 members, free for ages 2 and younger; $65 family 4 pack, $55 family 4 pack for zoo members. Parking is $7.

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Sports in Louisville in March/April 2023

University of Louisville vs Lipscomb. Jim Patterson Stadium, 3015 S 3rd St., 6 p.m. Tuesday. Men's baseball. Free.

Racing Louisville City FC vs Washington Spirit. Lynn Family Stadium, 350 Adams St., 3 p.m. Saturday. Women’s soccer. Tickets start at $17.

Films in Louisville in March/April 2023

"Nam June Paik: Moon in the Oldest TV." Speed Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday. The story of June Paik a citizen of the world and a trailblazing artist, who both saw the present and predicted the future with astonishing clairvoyance. $12, $8 Speed members.

"Mary Cassatt: Painting in the Modern World." Speed Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. The tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely rewritten. Mary Cassatt and her modern women were at the heart of it all. $12, $8 Speed members.

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Tours in Louisville in March/April 2023

David Dominé Louisville Historic Tours. David Dominé, founder of Louisville Historic Tours and award-winning author will have three new walking tours for the 2023 season. For more information and to purchase tickets,

  • Glitter Ball City Tour: The Glitter Ball City Tour hits many of the spots in Old Louisville that are featured in Dominé’s 2021 true-crime memoir, A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City. Guided by the author himself, this walk will include a stop at a popular neighborhood watering hole to enjoy drinks along the way. Participants will also receive other extras, such as a signed copy of the book and a disco ball souvenir. Limited to 12 people. Leave from Conrad-Caldwell House, 1402 St James Court, 2:30 and 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday through Nov. $90 per person.

  • The Paranormal Buff Supernatural Tour. On this three-hour tour, guests will enter the Conrad-Caldwell House Mansion that was once home to a family of poets and artists. They will also receive a signed copy of Dominé’s True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America's Most Haunted Neighborhood. Limited to 12. Leaves from Ainslie House, 1215 S. Third St., 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday or by appointment. $110 per person through Nov.

  • The Secrets and Scandals of Old Louisville Tour. Visit locations where famous people lived and died; houses with interesting backstories and hidden architectural features; and places where scandals and murders occurred. Leaves from Mag Bar, 1398 S. 2nd St., 3 and 5 p.m. daily through Nov. $65 per person.

Locust Grove Guided House Tour. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. During the Guided House Tour, a docent will guide you through the place where Louisville began, exploring the lives of the Croghan and Clark families, the enslaved, and Locust Grove’s famous visitors during early frontier Kentucky. For more information:

Old Louisville Walking Tours. Leaves from the Old Louisville Visitor Center, Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. These popular architectural and historical guided tours are operated by the Old Louisville Neighborhood. For more information go to

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Hike/Walk in Louisville March/April 2023

First Sunday Nature Stroll: Weeds & Wildflowers. Bernheim Forest, Exit 112 off Interstate 65, Clermont, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. This is a longer hike and is aimed primarily at adults, but children 6 years and up are welcome. $15, $10 Bernheim members. 502-955-8512.

Comedy in Louisville March/April 2023

Comedian Kenny Sebastian will before March 31, 2023 at Louisville's Brown Theatre
Comedian Kenny Sebastian will before March 31, 2023 at Louisville's Brown Theatre

Kenny Sebastian. Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 8 p.m. Friday. Stand-up comedian, writer, showrunner, musician and improviser. May contain adult content and themes. Tickets starts at $34.52.

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Whose Live Anyway? Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray present improvised comedy and song all based on audience suggestions. Tickets start at $75.17.

Concerts in Louisville March/April 2023

Waka Flocka Flame smiles at Herald-Leader photographer Alex Slitz before the game against Florida Saturday night at Kroger Field in Lexington. Oct. 2, 2021
Waka Flocka Flame smiles at Herald-Leader photographer Alex Slitz before the game against Florida Saturday night at Kroger Field in Lexington. Oct. 2, 2021

Waka Flocka Flame, The Homies, DJ Deuce. Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St., 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $25.

Electric Garden, The Low Glow. Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, 9 p.m. Friday. $15.

Top Shelf: The Taylor Swift Live Band Experience. The Jefferson, 715 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, Ind., 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $15.

Fozzy. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St., 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $25.

Louisville Orchestra. Stem Concert Hall, Ogle Cultural and Community Center, 4201 Grantline Road, New Albany, Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Friday. “Rachmaninoff 3.” Christian Reif, conductor. Part of the Nitelites Series. Tickets start at $12.;

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"The Princess Bride": An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes. Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St., 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets start at $29.

Louisville Orchestra. Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday. “Rach & Bartok.” Christian Reif, conductor; Alexi Kenney, violin. Tickets start at $25.

Noel Miller. Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway., 8 p.m. Saturday. Miller's biting one-liners and topical social commentary have made him a force to be reckoned with in the comedy world. May contain adult content. Tickets start at $40.95.

Jackie Greene, Lilly Winwood. Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25.

Aaron Watson, Chancey Williams. The Jefferson, 715 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, Ind., 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $25.

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Kevin Morby, Erin Rae. Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, 8 p.m. Sunday. $25.

An Evening with Third Eye Blind. Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St., 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets start at $39.

Daisychain, Lavacado, Nowhere Fast. Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets start at $10.

Andrew Bird, Joan Shelley, Ted Poor. Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets start at $37.

City Morgue: My Bloody America Tour. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St., 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets start at $30.

Tony Lucca & Keaton Simons. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets start at $22.50.

Todd Day Wait, Tyler Hood. Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets start at $10.

Elise Trouw, Lacey Guthrie. Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $15 advance, $18 day of the show.

Theater in Louisville March/April 2023

"Escape to Margaritaville." Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the Broadway musical-comedy featuring both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday-next Saturday, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville. Ends May 14. $42-$51. 812-288-8281;

“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.” StageOne Family Theatre presents the story of Edward Tulane, a China rabbit who becomes lost from the little girl who loves him. Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Ends April 15. Tickets start at $17.55, and discounts are available for ages 12 and younger.

"Murder By the Sea: The Dark Veil Mystery." Who, or what, is stalking Miss Melinda Waring on the eve of her wedding? What is the legend of the Dark Veil that haunts her family, and how has it shaped the life of crime-solver Dr. Angus MacCrimmon? Presented by WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. 7 p.m., Bristol Bar & Grille, 614 W. Main St. $59.90 includes show, dinner, tax and gratuity. 502-649-1829;

“Peety.” Teatro Tercera Llamada presents the story of Peety and her parents as they find themselves trapped in a never-ending waiting game to see the surgeon the family believes will save her father’s life. Based on real events. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Ends April 1. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets start at $21, $19 students and seniors.

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“The Wild Women of Winedale.” The Woman's Club of Louisville presents the story of the wild sisters from Winedale, Virginia, Fanny and Willa, and their quirky sister-in-law, Johnnie Faye. Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m., The Woman's Club of Louisville Theatre, 1320 S. 4th St. $35.

More events this week in Louisville

Kentucky Science Center. 727 W. Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Do Science at Kentucky Science Center’s 50,000 square feet of fun on Main Street. Get hands-on with fun exhibits, see a movie or tinker in MakerPlace. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged; visit to purchase.

Speed Art Museum: Speed Online. Features art activities; view films from the Speed Cinema; coloring page; Make Your Own Story, inspired by the exhibition Loose Nuts: Burt Hurley’s West End Story. Participants become the author, illustrator, and creators of their own book and more. For more information, visit

Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Courses: Golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week. In the clubhouses, food service will be limited to take-out only.

  • Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane. 9 holes. 502-937-9051

  • Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Lane. 18 holes. 502-267-9958

  • Crescent Hill Golf Course, 3110 Brownsboro Road. 9 holes. 502-896-9193

  • Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road. 18 holes. 502-363-9520

  • Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road. 18 holes. 502-245-9015

  • Seneca Golf Course, 2300 Pee Wee Reese Blvd. 18 holes. 502-458-9298

  • Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway. 18 holes. 502-776-9389

  • Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane. 18 holes. 502-937-9228

  • Quail Chase Golf Course, 7000 Cooper Chapel Road. 27 holes. 502-239-2110

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