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List of Attractions and Events in the Louisville Metropolitan Area
The Louisville Clock, featuring various elements of Louisville and Kentucky culture as well as a mechanical horse race

This is a list of visitor attractions and annual events in the Louisville metropolitan area.

Annual festivals and other events

Spring

Summer

View of the Forecastle Festival on the Belvedere

Fall

  • Asylum Haunted Scream Park,[19] the subject of the documentary Monsters Wanted, this is five haunted attractions in one location; held from mid-September through Halloween
  • Cropped Out, a multi-venue music festival, held in early fall
  • Danger Run, from the end of September through the end of October
  • Farmington Harvest Festival,[20] held the second Sunday in October at Farmington Historic Plantation
  • Garvin Gate Blues Festival,[21] held in Old Louisville in October
  • IdeaFestival,[22] a three-day conference that seeks to engage attendees with novel ideas and innovative thinking, held in early fall
  • Light Up Louisville & 40 Nights of Lights,[23] begins the day after Thanksgiving
  • Machine Gun Shoot, Knob Creek Range's second machine gun-centric event of the year, typically held on the second weekend of October[8]
  • National FFA Organization Convention & Expo,[24] previously held in Indianapolis, Indiana, was moved to Louisville again in 2013 after a 14-year absence, held in late October/early November
  • North American International Livestock Exposition, held in November
  • Spirit Ball,[25] a Victorian-inspired masquerade ball held annually the Saturday before Halloween at the Conrad-Caldwell House on St. James Court
  • St. James Court Art Show, one of the top-ranked shows of its kind in the country; held in Old Louisville the first weekend of October
  • The World's Largest Halloween Party,[26]Louisville Zoo, held 14 nights in October

Winter

Distinctive locales

The Conrad-Caldwell House at St James Court and Magnolia Avenue in Old Louisville

Louisville Metro

Southern Indiana

Historic properties

The Belle of Louisville still serves as the symbol of Louisville. She celebrated her 100th birthday in 2014.

National Register of Historic Places listings

Museums, galleries and interpretive centers

Art

Regional history

Bourbon

Cities

Counties

More regional historical collections can be found at the Louisville Free Public Library and the University of Louisville.

U.S. and world history

Front facade of the Frazier History Museum

Other subjects

Parks and other outdoor attractions

Thunder Run, a wooden roller coaster at Kentucky Kingdom
The Louisville Waterfront Park exhibits rolling hills, spacious lawns and walking paths on Louisville's waterfront in the downtown area

Louisville is home to many spacious city parks, several designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, as well as forested areas, trails and other outdoor attractions; distinctive examples include:

Shows and performing arts

Venues

Performers

Sports-related attractions and venues

Miscellaneous

  • Rooster Run (Nelson County), a general store well known for baseball caps featuring its logo and a 13.5-foot (4.1 m)-tall fiberglass rooster statue standing in front of the store. According to The Kentucky Encyclopedia, it is "one of the best-known general stores in the country and one of Kentucky's best-known unincorporated businesses".[73]

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  7. ^ "Kentucky Reggae Festival". kentuckyreggaefestival.com. Retrieved 2015. 
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