There are a variety of Louisville events – a growing number of year-round festivals and celebrations, for families and music lovers. In Louisville, attendance is high for most every festival. The Kentucky State Fair has become a multi-festival. Fun and festivities are alive and well in Louisville. Many festivals in Louisville celebrate the arts, like the renowned Saint James Court Festival. On most any Louisville weekend, locals and visitors browse exquisite hand crafts and fine art - some of the best in the east. The new, artsy downtown area is home to many festivals.
Louisville music festivals offer rousing concerts and acts in every genre of music. The city is filled with a variety of venues large and small, and more popping up each year. Forecastle Fest draws 10,000+ to the riverfront to hear the best of music on four stages. The Louder than Life Festival is another favorite.