5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (5/20)


5th Annual Old Louisville Springfest
Old Louisville
Free; Noon
Stroll out of the office, and head over to Old Louisville for a good old-fashioned street festival. Springfest, which takes place between Oak Street and Magnolia Avenue, will have local vendors, associations, artists, a car show, food trucks and, best of all, bourbon slushies!


Rock Concert Benefitting EOD Warrior Program
Mag Bar
$5 (suggested donation); 8 p.m.
As far as jobs go, it doesn’t get more hardcore than working in Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD. So it’s only fitting that Mag Bar is throwing a hardcore rock show (performances by Stagecoach Inferno, The Jereactors, 40RTY and more), with proceeds benefitting the EOD Warrior Program, which benefits wounded EOD veterans.

St. Matthews Street Festival
Frankfort Avenue (between Lexington Avenue and Bauer Avenue)
Free; 11 a.m.
This weekend, Frankfort Avenue (between Lexington Road and Bauer Avenue) will be turned into a fantastic street festival. In attendance will be plenty of Frankfort Avenue retailers and restaurants, as well as live music, and a fun zone for the kiddos.

Movies in the Park ft. “E.T.”
Big Four Bridge (Jeffersonville)
Free; 7:30 p.m.
Grab your lawn chairs (or a beach towel, if you’re cheap like me), and head over to the Jeffersonville, Indiana, side of the Big Four Bridge, where you will find a giant screen showing the classic film, “E.T.” It’s a chance to get that drive thru-esque experience so rarely seen these days.


Buy Local Fair
Louisville Water Tower
Free (parking $5); Noon
The Buy Local Fair is exactly what you think it is: a fair with over 170 booths, where everything is local. The food is from local restaurants, the music is provided by local musicians and even the recycling and garbage disposal is being handled by a local business. Come help “Keep Louisville Weird,” and stop by the LEO booth to participate in our scavenger hunt.