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What to do in Louisville this Memorial Day weekend

With Abbey Road on the River, the Kentucky Reggae Festival and plenty of events around Louisville, you shouldn't find it too hard to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — While many people will head out to the lake this sunny Memorial Day weekend, there's plenty of things to do in and around the Louisville area.

Here is your guide to having the best holiday weekend:


Kentucky Reggae Festival - Escape to the islands this Saturday and Sunday through the Kentucky Reggae Festival at Water Tower Park. The whole family can enjoy authentic Jamaican food, the Caribbean vendor market and, of course, music. Tickets are $16 per person, and children under 10 are free.

Abbey Road on the River The world's largest Beatles festival returns to Jeffersonville this weekend with great food, drinks and performances. The festival runs through Monday night, with one-day and full weekend tickets available on their website and at the gate.

Kentucky Kingdom - Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay are finally open, with a brand new roller coaster for visitors to ride. General admission is $49.95, with discounted season passes available for $64.95.

Louisville Bats vs. Toldeo Mud Hens - The Bats take on Toldeo Saturday, Sunday and Monday. After Saturday's game, fans can watch their Memorial Day fireworks. Military members and their family get into Monday's game for free. Tickets start at $12.

Kentucky Flea Market Memorial Day Spectacular - With over 600 booths, shoppers can find anything their heart desires at the Kentucky Expo Center. Admission is free, and parking is half-off with any purchase.

River Run Family Water Park - New Albany's family water park opens for the summer Saturday at 11 a.m. The park is open seven days a week with $7 admission for Floyd County residents and $15 admission for out-of-state visitors.


Starlight Strawberry Festival Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - There is almost nothing better than a fresh strawberry, and the people in Starlight, Indiana, know it. This picnic has games, music and plenty of strawberries to go around. Visitors can even make their own strawberry shortcake.

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Louisville's outdoor vintage market continues Saturday at Waterfront Park. Admission is free.

"Pink Floyd: The Wall” screening at The Louisville Palace Saturday at 8 p.m. - As part of their "ROCK ON FILM" series, The Louisville Palace is screening Pink Floyd's musical drama based on the album of the same name. General admission is $10.

"The Room" screening at Baxter Saturday at midnight - Watch Tommy Wiseau's infamous 2003 film, "The Room" at Baxter Theater's midnight showing Saturday. Tickets are $12 each.


Louisville City FC Watch Parties at 2 p.m. - Sad Lou City isn't playing at home this weekend? You can still watch their game against Bethlehem Steel with tons of other fans.

Game of Thrones Trivia Night at 6 p.m. - The show may be over, but fans can relive the drama at Game of Thrones Trivia at Corner Louisville. The winning team gets a $100 bar tab for the summer.

Pentatonix at KFC Yum! Center Sunday at 7:30 p.m. - Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix is coming to Louisville with Rachel Platten Sunday night. Tickets are still available for as low as $27.


Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle from 8 a.m. to noon - Families can come down to Waterfront Park to take part in fitness demonstration followed by hiking, biking or paddling through the Louisville area.

The Murph Challenge from 8 a.m. to noon - Butchertown CrossFit will host a free workout challenge in tribute to Lt. Michael P. Murphy Monday with t-shirt proceeds going directly to the Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

Military Appreciation Day at Churchill Downs from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Military members can attend Monday's races for free with a valid military I.D. Members can also receive a discounted ticket to Millionaires Row dining.

Several local stores and restaurants also have major deals available for military members this weekend.

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