While I’m still basking in the joy of picking long shot Animal Kingdom, I have to admit there is a Derby let down. It’s a similar feeling to the deflation that comes after Christmas. I cleaned, cooked, gambled, entertained out of town guests, took in as many Derby Festival events as possible and after 3 exhausting weeks of horses, bourbon and everything Derby what is there to look forward to in our fair city?
For me, personally, I have a count-down clock that is telling me I have 173 days until St. James but what about all the days in between? I have to remind everyone that Louisville was named IFEA World Festival and Event City for 2010. Therefore, if you are looking for something to fill your calendar just take a quick glance at Louisville’s MetroFest Calendar. In the month of May alone there are 25 festivals and events to fill our days
Just to name a few….
Friday, May 13, 2011 – Sunday, May 15, 201110 am – 5 pm 16th Annual Gardeners’ Fair & Silent Auction
Saturday, May 14, 20118 am Norton Audubon Hospital presents :Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 14, 201110 am – 7 pm Butchertown Art Fair
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – Sunday, May 15, 2011Sat-10am-6pm Sat May 14th ;Sun-10am-5pm Art in the Arbor Festival
Saturday, May 21, 20114-11 pm 27th Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
Saturday, May 21, 20118 am – 3 pm Tour de Cure
Thursday, May 26, 2011 – Monday, May 30, 2011Noon-Midnight Abbey Road on the River.
Saturday, May 28, 2011Sat. and Sun.-2pm – 11:30pm , Mon.-1pm-7pm Kentucky Reggae Festival
The next time you see someone who works for the Derby Festival, give them a pat on the back. They did a great job despite all the rain.