The Kentucky International Convention Center and the Kentucky Exposition Center are celebrating a busy Memorial Day weekend. Over the course of the spring, in-person events have slowly returned to both venues, but Memorial Day weekend will kick off a busy summer as Kentucky Venues ramps up for a full slate of events and trade shows.
“The events industry is a key player in Louisville’s economy and important to the Commonwealth overall as we return to a level of normalcy we haven't seen in more than a year. As more events return, we know that means our local business including hotels and restaurants will get much needed relief,” said David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues.
Memorial Day weekend events include:
- Kentucky Flea Market Memorial Day Spectacular
May 28-31 in the West Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center
- USA Volleyball Open National Championship
May 28 - 31 in South Wing A, East Hall, North Wing and Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center
- Louisville Tattoo Arts Convention
May 28-30 in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center
- Shelby County Graduations
May 29 in Broadbent Arena
- Battle of the Bluegrass
May 29 in North Hall CDE of the Kentucky International Convention Center
“Louisville’s hotels are poised to welcome the many attendees to these wonderful events. As we await the return of business travel and conventions, it's great to see the leisure and specialty events return with such vigor. Events like these not only add dollars to the local economy but get many of our hospitality associates back to meaningful work. Our goal as hoteliers is to take great care of our guests so they go home and share their Louisville experience with others and return again and again.” said David Greene, Louisville Hotel Association President.
The rest of the 2021 calendar is shaping up to be busy, with more than 80 events under contract and more in the planning stage at both the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center.
Kentucky Venues operates two major convention and exhibition facilities, the Kentucky Exposition Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center, that serve regional, national and international clients. Learn more at kyvenues.com.