Five festive February activities


During the month of February, enjoy yourself at events from a show with dinosaurs to honoring Black horsemen in the newly added exhibit in the Kentucky Derby Museum. Graphic by Molly Gregory.

Ofelia Mattingly

February is not only the month of love, but also Black History Month (BHM). That entails many Black-history-related events and other diversions. Here is a list of five events, both BHM-related and non-BHM-related, to attend with friends and family.

1. Jurassic Quest 

Jurassic Quest is coming to Louisville! This quest is a hands-on experience with visitors able to dig up fossils, ride dinosaurs and watch a dinosaur show. This event will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center from Feb. 4 through Feb. 6. The ticket prices are $22 for general admission.


2. Black History Month Film Series

In honor of Black History Month, the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL) will host a film series every Sunday of February. There are four movies included in the series: 12 Years a Slave, Tulsa: The Fire and Forgotten, Green Book and The Last Black Man in San Fransico. Each movie will start at 1:30 pm. To register for this event, go to this website.


3. Love Brunch

The Morning Fork hosts the Love Brunch taking place the weekend before Valentine’s day. Depending on the amount of people attending in your booth, there is a time limit. If you do not want to dine-in, you can always pick up. This event is a good way to celebrate Valentine’s day with your friends, family, or your significant other.


4. Kentucky Flea Market Spring Flea

Are you interested in buying cool collectibles, jewelry, clothing and more? The Kentucky Flea Market Spring Flea may be the event for you. Admissions are free and parking is discounted. With over 400 booths and a multitude of shows such as the Military Show and Cheer Derby, this is a fun event to add to your list of to do in February. The Spring Flea will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27. 


5. Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit

The Kentucky Derby Museum recently expanded to include an exhibit solely to honor Black horsemen and how they impacted Thoroughbred racing. Tickets start at $7 and will be open every day of February.