First and foremost, our hearts are in the Gulf Coast this week after a devastating hit by Hurricane Harvey. The CJ posted up a great article about how Kentuckians are taking action PLUS a list ways you can help. If you are able, please donate to the American Red Cross or one of the options listed in the CJ article.
So what’s going on this week in Louisville? Plenty of fun festivities to celebrate the long weekend! From Waterfront Wednesday to Worldfest, our fine city sure knows how to be festive! We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou, just for you who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our online event calendar and give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop.
Wednesday (8/30) Waterfront Wednesday – What’s Waterfront Wednesday? Only the greatest thing ever. Free summer concerts presented by WFPK and Waterfront Development Corporation on the last Wednesday of every month. Featured artists this month: Iron & Wine, James Lindsey, and In Lighting. Music starts at 6 pm. Free and open to the public.
Thursday (8/31) Louisville Bats – Take me out to the ball game and root, root, root for the home team! Going to a Louisville Bats game is the perfect way to kick-start the 3-day holiday weekend. Grab a friend and cheers on the bats as they square off against their rivals, the Indianapolis Indians, at Louisville Slugger Field this Thursday night! Game starts at 7:05 pm and tickets start at $12.
Friday (9/1) – Monday (9/4) WorldFest – Celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of the region’s largest international festival this holiday weekend! Enjoy 4 days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville. Admission to free. Hours: Fri-Sun 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Mon 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. More info at louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest.
Saturday (9/2) Louisville City FC – This holiday week is jam-packed full of action and no one else in the city has more action than the Louisville City Football Club! They’re still working on a brand new stadium and you can show your support by not only attending the games, but bringing more folks! Let’s pack the stadium again this Saturday! Game starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $15. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com.
Saturday (9/2) Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market – Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Flea Market is a quirky local market full of antiques, uniques, food vendors, local non-profits, and more. Over 125 vendors from all over the South will peddle their awesome items this weekend at Festival Plaza in Waterfront Park. The market runs from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. FREE and open to the public.
Saturday (9/2) – Sunday (9/3) Kentucky Music and Bourbon Festival – Two-night celebration of all things Kentucky —> bourbon, BBQ and bluegrass. Enjoy bluegrass music on Saturday and Louisville’s premier cover bands on Sunday. And bourbon both days! Tickets are $10 per day. More info at www.kentuckymusicandbourbonexperience.com.
Sunday (9/3) Island Escape Ultra Reggae Day Party – Holiday weekend? Why not escape to the islands (in NuLu) this weekend? Join Galaxie for their ultra reggae island party this Sunday night. Music: Rollin Thunda , Echo Sensation, and Dj Exklusive PLUS authentic Jamaican cuisine. Party starts at 6 PM. Tickets start at $7. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com.
Sunday (9/3) Louisville Palace Homecoming Dance Movie Series – The Louisville Palace is kicking off their Homecoming Dance Movie Series this Sunday with Silk Stockings (1957) and continues every Sunday through September. Movie starts at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $8. Enter to win a pair of tickets at new2lou.do502.com. Next on the movie series lineup is Thoroughly Modern Millie on September 10th.
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Monday (9/4) Subway Fresh Fit Hike Bike & Paddle – Plans for Labor day? You do now! This free family-friendly Healthy Hometown event is organized by the Mayor himself, NBD. To participate you can hike, bike, or paddle, your choice! And it doesn’t stop there. Enjoy yoga, Tai Chi, and Zumba too! A full schedule of events is listed on Louisville Metro’s website.
Wednesday (9/13) New2Lou September Social – Early notice, but we’re already excited about meeting more cool new folks and assuming you are too. Mark your calendars for our September social at NuLu hot spot, the Taj. We’ll be partying it up on the back patio. Event is FREE w/ RSVP. All welcome, even if you are “Old2Lou” or “ReNew2Lou”.
Tuesday (9/26) – Thursday (9/28) IdeaFestival – New2Idea Festival? No worries newbie, we’ve got your back. Idea Festival is an annual 3-day event at the Kentucky Center and brings in world-class speakers from around the world to present innovation, imagination and world-changing ideas Ted-talks style. A festival pass is $249. Enter Discount Code: IF10 to save 10% on a festival pass.