4th of July Festivities

Who’s excited to have an extra day to frolic in the sun this weekend? We sure are and the weather forecast is looks fantastic! So what’s on the radar this week? A full line-up of 4th of July festivities! Fireworks, music, movies, trolley hop, and more! We’ve handpicked the best of the best events this week just for you, who are New2Lou. Looking for more events around town? Check out the local calendars on our events page and give us a follow on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll be glad you did.

Now - Thursday (7/31) DIY Month - DYK it’s DIY month?!? To celebrate the Louisville Free Public Library is host ing a series filled with diverse DIY events ranging from Small Business Startup to Knitting, a little something for everyone. Full schedule of events on the LFPL website. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday (7/2) Deltron 3030 -  Got plans tonight? You do now. Deltron 3030 with a special DJ set by Kid Koala at Mercury Ballroom tonight. Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. And more good news, Mercury is launching a brand new local music series (Mercury Rising) this month, July 12 to be exact.

Thursday (7/3) The Mayor’s Music and Art Series - free monthly series showcasing local musicians, artists and performers at the Mayor’s Gallery in historic Louisville Metro Hall.  Featured artist is the Tyrone Cotton. Doors open at 11:30 am, music starts at 12:10 pm. Free and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy live music during your lunch hour.

Thursday (7/3) 2nd Street Flicks - The Louisville Downtown Partnership and Louisville Film Society are partnering together on a brand new free movie series under the 2nd Street bridge. The series continues this Thursday with Stripes. Live music starts at 7 pm. Movie starts at 9 pm. Fun Fact: Stripes was filmed in Kentucky with several scenes actually shot on the 2nd Street Bridge.

Friday (7/4) - Thursday (7/17) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Art - The Kentucky Science Center kicked off their brand new summer movie series last month and the fun continues this week with Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Art. Attend in costume as a character from the movie or in safari-style attire on opening night (7/4) and receive FREE Science Center admission with the purchase of one ticket!

Friday (7/4) Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop - free event on the first Friday of every month at the shops, restaurants and galleries in historic West Main district, trendy NuLu District, and South Fourth District (SoFo). Party starts at 5 pm and trolleys run until 11 pm.

Friday (7/4) - Saturday (7/5) Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Two days of celebration and good old fashioned fun in the Cresent Hill neighborhood! Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM at the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House. Art fair, food & beer boths, pet show, parade, live music and fireworks! Free and open to the public.Sunday (7/6)

Friday (7/4) - Sunday (7/6) Flea Off Market - once-a-month outdoor bazaar  in Nulu at Fresh Start Growers Supply, on Baxter between Market and Jefferson Street.  Flea has conveniently moved to the first weekend of the month to coincide with First Friday Trolley Hop, so get your party pants on!

On the Radar

Monday (7/7) Free Summer Movies - Seem like everyone is jumping on the summer movie bandwagon, but we’re not complaining. Iroquois Amphitheater not only hosts summer movies, but great concerts too. Upcoming movies include: Back to the Future (7/7), Gravity (7/14), The Butler (7/19), and more. 

Wednesday (7/9) New2Lou 2nd Wed Social - Mark your calendars folks to mix and mingle with the coolest new folks in town. This month we’ll be at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, the brand new distillery/museum in downtown Louisville and first official stop in Louisville on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We’ll be mixing and mingling in the private speakeasy space. Sweet, right?!? Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve your spot!

Thursday (7/10) Louisville Bucket List - We’re teaming up with Yelp Louisville to bring you the Louisville Bucket List, Derby City must dos for those both new and old 2 Lou. What’s next on the list? Attend a Louisville Bats game! Want to throw out the first pitch at the game? RSVP for the event and leave a comment on the Yelp event page naming your favorite food to eat at a baseball game. Deadline to enter: July 7 at noon.

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