Who’s excited to have an extra day to frolic in the sun? We sure are and the weather forecast looks fantastic! So what’s on the radar this week? A full line-up of 4th of July festivities! Fireworks, Flea and Football! We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou just for you who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our New2Lou calendar at new2lou.do502.com. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop. And don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; you’ll be glad you did!
Wednesday (7/1) July “Best of Louisville” & “Louisville Bride” Launch Party - Celebrate the 30th annual Best of Louisville publication, and Louisville Bride with Louisville Magazine at the Louisville Water Tower! And it’s the official pre-party to the Best of Louisville Event on July 30th, win-win. Music, food, and many ticket giveaways. Complimentary appetizers and drink specials. FREE event and open to the public.
Thursday (7/2) Faithfully - A Symphonic Tribute to Journey with the Louisville Orchestra - Journey tribute band + Louisville Orchestra + Louisville Amphitheater = Brilliance. Louisville Orchestra will rock the greatest hits of one of the best 80’s bands at Iroquois Amphitheater. Door open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 8 pm. Tickets start at $20.
Friday (7/3) First Friday 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 SoFo district from 5-11 pm. And while you’re out and about, don’t forget to hop on the FREE TARC Zerobus which runs between all three districts!
Friday (7/3) - Sunday (7/5) Flea Off Market - monthly outdoor bazaar in Nulu, on Baxter between Market and Jefferson Street. The “buy local”/”keep it weird” ethic is strong in Louisville and especially at The Flea Off Market, a great place for shopping, eating & drinking, or just hanging out. Over 100 local vendors, food trucks, drinks, entertainment and more!
Friday (7/3) - Saturday (7/4) Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned 4th of July - Two days of celebration and good old-fashioned fun in the Crescent Hill neighborhood! Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 11 PM at the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House. Art fair, food & beer booths, pet show, parade, live music and fireworks! Free and open to the public.
Saturday (7/4) Arcade Brunch: Murica Edition - Fourth of July is finally here, y’all. And if you have an action packed day, you best brunch up, seriously. Get your brunch on at Zanzabar - $15 all can eat, $13 if your dressed in your patriotic best. And that’s not all…retro arcade games, cereal bar, Bloody Mary bar, and Saturday morning cartoons. Boom, Murica.
Saturday (7/4) Louisville City FC - Cheer on our brand new Football Club team, the Louisville City FC, this Saturday against the Richmond Kickers at Louisville Slugger Field. Tickets start at $15 and the game starts at 7:30 pm. And word on the street is they will have a sweet fireworks show too, so win-win.
Saturday (7/4) Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th - Sadly last year our fireworks were canceled, but they are back this year with a bang! Louisville Orchestra is joining the party and will be playing LIVE music on the waterfront! Activities start at 5 pm and Louisville Orchestra plays at 8:30 pm. FREE and open to the public.
Sunday (7/5) Rockin’ Rooftop Ramen & Rose - Sunday evening from 8 pm to 11 pm, 8 UP Executive Chef Jacob Coronado turns UP the fun and the flavor offering UP one of his favorite dishes, Tonkatsu Ramen ($11). Pair this with a summer Rose on the 8Up rooftop and it’s the perfect way to wind down the weekend.
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Monday (6/29) Monday Night Movies: Muppets Most Wanted - It’s Monday, so you know what that means….summer movie night at Iroquois Amphitheater! Featured movie this week is the latest Muppets musical comedy, Muppets Most Wanted! Doors open at 7 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. FREE and open to the public. Seating first come, first serve.
Wednesday (7/8) New2Lou Cocktail Competition - Mark your calendars folks. We’re joining forces with FirstBuild and Maker’s Mark to host our first ever Cocktail Competition! Not only will you be tasting the finest cocktails in town, but you’ll be one of the first to test out FirstBuild’s brand new nugget ice maker, win-win. RSVP required. Suggested donation $10; proceeds to benefit local non-profit Apron.
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