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LouisvilleKY’s largest festival wins international honors

Louisville, KY. –  Kentucky Derby Festival has a lot of reasons to celebrate today! Louisville’s annual civic celebration received 46 top honors at the International Festivals & Events Association’s (IFEA) Convention and Expo in San Diego, California. The Derby Festival won the Bronze Grand Pinnacle in the “Best Overall Festival Program” category, National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington, D.C.) was runner-up with silver and the Vivid Sydney, Destination NSW (The Rocks, NSW Australia) won gold. The Grand Pinnacle is the IFEA’s highest award. The Festival competes each year against other major festivals and events from around the world. The Festival also received 45…


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Six LouisvilleKY Breweries to Compete for the Winning Title at the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown  

Louisville, KY – Six local breweries are doing their part to end youth homelessness in our community by competing in the 2nd Annual Craft Beer Throwdown on Thursday, October 11. This popular event is spearheaded by the Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board and will benefit the organization’s efforts to end youth and young adult homelessness. It will be held at the Louisville Water Tower Park, 3005 River Road, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. For a $20 online donation in advance or $25 at the door, attendees can taste six new brews and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy announces new release

Only 12,000 bottles available in select markets ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, first introduced in 2012, was declared “best spirit in the world” by F. Paul Pacult in his 2013 Spirit Journal and given a five-star ranking in the 2015 Spirit Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Louisville Distilling Company, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys, including the highly-celebrated ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels, has announced the limited-edition release of ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. This year’s expression is now available in select markets: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” Begins Oct. 4

  Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018 Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo is about to transform into a storybook land where a photo opportunity is waiting around every corner during the Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party!” presented by Meijer. This year the Zoo celebrates its 37th year of the popular party on October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018.   Tickets are now on sale. Children can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo. The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and…


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“Canoemobile” back for 7th year in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY., – The Canoemobile is coming back to Shawnee and Riverview Parks on Oct. 5-6 for its seventh year on the banks of the Ohio River. The Canoemobile allows residents ages three and older to take guided trips in 24-foot canoes on the Ohio River. Canoe trips are free. Participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. No advance sign-ups are required, wavers can be signed on-site or brought with the participants. This free event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing to…


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Hundreds Participate in 4th Annual FirstBuild Hackathon in LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FirstBuild, a global co-creation community backed by GE Appliances, a Haier company, brought together teams of designers, programmers, engineers, students, makers and other innovators for the 4th Annual 2018 “Hack the Home” Hackathon. With more than $10,000 in cash and prizes at stake, competitors spent more than 35 hours ideating the next great product for the home. The top three teams chosen from a pool of more than 30 competing projects were: First Place ($3,000): “My Fridge Safe” Josh Weil, Eric Ott and Alex Vance, a trio of local makers competing in their third FirstBuild hackathon, invented a locking drawer…


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LouisvilleKY soccer nabs road win

Louisville City FC snatched three points on Wednesday by knocking off hosts Penn FC, 0-3, in the team’s sixth straight unbeaten streak on the road. Story and photos from Louisville City FC’s website… LouisvilleKY., – The opening 15 minutes saw neither side create an opportunity as they struggled to settle in possession. However, with City settling first, the visitors began to impose themselves on Penn FC as the half wore on. Like was the case in Pittsburgh, a set-piece was what gave LouCity the lead after 25 minutes. Defender Shaun Francis hung an excellent cross to the back post for captain…


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LouisvilleKY is getting ready for this weekend’s Bourbon & Beyond

Louisville, KY., – Wine from Sting and Trudie Styler’s private estate and an exclusive Lagunitas Beer will be served at the second annual Bourbon & Beyond, returning to Louisville’s Champions Park on Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23. The weekend offers the perfect blend of bourbon, food & music not found anywhere else in the world, assembled by festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents along with culinary curator Edward Lee and bourbon curator Fred Minnick. “What a surprise and honor to be asked by Bourbon & Beyond to present our Il Palagio wines at this year’s festival,” Trudie Styler said. The Villa Il Palagio estate is the home of Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, nestled in the rolling hills of Tuscany. “Il Palagio is one…


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Sixth Annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards is set for this week in LouisvilleKY

Dr. Pearse Lyons, Amy Carlson, Dave Eggers, and Sister Larraine Lauter among honorees Photo from the Muhammad Ali Center’s Facebook page… LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — The sixth annual Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday evening at the Omni Louisville Hotel. The fundraising gala celebrates individuals from around the world who are driven to becoming change agents for the common good. In addition to awards given to seasoned humanitarians, six young people age 30 and under, will be honored with an award for each of Muhammad Ali’s Six Core Principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality. Lonnie Ali, Co-Founder…


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LouisvilleKY’s Fifth annual Brightside Bash set for September 20

Story from www.louisvilleky.gov… Louisville, KY., – Brightside, Louisville’s organization for keeping the city clean and green through beautification and education, will be holding its 5th annual Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation from 6-9 p.m. on September 20 at The Louisville Palace (625 S. 4th Street). First held in 2014, the Bash serves as a fundraiser for the Brightside Foundation, which works to ensure funding to allow Brightside to continue offering its many educational programs, sustainability initiatives and beautification projects across our community. This year’s Bash will also include the second Brightside Awards, an opportunity for Brightside to thank…