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Flyover Film Festival prepares for take-off with pre-flight reception tonight

Louisville, KY., – The public is invited to celebrate local filmmaking with the Louisville Film Society and 21c Museum Hotel at a Pre-Flight Reception on Tuesday, July 17 in honor of the 10th annual Flyover Film Festival. The party will take place in the Atrium of the hotel from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. where guests will enjoy learning more about the eight films tied to Kentucky that will be screened during Flyover, Sunday July 22 – Friday July 27. Soozie Eastman, Executive Director of LFS, said “Our Pre-Flight event gives film lovers the opportunity to meet and mingle with many…


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Mighty Babe Ruth Bat Added to Hands-On Experience for Guests at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Museum & Factory

Special-Order Bat Used by Ruth Unveiled for 100th Anniversary Celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  — Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has a thrilling new experience in its line-up. Starting this week, guests can hold a bat that was actually used by Babe Ruth. This extraordinary opportunity is the museum’s way of celebrating the 100thAnniversary of Ruth signing a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Ruth signed-up with the company on July 9, 1918, for $100 and a set of H&B golf clubs. The unique bat was wielded by the Bambino sometime during the 1933 – 1934 seasons. According to the Letter of…


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Louisville’s Forecastle Enhances Environmental Activism Efforts

Major steps taken to help combat climate change, protect the world’s natural awesome LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. The activism arm of the festival includes several sustainability partnerships that help to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint, properly dispose of waste, and protect biodiversity hotspots around the globe. This year, Forecastle has expanded its activism efforts, and will be more focused on sustainability than ever before. “Forecastle was built on the premise of environmental responsibility, and for years we’ve worked to be as sustainable as possible through…


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Cool off this weekend at LouisvilleKY’s Riverside with some old fashioned ice cream

  Photos of last years’s Ice Cream Social are from Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing’s Facebook Page Louisville, KY., – The entire family is invited to enjoy a day of fun on the banks of the Ohio River as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts an “Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social,”  Sunday, July 8 from 1-5 p.m. The historic property is located at 7410 Moorman Road in southwest Louisville. The event features live music by Storefront Congregation, and several activities for kids, including games, miniature train rides, pony rides, a farm animal petting zoo and the Southwest Library Book Sale. Visitors will also…


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LouisvilleKY’s big fireworks show to be replayed around the world

Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2018 Opening Ceremonies – Thunder Over Louisville – will be re-broadcast on the American Forces Network to more than a half million U.S. Armed Forces personnel and Department of Defense civilian employees and their families stationed overseas on Independence Day. “We’re honored that we can share Thunder Over Louisville with military personnel and their families on this patriotic holiday,” said Mike Berry, President and CEO of the Kentucky Derby Festival, who introduces the broadcast along with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “This year’s Thunder was one of the best ever and we hope the troops will…


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Family Fun, Cards’ Celebration, Country Music and Farmers Market Headline Fourth Street Live! Events

There’s plenty of exciting attractions coming to Fourth Street Live!, including events for fans of basketball, country music, and healthy eating. FAMILY FUN DAY Bring the whole family, including those with four legs, to Fourth Street Live! on June 30 for the first-ever Family Fun Day. There will be a full schedule of activities suitable for little ones and furry friends alike. It’s always fun to bring the family pet to a big event, especially with the opportunity to interact with other animals. For $5, guests get an all-access wrist band. Proceeds benefit The Arrow Fund, a non-profit with a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Family Farm and Forage Day to be held June 16 at Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen Landing

Louisville, KY., – A fun – and free – family event will take place on the banks of the Ohio River in southwest Louisville on Saturday, June 16 as Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing hosts “Family Farm and Forage Day” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will explore historic and present-day farming with a variety of children’s activities, workshops, talks and booths. Families can enjoy a milking demonstration featuring “Bluegrass Bessie” the cow; a farm animal petting zoo; horse-drawn wagon tours, barrel train rides as well as demonstrations on beekeeping, raising chickens, growing fruit trees, forage crops and more….


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival to host late night Belle of Louisville entertainment

Louisville, KY. – Stay onboard long after the Forecastle Festival lights go down with Late-Night on the Belle of Louisville, presented by Four Roses and Goodwood Brewing Co. Louis the Child will take over the Belle of Louisville on Friday, July 13. The dynamic duo is prepared to put on a one-of-kind dance party, spreading glitzy, electronic bliss throughout America’s oldest steamboat on the mighty Ohio River. On Saturday, July 14, Forecastle gets funky as Lettuce blends their smooth and soulful grooves with hip-hop-inspired spirit on the historic Belle of Louisville. Bringing new vitality to classic funk, these rhythmic geniuses will provide a can’t-miss experience. Doors to…


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LouisvilleKY’s Waterfront plans a busy summer beginning this weekend

Louisville, Kentucky – Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Council members, and Waterfront Development Corporation President David Karem were joined by park event and vendor representatives at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater this afternoon to announce all the new attractions and events planned for Waterfront Park this summer. From a jam-packed Memorial Day Weekend to the new Funk Fest in August and the Jug Band Jubilee in September, every weekend will be filled with events and activities for the public’s enjoyment. The Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle and the Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market will bookend the summer on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends,…


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LouisvilleKY Earns Bronze Medal on Policies that Improve Residents’ Health and Quality of Life

Louisville makes progress in promoting health and quality of life, according to new CityHealth report Louisville, KY., – Louisville earned a bronze medal in an evaluation of whether its policies improve residents’ health and quality of life, according to the CityHealth initiative’s updated city ratings. CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, offers a close look at whether the nation’s 40 largest cities have nine key policies in place that experts say help residents lead healthier lives and make communities thrive. For each of these nine policies, CityHealth awarded each city a gold, silver, bronze, or…