Events

worldfest

LouisvilleKY WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

  15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere LOUISVILLE  – WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere. More than 70 local and regional entertainers will offer a variety of music, dance styles and beats, ranging from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more. Headliner acts will include Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, Cheili Minucci & the EFK All Stars with Karen Briggs, Billy Goat Strut…


Hike Bike Paddle

Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns to LouisvilleKY Labor Day

  Booths, activities begin at 8 a.m./cycling, paddling, walking at 10 a.m.  LOUISVILLE  – Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park. “What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!” Subway Restaurants is the title sponsor of Hike, Bike & Paddle, with…


Varanese

Varanese Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years on LouisvilleKY’s Frankfort Avenue

Party and Retrospective Dinner will be held to honor the 10-Year Anniversary   Photos from Varanese’s Twitter page Louisville, KY (August 1, 2017) – Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, has been bringing creative, fresh cuisine and nightly live jazz music to the Clifton neighborhood for almost a decade. Since its opening in August of 2007, over 500,000 people have been served at Varanese. To celebrate this 10-year anniversary milestone, the team at Varanese has planned a community party and a special dinner. The 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 20th from5:00pm-11:00pm and will feature live music by Jeff Sherman’s 4-piece jazz band…


neighborhood place

LouisvilleKY’s Neighborhood Place releases busy August schedule

Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Workshops for Expectant Mothers, Fatherhood Training and More Louisville, KY – Neighborhood Place partners offer resources to help expectant parents and enhance fathers’ roles as well as an information session about becoming a foster parent. To learn more about these offerings and several others please refer to the list below. Also six back to school events remain in early August featuring free school supplies, sponsored by Neighborhood Place and numerous community partners. Two Opportunities for “4 Your Child – Dads Making the Difference” workshop series For more information and to register, contact Dr. Cheri Langley at (502) 709-9323. …


fourth street live

American Idol to hold auditions for LouisvilleKy singers

KENTUCKIANA IDOL COMES TO FOURTH STREET LIVE! HOLDING ONE SILVER TICKET WHAS11 and Fourth Street Live! are teaming up to find the best singers in Kentuckiana in hopes of getting them to the American Idol stage   Louisville, KY (July 28, 2017) – To the dreamers wishing to grace the American Idol stage, they now have the chance to make it a reality.   It all starts on August 5, 2017 at Fourth Street Live!. WHAS11 and Fourth Street Live! will hold auditions to select the top five Kentuckiana singers. A panel of judges will select four contestants who sing to impress and award…


craft beer throwdown

LouisvilleKY’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown to be held on September 7th

Louisville, KY (July 26, 2017) – The 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown, a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless, will be held in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field, 2700 Gast Blvd., on Thursday, Sept. 7th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. At this new event, guests will taste brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. Attendees can also enjoy the breweries’ regular offerings, food trucks, and entertainment. The first 200 guests will receive a swag bag. Tickets are available for a $20 donation in advance at louhomeless.org or a $25 donation at the door. Participating local breweries include Great Flood…


South Central Regional Library

New LouisvilleKY library opens in Okolona

Mayor Fischer, Louisville Free Public Library open new South Central Regional Library 40,000-square-foot facility features cutting-edge technology Photo from Mayor Fischer’s Twitter page LOUISVILLE (July 21, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Free Public Library officials welcomed the public today to the new $14.5 million South Central Regional Library located at 7300 Jefferson Boulevard near Jefferson Mall in Okolona. The 40,000-square-foot facility, which replaces the much-smaller Okolona branch, enhances service for more than 160,000 people in south central Jefferson County, with new books and cutting-edge technology that encourages learning at all stages of life. The library the second of three…


flying axes

LouisvilleKY now has a play to throw some axes

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Flying Axes is officially opening its doors (and axes) to the public with a grand opening festival on Saturday, July 29, from 1-7PM. Flying Axes (Louisville’s first indoor axe-throwing venue) is hosting an all-day axe throwing festival to celebrate its grand opening. There will be music, food trucks and plenty of beer, including a beer truck from Covington-based Braxton Brewery with a few Louisville brews on tap. Festival goers can also choose from a wide array of canned beer, from American Classics to local favorites. Admission is FREE. “We’re pumped to open our doors and bring axe throwing to Louisville. We also can’t…


red herring

LouisvilleKY’s Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen expands with new coffee house opening July 27

Red Herring Coffee Lounge & Roastery provides caffeine boost and house-made pastries for morning crowd LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 20, 2017) – – Louisville’s favorite new bar Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave., will soon share it’s space with Red Herring Coffee Lounge & Roastery. This alter ego opens July 27 offering a custom coffee roast, tea, and fresh squeezed juices. Guests can also enjoy both “PG” and “XXX” coffee-tails including a cold fashioned with coffee instead of bourbon and bitters, cherry and orange and a cold brew Negroni with Campari, gin and cold-brewed coffee. Made-from-scratch pastries and breakfast sandwiches…


Mary M Miller boat

LouisvilleKY’s newest riverboat to Be Christened tonight

Christening ceremony open to the public; tickets still available for inaugural cruise Louisville, Kentucky – The Belle of Louisville’s new riverboat will be christened the Mary M. Miller on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 p.m. The new vessel is being named in honor of the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master’s license. The christening ceremony is open to the public and will take place at the Belle of Louisville Landing, 401 West River Road. A limited number of tickets are still available for the Mary M. Miller’s inaugural cruise that will board at 6:30 p.m. and cruise from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The…