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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan in 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Dec. 3

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan in the 21st Annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Dec. 3. The game time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked eighth nationally in the final Associated Press poll, Michigan achieved a 30-7 record during the 2018-19 season, its second straight 30-win season and just the fifth in program history with as many victories.  The Wolverines were the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament West Region and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year, becoming one of four schools…


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Kentucky Craft Bash Releases Full Beer Lineup

Over 80 Barrel Aged and Taproom Exclusive Beers Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Guild of Brewers (KGB) On Saturday, June 22nd, at Louisville Waterfront Park’s Festival Plaza, the Kentucky Guild of Brewers will host its third annual beer festival, the Kentucky Craft Bash. We’re excited to invite you to this fest for brewers and beer lovers alike to benefit Kentucky craft beer. The KGB brewfest will be the state’s largest beer festival featuring beers produced within the Commonwealth by Kentucky Craft Brewers. We will host over 40 Kentucky breweries highlighting more than 100 varieties of beer. Not only will you enjoy the Kentucky brews…


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LouisvilleKY to celebrate 50th anniversary of iconic Dirt Bowl with tournament, series of community events

  Photo from Louisville Dirty Bowl’s Facebook page… LouisvilleKY., – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the iconic Dirt Bowl tournament is returning for a historic 50th year with plans to commemorate the tournament’s anniversary with a series of events in addition to the tournament, which will begin the weekend of June 22 with games on the hard courts at Shawnee Park. “The Dirt Bowl is an enormous part of Louisville sports history,” said the Mayor. “From NBA stars to young people, this tournament brings together our community to share good times and watch great basketball. I’m thrilled to join others…


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Buy Local Fair: Part 2 will be Held Saturday, June 8

Louisville, KY -The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) held the 11th Annual Buy Local Fair on Sunday, May 19, only to have high winds and sporadic rain shut it down halfway through. So, organizers are hosting the “Buy Local Fair: Part 2” at Louisville Slugger Field Hall of Fame, 401 E. Main Street, on Saturday, June 8 from 4pm-7pm. Admission to the Fair is free and is presented by Louisville Water and the Louisville Water Tower Park. The Louisville City FC soccer game will follow at 7pm and $15 tickets are available, with part of the proceeds benefiting LIBA. Tickets may be purchased…


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LouisvilleKY’s official cocktail to be toasted during Old Fashioned Fortnight

Louisville Celebrates the Old Fashioned LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 31, 2019) – Kicking off on Kentucky’s birthday last Friday, Louisville’s official cocktail – the Old Fashioned – will be celebrated for two straight weeks (a fortnight) with festivities culminating on National Bourbon Day on June 14.   This June marks the fifth anniversary of Mayor Greg Fischer proclaiming the spirited Bourbon drink as the city’s official cocktail. Here are some ways to participate in the Old Fashioned Fortnight celebration:   The Kentucky Bourbon Affair, billed as the “Ultimate Bourbon Fantasy Camp,” takes place June 4-8 at various locations in Louisville and throughout the state. The…


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Nintendo Switch Road Trip to stop in LouisvilleKY

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo plans to bring Nintendo Switch games, memorable photo opportunities and activities for the whole family to cities across the country, including Louisville. The Nintendo Switch Road Trip tour runs June 26 through October and offers visitors a colorful and highly interactive space featuring playable demos of some of the hottest Nintendo Switch games of the summer like Super Mario Maker 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, among others. The stops throughout the road trip are designed with kids and families in mind, offering them a one-of-a-kind Nintendo-themed experience that they can enjoy together! “The Nintendo Switch Road Trip highlights the portability of Nintendo Switch…


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LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove celebrates Hamilton and the American Revolution

Afternoon Lecture Series Dr. Richard Bell: The African American Revolution Wednesday, June 5, 1:15 pm Louisville, KY., – We all know that the American Revolution was about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But what did those slogans mean to black people caught up in that war? Historian Richard Bell explains that African Americans actually threw themselves into the war effort with more enthusiasm (and with more at stake) than did many white colonists. Stories like theirs beg us to think about the stakes of the American Revolution from their perspective and to wonder just how revolutionary the American…


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Burger Week returns to LouisvilleKY in July

Story and images from louisvilleburgerweek.com     Louisville, KY., – In partnership with the Kentucky Beef Council we are bringing you $5 burgers from Louisville’s most delicious restaurants July 22-28. From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and even beer pairings – we will pay tribute to America’s sweetheart – the Hamburger! Each restaurateur and Chef will prepare their unique take on the burger. The idea is to get people to embrace the food, culture and Louisville-love while getting them out to eat, drink, and try new places! We will even be printing Burger Passports for participants to get stamped at…


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FirstBuild, UofL will work together to bring Maker Faire to LouisvilleKY

Story and photos from UofL News… Louisville, KY., – Thousands of makers, inventors, students, engineers and artists are expected to converge on the Belknap Campus this fall as FirstBuild and UofL host a two-day Maker Faire Festival Sept. 28-29. The Louisville Maker Faire will be a free, family-friendly event that includes spectacle acts, exhibitions, competitions, hands-on workshops, speakers, musical performances and more. “We look forward to bringing the community together on our campus to create, discover and be inspired,” said President Neeli Bendapudi. “This event will show the incredible power of partnership between our university and local industry.” “Hosting our city’s first full-feature Maker Faire is an example of how businesses…


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LouisvilleKY Zoo Opens Butterflies n’ Blooms

Louisville, KY.,. – Back by popular demand, the butterflies have made their return to the Louisville Zoo — the Butterflies n’ Blooms exhibit has opened and runs through Sept. 22. This temporary exhibit is free with Zoo admission or membership. Butterflies n’ Blooms is presented by Ford Motor Company and is open daily 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  and 2 to 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. Butterflies n’ Blooms is in collaboration with Idlewild Butterfly Farm.   Zoo guests will be able to walk amongst hundreds of native butterflies sipping nectar from colorful flowers in our 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house located…