Calendar of Events

, 2016 DEMI LOVATO & NICK JONAS "FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR"

Multi-platinum selling music artists, Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas, invite you to experience FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR. The North American tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in June and include a stop in Louisville, KY on Friday, July 29 at KFC Yum! Center. The two influential entertainers join forces for what will be one of the year’s most anticipated summer music events. FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR will visit over 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Las Vegas, Vancouver and more.

2016 Journey of Hope Luncheon

Maryhurst is pleased to announce the details of its 2016 “Journey of Hope” luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, at The Louisville Downtown Marriott. The annual fundraiser highlights Maryhurst’s work with Kentucky’s abused and neglected children, as well as pays tribute to its many generous supporters and the accomplishments of its alumnae. This year’s guest speaker is Donna Brothers, NBC Sports on-track reporter, racing analyst, and former jockey. The 2016 Alumna of the Year honoree is Cherie Jones, a resident on the Maryhurst campus from 1986 – 1987. In addition to the luncheon, the Maryhurst Boutique will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for luncheon guests and the general public. The boutique will feature art, jewelry and gifts from local artists and Maryhurst girls, plus Maryhurst Gourmet Cookies baked by Desserts by Helen. All proceeds from boutique purchases benefit the children in Maryhurst’s care. Raffle tickets will also be sold and can be bought for one of five packages for $10 during the luncheon.

3rd Annual bourbon mixer

On Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 6:30pm two of Louisville’s most spirited social groups, the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood, will come together at the Gillespie, located at 421 W. Market Street, to host the 3rd Annual Bourbon Mixer, a fundraiser to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The evening will combine great Bourbon with upscale southern cuisine in a spirited atmosphere that will cater to both aficionados and novices. Each participating distillery will be sharing their passion for Kentucky’s native spirit along with samples chosen just for this evening. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of auction items, including one-of-a-kind Bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whisky. The event will also include music, an open bar with beer and wine, Bourbon tastings and heavy appetizers. Tickets are $125 and go on sale June 1st. Visit www.BourbonMixer.com for more information.

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at the beautiful 1790s Locust Grove. The festival celebrates British author Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc) in a manner that emphasizes living in Jane Austen's world.  The theme for 2016 is Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jane Austen's England.

Speakers on food and drink are planned, as well as music,  a village of vendors with dresses, bonnets, fabric, patterns, jewelry, and much more.  Each day a four-course tea is served by reservation.  Workshops, a Grand Ball, and entertainment such as a Duel Between Gentlemen, bare knuckle boxing, an archery demonstration and the crew of the H.M.S. Acasta will be encamped on the grounds and Lord Nelson will join us!

On Saturday an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire will be attempted.

The festival begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. with shopping and entertainment until 9:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday admission is $8 per person, Saturday & Sunday are $12 each day.

Online, advance reservation begins early June.  Tea, workshops and the Grand Ball sell-out before the event, so plan to register early at www.jasnalouisville.com

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at the beautiful 1790s Locust Grove. The festival celebrates British author Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc) in a manner that emphasizes living in Jane Austen's world.  The theme for 2016 is Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jane Austen's England.

Speakers on food and drink are planned, as well as music,  a village of vendors with dresses, bonnets, fabric, patterns, jewelry, and much more.  Each day a four-course tea is served by reservation.  Workshops, a Grand Ball, and entertainment such as a Duel Between Gentlemen, bare knuckle boxing, an archery demonstration and the crew of the H.M.S. Acasta will be encamped on the grounds and Lord Nelson will join us!

On Saturday an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire will be attempted.

The festival begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. with shopping and entertainment until 9:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday admission is $8 per person, Saturday & Sunday are $12 each day.

Online, advance reservation begins early June.  Tea, workshops and the Grand Ball sell-out before the event, so plan to register early at www.jasnalouisville.com

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at the beautiful 1790s Locust Grove. The festival celebrates British author Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc) in a manner that emphasizes living in Jane Austen's world.  The theme for 2016 is Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jane Austen's England.

Speakers on food and drink are planned, as well as music,  a village of vendors with dresses, bonnets, fabric, patterns, jewelry, and much more.  Each day a four-course tea is served by reservation.  Workshops, a Grand Ball, and entertainment such as a Duel Between Gentlemen, bare knuckle boxing, an archery demonstration and the crew of the H.M.S. Acasta will be encamped on the grounds and Lord Nelson will join us!

On Saturday an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire will be attempted.

The festival begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. with shopping and entertainment until 9:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday admission is $8 per person, Saturday & Sunday are $12 each day.

Online, advance reservation begins early June.  Tea, workshops and the Grand Ball sell-out before the event, so plan to register early at www.jasnalouisville.com

Abbey Road on the River

The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival, will be held at the Belvedere Festival Park and Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-30, 2016. The annual 5-day event brings together more than 20,000 fans and 50 world-class bands. This year, enjoy performances by The Zombies and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, presentations by Prudence Farrow and other special guests, a Beatles merchandise marketplace, live artist demonstrations and more. More information at www.arotr.com.

AMVETS Patriot Car, Bike, and Truck Show

This is our 9th Annual Car, Truck and Bike show! Bring out your vehicle and join in the fun. Early entry is $15 day of show is $20. Early entry will be entered into a special drawing during the event. There will also be door prizes for all entries. Along with goodie bags and Trophies to the top 3 in each division along with an overall winner. There will be a special guest giving out the awards to be announced at a later date. Judging starts at 12pm and Trophies will be given out at 5pm. The Boogie Shoes band will take the stage in the back hall at 6pm. So stick around for more fun. Food and games will be throughout the day and we do have vendor booths that we will be renting out for $25 which include tables if you need them.

Anatomy Academy: Women, Men & Bourbon

Anatomy Academy: Women, Men & Bourbon
Louisville Water Tower - Wednesday, June 15th 7pm to 9pm

When it comes to deciphering aromas, who “nose” best – men or women?  Find out at the Bourbon Women and Kentucky Distillers Association ANATOMY ACADEMY.

This special event will bring together the area’s best male and female bartenders and chefs to create memorable cocktails and small plates for an epic Bourbon battle of the sexes, plus a blind tasting of specialty Bourbons and American Whiskeys from Heaven Hill Distillery.

The Anatomy Academy will put tongues to the test in a blind tasting to identify more than a dozen Bourbon & Whiskey-related flavors to see whether men or women have the sharper palate. Attendees at the Anatomy Academy will also choose a favorite cocktail, and Bourbon Women will announce the winners chosen by the women and the men.  Our winning cocktail mixologists will receive the coveted “BW Mixologist Award”, presented by the KDA and Bourbon Women.

As a special bonus, Bourbon Women's president, Susan Reigler, will open some private selection bourbons she and sister BW board member Carla Carlton helped choose.


TICKETS - $75 without transportation / $100 with transportation




ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make its 23rd appearance at Kentucky Speedway since the Inaugural year in 2000. See the drivers’ race to victory lane with a shot to win the praised Crosley Brands Jukebox. Be there to witness a name added to the list of ARCA winners at Kentucky including Ryan Newman, Frank Kimmel, Kyle Busch, and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Adult tickets start at just $29. Children 12 and under start at $15.

 

ARSENIC & OLD LACE

A riotous tale of two charming and lovable old ladies who dispense cheer to all, along with elderberry wine spiked with arsenic! One of the zaniest comedies of the American stage.  Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

Arts & Culture Day

ACA hosts Arts & Culture Day on the Waterfront

The Arts & Cultural Attractions Council invites the community to experience hands-on arts and cultural activities for all ages for FREE at Waterfront Park.

ACA members from the Louisville Ballet and Louisville Orchestra to cultural attractions such as the Muhammad Ali Center, Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum will be on hand to offer prizes, art-making and performances.

The Food Truck Association will provide food and beverages and donate 15% of its proceeds to ACA. Louisville Water Company will provide water for a bottled water free event.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Be Our Guest! The award-winning film comes to life on the Derby Dinner stage in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Perfect for the entire family!  Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

BloomFest & Spring Plant Sale

BloomFest & Spring Plant SaleMay 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmBernheim’s annual celebration of spring will also include local artisans, food vendors, a farmers market, musical entertainment, a series of short garden lectures, and tons of great activities for children including arts, crafts, garden faerie house construction and naturalist-led discovery stations.The day also includes the annual Spring Plant Sale. The annual Spring Plant Sale features Bernheim Select™, a distinctive variety of plants propagated from Bernheim’s own collections, along with a varied selection of other unique trees, shrubs, grasses, perennial herbaceous plants and summer garden plants. All plants are suitable for north central Kentucky growing. Quantities limited.All of the day’s festivities run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.FREE event. $5 environmental impact fee per car still applies to Non-Members at entrance.

Bourbon & Blaze 2016

WELCOME TO THE FIRST ANNUAL BOURBON & BLAZE PRESENTED BY EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON EXPERIENCE! 

A LOCAL-FOCUSED, FREE, ALL-AGES CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THURBY AND DERBY WEEKEND. SUPPORT FROM EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON, LUNAZUL TEQUILA, FALLS CITY BREWING COMPANY,  AND GALAXIE -- POWERED BY DO502. 

AFTER PARTY WITH THE OK DEEJAYS IN THE OUTERSPACE FROM 12A-4A. 

LETS HANG.


Bourbon, Bacon, Chocolate & Cheese

Take a tour of Frazier's newest exhibit: Spirits of the Bluegrass: Prohibition in Kentucky while sampling Bourbon paired with artisan bacon, chcolate and cheese provided by Art Eatables, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, Char'd Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge, and Capriole Inc.

BRANSON ON THE ROAD

Country-Comedy-Bluegrass-Gospel! Featuring your Branson show hosts Debbie Horton and Donnie Wright. Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

Celebration Sunday Presented by WJIE

Celebration Sunday presents an exciting Christian contemporary concert! 

 

No food, drink, or pets are permitted. 

Celebrity Day at the Downs

Hollywood celebrities highlight the Kentucky Derby Festival's Celebrity Day at the Downs each year at Churchill Downs/ Stars in the Pegasus Parade and other Festival events are on hand for this an exciting and glamorous day at the races.

CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW

“Classic Nashville Roadshow” takes you on a journey down memory lane with your favorite classic hits honoring the world’s most beloved country greats! Starring Jason Petty and Katie Deal, “Classic Nashville Roadshow” features renowned duets such as Golden Ring; Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man and Jackson; poignant tunes like Crazy and He Stopped Loving Her Today; and gospel traditions such as Will The Circle Be Unbroken. Get swept back in time with songs made famous by Dolly, Hank, Patsy, Tammy, George, Merle, and many, many more!