It’s summer! Finally.
Here’s a list of our Happenings around town for the month of June.
June 1, 2014: Iron Chef Competition with Anthony Lamas and Bobby Benjamin
On June 1, An Iron Chef-style competition between Anthony Lamas from Seviche and Bobby Benjamin from LaCoop will begin at 3:00 p.m. with judging at 4:00 p.m. The chefs will prepare a meal using fresh, local ingredients purchased from the day’s market. The winning meal will be chosen based on taste, originality, healthiness, and the “can I make this at home?” factor.
June 6, 2014: Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss at Waterfront Park
On June 6, Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Station will play at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This is part of a 35-city summer tour and will be the first time these performers have played together on the same stage. Tickets willbe available at Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. Lawn chairs and blankets will be allowed for the event; however, outside food and drink are prohibited. Tickets are required for ages 2 and up.
June 7, 2014: The Color Run
Known as the Happiest 5K on Earth, the Color Run takes place June 7 at Waterfront Park. Runners high five each other, take pictures and dance on the course. There are no nerves or pre-race jitters and the race is not timed. There are two rules: (1) Wear white at the starting line and (2) Finish plastered in color! For more information, click here: thecolorrun.com
June 7, 2014: 20th Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour
The 20th Annual Crescent Hill Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will showcase ten unique and colorful gardens in the Crescent Hill neighborhood. Tickets are $10 and available the day of the tour at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 South Peterson Avenue.
For more information and to view photos from last year’s garden tour, visit www.crescenthillgardentour.org.
June 7-8, 2014: Sixth Annual Butchertown Art Fair
The 6th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will once again be held within the 800 and 900 blocks of East Washington Street, Saturday, June 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, June 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fair will include over 80 art and craft vendors, kid’s activities, and a pet adoption booth sponsored by The SPOT Fund (Metro Animal Services). Food will be available from food trucks including Black Rock Grille, The Comfy Cow, The Traveling Kitchen, Gary Wilson Italian Ice, Busta Grill, Longshot Lobsta and Genius in a Box.
The Art Fair is free and open to the public, and all proceeds from booth fees will benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc. For more information, click here: www.facebook.com.
June 7-8, 2014: 7th Annual Festival of the Arts at the Paddock Shops (formerly the Summit)
June 7-8 is the Seventh Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts at Paddock Shops (formerly the Summit). Louisville art lovers and collectors come to meet local and national artists from 30 different states who will showcase their works including glass, mixed media, paintings, jewelry, and pottery. Another first-rate art show featuring a unique blend of contemporary, original works at affordable prices. Hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information click here: www.ArtFestival.com.
June 12, 2014: Bourbon & Bowties
On Thursday, June 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Chef Dean Corbett will host Bourbon & Bowties, a fundraiser for Kosair Children’s Hospital. This year Anna-Maria Beck will be the honoree. Long ties, bow ties and women’s scarves are for sale for this event at Cartwheels and The Fashion Post. For more information, go to HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com.
June 19, 2014: Meet the Makers Lifestyle Style Series at Louisville Stoneware
On June 19, Louisville Stoneware will be host its “Meet the Maker’s” Lifestyle Style Series, which occurs on the third Thursday of each month. This month will feature Cocktails and Food in the Garden: Ideas for Growing Herbs and Edibles Inside and Out by Jon Carloftis, Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens. Held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. the free and open to the public event will introduce customers to Stoneware’s new 1815 Mercantile Product line while providing access to the “Makers” of those products. Each month will feature a different guest and topic. The informal nature of the event will allow the opportunity to ask one-on-one questions of the Makers. Throughout the year the Third Thursday Lifestyle Series will utilize the retail store’s new GE Monogram Experience Kitchen allowing customers to smell, touch and see The Mercantile Collection and the 1815 Mercantile brand in use. For more information, click here: www.louisvillestoneware.com.
June 19, 2014: Bourbon History Class at Moonshine University
On Thursday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m., Moonshine University will host an enthusiast class on Bourbon History with historian and author Michael Veach. Bourbon lovers looking to raise their liquor IQ will learn the story of Kentucky’s native spirit from the “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey” author through interactive presentations and a sensory evaluation. The two-hour class, which takes place the week after Father’s Day, is a great choice for a father/son or father/daughter outing. The cost is $39 per person. To register, visit moonshineuniversity.com, call (502) 301-8126 or email [email protected]
We showcase special dinners, sales, trunk shows and lectures all month long on our Happenings page. We update it almost daily, so be sure to click here and bookmark it to come back throughout the month and find out about all the special events our local stores, businesses and restaurants are hosting!