Excited for summer? We are, too! There are so many events to enjoy in June, inside and outside.
June 2, 2016: J. McLaughlin Shop for a Cause
J.McLaughlin and StyleBlueprint Louisville invite you to enjoy light bites and drinks while you shop the Summer 2016 Collection. 15 percent of all sales will benefit Holistic Women’s Cancer Therapies at Norton Healthcare. Come out to J.McLaughlin in Chenoweth Square (3931 Chenoweth Square, Louisville, KY 40207) on Thursday, June 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and toast to four great years in Louisville. For more information, click here.
June 3, 2016: Denim and Diamonds Gala
The Ninth Annual Denim and Diamonds fundraiser for Parkinson Support Center is Friday, June 3 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207. Wear your finest cowboy attire and enjoy a live auction, cocktails and a seated dinner. Tickets start at $225 for this fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease research. For more information: parkinsoncenter.org.
June 3-4, 2016: Louisville Greek Fest
Bring your appetite to the annual Louisville Greek Fest, which is now back at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church. You don’t have to be Greek to enjoy the wonderful food, music, dancing and culture you will experience here. Friday’s hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday’s hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is located at 930 Ormsby Lane, Louisville KY 40242. Free admission and free parking. For more information: louisvillegreekfest.com
FEAT of Louisville is hosting their 11th Annual Outrunning Autism 5K and Fun Walk on Saturday, June 4 at The Parklands of Floyd’s Fork – Beckley Creek Park (1310 Beckley Station Road, Louisville, KY 40245) at 9 a.m. The race is an event for all ages and fitness levels that will feature a Vendor Village, bounce houses, bubbles and face paintings. Registration is now open. Your participation will help Families for Effective Autism Treatment of Louisville continue to provide education, training, support and programs to families affected by autism. Registration for the 5K or the Fun Walk is $35; $45 the day of the event. For more information: kintera.org
June 4, 2016: Americana Community Center’s World Festival at Iroquois Amphitheater
Go around the world without ever leaving the Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4 for the 26th World Festival sponsored by the Americana Community Center. This event runs from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m., and is sure to fill your belly with delicious international food and fill your mind with musical performances and wares from all over the globe. This event also features a 5k Run/Walk, known as Run the World 5k. This is a free, family event. For more information: americanacc.org.
June 4, 2016: Fest of Ale
The 11th Annual Fest of Ale will take place at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater on Saturday, June 4 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event allows beer lovers to sample beers from around the world, socialize with friends and raise funds for the Crusade for Children. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate. For more information: meetup.com
June 4-5, 2016: Butchertown Art Fair
Contrary to popular belief, Butchertown is not just about pigs. Head on down to Butchertown on June 4 and June 5 for the annual Butchertown Art Fair. It’s an eclectic, unique art fair with lots of treasures in store. Enjoy art, food, drinks and entertainment. The art fair runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information: facebook.com.
June 10, 2016: Foxhollow Farm’s Summer Concert Series
Do you have what it takes to master an obstacle race expertly designed by Navy SEALs and SeaBees? The BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series is one of the nation’s fastest growing outdoor fitness events. Each BattleFrog features an 8KM course and at least 25 obstacles that will challenge you physically and mentally. Join in the fun when the BattleFrog comes to town on Saturday, June 11 at 7 a.m. Adult registration starts at $88. For more information and to register: battlefrogseries.com.
June 11, 2016: Bourbon by the Bridge
CASA of the River Region is hosting a premier bourbon tasting event benefiting abused and neglected children. Those attending the event along the Waterfront will enjoy live jazz music and heavy hors d’oeuvres during the event, which will last from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Individual tickets are $60, couples are $110 and designated driver tickets are $25 each. Ticket prices subject to change after May 25. For more information and to purchase your ticket: casariverregion.org.
June 11, 2016: Summer Craft Beer Fest
Tap into the surging craft beer scene at The Chamber Jeffersontown’s Summer Craft Beer Fest. The Summer Craft Beer Fest takes place in the heart of downtown Jeffersontown at the Pavilion and features more than 50 craft beers, local wines, food trucks and live music. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate and include a tasting card and commemorative glass. Designated driver tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased online at jtownbeerfest.com.
June 11, 2016: Clifton Neighborhood Festival
Get to know the Clifton neighborhood a little better on Saturday, June 11, when residents host the annual Clifton Neighborhood Festival from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The festival — at the intersection of Frankfort Avenue and Pope Street — features music, food, art and free fun for the whole family. For more information: facebook.com.
June 14, 2016: Scientific Proof- Printing the Sun
Kentucky Science Center holds a timely discussion on mature science topics led by a wide variety of area scientists, leaders and professionals. This month’s talk is on Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Goodwood Brewing where Dr. Thad Druffel will discuss the importance of harvesting solar energy. For more information: kysciencecenter.com.
June 18, 2016: Downs After Dark
Louisvillians love going to Churchill Downs, especially at night with the lit racetrack and great entertainment. The next Downs After Dark is scheduled for Saturday, June 18. Bet the ponies, drink a cocktail, enjoy a great dinner and listen to live music. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the first race at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, see churchilldowns.com.
The people at BeerFit Running Series believe a good workout is made great with an ice cold beer. “America’s Beer Run” features two race options, each offering plenty of beer. The Brew Mile: the concept is simple – drink a beer every quarter mile for one mile. The 5K Classic: the only chip-timed 5K race that finishes with a free beer after party. Keeping with the beer theme, registration for the race features Happy Hour pricing, with prices increasing as the race gets closer. Prices vary by event, but are typically $35 to $50 for each race, individually. If you choose to Double Down and run both races, the prices are between $55 to $70. For more information and to register: runbeerfit.com/event/louisville.
The Sixth Annual Cedar Lake Golf Tournament, sponsored by Commonwealth Bank & Trust Company, will be held on Monday, June 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hurstbourne Country Club. The event will feature a four-person shamble golf game, giveaways and a cookout buffet. Citizen’s Union Back and Unified Trust will sponsor a Golf Ball Drop that will take place at 12:45 p.m., and the winner could win a Grand Prize of $10,000. The cost to participate in the tournament is $500 per person or $2,000 per foursome; golf balls for the ball drop are $25 per ball or five balls for $100. All proceeds support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For more information: cedarlake.org.
She might be so sick of that “Same Old Love,” but we aren’t sick of her. Selena Gomez is bringing her “Revival Tour” to the KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday, June 22. Tickets start at $33.50 and can be purchased here: ticketmaster.com.
June 25-26, 2016: Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ
On Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 2016, Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ will take cyclists on a grand Kentucky experience. Cyclists will wind through the rolling hills of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, experiencing historic landmarks, the banks of the Ohio River and the beauty of our Olmsted Park System. Cyclists will begin and end at the Louisville Water Tower Park. Saturday offers the charm of historic Salem, Indiana while Sunday boasts a casual ride west to the historic Farnsley-Moremen Landing on the banks of the Ohio River. Several route options will be available, ranging from 25, 50 and 100 miles each day. Bike MS: Bluegrass, Bikes, Bourbon & BBQ is a fully supported ride with rest stops every 10-15 miles providing cyclists food, beverages, and a break. There is a registration fee of $20 and a minimum fundraising goal of $300. For more information: bikewayw.nationalmssociety.org.
June 30, 2016: Taste of 21c
21c Louisville and Proof on Main are celebrating their tenth anniversary by hosting a series of guest chef dinners, showcasing the respective culinary talents of the executive chefs of each 21c restaurant. On Thursday, June 30, Chef Matthew McClure of The Hive restaurant at 21c Bentonville will be the guest chef. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a family-style dinner merging Kentucky and Arkansas flavors with dishes like McClure’s Arkansas Dry Aged Beef Tartare, paired with Bourbon Barrel soy. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information and to make your reservations, call (502) 217-6360 or click here.
June is here, so enjoy all that summer has to offer!
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