Shop Peacock Boutique’s trunk show for Philip Treacy hats to match amazing Derby dresses from Jill Stuart, McQ by Alexander McQueen, Iro and more. There are trunk shows running through Derby Day by Mia Lara, Erin Fetherston, Memsahib and Griffen Hats. For more information, click here: shopthepeacock.com
Louisville Events & Happenings
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The Chow Wagon, where diets be damned for two weeks, opens up Thursday, April 28, along with Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. This boils down to great food (think elephant ears and meat-on-a-stick) paired with different live entertainment every night. This is open through Friday, May 6, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more
We want to show our appreciation for all of the nurses in our community by inviting all them to attend any classes this week on us for free. Come take advantage of this great offer all week long (5/2-5/7), all you will need to do is show us your work badge when you check in
The Farmington is hosting a pre-Derby event full of fun and flavor on May 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Local restaurants will compete for best Derby dish. Copper and Kings American Brandy will be serving signature Ride the Mule cocktails. Live music will be provided by the Juggernaut Jug Band. Tickets cost $50
Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association has 45 seats available for the Stroke of Luck Networking day of racing at Skye Terrace 6th floor at Churchill Downs. Tickets are $100 and include buffet lunch. Ticket sales close April, 1. Gate open at 11 a.m. and the post time for the first race is set for 12:45 p.m.
The May meeting of Connecting Things Louisville will feature guest speaker Bella Portaro Kueber of Bella Vita Media and Bella of Louisville. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at The Pavillion at Cherokee Park across the street from Hogan’s Fountain. For more information, click here: connectingthings.co
Revelry Boutique Gallery is presenting photographer Linda Bruckheimer’s unique photography in a new exhibit titled “Spotted” on Wednesday, May 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Linda’s photographs capture the essence of historic Kentucky through architectural portraits, rustic interiors, local bourbon distilleries and classic Kentucky scenery. This event is free and open to the public.
Always held on the Wednesday before Derby, the Great Steamboat Race pits the venerated Belle of Louisville against the Belle of Cincinnati, racing on the Ohio River. For Louisvillians, this day is the last day you will “work” until the Monday after Derby. Some people get tickets on the boats; others watch from the sidelines. And, no matter
The popular cancer fundraiser, Splat Out Cancer, is back by popular demand; and this year it’s part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. The event where you catapult paint-filled balloons from slingshots onto a giant blank canvas will be held on the Waterfront Great Lawn this year, between the Chow Wagon and Beer Lounge. The event
If there were a bucket list for all things Derby, this would be on it. Thursday, May 5, is the annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade, which starts at 5 p.m. on Broadway. This is a great event for the whole family, as well as a great way to see all the celebrities in town for
Kick off Derby right with a concert by country singer Dustin Lynch at Fourth Street Live! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $5-$10 and can be purchased here: ticketfly.com
Oaks and Smokes is the place to be on Oaks Eve, offering everything a Derby Gala should. There will be awesome food, live entertainment, variety of fashion and cigars.. Formal attire is not required. Net proceeds of the event go to charity. This year’s charity is Louisville Pediatric Therapy Center. The Louisville Crashers will be
Thurby is what Oaks used to be to local Louisvillians. A day to call our own without all the tourists. There’s great racing, specialty bourbon cocktails and a sneak peek at the Derby contenders. This is a favorite day to go to the track. For tickets, click here: www.churchilldowns.com
Help ensure that the great thoroughbred horses get to live long and peaceful lives by going to Ferdinand’s Ball on Thursday, May 3. This event does double good, as it is a fundraiser for the Old Friends Equine Retirement facility, which rehabilitates and houses retired thoroughbreds, and for the Muhammad Ali Center, which promotes peace. There will be
Each Derby season, locals and out of town Derby fans are given the chance to see the contenders train for the big race, while listening to expert commentary. The popular tradition is narrated by ESPN and CNN contributor, Gary West, alongside resident expert handicapper, Joe Kristufek. On Thursday, May 5 at 7 a.m., the two
A few years ago, City Collaborative launched ReSurfaced, an initiative to create a temporary “pop up plaza” on Main Street. On Friday, May 6, doors to the Tim Faulkner Gallery will open at 7:30 p.m and the screening will begin at 8:30 p.m. Louisville musician Kendall Elijah Dynamite will perform after the screening. Food and
Fillies and Stallions is entering it’s 6th year and is no longer Louisville’s best kept Derby weekend secret. Louisville’s signature celebrity social event is held annually on Derby Eve and features a 40 ft red carpet. There is no dress code “per se”, but this event is definitely one you’ve been saving that one special
Friday, May 6 is The Unbridled Eve Gala at the Galt House starting at 8 p.m. This gala is a fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack, an organization that fights childhood hunger by providing needy elementary school students a backpack of food on the weekends. A portion of proceeds from this year’s event will go to
Let’s hear it for the girls! Watch the fillies race for the lilies in the Kentucky Oaks. This great day of racing is the day before Derby, on Friday, May 6 2016, in case you didn’t know. Don’t forget to try the signature drink, the Grey Goose Oaks Lily. Most importantly, don’t forget to wear
On Derby Eve, the Second Annual Derby City Brefest will be held at the KFC Yum! Center Plaza at 5 p.m. There will be local craft breweries, a Four Roses Bourbon Barrel beer contest and live music from Uncommon Houseflies, Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Jericho Woods, Quiet Hollers and Hot Brown Smackdown. Tickets range from
What better way to top off Oaks Day and prepare for Derby than with a little music. As part of The Coors Light Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series, 91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville Roots n’ Boots present Trampled by Turtles and The Devil Makes Three with Elephant Revival live in concert at the Iroquois Amphitheater on May 6.
The first Saturday in May is sacred here in Kentucky. The Derby is an experience like no other. So, don’t miss a chance to go on Saturday, May 7 and be sure to wear your best frock and hat. Check out all the articles on our site to catch you up to speed on what
Do something dun with mom this Mother’s Day. On Sunday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m., celebrate your mom with family and friends by running or walking on the paths of Waterfront Park. There is a rose for every finisher and cake pops waiting for you at the finish line. Don’t forget to bring the kinds
Every Kentucky Derby has favorites and long shots. Twiggy’s newest show ‘The Favorites” focuses on some of Louisville’s favorites – specifically bourbon, beautiful women, haute fashion and Derby week. The show’s opening reception is Friday, April 22 from 7-10 p.m. at Revelry Boutique Gallery and will run through May 25. The event is free and
Things are getting strange over at Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. But don’t worry. This is a good kind of strange. The museum and Ripley’s have collaborated to create a brand new exhibit featuring bizarre baseball treasures called Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Oddball™. The show runs March 5, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Themes will include quirky baseball oddities,
Shining a Light: The Right to Education is a photography contest and exhibition at the Muhammad Ali Center. The documentary-style exhibition presents 40 photographs that depict individuals and organizations working toward the “Right of Education” for all children worldwide. The cost of the exhibit is included in regular admission to the Muhammad Ali Center. For
Whitehall’s Peony Festival is in its 13th year and promises not to disappoint. This year there are multiple activities to partake in like, peonies on display in Whitehall’s gardens, guided garden tours for $5 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., floral arranging and peony talk with slideshow at 4 p.m. for $15 and a peony
Cyndi Lauper will take the stage at The Louisville Palace on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 . For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here: livenation.com
Make your reservations to uncork with 8Up on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Resident sommelier Julie DeFriend will be uncorking an ever-changing selection for you to taste and enjoy. Chef Jacob Coronado will keep your tanks full with cheese and charcuterie. To enjoy the grapes and the view, make your reservations now (they’re required). The
For never was a story or more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo….seating is limited for this performance of Shakespeare in the Park so come early and bring a blanket. The event will be held at Jeffersontown Veterans Memorial Park and inside the Community Center in the event of rain. Boo Boo Smoke
See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 21st Annual Gardeners’ Fair May 13-15. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials. This and more is in store at the three day Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove. Inside the Visitors’ Center, you can
Foxhollow Farm will host a Sunset Concert Series May through September on the second Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The third series kicks off Friday, May 13, featuring Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters with Dan Van Vechten. All shows are rain or shine. Bring blankets, chairs, friends, family and even pets (on leash).
Visit the Norton Commons Town Center to peruse local arts & crafts of all shapes and sizes. There will be painters, jewelry makers, sculptors, potters, woodworkers, and many other makers displaying their wonderful wares. There will also be live music and plenty of food and drink. The Art Festival will take place from 11-5 on both May 14
Four bars are collaborating with four local breweries to produce four limited edition WTG?! beers for one special night. The Post + Akasha Brewing Company, Four Pegs + Monnik Beer Co., Nachbar + Against the Grain, Kaiju + Apocalypse Brew Works. Band lineup and WTG?! brew detail are coming soon. Click here to stay up-to-date with the latest details: facebook.com
The Girls on the Run 5k will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Waterfront Park at Festival Plaza. Runner check-in and activities such as a DJ, Happy Hair Stations and special appearances will begin at 11:30 a.m. The course will loop through Waterfront ark and offer beautiful views of Downtown Louisville.
Harry Connick Jr. has been recognized for his performances on the Broadway Stage as well as on both the large and small screen. The three-time Grammy winner and two-time Emmy winner will be stopping in Louisville for a performance at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets