Madame Foo Foo Couture Derby Hat Show at Rodeo Drive: April 18-20



Get your hat for Derby from Madame Foo Foo and your jewelry from Gypsy at Rodeo Drive from Thursday April 18 through Saturday April 20.  These beautiful custom made hats are made by local designer Lisa Roedemier.  Gypsy jewelry is made by Jeanette Simon.

Additional Happenings

Jul 3-8: Shirley Temple Exhibition at The Frazier History Museum

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For six days only, from July 3 through July 8, the Frazier History Museum will show Shirley Temple’s personal memorabilia in the exhibition Love, Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple’s mother saved film costumes, props, celebrity gifts, dolls, toys, playthings for the last 80 years. There will be an auction on July 14  in Kansas City for all of […]


Jul 8: Walking Wednesday Tour of the Crescent Hill Reservoir

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Curious what’s inside the Gothic-style structure at the Crescent Hill Reservoir? Walking Wednesday tours provide information about the history of Louisville Water’s architecture and operations. Louisville Water staff offers guided tours on the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., from June through September. Open since 1879, this structure was built […]


Jul 9-19: The Who’s “Tommy” at CenterStage

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“Tommy” the Tony award winning Broadway musical by the Who turns 50 this year. Come see it in Louisville at CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center. Tommy is the story of a pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over unsurmountable adversities. It starts July 9 and goes until July 19. For showtimes, tickets and […]


Jul 10-Aug 14: Gilt Pop-Up Shop

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It’s back! The Gilt Pop-Up shop will be returning to Shelbyville Road Plaza for about a month, starting July 10 and running through August 14. This is a fantastic place to score bargains on clothes, accessories and furniture.  Want to learn more about Click here:


Jul 10: Foxhollow Farm Sunset Concert Series


Foxhollow Farm will host a Sunset Concert Series May through September on the second Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m. The next concert is Friday, July 10 featuring a Lion Named Roar and Howell Dawdy. These Louisville natives on the rise bring their pop americana sound to light up July at Foxhollow. […]


Jul 10-12: Blues, Brews and BBQ’s

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Enjoy three great things at the Louisville Water Tower the weekend of July 10 through July 12: Blues, Brews and BBQ. There will be barbecue represented from some of the best smokehouses in town. Admission is $12 before 6 p.m, $16 after 6 p.m., $30 for a three day pass. Kids 10 and under, free. No […]


Jul 11: Sidewalk Sale on Bardstown Road

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Head on down to Bardstown Road on Saturday July 11 for an all day sidewalk sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Participating stores are Carmichael’s Bookstore, Carmichael’s Kids, Discoveries, Clay & Cotton and Edenside Gallery. This sale will be located near 1300 block of Bardstown Road. For more information, click here:


Jul 11: Paddle For Hunger

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Get your canoes and head down to Waterfront Park’s Harbor Lawn on Saturday, July 11 for the first  World Championship Voyageur Canoe Race, a fundraiser for Dare to Care Food Bank. Teams will consist of 10 people, and the entry fee starts at $2,500 per team. This event is presented by the Louisville Mayor’s office and Yum! Brands. […]


Jul 14: Harper Lee Celebration and Breakfast

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On Tuesday, July 14, both locations of Carmichael’s Bookstore will be opening early at 8 a.m. to celebrate the publication of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. There will be biscuits, tea, door prizes and buttons. Pick up your copy of this latest release and enjoy a book club conversation about Lee’s novel  To Kill […]


Jul 2-26: MacBeth

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The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is the oldest free production of Shakespeare plays in the United States. Done during the summer, all performances are held in Old Louisville’s Central Park in the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre. There are ten weeks of plays. From July 2 through July 26, enjoy MacBeth in this outdoor theatre. There will […]


May – Sept: Tues night Waterfront Yoga

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Every Tuesday through mid-September at the Brown- Forman Amphitheater at Waterfront Park there will be an outdoor yoga class for the public to enjoy for the fee of $5. The class starts at 7 p.m. and will go until 8 p.m. Bring your own mat, and enjoy meditating and exercising alongside the Ohio River. Namaste.


Jul 17: Spalding at the Speed: A Third-Friday Writers’ Gala


Looking for an open-mic session to showcase your literary skills?  On Friday, July 17 from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., head over to the Local Speed on Market Street, armed with your best writing. Spalding University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Program joins the Speed Art Museum for “Spalding at the Speed: A Third-Friday Writers’ […]


Jul 17-19: Forecastle Festival

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On July 17 through 19, this three day Louisville music festival on the waterfront gets bigger and better each year. Headliners include hometown band My Morning Jacket, Sam Smith, Widespread Panic and more. Go for one, two or three days, there are options for all sorts of music experiences. To see the full lineup, click […]


Jul 24-25: My Girlfriends Closet Consignment Sale

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On July 24-25, don’t miss the My Girlfriends Closet Tent Sale at 3320 Lexington Road. Friday is Girls’ Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   They are now accepting registrations and consignments for all seasons. They give you 60% of what you sell. All you […]


Jul 25: Barefoot Polo Classic

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Saturday, July 25 at 6 p.m. is the inaugural Barefoot Polo Classic held at Oxmoor Farm. Pack the car with your friends, food and drink to tailgate field side for a competitive twilight polo match featuring The Louisville Polo Club. Afterwards, gather under the big tent for live music and dancing. For more information, click here:  


Jul 25: Bard-a-Thon

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Enjoy three Shakespeare plays in one day on July 25 with The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth. Food trucks will arrive at 3 p.m. and there will be activities for all ages. First show is at 4:30 p.m., second show is at 7:30 p.m. and third show is at 10:30 p.m. The Kentucky Shakespeare […]


Jul 29: WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday

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Wednesday, July 29 is the WFPK Waterfront Wednesday concert series from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Waterfront Park on the Big Four Lawn. It should be beautiful weather so get out enjoy this concert series! Admission is free. Outside food and alcohol are prohibited.  For more information, click here:


Jul 30: Alabama Shakes at Iroquois Amphitheatre

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Do not miss a chance to see this incredible band at this intimate outdoor venue. Alabama Shakes are coming to Louisville on Thursday, July 30 and performing their hits at the Iroquois Amphitheatre. For tickets and more information, click here:  


Jul 31: Beer and Brats on the Beargrass


The annual fundraiser to support The Family Scholar House, Beer and Brats on the Beargrass, will take place on July 31 at 5 p.m. at Eyedia, Design it Again. This fundraiser supplies over 250 children with their school supplies. Guests are asked to donate backpacks and school supplies. Beer is provided by Apocalypse Brew Works. […]


Aug 6: Legends of Bourbon Series with Mike Veach

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The Legends Series at the Kentucky Derby Museum is an “ongoing celebration of the culture, people and history of bourbon” that involves a question and answer session with a legend in the business. On August 6, bourbon historian Mike Veach will be the headliner of this series. Doors open for the event at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are […]