There’s so much do to this Fourth of July weekend, and some of it doesn’t even involve fireworks! Here’s what’s going on all weekend long.
July 3: First Friday Trolley Hop
It’s that time again … time for the First Friday Hop downtown. July’s hop will feature the grand opening of the newly re-branded “Over the 9” taproom, by Old 5012 winery. Sip on wine and beer tastings alongside small special plates, accompanied by entertainment. For more information click here: www.firstfridayhop.com.
July 3-5: Metro Parks Golf Special
Take the family out to any Metro Parks Golf course this July 3-5 to play nine holes for a special price of $20. Families are encouraged to call the course ahead of time to schedule a tee time. For more information click here: louisvilleky.gov
July 3-5: Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Presents MacBeth
Shake up July with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival’s production of MacBeth from July 2-26. Enjoy food trucks, a great play under the stars, and nightly pre-show performances. (Sounds like a perfect low-cost date night to us!) All performances will be held in Old Louisville’s Central Park at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre. Pre-show starts at 7:15 p.m. with the performance beginning at 8 p.m. For more information on the performance schedules and more details, click here: www.kyshakespeare.com
July 3-5: “Love, Shirley Temple” at The Frazier History Museum
Do you love Shirley Temple? For six days only, the Frazier History Museum will display Shirley Temple’s personal memorabilia in the exhibit Love, Shirley Temple. If simply seeing Shirley Temple’s personal belongings isn’t enough, there will be an auction on July 14 in Kansas City for all of the items in the exhibit. For more information on the memorabilia click here: www.theriaults.com. For information about the Frazier History Museum click here: fraziermuseum.org.
July 3-4: Old Fashioned Fourth of July in Crescent Hill
The Crescent Hill Old Fashioned Fourth of July is a Louisville favorite. Held over the entire weekend at the Peterson Dumensil House, there are over 100 arts and crafts vendors, a children’s area and fireworks on Saturday night. There will be free trolley rides to and from the event from Frankfort Avenue. For more information and the schedule of events click here: www.crescenthill.us
July 4: Louisville City FC Game
Come out and support the Louisville soccer team this Fourth of July. There will be free fireworks, live music, and family fun. The proceeds front this game against the Richmond Kickers will go to support The Boys and Girls Club when you use the promo code : BBBS2015. Also receive a discounted ticket when you use the promo code. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. For more information click here: louisvillecityfc.com
July 4: Louisville Orchestra Waterfront Fourth
Louisvillians are so happy that the city’s Fourth of July celebration has returned after a brief hiatus. Live music, upscale festival food, and fireworks along the Ohio River sounds like a great way to spend the Fourth of July. Bring the whole family down to the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park on Saturday July 4th. The event features a performance by the Louisville Orchestra. There will be food by Festival Cuisine, and beverages in the Leinenkugal Summer Shandy Beer Garden and the Old Forester Bourbon Bar. There will also be activities for children from the Kentucky Science Center, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Jug Band Jubilee, Louisville Folk School, Louisville Public Media, Steam Exchange and Friends of the Waterfront. The Louisville Orchestra takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. and the free firework show starts at approximately 10:00 p.m. For more information on the event and a schedule of activities click here: louisvilleky.gov