Labor Day Weekend Events : Sept. 4 - 7 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Labor Day Weekend Events : Sept. 4 - 7


Friday, September 4 & Saturday, September 5

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Belvedere at 5th and Main Streets.


New this year is a Sister Cities of Louisville Village that will showcase the foods and culture of Louisville's eight Sister Cities: Montpellier, France; Jiujiang, China; La Plata, Argentina; Quito, Ecuador; Leeds, England; Mainz, Germany; Tamale, Ghana and Perm, Russia. WorldFest features Louisville's largest collection of ethnic restaurants at one event. More than 30 food vendors will offer unique cuisines from around the world. For more information and a complete schedule of events:{07678249-4B55-4F25-A40B-6AC413147699}

Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival and Cookout

Water Tower

3005 River Road at Zorn Avenue

Saturday, September 5 & Sunday, September 6


$6 before 6PM, $9 after 6PM. Kids 10 and under free.

No food, drink or pets allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.

Free parking! For Additional Information: 583-0333,

Newburg Festival

Friday, Sept. 4, Saturday, Sept. 5 & Sunday Sept. 6

Petersburg Park (located at the corner of East Indian Trail and Petersburg Roads)

It is a celebration of one of Louisville's oldest communities. It is a chance for fun, entertainment and sharing the pride and the history of the Newburg area with a weekend of events. Activities include a Newburg Idol competition, health screenings, canival rides and more.

For more information and a complete schedule of events:

48th Kentuckiana Cat Club Championship Cat Show

Saturday, Sept. 5 & Sunday, Sept. 6

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. faily

Kentucky Expo Center, West Hall A

Affiliated with the American Cat Fanciers Association, this annual show is open to registered purebred and household cats in separate categories. Cat lovers and families are invited to watch these felines showcase their grace and $3.00 Adults, $2.00 Seniors and children under 12, $10.00 Family (2 adults and any number of children), Children under 6 admitted free. For more info:

The Kentucky Flea Market - Labor Day Spectacular

Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7

Fri. Noon-7 / Sat. 10-7 / Sun 11-5 / Mon 10-5

Kentucky Expo Center - West Wing & Pavilion

Free and open to the public

Parking is $6 per vehicle

The four day event features more than 1,000 booths filled with arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles and more to entice bargain hunters of all ages. For information:

"Alvin and the Chipmunks" movie at the Louisville Zoo

Ronald McDonald Movie Night

See this popular family movie under the stars at our Oasis field.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Activities start at 6:30 p.m. Ronald McDonald stops by at 7 p.m. before the movie to meet and greet his fans! Movie starts at dusk. Admission is just $5 after 5 p.m. (FREE for members!) The next Ronald McDonald Movie Night is September 11 and features Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. Click here for more information.

Jerry's Jam 2009

Saturday, Sept. 5

Noon to 6 p.m.

Big Lots 1345 Clifty Drive

Madison, Indiana

Five diverse bands join together to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association & the Jerry Lewis Telethon. Concert by Lec Zorn, The Dixieland Band, Seedus, Noise Ordinance & a saxophone quartet is free. T-shirts $7.50. Donations welcome for MDA.


Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Southeast Christian Church

Blankenbaker Campus

Admission is free and free parking will be available. Live music and entertainment performed by "The Lads." We have something for all ages like pony rides & a petting zoo. We will have inflatables, water games, carnival games, arts & crafts, a sand box to play in, fire trucks and train rides. There will be an area designed especially for preschool aged children. Medical attention will be on site if necessary. Good food for $1 or less; hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, chips, sodas & water. For more information:

Mayor's Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike & Bike

Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

Waterfront Park to Iroquois Park

9 a.m.- Noon

9 a.m. - Booths open

10 a.m. - Bike ride starts

10:20 - Walk starts

Event begins on the Great Lawn, Waterfront Park -near the dancing waters. Bring the family for this free hike and bike ride through the streets of Louisville to Iroquois Park. Bike rodeo held before the ride teaches safe riding for youth (near Flock of Finns sculptures).T-shirt and bike helmet giveaways, Healthy Hometown booths and food vendors. For information, schedule, and maps of bike & hike routes:

The Tenth Annual Greater Louisville United Labor Picnic

Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Louisville Zoo, Oasis Tent

Thousands of union members from all the unions in the area have come together for food, fun, and time together in solidarity. Kids' rides, hundreds of classic cars and hot rods, union booths, free food, labor music concert, and, of course, all the zoo attractions. This annual picnic is open to all union members in the Greater Louisville area, retirees and their families, attendees only need to show a union card at the gate (gate admission is only $7) or purchase advance tickets (advance price only $5) from most local union halls.

Full "Corn" Moon Hike @ Bernheim Forest

Friday, September 4

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Meet at the Garden Pavilion

Bernheim's full moon hikes are timed to start at "moonrise" (near sunset). Night hikes are led by experienced and entertaining naturalists who will delight you with nature tales along the way. Hikes cover open territory but are not always on established trails. Dress for the weather and call before 5pm on the day of the program for last minute changes due to the weather. Cloud cover does not cancel full moon hikes but rain might. Fee: $7 members; $10 others; advance registration and payment required.

BugFest (ECO Kids) @ Bernheim Forest

Saturday, September 5

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bernheim's Visitor Center

Spend some time on an INSECT SAFARI with a child at Bernheim, and delight in the wonders of Bernheim's "big backyard" for this ECO Kids First Saturday Discovery Day. We will be "abuzz" with all sorts of fun that will give kids the delightful opportunity to explore insects and other little crawly things. FREE, no advance registration required.

First Friday Trolley Hop

Friday, September 5

5 - 11 pm

Most of the galleries close around 9 p.m. but the restaurants, clubs, and shops stay open later.

For more information visit

Donnie Baker & Tim Wilson

at French Lick Resort's Laughin at the Lick Comedy Weekend

Donnie Baker - Friday, Sept. 4

Tickets for Donnie Baker are priced from $15-$35

Tim Wilson - Saturday, Sept. 5

Tickets for the Tim Wilson show are priced from $25 to $50

For more information, or by calling Ticketforce at 877-840-0457.

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