Weekend Events for Memorial Day weekend 2014 May 23 - 26
Abbey Road on the River May 22-26 Noon-11pm Muhammad Ali Center and Belvedere Park Louisville will be the home of a world-wide event this May, and we aren't referring to the Kentucky Derby. Abbey Road on the River, an international music festival held on Memorial Day weekend, will present a concert by the band that wrote the soundtrack to summer - The Beach Boys on Sunday. The Beach Boys will be joined by 60 other bands over the 5-day festival to commemorate 50 years since the start of a musical revolution. The event will feature more than 200 live performances on 8 stages, as well as special activities including the Give Peace A Chance photography exhibit, screenings of the documentary "Good Ol Freda" and Q&A sessions with The Beatles' longtime secretary Freda Kelly, and presentations by former CEO of Apple Records Tony Bramwell. Visit www.arotr.com to purchase festival tickets, make a reservation at the Galt House Hotel, and get more information about Abbey Road on the River. (216) 378-1980 or www.arotr.com
The Beach Boys to Headline Music Festival Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Beatlemania Sunday, May 25 8:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Muhammad Ali Center and Belvedere Park Louisville will be the home of a world-wide event this May, and we aren't referring to the Kentucky Derby. Abbey Road on the River, an international music festival held on Memorial Day weekend, will present a concert by the band that wrote the soundtrack to summer - The Beach Boys - on Sunday, May 25th at 8:30pm. The Beach Boys will be joined by 60 other bands over the 5-day festival to commemorate 50 years since the start of a musical revolution. The event will feature more than 200 live performances on 8 stages, as well as special activities including the Give Peace A Chance photography exhibit, screenings of the documentary "Good Ol Freda" and Q&A sessions with The Beatles' longtime secretary Freda Kelly, and presentations by former CEO of Apple Records Tony Bramwell. Visit www.arotr.com to purchase festival tickets, make a reservation at the Galt House Hotel, and get more information about Abbey Road on the River.
Riverstage 2014 Season Opens Friday, May 23 with Crashers and Guest Eight-Inch Elvis Friday, May 23rd Concert begins at 7 p.m. Sara Schutz, The City of Jeffersonville Parks and Recreation Department's Director of Special Events/RiverStage, announces that the 2014 RiverStage Season opens this Friday night, May 23rd with The Louisville Crashers and guest Eight Inch Elvis. The concert begins at 7pm. Please arrive early so you can get a seat on the lawn. More information available at www.theriverstage.com
Sammy Hagar and the Wabos & Sublime with Rome to Headline Coors Light Carb Day Concert Friday, May 23 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Sammy Hagar and the reggae rock trio Sublime With Rome will headline the Coors Light Carb Day concert on Friday, May 23. The concert is set to deliver an exciting mix of rock, reggae, alternative rock and hip hop. The thrilling double bill concert featuring The Red Rocker Sammy Hagar and The Wabos and Sublime With Rome is free with a Coors Light Carb Day admission of $30. The concert will take place on the new Turn 4 Coors Light Stage in the IMS infield. Coors Light Carb Day tickets are available at www.ims.com/carbday.
Always a Bridesmaid- Eve Theatre Company May 22-June1 The Bard's Town Theatre, 1801 Bardstown Road Eve Theatre Company presents Always a Bridesmaid, a rollicking tale by the popular comedic writing team Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, three of the most produced playwrights in America. Always A Bridesmaid is a laugh-out-loud journey of four loyal and determined women who definitively answer the question, "Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?" High school pals Libby Ruth, a hopeful romantic; headstrong judge Deedra; saucy and self-involved Monette; and tree-hugging, marriage-adverse Charlie have sworn to be in each other's weddings, no matter the circumstances (including some of the world's ugliest bridesmaid dresses). Joining these beleaguered bridesmaids on the marriage-go-round are Libby Ruth's newly-married daughter Kari, and Sedalia, the snobby proprietress of the wedding venue at which the antics unfold. For more information, visit www.evetheatrecompany.com
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
Kentucky Kingdom's Grand Re-opening Saturday, May 24 The park now has 20 new rides and attractions along with its award winning water park, Hurricane Bay. Kentucky Kingdom will be open seven days a week through August 13th. For more information visit www.kentuckykingdom.com
Four Roses Kentucky Reggae Festival Returns to the Louisville Water Tower for Memorial Day Weekend Saturday - 2:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Sunday - 2:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Monday (Memorial Day) - 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Festival admission is $10 before 6:00 p.m. and $14 afterward. Parking is free! The Four Roses Kentucky Reggae Festival, one of the region's most unique and enduring festivals, will return to the historic Louisville Water Tower on Memorial Day weekend. The three-day festival is designed to bring a truly Caribbean atmosphere to Louisville's backyard, incorporating Jamaican culture and the flavor of the islands through music and Jamaican food. The festival also includes a Caribbean Marketplace that offers arts, crafts, jewelry and The Courier-Journal Kids Entertainment Area. Over 11 musical acts are scheduled for the three-day event. The festival kicks off Saturday with The Flex Crew and includes weekend performances by Keith Porter & The Yard Squad, Universal Xpression, Taj Weeks and Adowa, and The Ark Band. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome, but guests must leave pets, food and drink at home. http://www.kentuckyreggaefestival.com
36th Annual Starlight Strawberry Festival Celebrates the Arrival of Strawberry Season May 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 5K Run/Walk for the Berries: Saturday, May 24, 8 a.m. Little ones can join in the fun with the Little Miss and Mister Shortcake contest. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 6, and the fee is $15. This is a "draw of the hat" contest, so all contestants have an equal chance of winning. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center, 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs, Indiana 47119 For more information, call 812-923-5785, find us on Facebook at starlightstrawberryfestival or visit our website at www.starlightstrawberryfestival.com
BBQ Blues & Bikes Downtown Elizabethtown, Ky. Saturday, May 24 Noon to 10 p.m. The streets of Downtown Elizabethtown will be buzzing with families, the smell of BBQ, the smokin' sounds of blues music and the sight of thousands of motorcycles. The second annual "BBB" festival will kick off with a "Thunder Into E'town" motorcycle ribenefitinging the Wounded Warrior Project. This Family Friendly festival will continue well into the night with awesome BBQ and live blues acts until 10:00 PM. For more information, visit http://www.bbqbluesfest.com.
Boomtown Ball and Festival May 25 at 1 p.m. Mayor Jeff Gahan, Houndmouth and the City of New Albany are hosting the event which is held at The Grand. Tickets are available for those 18 and older. The ball kicks off the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series.
Now Invading the Louisville Zoo…BIG BIG Bugs! March 28 through September 28. Thirteen gigantic animatronic bugs have crawled into the Louisville Zoo and will be on display. This temporary exhibit is sponsored by Ford Motor Company and free with Zoo admission. The bugs are scattered throughout the Zoo and include a 25' x33' Mexican red knee tarantula and 24' Emperor scorpion guaranteed to make a visual impact. www.louisvillezoo.org
Give Peace a Chance Exhibit March 15-May 26 Muhammad Ali Center John Lennon and Yoko Ono, in 1969, used "Bed-Ins" as a way to put themselves and their message of peace in the public spotlight. Through stories and photographs, the Give Peace a Chance exhibit will offer visitors the opportunity to sit on the edge of the "Bed-In" in Montreal that took place at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel for seven days in May of 1969.
Louisville and the Great War Special Exhibit Through June 8 Conrad-Caldwell House Museum In honor of the 100th anniversary to the start of WWI, several local collectors and other organizations are allowing their collections to go on display at the Conrad-Caldwell House. The exhibit is on the third floor. Tours are $10 for adults, $6 for Seniors and children http://conrad-caldwell.org
Art & Antique Jubilee Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion Saturday, May 24 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 25 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1101 East Market Street Jeffersonville, KIN FREE Festival includes music, arts & craft booths, a large herb and perennial sale and many antique vendors. For more information, please visit www.steamboatmuseum.org
A Walking Tour of Historic Old Louisville Homes Saturday, May 24 Noon to 5 p.m. Celebrate the architectural exuberance of our favorite neighborhood - Old Louisville - portrayed in David Domine's book Old Louisville Exuberant, Elegant & Alive. Visitors will get the opportunity to experience the elegance and grandeur of the Victorian era while capturing the passion and culture of the people who live there as they enjoy a leisurely walking tour of 8 beautiful Old Louisville homes. Refreshments, Book Sale and Signing. http://conrad-caldwell.org
2014 Waterfront Heritage Walk May 24-25 10 - 11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday morning walks will take place at the Big Four Bridge and Sunday morning walks will take place at Waterfront Park. Each tour is 1.5 miles. Tours will take place on the first weekend of May, June, July, and September. The guided walks are free to the public.
Farmington Flea Market Sunday, May 25 9-4 The Farmington Historic Home will hold their antiques and uniques market on the grounds of the plantation. Over 100 vendors will be setup,selling their goods including antiques, uniques, vintage, collectables, repurposed, plants, food and much more. he event is FREE and proceeds go to Farmington. Please join us. https://www.facebook.com/#!/farmington.fleamarket?fref=ts
O'Bannon Woods State Park has Living Farmstead Days and Haypress Demonstration May 24-26 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. The farmstead features a working blacksmith shop, cooper shop, summer kitchen, pioneer home, trappers shed, tomahawk throwing, Native American Demonstrations, leather crafts, and pioneer demonstrations. For more informatio on this event, visit www.interpretiveservice.in.gov
Portland Church Camp BBQ Saturday, May 24 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. 3802 W. Market Street $10 donation Proceeds allow children to attend Portland's weeklong citywide residential summer camp in July at Cedarmore Camp in Bagdad, KY.
FlagsAcrossAmerica 2014 Memorial Day Vigil Saturday, May 24 at noon Waterfront Park 15,000 Veterans' grave flags on the Great Lawn will be placed to honor the military. Anyone can volunteer, just show up to help out. Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth are co-hosting the evput onuton by Flags4Vets. For more informatio visit firstname.lastname@example.org
Spalding Festival Celebrates Award-Winning Kentucky Literature, Music, and Art Sunday, May 25 Event begins at 1:15 p.m. The festival honors winners of the Al Smith IndividArtistisit Fellowship program of the Kentucky Arts Council. All events take place within a block of each other.
Free Summer Movies kicks off another season on May 24th at the Iroquois Amphitheater Another season of first run features and Hollywood Classics will soon light up the silver screen when members of the Metro Council bring a new summer season of free fun and entertainment to the Iroquois Amphitheater with the return of "Movies under the Stars" in May. "We are looking forward to another successful year," says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). "The community looks forward to the activities at the amphitheater. It is a wonderful venue with free entertainment every week." Since 2007, Butler and members of Metro Council have sponsored free movies during the summer as way for families to enjoy all aspects of Iroquois Park. Here is the 2014 Free Movie Schedule: (Weekend Movies are highlighted) May Sat. May 24th - Planes PG June Mon. June 2 - We Are Marshall PG Mon. June 9 - Diamonds are Forever PG Mon. June 16 - The Little Mermaid G Sat. June 21 - Monsters university G Mon. June 23 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit? PG11 Mon. June 30 - Finding Nemo G July Mon. July 7 - Back to the Future PG Mon. July 14 - Gravity PG-13 Sat. July 19 - The Butler PG-13 Mon. July 21 - Man of Steel PG-13 Mon. July 28 - Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory August Sat. Aug 9 - Despicable Me PG September Sat. Sept 12 - 42 PG - 13
SPORTS, WALKS & RUN
Metro Parks Golf Memorial Day Weekend Family Golf Special May 24-May 26 Deal starts after 4:40 p.m. on each day Metro Parks & Recreation is offering an affordable family golfing package at its nine golf courses during the Memorial Day Weekend. For only $20, a family of up to four members can play nine holes at any Metro Parks course. The $20 includes greens and cart fees, and families can take advantage of the deal after 4:30 p.m. on three days: Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25 and Monday, May 26. Families are encouraged to call in advance to book a tee time at the golf course of their choice! Metro Parks golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week. For more information, visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/golf.
Steelhorse Saloon and Package Liquors hosts Motorcycle Run and Benefit for Wounded Warriors May 24 Silent auction, food, music and raffles to raise funds for military men and women returning home from war. 14009 Dixie Highway For more information call (502) 933-9979
Register for Kick Ballin' For Kids Ends Friday, May 23 Waterfront Park Kickballin' for Kids, presented by Northwestern Mutual, and 100 percent benefiting Kosair Children's Hospital will be held Saturday, May 31 at Waterfront Park and will have a special guest this year. Aiden Johnson, a 9 year old cancer patient at Kosair Children's Hospital, will be the guest of honor and will get to kick the opening roll to start the festivities for the day. For more information on the event, visit http://kosairchildrenhospital.com/kickballinforkids
Coach Petrino's Return + Your Chance to Run ! Run for the "L" of it Saturday, May 25 8 a.m. Next to Start Line at Card Walk Papa John's Cardinal Stadium We strongly encourage you to pick-up your packet on Friday or Saturday as early as possible to avoid waiting in any lines and having a last-minute panic. You will receive your race bib, timing chip and t-shirt at Packet Pick-up. You may pick up packets for your friends, but you MUST have a copy of their photo ID in order to so do. If that participant is under 16 and doesn't have an ID, their packet must be picked up by their parent. If you are registered as a Student, you must have a copy of your Student ID. No exceptions! For more information, visit http://runforthelofit.com/EventInfo.php GETTING ON THE WEEKEND EVENTS LIST: If you want to list an event on the WDRB website, please email complete details to email@example.com at least two weeks in advance. Please don't email posters or jpgs.