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4th of July Weekend events from Thursday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 6

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Madison Regatta
July 4-6 2014
Ohio River
Madison, Indiana
Madison Regatta is in its 64th year of hosting sanctioned boat races and over a 100 years of boat racing history in the city of Madison. We are on all volunteer organization that comes together to put on a show that is one of kind and can be enjoyed by everybody. Boat races, air shows, live music, fireworks, and vendors with great food and unique products there is something here for the entire family. http://www.madisonregatta.com/

2014 Waterfront Independence Festival Canceled
State budget pull backs force cancellation of annual July 3&4 event

Due to the elimination of funding for Waterfront Park in the State's biennial budget, the Waterfront Development Corporation has been forced to cancel the annual Waterfront Independence Festival, which would have taken place on July 3rd and 4th. WDC has been fielding numerous phone calls and emails asking about the festival and whether there would be any organized festival events on the Waterfront for July 4th. While there will be no organized event activities or fireworks on July 4th, the park will be open to the public during normal park hours, 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. There will be fireworks following the Bats baseball game on July 3rd, compliments of Slugger Field.

Bullitt Blast - Shepherdsville City Fair

July 3-6
Shepherdsville City Park

Fourth of July fun for the whole family! Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides & games, pageants, civil war reenactments, a petting zoo, a classic car show, a 5k run/walk, 25 cent ice cream cones, exhibitors, a watermelon eating contest, food and drink vendors, an exhibition featuring local artists and of course, fireworks along the Salt River.

Sponsored by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt Co. Tourist and Convention Commission.

For information, call 502-777-9021 or visit www.bullittblast.com.

Louisville Bats Baseball Game and Fireworks

July 3
Slugger Field

Don't miss the ONLY downtown fireworks show in the city of Louisville for Independence Day in 2014! Celebrate on Thursday, July 3 with the Louisville Bats as we kick off the holiday weekend at Louisville Slugger Field with baseball and post game Zambelli fireworks! Presented by LG&E.


2014 Trimble County Fair
Trimble Co. Park, US 421 North, Bedford, Ky
July 1 - 5 Admission is
$10.00, includes rides & all fair events.
Thursday, July 3
Laser Tag  (Free with paid gate admission), Exhibits open for viewing - 4H Ag Building, Little Miss & Mister Pageant, Antique Tractor Show, Demolition Derby,
Princess-Preteen Pageant
Friday, July 4
Laser Tag (Free with paid gate admission), Motocross, Band - “Gas Money," 9:30 p.m. Fireworks - Sponsored by Trimble County Farm Bureau
Saturday, July 5
Parade Begins - at 1 p.m., Laser Tag (Free with paid gate admission), Truck Tug-of-War, Band - Mickey Clark & The Blue Norther

July 1-31

"Christmas in July" Sale for KaLightoscope
Galt House

This ticket sale offer the greatest value for families looking for a special holiday experience. Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is offering 4 KaLightoscope Christmas Tickets for $24.95. A KaLightoscope ticket includes larger-than-life LED lighted KaLightoscope luminaries which tell the story of 'A Christmas Carol'. Come and rub elbows with the Snow Fairy Princess and watch the delight in the eyes and laughter of the children riding the Peppermint Express Train. Watch and engage with performers, take a ride through the night sky with our green screen experience, and visit the talking tree! Take your own holiday photo with the big man himself, Santa. Be inspired with holiday cheer by two-time Grammy Award Winner Pam Tillis and her friends when they present an all new dinner show. Learn more at


The JCC Hosts 4th of July Block Party

Friday, July 4th

Pool hours: 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

JCC poolside- 3600 Dutchman's Lane Louisville,Ky 40245

The JCC of Louisville is hosting a block party for members with poolside music, dancing and fitness demonstrations. There will be pool raft races for different age groups every hous in the family pool starting at 11:30 am, The Big Splash Diving Contest is at 3:25 p.m.

Families are invited to bring picnics, or enjoy food options offered by JCC including free snow cones and popcorn.


The Mayor's Music and Art Series

July 3

Tyrone Cotton


Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson Street

First come, first serve

Held in the intimate setting of the Mayor's Gallery Listening Room at historic Louisville Metro Hall, these monthly shows spotlight local musicians and artists. Grab some great, local food for lunch and enjoy the show! Due to the historic nature of the Mayor's Gallery, no outside drinks please. Louisville Pure Tap will be available at the performances.


Fanfare for the 4th

July 3


Beargrass Christian Church


Under the skilled baton of Daniel Spurlock, they sang the most gorgeous pianissimos and the most chilling fortissimos! Evening of pure magic

emotional, inspirational, and fun . . .


10th Annual multimedia Choral cinema presentation Multimedia Specialist: Ruth Newman LouisvilleChorus.org

Independence Day Riverfront Celebration

Thursday, July 3rd

Fireworks start at dark

Celebration starts at 5 pm

New Albany Amphitheater

Jimmy's Music Center Rock school 5pm-7pm

The Juice Box Heroes 7:15-8:15

The Louisville Crashers: 8:30

FREE for all ages

Bring the whole family, inflatables, drinks, food and a firework celebration.

Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop

July 4


Downtown Art Zone, Main & Market streets

583-1671 or


The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is an art show, tourist attraction, street party and celebration of downtown Louisville that brings new visitors and new life to the Main, Market and Fourth Street corridor. The Trolley Hop takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5-11pm, rain or shine. Most of the galleries close around 9pm but the restaurants, clubs, and shops stay open later. The trolleys run until 11 pm.

The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is free and open to the public and can be boarded at any trolley stop along the route on Market and Main Street, between Campbell and 10th Street or along Fourth Street between Main Street and Broadway. Click here to view a map of the trolley route and parking options.

The Main/Market and Fourth Street Trolleys run 5-11 pm during the First Friday Trolley Hop, with stops departing and arriving every 15 minutes. Trolleys can be boarded at any trolley stop along Main, Market and Fourth Street between 10th and Campbell or between Main Street and Broadway.

Crescent Hill Old-fashioned 4th of July Art & Music Festival

Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5

10 am to 10 pm.

Fireworks start on the 4th at 10.

Historic Peterson-Dumesnil House,

Between Frankfort Ave. and Grinstead Dr, KY 40206

301 S Peterson Ave

Louisville Ky 40206

Come enjoy the 2014 Crescent Hill Old-fashioned Fourth of July Festival on

Two days of celebration and good old-fashioned fun in the neighborhood from

Live music and a juried art fair with over 80 artists both days.

Come enjoy the 2014 Crescent Hill Old-fashioned Fourth of July Festival on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 at the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S Peterson Ave. Two days of celebration and good old-fashioned fun in the neighborhood from 10 am to 10 pm. FIREWORKS Friday, July 4 at 10 pm. Live music and a juried art fair with over 80 artists both days. Musical genres include Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Dixieland Jazz, Celtic, Singer-Songwriter, and more. The art fair is open daily 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (or later). Music each evening from the Main Stage. Children's Field Games, Children's Activity Area with inflatables, competitions, face painting, etc. Prize Wheel, Indoor Silent Auction and Crescent Hill Historical Displays plus the crowd-pleasing Pet Show and Contest, Saturday at 11 am. Plenty to choose from in the Food Court. Frankfort Avenue Business Association runs a Beer Tent. Trolley Service on area streets and from free parking at the Grinstead Ave. Southern Baptist Seminary Parking Lot. For more detailed information please visit

2014 Highland Renaissance Festival

Sat, May 31, 2014 - Sun, July 6, 2014; Weekends Only

10:00 am to 7 p.m.

Tickets: $5.00 - $75.00

Jousting, music, Pickled Brothers Sword Swallowing, fire eating, juggling, Suds & Buds Washer Wench Show, Dragon Bob Puppet Show, vendors including

Braided Image, Gypsy's, Tramps & Thieves, K.O. Feathers, The Gilded Lily, Ye Dragon & Unicorn, Enchanted Universe and Coppersmith


Fourth of July Latino Festival to benefit the 10th annual Backpack Angel Program

Hickory House BBQ

2420 S. 4th Street Louisville

2:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m.

Entrance fee is $15 for adults, Children are FREE

Astros De La Sierra

Los Principes de Santa Rosa

games, face-painting, clowns. LFD-Fire Truck, bouncy castles, and asurprisee for every child! Show off your dancing skills and enter our dance contest with cash prizes fothee winners.

Fort Knox Salutes the Nation with Ceremony, Music, and Fireworks

Brooks Parade Field

Starts at 5 p.m.
Salutee to the Nation ceremony at the flag post pole p.m.

Firework show is at 10:15 p.m.

Fort Knox celebrates Freedom event will feature bouncy houses, face painting, carnival style games, hot air balloon ride and live music from the 113th Army Band and Wells Red Band.


Julianne & Derek Hough to appear live on stage: Move Live Tour

Sunday, July 6

7:30 p.m.

The Louisville Palace

Superstar siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will star in their own all-new dance production. You can buy tickers at

Squallis Puppeteers presents


Saturday- July 5th, 2014

Puppet show at 1:00 p.m.

Show tickets: $5.00

Workshop tickets: $5.00

Join us next weekend with the kids for "NAMETHATWHATSIT". This fun interactive puppet game show invites members of the audience to be contestants in the show. We will play this fun game with a variety of special guest puppets and the audience contestants will have to guess who is behind the hidden curtain. Stay after the show to make a critter to take home in our puppet-making workshop.

For all ages.

Highlands Community Campus

1228 E. Breckinridge St.

(corner of Barret & Breckinridge)

New Edition Brings Comeback Tour to Louisville

Sunday, July 6

KFC YUM! Center

7:00 p.m.

All six members of the '80s R&B group will perform, as wee as, the Human Beat Boxer- Dough E Fresh who will accurately imitate the sounds of instruments using only his mouth, lips, throat, and microphone.

A Jazz-Americana Celebration featuring Dave Stryker "Eight Track Project"

Friday, July 4th


Mercury Ballroom, 611 4th Street

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for 18 and under

With guests: Dick Sisto: virbraphone, Jared Gold: organ, Steve Davis: Trombone, Jason TiemanL Drumbs

Aebersold Jazz Summer Jazz Seminar Attendees Welcome!

The Louisville Choirs presents their 10th annual multimedia choral cinema presentation of the founding, expansion and refinement of America.

Enjoy this American historical retrospective and revel in the power of stirring patriotic songs and visuals.

Thursday, July 3rd

7:30 p.m.

Beargrass Christian Church

4100 Shelbyville Rd. (@ Browns Lane)

Louisville, Ky 40204

$20 general admission/$15 Seniors/$5 students

(502) 968-6300 or online at


Enjoy this special concert. Best Regards, Jim Wilhelm

54th Season of Shakespeare in Central Park

Central Park in Old Louisville


Directed by Matt Wallace

Preview: June 11

June 12 - July 26


Directed by Amy Attaway

Preview: June 26

June 27-July 26


Directed by Matt Wallace

Preview: July 10

July 11-27

Rotating Repertory Weeks (all 3 productions)

July 15-27

Globe Players Student Production:


Preview: July 30

July 31-August 3

4 Community Partners Productions in Rotating Repertory Over Two Weeks:

AS YOU LIKE IT presented by Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

August 5, 7, 9

PERICLES presented by Walden Theatre

August 6, 8, 10

KING LEAR presented by Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company

August 13, 15, 17

WOMEN OF WILL presented by Shoestring Productions

August 12, 14, 16

Kentucky Shakespeare presents the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States and is the largest, in-school arts education provider in the Commonwealth. Mission: Grounded in the works of Shakespeare, we enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire, and entertain people of all ages.


The Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series

City of New Albany

Bicentennial Park (corner of Spring & Pearl Streets)

Friday nights

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

These events are free and open to music lovers of all ages!

For more information:


RiverStage Summer Concerts

Jeffersonville waterfront

Friday night concerts begin at 7 p.m.

July 4th Clayton Anderson w/ guest Rachel Timberlake

July 11th The Monarchs w/ guest Doo-Wop All-Stars

July 25th The Wulfe Bros. w/ guest Sparechange Millionaires

August 1st Juice Box Heroes w/ guest The Killer Lips

August 8th The Blues Brothers (Jake, Elwood & the Boys) w/ guest Linda Smith Band

August 15th Tony & the Tanlines w/ guest The Mad Taxpayers

August 22nd Unlimited Show Band w/ guest Radiotronic

August 29th Endless Summer Band w/ guest Devereaux

The Jeffersonville RiverStage is located at West Riverside Drive between Pearl and Spring Streets in downtown Jeffersonville Indiana. More information is available at


Best Vineyards Ready to Rock With Annual Concert Series

Best Vineyards is ready pop the cork on its 2014 "Best Concert Series" with a lively lineup of the finest musicians and of course, the finest wines in the south-central region of the Hoosier state.

The 12-week free concert series runs every other Saturday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., beginning Saturday, June 14 through November 1st.

July 12th: Silent Noise

July 26th: Melody Resurrection

8373 Morgans Lane SE

Elizabeth, Indiana


Dorina and the Plague:

A New Fairy Tale of EPIDEMIC Proportions by Diana Grisanti

Walden Threatre

Many generations ago (though not as many as you might think) a terrible plague descended on the inhabitants of a remote Italian mountain village. While doctors, con artists, and civic leaders scramble for a cure - and for profit - the intrepid Dorina takes matters into her own hands in this new fairy tale full of charlatans, rats, evil stepmothers, and some curiously powerful cloves of garlic!

Join Walden Theatre this summer for Dorina and the Plague, a play by Diana Grisanti and performed by the young actors in Walden Theatre's Summer Academy program. In each session of the Summer Academy, young people ages 8-13 spend three weeks working on a play from the ground up - learning acting and improv techniques, finding out what goes into a professionally-produced play, and making bold creative choices to entertain audiences in three culminating performances open to the theatre going public on six weekends this summer.

Session 2: July 11 and 12 @ 7:30 + July 12 @ 2:00pm

Session 3: July 18 and 19 @ 7:30 + July 19 @ 2:00pm

Session 4: July 25 and 26 @ 7:30 + July 26 @ 2:00pm

Session 5: August 1 and 2 @ 7:30 + August 2 @ 2:00pm

Session 6: August 8 and 9 @ 7:30 + August 9 @ 2:00pm

The OVER-REACTORS 20th anniversary needs a venue! Book us!!!

On July 3, the OVER-REACTORS will have been performing together UNINTERRUPTED, with NO personal changes for 20 YEARS. Although we'll be out of town on that date, we'd like to find a venue that will host a special show so we can celebrate!

We're always available as an electro-acoustic DUO.

We're also available as a TRIO (with drums) with a few weeks notice.

This list is current as of

Tuesday, June 17.

This is the link to our online planning calendar


New Editon Brings Comeback Tour to Louisville

Sunday, July 6

All six members of the '80s R&B group will perform, as wee as, the Human Beat Boxer- Dough E Fresh who will accurately imitate the sounds of instruments using only his mouth, lips, throat, and microphone.


Louisville Nature Center Summer Fun Days

July 3,- Bug Time! 10- 2

We will have more insect activity you can shake a "walking" stick at. If you like bugs, you will love this program.

$7 members, $ 12 non members

Ages 8-12 and 20 participants

Bernheim Hosts ECO Kids Discovery Days: July 5 and July 19
Saturday, July 5

Hands on Discovery: 1-4 pm.

Own your own challenge: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Each ECO Kids Discovery Day includes: 

Hands-on Discovery Stations, led by Volunteer Naturalists, at the Visitor Center from 1 - 4 p.m.

On Your Own Challenge, a self-guided adventure, available at the Visitor Center from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Hike of the Day, led by a Bernheim guide, starts at the Visitor Center at 2 p.m. and runs 45 - 60 minutes

Saturday, July 5: Living on the Edge

Follow the On Your Own Challenge along the water's edge to discover an amazing variety of plant and animal life. Kids and their families will have fun roaming riparian habitats and then exploring hands-on Discovery Stations and the Hike of the Day during the afternoon

Paint Your Own Pottery Experience

Stoneware offers a summer activity for the whole family

Now through July 31st, kids are Buy One Get One Free when you mention the "School's Out for Summer" special

Monday through Saturday starting at 10 am, last seating at 3:30 pm

Stoneware Art Factory

731 Brent Street

Louisville KY 40204

Customers select from the same greenware (bowls, plates and mugs), tools and glazes as Stoneware's artisans and decorate their own masterpiece.

Each piece will be glazed and fired by Stoneware staff, preserving your handiwork and making the piece dishwasher, microwave, oven and freezer safe.

Adults: $25

Seniors (65+): $24

Children, Students, AAA and Military: $23

Groups of 12 or more should call for appointment and pricing.


Belle of Louisville Now Offering Sunday Brunch on the River

Rediscover the pleasure of a Sunday afternoon cruise aboard the Belle, now celebrating its 100th birthday season throughout 2014!

This two-hour cruise will offer a buffet of breakfast foods alongside regular lunch offerings and a full bar.

Cruises depart from the downtown wharf at 1:00 p.m. every Sunday

Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Sightseeing-only tickets are available right up until cruise time.


or call 502.574.2992

7th Annual Garden Sculpture Show

Through August 3rd

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

6220 Old La Grange Rd.

Crestwood, KY 40014

Free with regular admission.

Yew Dell's 7th annual juried show will offer garden sculptures in everything from glass and metal to stone and more. It is a perfect chance to enjoy great art and buy a piece for your own garden.


Now Invading the Louisville Zoo


March 28 through September 28.

Thirteen gigantic aanimatronicsbugs 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.


2nd Street Flicks Under the Bridge

Presented by The Louisville Film Society

Thursday July 3 - "Stripes" - Bill Murray's classic comedy

Under the 2nd Street Bridge in Downtown Louisville

7:00 p.m. - Street opens for food, fun and music

9:00 p.m. - Movie time


Free Summer Movies at the Iroquois Amphitheater

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Here is the 2014 Free Movie Schedule:


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


Sat. Aug 9 - Despicable Me PG


Sat. Sept 12 - 42 PG - 13

RiverStage Twilight Cinema

Saturday nights

Entertainment, games and inflatables

7:30PM; movie shows at dark.

July 5th The Parent Trap (1998)

July 12th Mary Poppins

July 26th Despicable Me 2 (Radio Disney)

August 2nd Beethoven

August 9th Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

August 16th E.T.

August 23rd The Nut Job

August 30th The Lego Movie (Radio Disney)

The Jeffersonville RiverStage is located at West Riverside Drive between Pearl and Spring Streets in downtown Jeffersonville Indiana. More information is available at


Hoosier Millionaire Live Game Show

Play Hoosier Millionaire scratch-offs for the chance to be on the six live game shows!

For chance to win a spot on the shows, players should enter their non-winning tickets at

www.hoosierlottery.com/mylottery or at one of the six live show events.

One additional member will also be picked from the audience at each event.

Live Show Events:

July 24th: Elkhart, The Lerner Theater

August 16th (Grand Finale): Indianapolis, Indiana State Fair

Lecture- "Resting in Peace: Civil War Leaders in Cave Hill Cemetery"

July 8

2:30 p.m.

St. Matthews Branch, 3940 Grandview Avenue

451-5630 or


Cave Hill Cemetery is more than a sacred resting place. It is an integral part of the legacy of the Louisville community. Its stewardship has been entrusted to successive generations for over 160 years and now is your time. We are excited to announce the formation of the Cave Hill Heritage Foundation which is dedicated to providing for the long-term preservation of this Louisville treasure. We invite you to support the Foundation and help preserve the legacy of Cave Hill Cemetery for generations to come.

Kentucky Flea Market 4th of July Spectacular

July 3-4-5-6

Thursday 12-6, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5

Stewart Promotions presents the Kentucky flea market will feature over 600 booths of jewelry, crafts, candles, overstock grocery items, antiques furniture and more.

Liberty and Justice for all? Highland Baptist explores religious liberty

Sunday, July 6


Highland Baptist

Highland Baptist church hosts a conversation about religious liberty featuring three local national leaders called "Liberty and Justice for all?: Views of Religious Liberty in our National Landscape."

The purpose of the talk is to give a progressive voice of clarity in the midst of a nation wrestling with numerous issues of church-state separating on a weekend designed for patriotism.


Derby City Rovers v. Carolina Dynamo

Sunday, July 6th 4pm

Woehrle Athletic Complex, 4200 Charlestown Pike,

Jeffersonville, IN

693-0342 or


The Cabbage Patch Invitational Golf Tournament

July 7


Valhalla Golf Club

634-0811 or


The Cabbage Patch Settlement House is a local, non-profit Christian organization. Our mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth and their families to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential. In 2010, "The Patch" celebrated its 100th year of profoundly changing lives.

Heroes Run

Friday, July 4th

Freeman Lake Park Road

Elizabethtown, Ky

Councilman Tom Owen to begin 2014 Summer Bike Tour of District 8 neighborhoods on July 6th

councilman Tom Owen will soon pedal his way through the neighborhoods of District 8 when he kicks off his traditional Summer Boke Tour in July by visiting 13 nneighborhoodsstreet by street.

The First stop will be the Upper Highlands during the wweekof July 6th.

Closing Date for registration will be Thursday, July 3rd at 2:59 a.m., Heroes Run welcomes first time runners and walkers as well as more eexperiencerunners. Patriotic costumes are welcomed. All proceeds from the days event will support Military families through USA Cares.

To learn more visit


Under Armor Girls Nationals Bring Basketball Players From Across the Country To Louisville

Sunday, July 6

Competition starts Sunday at noon and runs from 9:30

Tuesday 9:00 am- 6:00 pm and 8:00 am-PM

Girls' traveling all-star basketball teams from across the country will come to Louisville for the Under Armour Girls Nationals Sunday July 6- Wednesday July 9, More than 75 teams will compete on sixteen basketball courts that will fill the North Wing and East Wing and East Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center.


Brick House Tavern + Tap and Operation Homefront "Taste Freedom"

Retired active, and campaign military families will receive 50 percent off all meals at all the Brick House Tavern and locations.

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