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Kentucky State Fair 

Thursday, August 14 - Sunday, August 24, 2014 

Wednesday, August 20 - WDRB Day at the Fair!

Parking: $8 per vehicle.

Adult at the Gate $10

Child (3-12) at the Gate $6

Senior (55+) at the Gate $6 (Only $1.00 on Senior Day )

Infants 2 and under Free

Exhibit and Gate Hours 

Gates open at 7 a.m. and exhibits open at 9 a.m.

The midway and tents close around midnight and exhibit halls close a 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Some areas close earlier on Sunday, August 24.   For a complete list of fair information: http://www.kystatefair.org


All concerts are free with paid admission to the Kentucky State Fair. All shows begin at 8 p.m. in Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center except for the August 24 concert which begins at 4 p.m. 

Aug 14 - Plain White T's with special guest A Lion Named Roar

Aug 15 - Morris Day & the Time with special guest Unlimited

Aug 16 - America with special guest Caribou

Aug 17 - Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Marty Brown

Aug 18 - Newsboys with special guest Matthew West

Aug 19 - Kenny Rogers with special guest Belles and Whistles

Aug 20 - Easton Corbin with special guest Olivia Henken

Aug 21 - Happy Together Tour with The Turtles featuring Flo and Eddie, Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night, Gary US Bonds, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Aug 22 - Scotty McCreery with special guest Kelsey K

Aug 23 - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts with special guest Devour the Day

Aug 24 - MercyMe


Lady Antebellum with special guest Billy Currington - Thursday, August 14, 8:00 p.m. 

Styx and Foreigner - Friday, August 15, 8:00 p.m. 

Alabama with special guest Sunny Sweeney - Saturday, August 16, 8:00 p.m. 

Tickets are available at the Freedom Hall and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Purchase online at http://www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. 

Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon 19th Cooking Contest

At the Kentucky State Fair

Friday, August 15

6 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. 

Gourmet Garden Culinary Stage, South Wing Lobby A

For the 29th year, the Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cooking Contest, traditionally the first cooking contest at the Kentucky State Fair, is a platform for amateur chefs to showcase their creations in anticipation of being awarded the top blue ribbon prize.

Judges include Sarah Fritschner, Louisville Farm to Table; Jason Brauner, Bourbons Bistro; Albert Schmid, Sullivan University; Michael Veach, The Filson Historical Society; Fred Minnick, Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author; and Denny Potter, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.; 

Entries based on originality, ease of preparation, appearance, name, and contribution of Evan Williams Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to the taste and aroma of the dish. www.heavenhill.com

Bats host two-game set with Indy Friday and Saturday

Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16

Friday- Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians, 7:05 p.m. 

Saturday- Saturday, August 16 - Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians, 6:05 p.m.

The Louisville Bats return from an eight-game road trip to host a two-game set with the Indianapolis Indians Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16.

Friday will be the second and final Peanut Allergy Awareness Night of the season. No peanuts or peanut-based products will be allowed in the ballpark

The Bats will give away their 2014 team card set to the first 2,000 paid admissions on Saturday. The card set includes Tucker Barnhart, Aroldis Chapman, Jumbo Diaz, Mat Latos, Donald Lutz, Corky Miller and Kristopher Negron among others. Saturday will also feature an appearance by The Amazing Christopher.


BBQ Fundraiser for Children's Peace Center

 August 16, 2014

  7-11 p.m.

 Gheens Foundation Lodge at Beckley Creek Park in the Parklands of Floyds Fork, located at 1421 Beckley Creek Parkway in Louisville.

he evening will include a silent auction, dinner and entertainment. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres begin at 7 p.m. with dinner served at 8 p.m. A silent auction, DJ and live music will be part of the entertainment. Attire is "country chic." 

 For more information, visit www.kentuckyonehealth.com/bootsandbbq 

Get your Goove on Salsa Night at the Yum! Center Plaza 

August 17th 

7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The plaza will be bursting with high energy sounds of Cosa Seria, a 7-piece Latin band, and dancing instructor Gabe Scott and his Xplosive Rhythms Dancers will be on hand to teach everyone some new dance moves. Dancers of all ages and abilites are welcome. Food trucks will also be on site to offer food and beverages. The event is free and open to the public. www.louisvilledowntown.org 

Decadent Tuxes and Tails Gala 

August 16

The Galt House, downtown Louisville 

Starts at 6 p.m.

The theme for this year's event is "Fur-sailles: Let Them Eat Treats." 

Individual tickets are $175 and sponsored tables start ast $1,800. 

Tickets may be purchased online at www.kyhumane.org/tuxes-and-tails

Neighborhood House Carnival 

Sunday, August 17

Tim Faulker Gallery

1512 Portland Ave 

Come, play and have fun. Purchase art from local artists and enjoy live music from local teens. There will be Blue Moon circus performances, carnival games and more! For more information: www.nhky.org

End of Summer Swim Bash 

Friday August 15th 

5:30 p.m- 8:30 p.m.

Sun Valley Park is located at 6505 Bethany Lane

For more information call the District 14 office at 574-1114. 

The event will require Parent/Guardian supervision and no "drop-offs" will be permitted. 

Rockin' Blues and Barbeque at Madison Ribberfest

Friday, August 15 and Saturday August, 16 

Madison Ribberfest, 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250

Two day wristbands cost $20 

The two day festival along the sceneic Ohio river in Madison, features regional and national blues bands, barbeque competitions, boat rides and more. 

For more information visit: http://www.madisonribberfest.com/ 

Family Fun at Fisherman's Park 

Saturday, August 16 

9-11:30 a.m. 

Bring your family and enjoy time together in the great outdoors throguh  the Fox program- Families Outside X-ploring! FOX activities include hike around its beautiful lake, observing and learning more about the inhabitants, such as turtles, building forts, playing in leaves and getting muddy! 


Rock Your Socks for Art 

Saturday, August 16 

6:00-7:30 p.m.

Sosaj! & Co. 

2108 Bardstown Road

Louisville, Ky 40205


Wear a pair, bring  pair, or buy a pair of socks from SOSAJ! and Co and recieve a gift. SOSAJ socks are preferreed, but all socks are welcome. The event features two-time Pushchart Prize and Kentucky Poet Laureate nominee Sheri L. Wright, Photograher Michelle Larcoque and award winning artist Sharon Tesser. 


Woodlawn Garden Tou

Saturday, August 16 

9:30 Registration Begins

Whitehall House and Gardens 

3110 Lexington Road 

Louisville, Ky

Free Event- Donations Appreciated, Space is limited. A talk and slideshow begins at 10:00, a Woodlawn Garden tour starts 11:00 and a tour of Whitehall House starts at noon. For more information visit: jcmagky.org  

Fairness Campaign Photo/Video Shoot 

Sunday, August 17


2741 Brownsboro Road in Louisville

The Fairness Campaign is teaming with C.Caswell Style Crew for a photo and video shoot highlighting the local fashion industry's support of lesbian, gay and transgenger civil rights in Kentucky. Participation is free and open to anyone who supports LGBT fairness. Those interested should bring a white t-shirt that will be stlyed/altered by the C.Caswell Style Crew and personalized with a word or phrase that symbolizes what "fairness" means to them. 


6th Annual Kentuckiana EggFest

Brownsboro Hardware & Paint

Meet and Greet Friday, August 15

Egg Fest Saturay, August 16 

4858 Brownsboro Road 

Louisville, Ky 40207 

Join us for the 6th Annual Kentuckiana Big Green EGGFest in Louisville, Kentucky. Friday, August 15th we kick off the event with a Meet & Greet at our Louisville store from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can enjoy live music and great food from the Big Green Egg. Join us Saturday, August 16th for some great food and cooking tips as we celebrate the Big Green Egg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ultimate Cooking Experience is hosted by Brownsboro Hardware & Paint and Sysco.


Newburg Community Days

Friday, August 15th, Saturday, August 16th and Sunday, August 17th

On Friday, rides & Music in Petersburg Park 6:00pm - 10:30pm

DJ Phat plays music throughout the evening 

On Saturday, there is a Community Breakfast in the Petersburg Park. The Festival is known for its community parade which begins at 12:00pm and continues through out many local streets in the Newburg area.

On Sunday, a community worship service and gospel festival will highlight the last day of the event.

For a full list of activites go here: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroCouncil/Members/02/News/2014/081114dis2newburgdays.htm

Depaul School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and 1st Annual Alumni Bash

Satuday, August 16

12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

1925 Duke Avenue Louisville, Ky 40205

Immediately following the ribbon "cutting" ceremony will be our 1st Annual Alumni Bash-complete with BBQ, beer, games, and tours of our newly renovated Early Elementary Wing 


Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days Celebration 

Saturday, August 16- Sunday, August 17 


5100 Norton Healthcare Blvd.

Louisville, KY 40241

The festival includes sales, guest appearances, seminiars, family activites and sponsor exhibits. For more informaion about Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days sales and weekned activities can be found online at www.cabelas.com/stores 

5th Annual Christmas in August Poker Run 

August 17

Starts and ends at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw, Ky

$15 per bikel; $5 rider 

$5 extra hand

Motorcyle run, that raises money to purchase gifts for local families. There will be free food after the ride, 50/50 split the pot, door prizes and a raffle. Rain Date: August 24 

For more information about this event, Please see below.

CONTACT Tracey Reynolds Or Kenny Jones 

2014 U of L Mens Soccer Kick-off Banquet 

Saturday, August 16 


Papa John's Cardinal Stadium 

$35 for adults $15 for kids $250 for table sponsorship including 8 tickets 

Louisville's men's scooer program will offcially roll out the 2014 campaign with the second annual Kickoff Banquet at the PNC Club inside Papa John's Statidum. Colliegiate coach and author Patrick Johnnston will be the headline speaker at the event. 

For more information visit: http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-soccer/lou-m-soccer-body.html


Katy Perry "Prismatic World Tour" at the KFC Yum! Center with speical guest Kacey Musgraves 

August 16

Doors open: 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $93.50, $63.50, $22.50

This colorful show will bring you all the songs you know as well as ones from my new album, PRISM. Opening acts are Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, and Tegan and Sara. 


Spring Awakening presented by CenterStage  

Saturday, Aug 16 at 7:30 p.m..  

Jewish Community Center 

Dutchmans Lane

CenterStage, the oldest continuously operating theatre in Kentucky, is kicking off its 100th Season with a grand anniversary by presenting Spring Awakening, Aug. 7-17. 

In this rousing musical, a group of pubescent students navigate the anxieties of coming-of-age in a provincial world as their budding sexuality unfolds from youthful lust to tragic consequences. It is ultimately a timeless portrayal of the issues teens have faced throughout generations and the ongoing communication, or lack thereof, between parents and their children. Fusing morality, sexuality and rock and roll, Spring Awakening caused critics to exclaim that it awakened Broadway like no other musical.

Join CenterStage on Sun., Aug. 17, at 4 p.m., immediately following the 2 p.m. performance, for a conversation with local teens and parents to discuss what it's really like to be a teen in 2014.  The discussion will be facilitated by therapeutic professionals. All participants will have the opportunity to ask questions or share comments anonymous. 

Call 502-238-2709 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets.

Sarah Silvers, Bring the Love 

Sunday, August 17 

KCD Theater

4100 Springdale Road, Louisville KY

06:30 pm

Tickets: $50

70s Jazz and Rock Cabaret, Proceeds to benefit The Healing Place. http://www.kcdtheater.org/event/bring-the-love/

54th  Season of Shakespeare in Central Park

Central Park

Old Louisville

KING LEAR presented by Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company

August  17 

WOMEN OF WILL presented by Shoestring Productions

August  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.  http://kyshakespeare.com/

RiverStage Summer Concerts

Jeffersonville waterfront

Friday night concerts begin at 7 p.m.

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 www.theriverstage.com

Bill Maher to Perform Uproarious Political Commentary at the Kentucky Center 

Saturday, August 16 

8 p.m. 

Whitney Hall 

Tickets start at $35

Stand up comedian Bill Maher will take swipes at today's poltics. Tickets are available at www.kentuckycenter.org/presents or by phone at 502-584-7777 


Woodford Reserve Bourbon Kentuscan Dinner

Friday August 15 and Saturday August 16

6:00 p.m. tour

7:00 dinner

 Reservations are required and can be made by contacting reservations at (859) 879-1953 or catering@b-f.com. Price is $50 per person.

End a summer evening at the Woodford Reserve Distillery, Chef in Residence Ouita Michel and Chef de Cuisine Nat Henton are creating a one of a kind buffet dinner from our surrounding farms that celebrates Italian flavors and local Bluegrass ingredients.  Begin your evening in our new Visitor's Center with a Woodford Reserve Arnold Palmer, browse though the gift shop and purchase a personalized engraved bottle. Your sensory experience begins with a tour of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, discovering the five sources of flavor that makes our bourbon unique.  


The Louisville Ballet Announces The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Children's Auditions

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Louisville Ballet, 315 E. Main St. between Preston and Floyd Streets.

Over 100 local children aged 7-18 are expected for the Louisville Ballet's Brown-Forman Nutcracker Children's auditions. 

"WoofStock" Pet  and Butterfly Day

 Saturday, August 16

10 a.m. 2 p.m.

Donations accepted  

Get outside, garden, watch birds and butterflies, walk your pet, and/or take a walk at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve! 

The event is pet-friendly for friendly pets on leash (it's the law), and please bring your own doggy pick-up bag(s).

 If you feel inclined, please dress in your favorite tie-dyed shirt and 60's garb.

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve 

 12501 Harmony Landing Rd.

 Goshen, KY  40026

New Albany Fire Department Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Training Demonstration 

Friday, August 15 

5:30 p.m.

The New Albany Fire Department  is celebrating its grand opening of the new training facility. Everyone is welcome to see the capabilites of the firefighters and the new structures.  http://www.cityofnewalbany.com/component/content/article/29  

Three Dog Bakery-woriginalorginal bakery for dogs celebrates their 15th anniversary

Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17

3929 Chenoweth Square, Louisville, KY 40207

Phone:(502) 897-3364

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dogs will get a free "Bark" day cake at the St. Matthews store, no purchase necessary. In addition to the annual sale, there will also be a pet psychic, dog trainer and Louisville Metro Animal Services Spot Mobile will be on hand for vaccinations, licensing and discounted microchipping.  http://www.threedog.com/

Community Health Fair 

Saturday Aug 16, 

11:00a.m.- 3 p.m. 

3015 Wilson Ave

The Park DuValle Community Health Center will once again hold its Annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 16th

The Community Health Fair will offer the following: 

·       free athletic and school physicals without immunizations

·       Colon Cancer screenings (FIT Tests) free of charge

·       Other screenings include:

·       blood sugar

·       cholesterol

·       blood pressure

·       vision

·       Hearing

·       spinal

·       oral health

·       HIV tests 


Annual Clarksville Touch-A-Truck & Community Yard Sale

Saturday, August 23

10 a.m. to Noon

Largest community yard sales in southern Indiana. 

Our annual Touch-A-Truck children's event will be held at the same location as the Community Yard Sale, from 10:00am-12:00pm.  Area children will get the chance to get up close and personal to the vehicles they see out on area roads every day.  Vehicles from previous years include Police, Fire, EMS, Construction Equipment, Limousines, Buses, Military Vehicles, UPS delivery vehicles, and much more!  This event is FREE and open to everyone!

Clarksville Parks & Recreation offices at 812-283-5313. http://www.clarksvilleparks.com/special-events.html

BIG BIG Bugs! 

March 28 through September 28.

Louisville Zoo

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. 


Free Summer Movies at the Iroquois Amphitheater 

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



Sat. Sept 12 - 42 PG - 13 

"Summer is in full swing and as people look for something to do on the weekend, we are offering another great year of movies to enjoy at Iroquois Amphitheater. These movies are free and it is a great way to spend time with the family or friends," says Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15). 

Movies on the Riverfront 

New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater

Gates for each event open at 8:30, movies begin shortly after

August 30th-Khumba

September 27th- Frozen 

October 25th-Monsters University 

No alcohol is permitted, food and beverage vendors will be available on  site. .

RiverStage Twilight Cinema

Saturday nights

Entertainment, games and inflatables 

7:30PM; movie shows at dark.

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 www.theriverstage.com

Hoosier Miilionaire 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:

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


Giants in the Faith Luncheon 

Sunday, August 17 


Huber's Plantation Hall, Starlight Ind. 

Doors open at 1 p.m. 

40 names will be honored at the luncheon, submitted by husbands, wives, children, in-laws, co-workers and friends. This year's Giants come from 18 churches of various denominations. Their stories, humility, and signiftigant wayts of touching others will punctuate the afternoon of food, fellowship and inspiration. 


Step Forward for Mental Health 

Saturday, August 16

Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park

Walk starts at 10:30 a.m. 

Advance registration is $25 

The walk raises awareness for mental health. The family-friendly event features music, refreshments, t-shirts, face painting, balloon animals, massage threapy, team photos and door prizes. 


Parent/Child Golf Tournament 

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:00pm-???

FEE: $35 Per Team for 9-Hole Division - $45 Per Team for 18-Hole Division

Wooded View Golf Course - 2404 Greentree North, Clarksville

Competition is open to children ages 7-17, with combinations of Parent/Child, Grandparent/Grandchild, or Step-Parent/Step-Child.  The field is limited to the first paid 36 teams in the 18-hole division and the first paid 24 teams in the 9-hole division. The format is alternate shot with two players on each team. Players will alternate in playing shots from the tee throughout the entire round.  Carts are optional and may be purchased on the day of the event.  Trophies will be awarded to first, second, and third place teams in each division.

For more information, interested players can contact the Clarksville Parks Department at 812-283-5313, or visit www.ClarksvilleParks.com.  The deadline to register for the Parent/Child Golf Tournament is Tuesday, August 12th.

Dirt Bowl Championship at Shawnee Park and HIV screenings 

August 17 

Sun. Aug. 17, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m

 This is the 44th year for the Dirt Bowl basketball competition and related community events which begin this weekend and continue on multiple weekends through Aug. 17 - which will be "Super Sunday" featuring the championship game.

Also, Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness will offer HIV testing throughout the tournament: 

More information is available by contacting the Dirt Bowl organizer, Neal Robertson, at (502) 664-0780.

Ramble 5k run/fitness walk 

9 a.m. 

Beckley Park at the Parklands of Floyds fork 

Legal and medical professionals, students, and community supporters from across Kentuckiana are lacing up for the LBA's fifth annual Ramble 5k. A family and pet friendly affiar, participants will enjoy food, refreshments, music, games, inflatables, and playground equipment for kids, a cutest dog contest, and much more! 

To register online visit: www.active.com  

Oldham County Law Enforcement vs. Oldham County Firefighters in the 5th annual Guns-N-Hoses Football game 

August 16
Oldham county youth football field
1:00 p.m.
The police and firefighters come together each year to raise money for charities in Oldham county. For more information constact Robert Lane 502-639-3641 Donations are welcome! 


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