LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Louisville's famous Dirt Bowl kicks off today at Shawnee Park. 

This year's event aims at promoting "Summer of Peace."

More than 4,000 people are expected to attend the basketball tournament.

Games will be played every Saturday and Sunday between June 18th and August 14th.

Food, music, and arts and crafts booths will be featured at this year's festival.

The opening ceremony is scheduled today at 1 p.m..