Calendar

september 2014


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If you would like additional information about an event, please use the contact information listed with the event. Event details are listed to the best of our knowledge and may be subject to change.


29-01

AUG-SEP

Duration: August 29 - September 1 | 11am-11pm Fri, Sat, Sun; 11am-8pm Mon

Venue: Belvedere

Event Type: Festival

Contact: Louisville Metro Special Events | 502.574.2003

Event Website: www.worldfestlouisville.com

WorldfestFour day international festival featuring 3 stages and more than 150 booths showcasing food, spirits and crafts. A parade, children's activities and a naturalization ceremony will also take place.

Admission: FREE

 

 


Waterfront Yoga

02

SEP

Duration: Every Tuesday through mid-September | 7-8pm

Venue: Brown-Forman Amphitheater (by Tumbleweed on the River)

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact:

Event Website:

Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront and the relaxation and rejuvenation of yoga at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater, next to Tumbleweed.  Classes will be held Tuesdays at 7pm, weather permitting and are only $5 per person. Beginners are welcome! 

Bring yourself, your mat, and good vibes! Namaste.

Admission: $5

 


05-07

SEP

Duration: September 5-7 |

Venue: Harbor Lawn

Event Type: Regatta Fundraiser

Contact: Paul Resch | 502.905.7073

Event Website: www.sailingforacure.org

Three days of competitive sailing among 32-34 sailing vessels. The sailing community has bonded together not only to sail their vessels in a competitive manner but also by committing to raise awareness and monies for non-profit organizations. We are raising awareness and funds for Gilda's Club.

Admission:

 


06

SEP

Duration: September 6 | 9am - registration; 10am-Noon - walk

Venue: South Great Lawn

Event Type: Fundraiser/Awareness

Contact: Whitney Vogel | 502.451.4266

Event Website: www.alz.org/walk

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Admission: Donations accepted.

 


06

SEP

Duration: September 6| 10am - noon

Venue: Brown-Forman Amphitheater

Event Type: Awareness

Contact: Stephanie Boyd | 859.221.5004

Event Website: www.improvingbirth.org

On September 6, 2014, Louisville will join cities across the nation to bring attention to the maternal health care crisis in America, specifically its high c-section rate, high late pre-term baby rate, and high rate of convenience inductions. We will come together in a peaceful, family-friendly way to educate the public and raise awareness and promote healthy, evidence-based maternity care in the U.S.

Admission: FREE


Waterfront Yoga

09

SEP

Duration: Every Tuesday through mid-September | 7-8pm

Venue: Brown-Forman Amphitheater (by Tumbleweed on the River)

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact:

Event Website:

Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront and the relaxation and rejuvenation of yoga at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater, next to Tumbleweed.  Classes will be held Tuesdays at 7pm, weather permitting and are only $5 per person. Beginners are welcome! 

Bring yourself, your mat, and good vibes! Namaste.

Admission: $5


2014 Friends of the Waterfront Silver Anchor

11

SEP

Duration: Thursday, September 11 | 5:30pm

Venue: Belle of Louisville - Dockside (4th & River Road)

Event Type: Fundraiser

Contact: To purchase tickets, visit friendsofthewaterfront.com | Additional information - visit website or call 502.574.3768

Event Website: friendsofthewaterfront.com

Please join us for the 2014 Silver Anchor Awards, honoring Rich Gimmel of Atlas Machine & Supply for his outstanding support of the Belle of Louisville, and Stites & Harbison for their diligence in securing land and the Big Four Bridge for Waterfront Park.

Hor d’oeuvres, cocktails , silent auction and live music from Dick Sisto Trio Awards Presentation at 6:00 p.m.

Proceeds to benefit Waterfront Park programs such as WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays, Waterfront Park Clean Team, Waterfront Park maintenance, Lighting of the Big Four Bridge, Fifth Third Waterfront Independence Festival Catfish Louie Kids Area, Catfish Louie Community Appearances, and JCPS Curriculum Guides.

Business attire. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit friends of the waterfront.com/silver-anchor.

Admission: $75.00 per person


13

SEP

Duration: September 13 | 8am - 5pm

Venue: Wharf/Festival Plaza

Event Type: Festival

Contact: 502.561.3440

Event Website: www.louisvilledragonboat.com/

Louisville Dragon Boat Festival

The Louisville Dragon Boat Festival, an Amateur Open Charity Event, will host over 20 local and regional teams of 21 paddlers as they race along Downtown Louisville in decorated dragon boats to claim the Festival's inaugural Championship. Asian Foods, cultural demonstrations, Tai-Chi and yoga classes, martial arts and several "hands on" activities will be featured on Festival plaza.

Sponsored by Louisville Third Century, in conjunction with the Asia Institute Crane House with additional support from the Confucious Institute WKU and Business First.

Admission: Free

 


13

SEP

Duration: September 13 | 11am - 7pm

Venue: Brown-Forman Amphitheater & Lawn

Event Type: Festival

Contact: Jack Benge | 502.592.4368

Event Website: www.louisvillepaganpride.org

Interfaith event featuring workshops, vendors, information booths, music, handicrafts and fun for kids. A family-oriented event.

Admission: Bring a non-perishable food item(s). Louisville Pagan Pride donates food to support the Dare to Care Food Bank.

 


14

SEP

Duration: September 14 | Noon - 5pm

Venue: Belvedere

Event Type: 5K Walk/Run

Contact: Joey Stinson, Dare to Care Foodbank | 502.736.9415 or 502.966.3821

Event Website: www.thehungerwalk.org

A 5K walk/run to raise funds for the Dare to Care Food Bank. Entertainment at the Belvedere, as well as along the route. Kids Zone, obstacle course, information & refreshment booths - Fun for all!

Admission: $25 Adult/$15 Kids 18 & under, to fund DTC programs

 


Waterfront Yoga

16

SEP

Duration: Every Tuesday through mid-September | 7-8pm

Venue: Brown-Forman Amphitheater (by Tumbleweed on the River)

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact:

Event Website:

Come enjoy the beauty of the waterfront and the relaxation and rejuvenation of yoga at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater, next to Tumbleweed.  Classes will be held Tuesdays at 7pm, weather permitting and are only $5 per person. Beginners are welcome! 

Bring yourself, your mat, and good vibes! Namaste.

Admission: $5


17

SEP

Duration: Wednesday, September 17 | 5pm - ?

Venue: Big Four Lawn

Event Type: Concert

Contact: Waterfront Development Corporation/Ashley smith or WFPK
502.574.3768 or 502.814.6500

Event Website: www.wfpk.org

Lake Street DiveMusical guests: Lake Street Dive (right), The 23 String Band and Sean Rowe.

2014 marks the 13th year of Louisville’s most popular after work concert series! The Waterfront Development Corporation and Louisville Public Media work together to offer free concerts on the Big Four Lawn featuring national and local artists.  Concerts take place on the last Wednesday of every month, April through September. There is a cash bar and great upscale festival food.   

Outside food and alcohol are prohibited. No coolers, no glass & no pets allowed in the event area of the Big Four Lawn. For more information, please call 814-6500.  Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. 

Parking: Parking lots are highlighted on this Parking Map. In the park itself, the Blue Parking Lot (Wharf Parking) is paid parking; all other park lots are free. Lots adjacent to the park are paid parking. 

ABOUT WATERFRONT WEDNESDAY
Waterfront Wednesday is presented by 91.9 WFPK and the Waterfront Development Corporation with support from Friends of the Waterfront and our sponsors.

 

Goose Island

 
Friends of the Waterfront
 

 

Admission: Free!

 


20

SEP

Duration: September 20 | 8-11:30am

Venue: South Great Lawn

Event Type: Charity Walk

Contact: American Heart Association | 502.371.6034 or 502.371.6018

Event Website: www.heart.org/kentuckianaheartwalk

A one and three mile walk to raise funds for the American Heart Association as we fund research, education and advocacy for heart disease and stroke, our community's #1 and #4 killers.

Admission: Free


20

SEP

Duration: September 20 | Noon - 11pm

Venue: Brown Forman Amphitheater

Event Type: Music Festival

Contact: Heather Leoncini | 502.417.1107

Event Website: www.jugbandjubilee.com

2014 National Jug Band Jubilee features 9 of the country's best jug bands! Jug band workshops, merchandise, local food & beer. Bring the family and come celebrate the this unique form of Louisville music!

Admission: Free!


21

SEP

Duration: September 21 | Noon (registration) - 5pm

Venue: Belvedere

Event Type: Fundraising/Awareness

Contact: Sarah Hill | 502.574.9952 or 502.439.3565

Event Website: www.louisvilleaidswalk.org

Louisville AIDS WalkTo raise awareness and funds for local HIV/AIDS service organizations through education, celebration and remembrance. We unite walkers and volunteers in a safe and fun educational event that supports those living with HIV/AIDS.

Admission: Donations accepted.

 

 

 

 


2014 Waterfront Heritage Walks
sponsored by Evan Williams Bourban Experience
Saturday: Walk the Big Four Bridge with Historian Rick Bell

27

SEP

Duration: Saturday, September 27 | 10-11:30am

Venue: Meet at the Big Four Bridge, top of the ramp on the disc

Event Type: Walking Tour

Contact: info@louisvillewaterfront.com | 502.574.3768

Event Website:

Evan Williams Bourbon ExperienceNOTE: Saturday tours focus on the Big Four Bridge; Sunday tours start at the Belle of Louisville and proceed through Waterfront Park. NO PETS FOR THE SATURDAY TOUR, PLEASE.

This free walking tour, led by local historian Rick Bell, will explore the history of Louisville’s Big Four Bridge from its days as an important carrier of freight and passenger trains to its current incarnation as a pedestrian/bicycle path.

This 90-minute tour will start at the top of the ramp to the Big Four Bridge, proceed across the bridge and back, for a total distance of approximately 1.5 miles. Free parking is available in the park and on the north side of River Road. (See map for location of Big Four Bridge and parking.)

Suggestion: Wear your comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water and sunscreen.

THIS IS THE LAST SATURDAY WALKING TOUR OF THE SEASON.

Admission: Free!


27

SEP

Duration: September 27 | Noon - 5pm

Venue: Festival Plaza & Wharf

Event Type: Fundraiser

Contact: Ina Miller, Harbor House | 502.719.0072

Event Website: www.hhlou.org

Harbor House Ken-Ducky Derby is a family-friendly event and host of the fastest 30 minutes in duck racing history. Join us for food, live music, games, vendors, and see 25,000 rubber ducks race down the Ohio River. If your duck wins … you get a car!

Admission: FREE!

 

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28

SEP

Duration: September 28 | 1-3pm

Venue: South Great Lawn

Event Type: Charity Walk

Contact: Nital Desai | 502.585.5433

Event Website: www.kidneywalk.org

The Kidney Walk is a fun, inspiring non-competitive fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. In 2013, over 1,000 patients, family members, organ recipients and donors, co-workers, and friends came out to walk for a great cause and to support local NKF programs and services.

Admission: FREE admission; raise $100 for an event t-shirt

 


2014 Waterfront Heritage Walks
sponsored by Evan Williams Bourban Experience
Sunday: Explore Waterfront Park with Historian Rick Bell

28

SEP

Duration: Sunday, September 28 | 5:30-7pm

Venue: Starts at the Belle of Louisville, ends at the Big Four Bridge

Event Type: Walking Tour

Contact: info@louisvillewaterfront.com | 502.574.3768

Event Website:

Evan Williams Bourbon ExperienceNOTE: Saturday tours focus on the Big Four Bridge; Sunday tours start at the Belle of Louisville and proceed through Waterfront Park.

This free walking tour, led by local historian Rick Bell, will explore the history of Louisville’s riverfront and the development of today’s acclaimed Waterfront Park. Beginning at the Belle of Louisville’s landing at the Fourth Street wharf, the 90-minute tours will end at the base of the Big Four Bridge. Bell will describe the riverfront’s importance to the growth of Louisville from its founding during the American Revolution, through its glory days during the Steamboat Era, to its renaissance as one of the world’s most successful maritime recreational parks.

The tour will start on the wharf in front of the Belle of Louisville and will conclude at the base of the Big Four Bridge. Free parking is available in the park and on the north side of River Road. The total walking distance to and from will be approximately 1.5 miles.
(See map for locations of the Belle and parking.)

Walkers will have an opportunity to purchase Bell's book, Louisville's Waterfront Park - A Riverfront Renaissance, by paying for it at the Belle of Louisville and then collecting it at the end of the tour and having it signed by the author.

Suggestion: Wear your comfortable walking shoes and bring drinking water and sunscreen.

THIS IS THE LAST WALKING TOUR OF THE SEASON.

Admission: Free!