Calendar

may 2015


  • About our Event Calendar

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.


23-01

APR-MAY

Duration: April 23 - May 1

Venue: Waterfront Park

Event Type: Festival

Contact: Kentucky Derby Festival | 502-584-6383 or 502-584-FEST

Event Website: discover.kdf.org/chow-wagon/

Kentucky Derby FestivalGeneral Information: 502-584-6383
Toll Free: (800) 928-FEST

From March 15th - May 15th for Festival event updates, tickets and Pegasus Pin info: Derby Festival Hotline at 502-584-FEST.

The Chow Wagon and Kroger Fest-a-Ville will return to Waterfront Park on April 23rd. The Miller Lite Music Stage will feature nearly 30 live concerts with local and regional entertainment and a wide variety of musical genres including gospel, urban, Latino, country and rock.

Where else can you find great food and live musical entertainment in a riverside setting for a 2014 Pegasus Pin admission? Meet your coworkers for lunch or come down for an evening concert. There’s no way to go wrong by making a visit to this great outdoor party.

Admission: Visit discover.kdf.org/chow-wagon/ for more information.

 


Waterfront Yoga

05

MAY

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

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

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact: Erin Cronin | Yoga weather cancellation hotline - 502.541.2933

Event Website:

Waterfront YogaCome 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


08

MAY

Duration: After the game

Venue: Purple Upland Meadow

Event Type: Fireworks

Contact: Louisville Bats | 502.212.2287

Event Website: www.batsbaseball.com

Friday night fireworks by the Louisville Bats.  Show begins right after the game.  For game tickets call 212-BATS or go to www.batsbaseball.com.

Admission: NA


09

MAY

Duration: May 9 | 9am - noon

Venue: Big Four Lawn

Event Type: Walk to benefit March of Dimes

Contact: Leslie Porta, March of Dimes | 502.473.6680

Event Website: www.marchforbabies.org

March for BabiesFour million babies were born in the U.S. last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through vaccines, research, education and breakthroughs. March for Babies raises funds for ALL babies. We're working for a day when every baby is born healthy! The event includes a 2-mile walk, entertainment for the family, food and fun!

Admission: FREE; donations are accepted.


09

MAY

Duration: May 9 | 2-4pm

Venue: Festival Plaza

Event Type: 5K Run/Walk

Contact: Terri Tucker | 502.494.1649

Event Website: gotrlouisville.org

The Girls on the Run Spring 5K is a fun, celebratory event for the whole family! This noncompetitive run/walk is the culmination of the Girls on the Run season. All runners/walkers welcome! Timed, no chips.

Admission: $20 in advance; $25 day of race.

 


Waterfront Yoga

12

MAY

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

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

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact: Erin Cronin | Yoga weather cancellation hotline - 502.541.2933

Event Website:

Waterfront YogaCome 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


16

MAY

Duration: May 16 | 10am - 2pm

Venue: Big Four Lawn

Event Type: Fundraiser

Contact: Jeni Church | 502.515.3147

Event Website: www.kyhumane.org/wtrail

Waggin' Trail Walk for the AnimalsThe Kentucky Humane Society is hosting the 21st annual Waggin' Trail Walk for the Animals on Saturday, May 16th. Come out and enjoy a leisurely stroll with Fido and be surrounded by hundreds of area pet lovers on a journey to save lives and celebrate the human-animal bond. In addition to the walk, there will be food, music, vendor booths, and lots of family-friendly activities.

Visit our Waggin' Trail website to register now. Registration is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. From your personal fundraising page, you can tell your story, upload photos, email friends, accept and track donations, and monitor your progress.

On behalf of the thousands of animals saved by the Kentucky Humane Society each year, thank you! We hope to see you and your furry friend there!

Admission: $25 in advance; $30 day of event

 


17

MAY

Duration: May 17 | 2-6pm

Venue: Festival Plaza

Event Type: Awareness event

Contact: Sabrina Numann or BJ Numann | 812.207.5728 or 502.298.9263

Event Website: www.kentuckianafm.org

Fundraising/Awareness event featureing: vendor & education booths, free massage & body work, free food & entertainment, kids gmaes,raffle, BINGO and more!

Event is in coordination with the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association and the Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group. Organizational staff will be on premise for support, education, and to answer any questions. Vendors are integrated companies dedicated to help for those in chronic pain from Fibromyalgia or any central processing disorders as well as accompanied conditions.

This event is free and open to the public for all ages. Bring lawn chairs and/or blanket for the lawn and relax under the trees and enjoy a day of fun.

Admission: Free and open to the public!

 


Waterfront Yoga

19

MAY

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

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

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact: Erin Cronin | Yoga weather cancellation hotline - 502.541.2933

Event Website:

Waterfront YogaCome 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

 

 


21-25

MAY

Duration: May 21-25 |

Venue: Belvedere

Event Type: Music Festival

Contact: Gary Jacobs | 216.407.8929

Event Website: www.abbeyroadontheriver.com

Abbey Road on the RiverFive day music festival celebrating the music of the Beatles. Multiple stages, food and beverage vendors, contests and auctions, Beatles retail merchandise.

Admission: See website

 

 

 


22

MAY

Duration: After the game

Venue: Purple Upland Meadow

Event Type: Fireworks

Contact: Louisville Bats | 502.212.2287

Event Website: www.batsbaseball.com

Friday night fireworks by the Louisville Bats.  Show begins right after the game.  For game tickets call 212-BATS or go to www.batsbaseball.com.

Admission: NA


23

MAY

Duration: May 23 | 9am - 4pm

Venue: Festival Plaza

Event Type: Vintage Urban Market

Contact: Lisa Porter | 502.533.2688 or 502.240.8777

Event Website: www.thefleurdeflea.com

A local Louisville urban marketplace. Vendors from all over Kentuckiana will be set up selling all kinds of goods, including books, records, vintage, antiques, repurposed, and so much more. Food trucks as well.

Admission: Good attitude!

 


23-25

MAY

Duration: May 23-25 | 8am - 8pm

Venue: North Great Lawn

Event Type: Memorial Day Observance

Contact: Fred Mooreor Linda Brown, Flags4Vets | 502.931.0374 or 502.649.8047

Event Website: www.theusflag.com

Volunteers will form the letters "USA" using 25,000 flags from veterans' graves. When completed, the letters will each be 150' high and all 3 letters together will be 450' wide. These 25,000 flags honor all of America's fallen heroes, from every state in the Union, including military, law enforcement, and fire fighters. This event will culminate with a Memorial Day observance presided over by Mayor Greg Fischer and will follow in conjunction with the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Memorial Day Hike, Bike & Paddle. The public is invited to assist with placing the flags beginnning on Saturday, May 23rd at noon and continuing through the weekend until all 25,000 flags have been placed. A Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 23rd at noon.

Admission: Free - open to the public.



23

MAY

Duration: May 23 | 9:30-11:30pm

Venue: Big Four Lawn

Event Type: 5K Run/Walk

Contact: Louisville@theglorun.com | 224.757.5425

Event Website: www.theglorun.com

Glow in the dark themed 5K run/walk.

Admission: $37

 


24

MAY

Duration: After the game

Venue: Purple Upland Meadow

Event Type: Fireworks

Contact: Louisville Bats | 502.212.2287

Event Website: www.batsbaseball.com

Sunday night fireworks by the Louisville Bats.  Show begins right after the game.  For game tickets call 212-BATS or go to www.batsbaseball.com.

Admission: NA



25

MAY

Duration: June 25 |

Venue: Witherspoon Street

Event Type: Healthy Hometown event

Contact: Corey Sims | 502.574.3427

Event Website: louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events

 


Waterfront Yoga

26

MAY

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

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

Event Type: Yoga Class

Contact: Erin Cronin | Yoga weather cancellation hotline - 502.541.2933

Event Website:

Waterfront YogaCome 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

 

 


27

MAY

Duration: Wednesday, May 27 | 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

Matthew E. WhiteMusical guests: Civil Twilight, Matthew E. White (right), and Small Time Napoleon.

2015 marks the 14th 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. 

TROLLEY SERVICE: To alleviate parking congestion caused by the KY/IN Bridges project, a free trolley service, courtesy of Republic Bank, will be offered between Witherspoon and the Big Four Lawn for people who park West of I-65. The Republic Bank Easy Trolley will run a continuous loop between 6:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. We strongly suggest parking West of I -65 in the Witherspoon, Humana and surface lots. VIEW MAP OF PARKING OPTIONS HERE.  

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

 
Republic Bank
Passport Health Plan
Friends of the Waterfront
 

 

Admission: Free!

 


30

MAY

Duration: May 30 | 8am - 1pm

Venue: Festival Plaza

Event Type: Charity Walk

Contact: Mary Carabella | 502.526.5303

Event Website: www.walkms.org

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.1 million people living with MS worldwide. We've been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than$770 million to support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research.

Join us for food, music and children's entertainment! There is never a fee to register, however fundraising is strongly encouraged. Start your team today!

Admission: Free! Fundraising encouraged.

 

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31

MAY

Duration: May 31 | 11am - 3pm

Venue: Brown-Forman Lawn

Event Type: Festival

Contact: Arts & Culture Attractions Council | 502.777.6380 or 502.625.0132

Event Website: www.acalouisville.com

The Arts & Cultural Attractions Council will host Arts & Culture Day to highlight the many educational opportunities that ACA members offer the community all year long by providing FREE hands-on arts and cultural activities for all ages and live performances from groups from across the community. Participants will get to enjoy making their own art or discovering culture at over 30 booths and enjoy musical, theatrical and historical presentation from the stage. The Kentucky Food Truck Association will be on site and Louisville Water Company will provide free water for the event.

Admission: