Calendar

september 2015


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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.


28-07

AUG-SEP

Duration: August 28 - September 7 | 9am - 6pm

Venue: Wharf by Joe's Crab Shack

Event Type: Tour

Contact: columfdn@surfbvi.com | 787.672.2152

Event Website: www.ninapinta.org

NinaThe ‘Nina’ was built in Brazil completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil, and was the first ship to site land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Both ships tour together as an enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

The ships will be available for 30 minute guided tours with a crew member on Friday, Aug. 28th, and Monday, Aug. 31st thru Friday, Sept. 4th. The hours are from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day. For groups, the charge per person is $5.00 with a minimum of 15. There is no maximum number of students that can be booked, however, you should book as soon as possible as space is limited.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.ninapinta.org. Educational materials, photographs and other ship related souvenirs are available at the ship. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard self-guided tour.

No reservations necessary for general public.

Admission: $8 for adults; $7 for senior citizens; $6 for students 5 to 16; children 4 and under - free.

 



Waterfront Yoga

01

SEP

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

 


04

SEP

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


4-7

SEP

Duration: September 4-7 | 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

 

 


06

SEP

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


07

SEP

Duration: September 7

Venue: Witherspoon Street

Event Type: Healthy Hometown event

Contact: Corey Sims | 502.574.3427

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

 


Waterfront Yoga

08

SEP

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

 



Silver Anchor Awards

10

SEP

Duration: Thursday, September 10 | 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 the Paul Ogle Foundation and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts for their outstanding support of the Belle of Louisville Centennial Celebration.

Hor d’oeuvres, cocktails , silent auction and live music by the Wheelhouse Rousters, "Mary Wheeler and the African American Music of the Ohio River Valley." 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


12

SEP

Duration: September 12 | 8:30 registration; walk 10am - noon

Venue: South Great Lawn

Event Type: Charity Walk

Contact: Whitney Vogel | 502.451.4266

Event Website: alz.org/walk

Walk to End Alzheimer'sThe Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care. The Louisville Walk annually attracts thousands of mission champions who raise funds and awareness to support our work.

Admission: Fundraising event - donations accepted!

 


12

SEP

Duration: September 12 | 9am - 5pm

Venue: Wharf/Festival Plaza

Event Type: Festival

Contact: John Muzic | 502.561.3440

Event Website: www.louisvilledragonboat.com/

RAIN DATE: September 13

Louisville Dragon Boat FestivalThe Louisville Dragon Boat Festival is an Amateur- Open charity fundraising event featuring 21-man teams racing 40 foot boats decorated with dragon heads and tails on the Ohio River along Waterfront Park and the Wharf. Festival will also host cultural and educational exhibits and performing arts demos as well as Ethnic and American foods.

Admission: Free to the public.

 


12

SEP

Duration: September 12 | 2-7pm

Venue: Brown-Forman Amphitheater & Docks

Event Type: Regatta

Contact: Steve Lennon | 502.939.2080

Event Website: www.sailingforacure.org

Fleur de Lis RegattaFREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come down to beautiful Harbor Lawn at Waterfront Park and see 30+ colorful sailboats race the Ohio River to compete for a coveted trophy in the Fleur de Lis Regatta. Free entertainment, with live bands, arts and crafts, and games.

Family-friendly highlights include:

• live music from local bands
• face painting and hula hooping
• a craft tent for kids to make instruments, sail boats, sun visors, and hats
• corn hole and other games
• food trucks and a beer truck

Admission: No charge.


12

SEP

Duration: September 12 | 11am - 7pm

Venue: Brown-Forman 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.

 


13

SEP

Duration: Saturday, September 13 | 7am-7pm

Venue: Harbor Lawn/Harbor

Event Type: Canoe Races

Contact: Dare to Care Food Bank | 502.966.3821

Event Website: daretocare.org/events/paddle-for-hunger

"Voyageur Canoe World Championship" presented by the Louisville Mayor's Office and YUM! Brands. Numerous teams competing for the Voyageur Canoe World Championship title. Proceeds to benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank.

Admission:

 


Waterfront Yoga

15

SEP

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

 


19

SEP

Duration: September 19 | 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


19

SEP

Duration: September 19 | Noon - 11pm

Venue: Brown Forman Amphitheater

Event Type: Music Festival

Contact: Heather Leoncini | 502.417.1107

Event Website: www.jugbandjubilee.com

2015 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!


20

SEP

Duration: September 20 | 11am-5pm

Venue: Great Lawn

Event Type: Company Picnic

Contact: Robbie or Kris Malin | 502.532.6193 or 502.682.2389

Event Website: www.backyardbounceinc.com

Annual company picnic for 862 members, retirees, and their families.

Admission: Free to members, retirees, and their families.

 


20

SEP

Duration: September 20 | Noon (registration) - 4pm

Venue: Belvedere

Event Type: Fundraising/Awareness

Contact: Sarah Hill | 502.574.9952

Event Website: www.KYaids.org/walk

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.

 

 

 

 


26

SEP

Duration: September 26 | 11am - 2pm

Venue: Big Four Lawn

Event Type: Charity Walk

Contact: Meghan Roppel | 502.452.6072 x3307

Event Website: www.diabetes.org/louisvillestepout

Together we can stop diabetes, one step at a time! Take your first step and join us for a fun-filled morning of music, food, kids activities, a health and wellness festival, and, of course, a scenic walk along the Ohio River! Bring your friends, co-workers, and pets on a leash! For more information or to register, visit our website. The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Admission: Free - donations appreciated! Raise $100 or more and recieve the 2014 Step Out t-shirt!

 


26

SEP

Duration: September 26 | 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!



26

SEP

Duration: September 26 | Noon - 11:30pm

Venue: Belvedere

Event Type: Festival

Contact: Dinar Gupte | 502.299.6564

Event Website: www.India-Day.com

VindaLou

The Indian Community of Kentucky is proud to present VindaLou, Louisville's spiciest festival. VindaLou is a celebration of India's rich culture, art and (spicy) food.

Admission: FREE

 


27

SEP

Duration: September 27 | 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 2014, 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

 


30

SEP

Duration: Wednesday, September 30 | 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

Here We Go MagicMusical guests: Wax Fang, Here We Go Magic (right), and Vandaveer.

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!

 

 

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