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    Fingers crossed the office is closed Friday, July 3 and you have three whole days of weekend-y goodness in Louisville! If you'd like a list of weekend events delivered to your inbox every week, subscribe to Louisville.com's Weekender here. Now here's where to go and what to do: 
     
     
    Faithfully - A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Journey at Iroquois Amphitheater
    Led by Jason Seber, the Orchestra will rock some of the greatest hits of one of the best bands of the '80s at the Iroquois Amphitheater.
    July 2, 8 – 10 p.m.
    Iroquois Amphitheater
    1080 Amphitheater Road
    Louisville, KY 40214
    More info here
    $20 & $30
     
     
    Harry Potter Summer Movie Series at the Kentucky Science Center
    This week, The Kentucky Science Center presents “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” 
    July 2, 7 – 11:30 p.m.
    Kentucky Science Center
    727 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    More info here
    $8 for members, $10 for non-members
     
     
    Fanfare for the Fourth: Musical Visions of America from the Louisville Chorus
    Enjoy this American historical retrospective and revel in the power of stirring patriotic songs and visuals. Multimedia Specialist: Ruth Newman
    July 2, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
    Beargrass Christian Church
    4100 Shelbyville Rd at Browns Ln
    Louisville, KY 40207
    Learn more here
    $20 General, $15 Senior, $5 Student
     

    The July Flea Off Market
    The Flea Off Market returns for the dog days of summer at Fresh Start Growers Supply. We will have over 100 vendors offering a multitude of handmade items including musical instruments, jewelry, clothing, accessories, soaps, terrariums and a variety of local fine arts and crafts. Also featured will be farm-fresh goods, vintage clothing, records, books, antiques, curiosities, tons of cool used stuff, not to mention great music and live entertainment. 
    July 3, 4 – 10 p.m.
    July 4, 11 – 5 p.m.
    July 5, 11 – 5 p.m.
    The Flea Off Market
    1007 E Jefferson St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    More info here
    Free!

     
    Shakespeare in the Park's "Macbeth"
    Enjoy Kentucky Shakespeare's presentation of The Scottish Play. Sure to be bloody good.
    July 3, 7 -10:30 p.m.
    Old Louisville's Central Park
    4th & Magnolia
    Louisville, KY 40208
    More info here
    Free, but donations to KyShakespeare greatly appreciated
     

    Kentucky Flea Market Fourth of July Spectacular
    One of the nation’s finest flea markets with dealers from across the country. Featuring antiques, collectibles, bath and body, jewelry, surplus, crafts, candles and much more.
    July 2 – 5
    Thursday 12-6, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 11-5
    Kentucky Exposition Center
    937 Phillips Ln
    Louisville, KY 40209
    More info here
    Free!
     
     
    LFPL Kids' Program: Water is Fun!
    In addition to regular summertime offerings, the Louisville Free Public Library is teaming up with the Louisville Water Company in June and July to provide a series of engaging educational programs for kids: Water, Water Everywhere (based on the book Living Things Need Water) and Water Is Fun! Both programs offer hands-on learning experiences taught by Louisville Water Company educators.
    July 3, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Shively Library
    3920 Dixie Highway
    Louisville, KY 402216
    More info here
    Free!
     

    Sound Support: Fundraiser Featuring CABIN at the Bard’s Town
    Proceeds from the $10 cover charge go to benefit Camp Quality of Kentuckiana. Music provided by CABIN, The Deloreans, Phourist and the Photons Maximon
    July 3, 8 – 11:45 p.m.
    The Bard's Town
    1801 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
    More info here
    $10
     
     
    Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at the Peterson-Dumesnil House
    Plan to spend two full days with your friends and neighbors (and new friends you have yet to meet!) while you listen to an amazing range of music courtesy of the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration in Crescent Hill on the stately grounds of the Peterson Dumesnil House right off Grinstead Drive. Chairs and blankets are welcome, and food and beverages will be available.
    July 3, 4, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Peterson-Dumesnil House
    301 S Peterson Ave
    Louisville, KY 40206
    More info and a schedule of events here!
    Free!
     
     
    Louisville Orchestra’s Waterfront Fourth of July Celebration
    Louisville's Fourth of July Celebration on the Waterfront has returned this year with a great concert by the Louisville Orchestra featuring Teddy Abrams conducting with Ben Sollee and Jecorey "1200" Arthur. Activities start at 5 p.m. with live music on the Waterfront stage, the Catfish Louie Kids Area;, festival foods, the Leinenkugal Summer Shandy Beer Garden and the Old Forester Red, White & Blue Bourbon Bar. At 8:30 p.m., the Louisville Orchestra concert begins, capped off by Louisville City FC Fireworks at 10 p.m.
    July 4, 5 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
    Waterfront Park
    1 River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    More info here
    Free!
     
     
    New Albany Farmers Market
    Enjoy local produce from Indiana and Kentuckiana farmers!
    July 4, 8 – 1 p.m.
    Downtown New Albany
    202 East Market Street
    New Albany, IN
    More info here!
    Free!
     

    Science in Play at the Kentucky Science Center
    Introducing Science in Play – a progressive, next-generation learning experience for young kids and their families. Rich in loose parts and open-ended play, kids and adults are empowered to learn together and for life.
    July 4, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Kentucky Science Center
    727 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    More info here
    $13 for adults, $11 for children
     

    Fourth of July Extravaganza with The Tunesmiths and Nellie Pearl
    The Tunesmiths will be celebrating their third year with us by releasing their Full Time Hustle EP. Nellie Pearl will be joining them as well. And there will be fireworks, of course!
    July 4, 3  - 11:45 p.m.
    Tim Faulkner Gallery
    1512 Portland Ave
    Louisville, KY 40203
    $5
     
     
    Midnights at the Baxter Presents "Stripes"
    A Fourth of July Midnight presentation of the 1981 classic comedy about malcontent slackers joining the army. The film, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and John Candy was filmed in Louisville, E-Town and Fort Knox.
    July 4, 11:45-1:30 p.m.
    Baxter Avenue Theatre
    1250 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204
    $9
     
     
    Independence Day Weekend at O'Bannon Woods State Park
    Come join the fun at the Hickory Hollow Nature Center. The aroma of food cooking over an open fire fills the air, as does the ringing of the blacksmith's hammer striking the anvil. There will be demonstrations on lye soap making, spinning, cooking, woodworking, tomahawk throwing, music and Native American life. At 1 p.m. see how hay bales were made in the mid-1800s using oxen and a haypress, a fascinating look at pioneer life.
    July 4, 10 – 3 p.m.
    O'Bannon Woods State Park
    7234 Old Forest Road
    Corydon, IN 47112
    More info here
    Regular gate admission applies, event is free
     
     
    "Southern Uncovered with the Lee Bros" Viewing Party at Seviche
    "Southern Uncovered," Ovation Network's newest food show, has come to Louisville, and the episode airs Sunday, July 5 at 8 p.m. In this Anthony Bourdain-esque show, James Beard Award-winning food and travel writers Matt and Ted Lee uncover the unexpected bites and sights in cities all over the south. While in Louisville, Matt & Ted visited Bourbon Barrel Foods, Seviche, Mayan Café, Sunergos Coffee and Decca. The folks from all of these local spots will gather to watch the airing of the show at Seviche. Their lounge and bar will be serving drinks and appetizers for any and all who want to watch the show and support our local food scene. Please join this fun viewing party!
    July 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Seviche, A Latin Restaurant
    1538 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
    Free!
     

    Rockin' Rooftop Ramen and Rose at 8UP
    Sunday evenings, 8UP Executive Chef Jacob Coronado turns up the fun and the flavor as he offers one of his favorite dishes, Tonkatsu  Ramen, for $11. Beverage Director Julie DeFriend has curated an international collection of the cooling pink wines that can be ordered by-the-glass or by-the-bottle. Sean Thibodaux is crafting a Bamboo Asian cocktail, a Sherry and Vermouth based libation created in the 1890s by Louis Eppinger, the manager of the Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan.
    July 5, 8 – 11 p.m.
    8UP
    350 W Chestnut St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free- food and beverage for purchase
     
     
    Blowout Sale to Benefit Good Garbage
    This week pay $20 per person and load your car! Fabric, scrap and small yardage, tiles, office supplies, flowers, frames, knick knacks, paper and so much more. 
    July 5, 1 - 5 p.m.
    Good Garbage (Old location)
    2020 Duncan St
    Louisville, KY 40203
    $20 cash only! Bring your own boxes.
     
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