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    Louisville Greekfest 2016
    Come and enjoy being Greek for a weekend! Louisville's Greek Fest presents the best of Greek food, pastries, music and entertainment. Come experience the sights and sounds of Greece without having to take your passport! Free entrance and free parking on our church grounds.
    When: June 3-4, 4 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 930 Ormsby Ln. 40242
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    Cost: Free


    The June Flea Off Market
    The Flea is one of Louisville's favorite places to shop local. Flea patrons can expect to find used books, records, fine arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing…kinda everything under the sun.  There’s also a great lineup of food and entertainment including live theater, live music, dozens of food trucks, and a bar with seasonal cocktails and a selection of local craft beers and breakdancing.
    When: June 3-4, 4 – 10 p.m.
    Where: Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E Jefferson St. 40206
    Website
    Cost: Free
     

    Blackacre | Best Bloomin' Festival
    Come celebrate green living at Blackacre. Friday will be a kickoff concert and Saturday will be a green living festival with workshops covering a variety of gardening and sustainable living topics, vendors' booths with the same focus, tours of our very own community gardens, a Lil' Sprouts Play Area and more.
    When: June 3, 6 p.m. kickoff concert, June 4 all day
    Where: Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Rd. 40299
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    Cost: $10, get half off admission with a canned-goods donation to Dare to Care!

     
    Flame Run | “Fire & Femininity”
    Flame Run is featuring the work of painter Anessa Arehart and a dozen glass artists in their upcoming "Fire & Femininity" all-female exhibition, opening June 3 and running through August 29. The roster of participating glass artists for "Fire and Femininity" will provide a dynamic display of glass techniques by Whitney Olsen, Carolyn Spears, Sarabeth Post, Angela St Vrain, Casey McMains, Dorie Guthrie and many more. An opening night reception and glass blowing demonstration begins Friday.
    When: June 3, 6 – 8 p.m. exhibit runs through Aug. 29
    Where: Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery, 815 West Market St. 40206
    Website
    Cost: Free!
     

    Cards Under the Stars | “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
    The event kicks off on the lawn between the Natural Sciences Building and Grawemeyer Hall. The film begins at sunset. Pre-movie activities include: meet and greet with “Star Wars” characters, children’s inflatables and games, and appearances by members of the Louisville League of Mascots. Concessions will be available for purchase. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and picnic baskets and coolers with snacks and drinks to make for a comfortable evening. Parking is available in the lot next to Grawemeyer Hall (2301 S. Third St.) and behind Ernst Hall (216 Eastern Parkway). Cards Under the Stars will continue Friday, June 24 with “Zootopia” and Friday, July 22 with “Inside Out." 
    When: June 3, 6:30 – 11 p.m.
    Where: University of Louisville, Natural Sciences Building Lawn, 2301 S 3rd St. 40292
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    Cost: Free
     
     
    PLAY Dance Bar | BLōFISH Kickstarter Launch Party
    The long-awaited BLōFISH pants and underwear are finally here for pre-order! To celebrate, BLōFISH is releasing them exclusively on the crowd-sourcing platform Kickstarter. BLōFISH hopes this launch puts them on the radar nationally, and allows them to continue making their high-quality gender-neutral clothing.
    When: June 3, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Play Dance Bar, 1101 E. Washington St. , Louisville, KY 40206
     
     
    Revelry | “Ballet-O-Mane!”
    Revelry is pleased to present “Balletomane!” a group art show hosted by the Relevé Society, Louisville Ballet's junior board. Join Revelry for an opening reception celebrating collaborations between Louisville Ballet dancers and local artists including Ben Marcum Shohei Katayama Letitia Quesenberry Tiffany Maloney Anna May Purchases of the artwork will support the Relevé Society's mission to promote Louisville Ballet to the next generation of ballet aficionados, a.k.a. Balletomanes! 
    When: June 3, 7 – 10 p.m.
    Where: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E Market St. 40202
    Website
    Cost: Free!
     

    Copper & Kings | Kentiki
    The underground (is that underwater?) Ohio River Surf Club celebrates summer with a grand Tiki party on Friday June 3. Louisville’s world-famous surf rock band, Interia, featuring members of Wanda Jackson’s touring band, Bodeco and ex-members of the Ladybirds will perform in all their glory. World-class Tiki cocktails featuring Copper & Kings American Brandy will be served: guests can look forward to the classic Daiquiri, the Suffering Bastard, the Scorpion, and other groovy concoctions. Food will be served: Butchertown Pie Company pasties, delicious grilled brats and summer delights will be on sale. Guests are encouraged to wear hula skirts, or just skirts, Hawaiian shirts, swimsuits, shorts, bikinis and flip-flops.
    When: June 3, 8 – 12 a.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings Courtyard, 1121 E. Washington St. 40206
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    Cost: $10 per person and includes one Tiki drink
     
     
    Parklands of Floyd’s Fork | Outrunning Autism 5K & Fun Walk
    Runner? Jogger? Walker? Join FEAT of Louisville's 11th Annual Outrunning Autism 5K & Fun Walk. Outrunning Autism is a race event for all ages and fitness levels and a great family event with a Vendor Village, bounce houses, bubbles, face painting, character appearances and more. 
    When: June 4, 9 – 12 p.m.
    Where: Beckley Creek Park - Parklands of Floyds Fork, 1310 Beckley Station Rd. 40245
    Website
    Cost: $35 registration
     

    21C | Yoga With Art
    Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of ancient yoga poses led by Cami Glauser and Zac Goldstein of 502 Power Yoga. Sessions are just $5 at the door. Attendees are welcome to bring their own mats, but extra mats are available should students come without one. Be sure to arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited!
    When: June 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Where: 21C, 700 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: $5
     
     
    Downtown Louisville |  Louisville Quest! “The Original”
    A sightseeing tour, scavenger hunt & race, all rolled into one. Louisville Quest’s original route starts at the historic Belle of Louisville wharf and explores the fun locations in downtown Louisville. Each team will receive a packet of puzzles to solve along the way. All Quests end with an award ceremony where teams compare notes, enjoy refreshments, and the top teams earn token awards. Enjoy! Explore! Compete!
    When: June 4, 10 a.m.
    Where: Belle of Louisville / Spirit of Jefferson, 401 West River Rd. 40202
    Cost: $45 for ages 21 & over; $35 for under 21; children 10 & under- FREE!  
     
     
    2016 Highland Renaissance Festival
    All day entertainment & fun for the entire family! Live jousting, comedy mud show, dancers, live period music, merchants, artisans & crafts, demonstrations, food & drink, hand powered rides, games of skill, human chess, and much more! Open rain or shine. No outside food, drinks or pets allowed.
    When: June 4, - July 10, Saturdays and Sundays only
    Where: Festival Space, 955 Elm St., Eminence, KY 40019
    Website
    Cost: $7- $80
     
     
    Southside Quarry | Rock the Quarry 2016
    With the arrival of summer, what better way to celebrate the changing of seasons than by attending a party at the Rock Quarry? Bring a cooler! Bring a float! Bring your friends!
    When: June 4, 11:30 a.m. open
    Where: Rock Quarry, 4220 South Park Rd, Louisville, KY
    Website
    Cost: $10 cash, 21+
     
     
    8th Annual Butchertown Art Fair
    The 8th Annual Butchertown Art Fair will feature 100+ artists (including Drock Press, featured above in the article image) food trucks, drinks, kids' activities, and more. Hildegard House is the nonprofit partner this year, so attendees are asked to bring disposable travel items to donate like toothbrushes and deodorant. The art fair is held in historic Butchertown on a beautiful tree-lined street amongst 19th century homes.
    When: June 4, 10 - 7 p.m. June 5 11 - 5 p.m.
    Where: 800 - 900 Blocks of East Washington St. Butchertown
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
     
    Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge
    Become a part of history! Join us for the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, where attendees will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for people hugging trees at the same time at the same location. The attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record, but Bernheim wants to attract upwards of 3,000 people to not only break the record, but to hold that title for years to come. South Korea holds the current record. The tree hug will be a celebration of the role trees play in our lives and will include a full afternoon of fun tree-themed activities falong with music and food vendors. The actual tree hug takes place at 2:30 p.m. Huggers are asked to arrive no later than 1:30 to be assigned their tree and get in place for the official count. The Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge is hosted in conjunction with the traveling exhibit Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat on display at Bernheim through July 5. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is recommended.
    When: June 4, 12  - 4 p.m.
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Rd. 40110
    Cost: Free

     
    Roux | Zodiac Body Paint Competition
    Starving Arts presents this “12 Signs of the Zodiac” body painting competition! Live music from noon until 2 p.m.
    When: June 4, noon-2 p.m.
    Where: Roux Louisville , 1325 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
    Cost: Varies
     

    Iroquois Amphitheater | Americana World Festival 2016
    Once a year, Americana Community Center brings everyone together to help celebrate the diversity and compassion of Louisville at the Americana World Festival. This festival will celebrate heritages from around the world – and across the Bluegrass – with live music, local and international cuisine, goods, crafts and more. The festival is a free, family-oriented event that features a 5K Run/Walk, international performances, diverse cuisines, community resources & vendors, and activities for children.
    When: June 4, 1 – 10 p.m.
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Rd. 40214
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
      
    New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater | Fest of Ale 2016
    Keg Liquors Fest of Ale seeks to bring awareness and monetary gifts for Crusade for Children with this event. Additionally, they hope to further craft beer in Indiana by providing a premier tasting event that embodies the craft beer lifestyle. This event will feature sampling of more than 100 craft beers in a grass roots beer festival environment.
    When: June 4, 3-7 p.m.
    Where: New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, 201 E. Water St., New Albany, IN 47150
    Website
    Cost: $40
     
     
    The Louisville Zoo | Zoofari 2016! One Wild Night
    At this largest annual fund-raising event benefiting the Zoo, guests can again expect the opportunity to be up close and personal with the Zoo’s animals while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner, themed cocktails, a silent auction, the opportunity to adopt an animal during the live auction, music entertainment and more.
    When: June 4, 6 – 11 p.m.
    Where: The Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
    Website
    Cost: Varies
     
     
    KFC YUM! Center | "I Love the 90's Tour"
    From entertainment to fashion, the 90’s are set to experience a revival in the Louisville area this June with performances from Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, All 4 One, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC and Kool Moe Dee.
    When: June 4, 7 – 12 a.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: $56-$130
     
     
    Headliners | An Evening with Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers
    Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers are heading down South for the second leg of their tour.
    When: June 5, 8 – 11 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: varies 
     
     
    LaGrange Arts on the Green 2016
    Join the Arts Association of Oldham County for the 17th annual Arts on the Green Fine Arts and Crafts Festival (AOG). The festival is held on the picturesque lawn of the Oldham County Courthouse Square in LaGrange, Ky. located just northeast of Louisville, Ky. AOG offers Friday afternoon set-up, golf carts for loading and unloading, continental breakfast Sat. and Sun., booth sitters, Kentucky hospitality, and a "wine down" Sat. after close. 
    When: June 4 – 5 10 – 5 p.m.
    Where: Oldham County Courthouse Square, 100 W Main Street, LaGrange, KY 40031
    Website
    Cost: Free
     

    Waterfront Park | B.Y.O Blanket Summer Picnic Series
    Let's bring back old school picnics! Together, we will pick different parks throughout the city all summer long, to have picnics. Bring the whole family throw Frisbees, jump rope, play games, have lunch and just spend some quality time together.
    When: June 5, 2 – 8 p.m.
    Where: Waterfront Park, 129 River Road, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
     
    Slugger Field | Louisville Bats v. Rochester Wings
    Come out and support the Louisville Bats as they go up against the Rochester Wings!
    When: June 5, 2 – 6 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E Main Street, Louisville, KY
    Website
    Cost: Varies
     
     
    PLAY | Sister Bingo Pajama Party! Benefiting Jeffersonville Pride
    A pajama party is being had! Join the Derby City Sisters for Sister Bingo at Play Louisville! Doors open at 7, and the first game starts at 7:30. For the month of June, Bingo benefits Jeffersonville Pride; Derby City Sisters and Play Louisville are proud to support the historic event in Southern Indiana!
    When: June 5, 7 – 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Play Dance Bar, 1101 E. Washington St. , Louisville, KY 40206
    Website
    Cost: $5
    Cost: $20 standing room only/ $30 reserved seated
     
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