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    You know the most beautiful thing about Louisville? In one weekend, you could feasibly attend a fitness festival at a brandy distillery, attend the re-opening of a nostalgic roadside attraction, attend Pride and take your dad to all all-you-can-eat seafood boil.
     
     

    Louisville Fitness Festival at Copper & Kings
    First annual Louisville Fitness Festival for Louisville Girls Leadership! The class will include a warmup from Jeffrey Howard, 30 minutes of the pure barre technique from Karen Mumme, intervals from Jill Helton Wood and buti yoga from Dana McGowan! Several vendors and a cash bar will be located on site for anyone who is not able to get into the class!
    June 18, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
    Copper and Kings
    1111 E. Washington St
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Learn more here
    $10 cash donation

     
     
    Emily Bingham Book Reading and Signing at Carmichael’s Bookstore
    Emily Bingham is the great-niece of Henrietta Bingham. Henrietta’s audacious physicality made her unforgettable to everyone who met her. Please join us for a reading, book signing, and to learn more about Louisville's own Henrietta Bingham.
    June 18, 6 – 7 p.m.
    Carmichael's Bookstore
    2720 Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Learn more here
    Free!
     
     
    Gary Clark Jr. at Iroquois Ampitheater
    To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He's a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer.
    June 18, 7 – 11 p.m.
    Iroquois Amphitheater
    1080 Amphitheater Road
    Louisville, KY 40214
    $30
     

    RYE’s Back Porch Sessions with Twin Limb, Howell Dawdy and Cher Von
    RYE's Back Porch Sessions is a FREE summer concert series intending to expose local artists and create a place for the community to gather around food and music.
    June 18, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Rye
    900 E. Market St.
    Louisville, KY 40204
    Learn more here
    Free and open to all ages
     
     
     
     
    Funtown Mountain Grand Awesoming
    Join us for the Grand Awesoming of Funtown Mountain in Cave City, Kentucky on Funday, June 19th!  See the Haunted Hotel, ride the Skylift ride, play some putt-putt and yolo the Yolo rides.  The event will feature music by AC/DC tribute band Riff/Raff and Johnny Berry & The Outliers, followed by a free outdoor screening of "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure!"
    June 19, 12 – 5 p.m.
    Funtown Mountain
    101 Huckleberry Knob Road
    Cave City, KY 42127
    Learn more here
    Free admission and free cotton candy!
     

    Jim Beam Father's Day Bourbon-que
    Jim Beam invites all fathers and bourbon enthusiasts who are of legal drinking age to join 7th generation Beam Master Distiller and Jim Beam’s great-grandson Fred Noe, and his son Freddie, at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse for a VIP bourbon experience. Attendees will enjoy bourbon-inspired food from Fred’s Smokehouse, have an opportunity to participate in a tasting of America’s native spirit led by Fred himself and embark on a guided tour of the Jim Beam distillery.
    June 19, 12 – 5 p.m.
    American Stillhouse
    526 Happy Hollow Rd
    Clermont, KY 40110
    Learn more here
    $65
     

    Heaven & Evan: Bourbon + Tasting Tour
    Having a well-rounded, palette-pleasing bourbon experience doesn’t have to take an entire day. Bourbon lovers can now sign up for Heaven & Evan, a unique exclusive tour and tasting experience organized by Mint Julep Tours. The experience transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back in just five and a half hours, making it the perfect option for people looking to maximize their time. Participants visit two staples of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail—Heaven Hill’s Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience in downtown Louisville. Along the way, you will interact with master distillers and taste some of the world’s finest bourbons, including some that are exclusive to each of the properties.
    June 19, 4 – 9:30 p.m.
    The Galt House (pick-up spot)
    140 North 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Learn more here
    $175 per person
     

    Hand-in-Paw Poster Reception - Art and Advocacy
    Attend this reception for the artist Sharon Matisoff and Hand-In-Paw Rescue.
    June 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
    Leslie H. Spetz Custom Picture Framing
    2400-C Lime Kiln Ln
    Louisville, KY 40222
    Learn more here
    Free – donations encouraged
     
     
     
    Kentuckiana Pride Festival
    Each year on the Belvedere in downtown Louisville, the Foundation holds the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, a place where the LGBT community and its allies can meet and celebrate, enjoying a variety of food, entertainment and showcases from local and regional businesses and organizations. 
    June 19 and 20, 5 - 9
    Belvedere
    485 W. Main Street
    Louisville, KY
    FREE on Friday; $5 General Admission Saturday
     
     
    “The Boiled Peanut Hour” A Live Cooking Show About Southern Identities
    Louisville Chef Edward Lee, of 610 Magnolia and MilkWood, will team up with writers Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of three award-winning cookbooks about the South, to present a live cooking show in the Bingham Theatre. “The Boiled Peanut Hour” is an hour-plus-long cooking, storytelling, and trash-talking show that sees the three Lees cooking favorite dishes from the Southern canon that illuminate strongly-held beliefs about what it means to be a southerner. Bourbon tastings are included during the show, and afterward, a reception featuring a selection of the recipes from the show, prepared by MilkWood, will take place in the Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby of the Theatre. The reception will offer an opportunity to meet the players and purchase autographed cookbooks. 
    June 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Actors Theatre of Louisville
    316 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $45 and include the show, food and wine reception, and book-signing. 
     

    Hot Brown Smackdown at Manny & Merle
    Hot Brown Smackdown is a bluegrass/folk/newgrass band from Louisville, Ky. Playing the brownest covers you've ever heard. 
    June 19, 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
    Manny & Merle
    122 W. Main St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free!

     

    Yelp! Game Night at Resurfaced: Bourbon Edition
    The Yelp Game Night at ReSurfaced will include oversized yard -- or, rather, parking lot -- games to compete in while sipping on Kentucky's finest bourbon as well as beer and wine. Yelp Elite Squad members get a free Yelp flask. The first 25 Elites who come up to the Yelp table will also get a free drink ticket from Resurfaced. Frederick the Younger will take the stage at 9:30, followed by The Tunesmiths at 10:30 p.m. Be sure to check in to Resurfaced's Yelp page and learn more about what being Yelp Elite means here. Feel free to click "I'm in" or "Sounds Cool!" on the Yelp! Event Page!
    June 19, 6 – 11:30 p.m.
    Resurfaced
    615 W Main St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Learn more here
    Free!
     

    HOBNOB Cupcake Decorating at Club Olmsted
    Brooke Nunnelley, owner of Just Call Me Cupcake, will be teaching HOBNOBer's how to a make mini cupcake bouquets/floral arrangement. You will be able to create your own “flower” arrangement during the class and also learn three icing techniques.
    June 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
    The Bistro in Club Olmsted (on the Louisville Masonic Home Campus)
    4701 Frankfort Ave
    Louisville, KY 40207
    Learn more here
    $35
     

    Project Metanoia - Release Party/Gallery Exhibition
    For Project Metanoia, a group of ten chosen conceptual photographers based in the Louisville/Lexington/Cincinnati community collaborated to create a set of unique and impactful images to be released in a gallery and for digital release. One unique word was chosen as the concept for the photographs, (Metanoia). Then each photographer created one impressive image using the location and the word as the foundation. Each print will be hung and released to a party of artists, musicians, stylists, friends, peers and media. The prints will be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to Fund for the Arts, a Louisville charity that supports building creativity in schools and programs.
    June 19, 8 – 11 p.m.
    The Ice House
    226 E Washington St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Learn more here
    Free! 
     
     
    8th Annual Louisville Festival of the Arts with Craft Marketplace
    Whimsical and contemporary art in a myriad of styles and media as well as a separate craft marketplace with original handmade crafts and affordable gift items will be featured during the two-day event. Festival patrons will have the opportunity to leisurely stroll through the eclectic exhibits and engage the artists and crafters to gain a better understanding of their work.
    June 20, 10 – 5 p.m.
    Paddock Shops
    4300 Summit Plaza Drive
    Louisville, KY 40241
    Learn more here
    Free Admission
     

    Clifton Festival on Frankfort Avenue
    Full day of music, art, food and fun at the intersection of Frankfort Ave. and Pope St.
    June 20, 12 – 10 p.m.
    Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Learn more here
    Free!
     

    The Filson Historical Society presents Moon Pies and Moonshine
    You don’t want to miss The Filson’s annual Moon Pies and Moonshine summer picnic! In the historic setting of Oxmoor Farm, this event includes a fried chicken dinner, live music by The Juggernaut Jug Band, educational information about the history of distilling, as well as dancing, yard games, and fun for the whole family. Limestone Branch Distillery, Boundary Oak Distillery and Kentucky Peerless Distillery will be providing moonshines for tasting. Bring a picnic blanket or some lawn chairs and come out for some good ole’ fashioned fun!
    June 20, 4 – 8 p.m.
    Historic Oxmoor Farm
    720 Oxmoor Avenue
    Louisville, KY
    Learn more here
    $20.00-$25.00 - Tickets include a boxed chicken dinner and 2 drink tickets in addition to the moonshine tastings.
     

    The Soul Food Festival on the North Great Lawn
    The Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of soul food cooking in the air, while bringing together family and friends in a social atmosphere for an evening of Grammy entertainment and empowerment information.
    June 20, 6 – 11 p.m.
    North Great Lawn
    River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Learn more here
    $25 - $65
     

    Robert Caldwell of Caldwell Cigar Company at Match Cigar Bar
    Match Cigar Bar at Riverside will be hosting an event featuring Robert Caldwell and his cigars. You'll get an exclusive taste of special cigars that are only available at this event!
    June 20, 6 – 11:45 p.m.
    Match Cigar Bar at Riverside
    207 Spring Street
    Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Pricing varies!
     
     
    Twilight Cinema 2015 Presents: “The Box Trolls”
    Spend an evening under the stars and enjoy a movie on our JUMBO screen, inflatables, dancing, games and more! Entertainment begins at 7:30, movie begins at dark.
    June 20, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
    The Jeffersonville River Stage
    Riverside Drive
    Louisville, KY
    Free!
     
     
    Kentucky Renaissance Festival
    Each weekend has a different theme and we'll be making sure there are Princesses there for each theme! Come dressed as your favorite Princess/Prince/SuperHero!
    June 20, 10 – 5 p.m.
    Renaissance Festival
    955 Elm Street
    Eminence, KY
    Learn more here
    $5 - $70
     
     

    Father's Day Weekend Boil Fest 2015 at Roux
    Dads want an ALL YOU CAN EAT SEAFOOD BOIL and an ice cold beer for Father's Day. Join us all weekend long as we serve up Live Crawfish from Louisiana, Jumbo Head-on Shrimp, Sweet Corn, Fingerling Potatoes and Andrew Tambuzzo's Andouille Sausage. We'll be cooking ‘em up outside on our Patio or enjoy them in the dining room in the AC. And we'll keep ‘em coming until you tell us to stop.
    June 20 - 21
    Roux Louisville
    1325 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204
    Learn more here
    $19.99/person. Reservations Suggested. 502-530-0531

     
     
    Father’s Day at the Louisville Zoo
    Celebrate Father’s Day with free Zoo admission for dads courtesy of Ford. Check out zookeeper talks featuring our pygmy hippo dad Maji and his daughter Jahari.
    June 21
    The Louisville Zoo
    1100 Trevilian Way
    Louisville, KY 40213
    Learn more here
    Free with Louisville Zoo Admission
     

    Father’s Day Rooftop Buffet Galt House Hotel
    Guests will feast on a delicious buffet that includes an assortment of fresh fruits and salads, corn on the cob, baked beans, mac-n-three cheese and a BBQ station that features Black Angus tri-tip, grilled chicken, baby back ribs with Kentucky trifecta sauce and grilled tiger shrimp with lime and ginger. Complete the meal with a fabulous selection of desserts and a game of miniature putt-putt, billiards or a brew from the beer station. 
    June 21, 10 – 3 p.m.
    Galt House Hotel
    140 North Fourth St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $17-$36
    For reservations, please call 502-568-4241.
     

    Father’s Day Dinner at Eddie Merlot’s
    Bring your father in for dinner 6/17 through 6/22 and Eddie Merlot's will give your father a complimentary $25 dining card which he can use on a future visit!
    June 21, 4 – 10 p.m.
    Eddie Merlot's
    455 S. Fourth St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Prices on meal varies


    Deli With Dads at Congregation Adath Jeshrun
    You don't have to be a dad to enjoy DELI on Father's Day! New York Deli an exclusive regional release of "Deli Man", a documentary playing in New York, Chicago, LA and Houston. Director Erik Anjou (will be on hand to talk about the film. On the menu: corned beef, pastrami and roast beef from Aaron's Gourmet in NYC plus lox and tuna.
    June 21, 6:15 – 9 p.m.
    Congregation Adath Jeshurun
    2401 Woodbourne Ave
    Louisville, KY 40205
    Learn more here
    $5 for dads and kids up to the age of 12
    $13 for over 13 not dads
     
     
    Derby City Comic Con
    Derby City Comic Con returns to the Kentucky International Convention Center! We will have two days of artists, creators, vendors, costume contests, vendors and activities.
    June 20 - 21
    Kentucky International Convention Center
    221 Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Learn more here
    $20 for the weekend, $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday
    Kids 10 and under free with paying adult
     
    Images courtesy of ReSurfaced, Louisville Fitness Festival, Kentuckiana Pride Festival, Funtown Mountain, and Roux. 
     

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