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Kentucky State Fair 2017

Kentucky State Fair

The Kentucky State Fair will be back in Louisville in a few short weeks! This year, the fair will run from August 17th through the 27th. Advanced tickets are available for $7 and advance parking is available for $5 until August 16th. Gates will open at 7 am, exhibit halls will be open from 9 am to 9 pm (10 pm Friday and Saturday), and the fair will close at midnight. As always, the fair includes a free concert every night in addition to three main stage concerts. The lineup for the concerts this year is as follows:

Free Concerts (Concerts begin at 8 pm except Sunday, August 27th at 4 pm):

Thursday, August 17 - "Elvis Extravaganza" Tribute to the King plus Tribute to the Statler Brothers

Friday, August 18 - Ginuwine and Tony! Toni! Toné!

Saturday, August 19 - Blues Traveler with The Social Animals

Sunday, August 20 - Oak Ridge Boys with Alaska & Madi

Monday, August 21 - For King & Country and Zach Williams

Tuesday, August 22 - Happy Together Tour featuring The Turtles, the Cowsills, The Box Tops, Ron Dante from the Archies, Chuck Negron and The Association

Wednesday, August 23 - Whiskey Jam: Chase Bryant with Dylan Scott and special guest Chris Shrader

Thursday, August 24 - Fairenheit 17 with Ben Sollee

Friday, August 25 - Easton Corbin with JD Shelburne

Saturday, August 26 - Theory of a Deadman with Goldy lockS

Sunday, August 27 (4 pm) - Matthew West, Colton Dixon, Hawk Nelson and Sarah Reeves

Main Stage Concerts:

Thursday, August 17 (7 pm) - I Love The 90s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC

Friday, August 18 (7 pm) - Alabama with special guest Tucker Beathard

Sunday, August 27 (6 pm) - Southern Uprising Tour featuring Travis Tritt, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and Lee Roy Parnell

For any additional information about the 2017 Kentucky State Fair or to purchase tickets, visit the fair website.

Call 502-371-1173 to learn about other thing to do in Louisville or for any questions about Louisville Real Estate!

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Kentucky State Fair 2016

Kentucky State Fair

It's time for the Kentucky State Fair again! The fair dates this year are August 18th through the 28th. It is a great time for people of all ages to enjoy rides, games, food, concerts, art, and animals. Tickets are $10 and free for children 5 and under, and advance tickets are $6 and can be purchased at Kroger (through August 17th at 10 pm) or online at Ticketmaster (through August 16th at midnight). Parking is $8 per car and can also be purchased in advance with tickets for $5. The gates open at 7 am and exhibits open at 9 am. The Midway and tents close around midnight and the exhibits close at 9 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 pm Friday and Saturday. There are free concerts every night at of the fair at Cardinal Stadium as well as three main stage concerts in Freedom Hall. The following is the 2016 concert lineup:

Free Concerts (Concerts begin at 8 pm except Sunday, August 28th at 4 pm):

Thursday, August 18 - ABBA: The Concert with special guest Kazual

Friday, August 19 - Ashanti with special guest After 7

Saturday, August 20 - Kentucky Headhunters and Black Stone Cherry

Sunday, August 21 - Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Martin Family Circus

Monday, August 22 - Newsboys with special guest 7eventh Time Down

Tuesday, August 23 - Happy Together Tour 2016

Wednesday, August 24 - Chris Janson with special guest Brooke Eden

Thursday, August 25 - Blood, Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice with special guest Stephen Bishop

Friday, August 26 - American Authors with special guest Public

Saturday, August 27 - Rachel Platten with special guest Jeffrey James

Sunday, August 28 (4 pm) - Francesca Battistelli with special guests Building 429, Lauren Daigle, Finding Favour

Main Stage Concerts:

Thursday, August 18 (7:30 pm) - Reba McEntire with special guest Parmalee

Friday, August 19 (7 pm) - Jeff Dunham

Sunday, August 28 (7 pm) - Chris Young and Brett Eldredge with special guest Chris Lane

Visit the fair website to purchase tickets or for any additional information about the 2016 Kentucky State Fair.

For more information about things to do in Louisville or to discuss Louisville Real Estate, call 502-371-1173.

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Forecastle Festival Louisville Ky

Forecastle Festival

Attention music lovers: the Forecastle Festival is this weekend, July 15-17, 2016! Since 2002, the summer festival has been held annually at Louisville's Waterfront Park. The event brings thousands of fans to Louisville from across the country every year. More than 60 bands and solo artists will be performing on four stages this year, and the headliners are The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, and Ryan Adams. The Forecastle Festival is a great opportunity to discover new bands that you've never listened to before.

Forecastle Festival

In addition to the music, the Forecastle Festival celebrates the culture of Louisville through the promotion of local art as well as activities that focus on the local lifestyle, such as the Forecastle Derby and the Bourbon Lodge. With many vendors to choose from, the festival is a great place to try some new foods and drinks. There are several free water bottle refill stations and plenty of sitting areas and shady areas scattered across the Waterfront to help fans take a break and recharge from the heat.

Daily passes for Forecastle are $69.50 and $199.50 VIP and weekend passes are $189.50 and $399.55 VIP. The festival will be from 3-11 pm Friday and 1-11 pm Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit the Forecastle Festival website. Call 502-371-1173 for more information about events in Louisville or questions about Louisville Real Estate.

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Downs After Dark Louisville Ky

Downs After Dark

If you would like something exciting to do this summer in the Louisville nightlife, look no further than Downs After Dark! Since the first night race at Churchill Downs was held in 2009, it has been a success for the track and a popular event among Louisville residents. Downs After Dark is held on Saturdays and the dates for this year are June 18th, July 2nd, and September 24th. The gates open at 5 pm and the first race begins at 6 pm. Enjoy some exciting horse races, place some bets, listen to the live music, and have a few drinks!

Downs After Dark is an affordable way to have fun in Louisville. General admission tickets are just $10 and reserved ticketing starts at $25. There are also tickets available for The Courtyard, a 21 and over area on the home stretch of the track, for $70. Included with this ticket is draft beer and wine from 6-10 pm, small-plate style food, a racing program, and access to outdoor and indoor seating.

For a full calender of events, visit the Churchill Downs website. For more information about the area or homes in Louisville call 502-371-1173.

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Broad Run Park Louisville KY

Broad Run

Looking for something new to do in Louisville? Broad Run Park, the fourth and final addition to The Parklands at Floyds Fork project, is now open! Covering 583 acres, Broad Run is sure to be an enjoyable time for all ages. Hiking trails, canoeing access, a playground, and a "sprayground" water zone are some of the features of this new park. If you're looking for a new place to exercise, take a run or a bike ride on the Louisville Loop, spanning 19 miles through all four parts of the Parklands. Picnics areas are available throughout the park, and if you're looking to host an event or a birthday party, reserve the Woodland Pavilion with seating up to 125 people!Broad Run

Broad Run Park is open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. Head south on Bardstown Road towards Bullitt County and take a left onto Broad Run Parkway. This road will take you throughout the park and can be taken into Turkey Run Park.

Broad Run

For more information about Broad Run and the other parks in the system, visit The Parklands website. Call 502-371-1173 for more information about the area and homes in Louisville.

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Big Fish Musical JCC of Louisville Centerstage

Big FishWhat do a witch, a mermaid, and a giant have in common? They are all pivitol characters in Big Fish (the Broadway musical), currently playing at CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center in Louisville, KY. Big Fish is a musical adaptation of the novel of the same title by Daniel Wallace. A film version of the book was released in 2003 and directed by Tim Burton. The story was then mounted as a musical on Broadway in 2013 with music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. A few other musical works by Andrew Lippa include John & Jen, The Wild Party, several songs in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, and more. Lippa was nominated for a Tony award in 2010 for a musical adaptation of The Adams Family. With that said, the music in Big Fish is fabulous and the plot line engaging.

Without too many spoilers, the storyline circles around the Bloom family (parents Edward & Sandra and their grown son Will). When our story begins Will becomes married and is starting a family of his own. He is then summoned back home to see his ailing father. The two men must sort through their relationship past, present, and future which leads to a series of flash backs to the family's past. Edward Bloom is a likable southern gentleman who shares his "hero" journey with tall tales and elaborate larger than life characters. While Edward's son struggles to make peace with his dad's communication style, the audience can't help but fall in love with Mr. Bloom. The relationship is incredibly relatable and most viewers will see elements of their own family in this father/son duo.

There are still several more opportunities to see Big Fish. Remaining Performances are on February 4th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th, & 14th (Valentines Day). If you're looking for entertainment & some heart felt bittersweet soul searching, check out Big Fish at CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center. You can purchase tickets at the ticket desk, by calling 502-238-2709, or online at the link above. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information about Louisville events or to speak with our team about homes in Louisville, call 502-371-1173 today.

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Sledding in Louisville KY 2016

Sledding in Louisville KYDid you enjoy our recent snow day? Area schools were out in Louisville on Wednesday and it is likely we will see some more snow days to follow in the near future. Winter has arrived. Whether you are a Louisville local, you've just moved to town, or you are here visiting, you may be looking for some outdoor winter entertainment. One great way to enjoy a snow day with the kids is to go sledding. If you don't have the perfect hill in your back yard, never fear, there are tons of great locations around town available to you! The best places for public sledding are in Louisville's lovely parks.
Sledding in Louisville KY

Did you know that Metro Parks has a sledding section of their website detailing which sites in the various parks can be used to sled at any given time?
This is a great resource with hours of availability, accumulation requirements, rules, and safety tips. Each of the parks sledding sites should have signage up if sledding is permitted. Cherokee Park generally gets high praises from Louisville children. Charlie Vettiner Park is also a nice option. Check out the links above for updates on which sites are open and call us today at 502-371-1173 to learn more about Louisville and Louisville homes for sale.

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Louisville Zoo Halloween Party 2014

Halloween at the Louisville Zoo 2014Every year Meijer sponsors a spooky but friendly fundraiser for Louisville’s nonprofit zoo known to Louisvillians as “The World’s Largest Halloween Party”. Over 60,000 people came last year to the zoo in October to trick or treat, raising $159,000. I have taken my daughter to this event for the last 3 years and have enjoyed each visit. After 33 years of hosting this event, the zoo has it down pretty well. It takes my little family about 1 to 1.5 hours to walk through the whole zoo. There are plenty of places to stop and get candy and most of those places happen between each character sighting. The zoo has set up a nice variety of characters that the children can visit – ranging from super heroes, popular faces such as Disney’s Frozen’s Anna & Elsa, to classic story book tales.

Halloween at the Louisville Zoo 2014Throughout the walk, you will have opportunities to stop at kiosks and purchase snacks such as pretzels, nachos, and soft drinks. At the halfway mark, there are tables to sit and relax as the kids find themselves in a futuristic dance scene complete with a disco ball and upbeat music. There is also a small maze created with hay bales and trees for the kids to run through while mom and dad take a break. The costumed characters are friendly and act just like the characters you know and love. It’s almost magical to the kids. I know my three year old couldn't get enough of meeting the many princesses. For the kids who like Halloween to be a little scary, they will get to meet pirates and enjoy some monster décor. Ultimately it’s designed for kids to be able to have fun and just enjoy trick or treating with their families.

Halloween at the Louisville Zoo 2014This event is a must do and should definitely be added to your annual Autumn list. The World’s Largest Halloween Party is held each weekend from 5pm-8:30pm. Children under 3 are free. Discounted tickets can be purchased at Meijer stores. Some of the nights do sell out so you want to purchase tickets early.

For more information about Louisville events or to discuss Louisville Real Estate call 502-371-1173.

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Big Four Bridge 2014

Big Four Bridge Louisville KY 2014Have you taken a walk or a jog on the Big Four Bridge since it opened last year? If so, have you been back since the Indiana side was completed? While the Louisville side access to the Big Four Bridge opened in February of 2013, the Jeffersonville Indiana side was not made available to the public until May of 2014. It is now possible to walk, jog, run, or bike from Kentucky to Jeffersonville in Southern Indiana via the bridge.

The bridge is open 24 hours a day with the park around it available from 6am-11pm. The total length of the bridge is about a mile including ramps on both sides and the bridge itself (the bridge itself is ½ mile long). It’s a great spot for some fresh air and exercise. Take a jacket because it is a bit windy up there and enjoy the views!

Now the bridge is open on both sides it will be a wonderful business growth opportunity. Jeffersonville Indiana already has plans for additional shops and restaurants to be added to the historic downtown area where the walking bridge ends. There is hope that with the completion of the bridge we’ll begin to see more events, festivals, and entertainment in the area on both sides as well.

Visit the Big Four Bridge on the next sunny day for a refreshing walk and view of the Ohio River. Call At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group today at 502-371-1173 for more information about the area or to discuss your home in Louisville.

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Pumpkin Patches Near Louisville KY 2014

Huber's Orchard 2014Have you had a chance to carve a pumpkin yet this Fall? The Louisville area has some great “pick your own” locations. It’s always nice to enjoy a fall afternoon with a hayride, a glass of apple cider, and a pumpkin patch!

1) Huber’s Orchard Winery & Vineyards in Starlight Indiana.

19816 Huber Rd Starlight, IN 47106

Many Louisville locals enjoy visiting Hubers this time of year. Take a tractor ride out to the patch and find the perfect one! The farmer’s shop at Hubers sells a wide variety of home grown vegetables, fruits, baked goods, and jellies. You’ll also find some crafty seasonal décor. There a restaurant on the property that serves the delicious fresh food as well as a winery that offers tastings for adults! Along with pumpkin picking, Hubers has Christmas trees in the winter months as well as fruit & vegetable picking the remainder of the year. If you haven’t been before, it is definitely worth the trip! (30 minutes from downtown & approximately 45 minutes from Louisville’s East End).

2) Deere Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

1565 St John’s Church Rd NE Lanesville, IN 47136

Deere Farms is another great Southern Indiana option. The property has over twenty acres of pumpkin patches and provides a shuttle ride to the field. You can also let the kids run through the corn maze or take a family hay ride. There is a gift shop with seasonal décor and fall concessions sold including apple cider slushes, pumpkin caramel cheesecake, pork chops, hamburgers, brats, and more! Deere Farms also has pony rides, animal interaction, a bounce house, and a barrel train ride. (30 minutes from downtown & approximately 45 minutes from Louisville’s East End).

3) Gallrein Farms

1029 Vigo Rd Shelbyville, KY 40065

Gallrein Farms is located in Shelbyville, KY and offers fun for the whole family this time of year. Take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch. Other fall festivities include pony rides, face painting, barrel train, corn maze & petting zoo. (45 minutes from downtown & approximately 30 minutes from Louisville’s East End).

4) Hinton’s Orchard & Farm Market

8631 Campbellsville Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748

Hinton’s Orchard Pumpkin Fest is open Saturdays & Sundays through November 1st from 9am-6pm. The farm kitchen sells delicious season treats and hayrides to the pumpkin patch, music, & corn maze will be available. (1 hour south of downtown Louisville)

Support our local farmers if you’re able and check out one of these fun farm experiences this fall! Call 502-371-1173 to learn more about homes in Louisville or Louisville area events. 

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Jack O Lantern Spectacular Louisville KY 2014


Jack O Lantern Spectacular Louisville KYIf you’ve never attended the Louisville Jack O Lantern Spectacular you are missing out! This fantastic nightly art show of carved pumpkins is up and running again and will be operating in Louisville until November 2nd in Iroquois Park.

Visit Iroquois Park at 5216 New Cut Rd, Louisville, KY 40214 between dusk (approximately 7pm) and 11pm Monday-Thursday (12 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) to view a stunning display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns!

Take the family and enjoy the quarter mile walking trail while observing the intricate designs and themed areas set to music. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, via phone, or online and prices run between $12-15 dollars for adults, $10-13 for seniors, and $9-12 for children ages 3-12 depending on the date. Proceeds from the event go to support Louisville Metro Parks Foundation. Get into the spirit of the season and view some amazing art!

For more information about this event visit Jack O Lantern Louisville . Call 502-371-1173 to speak to one of our team members about Louisville area events and homes in Louisville!

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Harvest Homecoming New Albany Indiana 2014

Harvest Homecoming New Albany IndianaLooking for another fun fall activity to enjoy this weekend in the Louisville area? Don’t miss the second weekend of Harvest Homecoming in New Albany, Indiana (October 4th-12th). Harvest Homecoming has been growing in Southern Indiana for 44 years and offers a variety of seasonal festivities for all ages and walks of life.

The Harvest Homecoming MainSource Stage will present entertainment including local bands, vocalists, dance groups, and several concerts (J.D. Shelburne, From Paris, Rachel Timberlake, and Jake & Elwood). Our own Client Services Manager, Shaunta Hamby will perform with The Studio Belly Dance & More on Thursday evening 10/9 at 6pm! Visit Harvest Homecoming in New Albany to support her dance!Harvest Homecoming New Albany Indiana

Craft & Food Booths will be open from 12 noon-9pm on Thursday , 9am-10pm on Friday & Saturday, and 12 noon-5pm on Sunday. There will be sporting and recreational events including a Bingo game, a Pumpkin Chunking Competition, Helicopter rides, Corn Hole tournament, and Harvest Hold ‘em. There will be a pumpkin decorating contest, baking contest, and home decorating contest.

Take the kids along to participate in the costume contest, kids tractor pull, kids dog show, big wheel race, fiesta rides, party tent, & more! Visit the website link above for a list of frequently asked questions, event entry forms, and detailed festival map & event break down. Call At Home In Louisville Real Estate Group today 502-371-11723 for further information or to discuss Louisville real estate. 

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St James Ct Art Show 2014

St James Ct Art ShowOctober is here and with it the annual St James Court Art show! The show will take place this year on October 3rd, 4th, & 5th from 10-6pm on Friday and Saturday & from 10-5pm on Sunday. The St James Court Art Show is a fall highlight for many Louisville locals and showcases a highly sought after historical Louisville neighborhood in St James Court. The atmosphere is contagious with cool autumn breezes, sunlit trees, delicious food vendors, and approximately 750 artists from across the country displaying and selling their amazing works of art.

The show began in 1957 and has been a growing annual event ever since. If you’re looking for an enjoyable way to kick start Fall, stop by the show and enjoy coffee from Heine Bros, desserts from Sweet Shoppe Fudge, or try out Graeters Ice Cream. For those with savory tastes, you’ll love Bill Durham’s Roasted Corn & Baked Potatoes. The show will also offer Anheuser Busch, Goose Island, and Accolade Wine products.St James Ct Art Show 2014

Take a look at gorgeous art available in every medium and every price range. Whether you prefer sculpture, tile work, jewelry, metal, leather, clay, fiber, paper, glass, photography, or home made crafts, the St James Ct Art show has it all! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check out the art show this year! If you'd like more ideas about how to enjoy Fall in Louisville, Louisville events, Louisville neighborhoods, or homes in Louisville, call us today at 502-371-1173.

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Kentucky State Fair Concerts 2014

Kentucky State FairIt is that time of year again! The Kentucky State Fair is here August 14th through 24th offering an abundance of family fun with exhibits, rides, games, enticing food, & spectacular concerts!

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children and seniors (cheaper tickets available prior to Aug 14th) and the exhibits are open from 9am until 9pm Sun-Thu and 10pm Fri-Sat.

As usual, there is a great concert line up. Check out who is playing this year!

Free Concerts at Cardinal Stadium: Beginning at 8pm for all concerts except for the Sunday Aug 24th which starts at 4pm.

Aug 14 - Plain White T's

Aug 15 - Morris Day & the Time

Aug 16 - America

Aug 17 - Oak Ridge Boys

Aug 18 - Newsboys

Aug 19 - Kenny Rogers

Aug 20 - Easton Corbin

Aug 21 - Happy Together Tour with The Turtles

Aug 22 - Scotty McCreery

Aug 23 - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Aug 24 - MercyMe

Main Stage Concerts

August 14th-Lady Antebellum

August 15th- Styx and Foreigner

August 16th- Alabama

Be sure to purchase your tickets to the Kentucky State Fair and get tickets quickly for any of the main stage concerts you’re interested in! Which of these groups are you most excited about? What is your favorite part of the KY State Fair? Louisville is truly a wonderful city with entertainment and social options year round. Give us a call today for more information about Real Estate in the Louisville area and feel free to utilize our websites to view homes in Louisville!

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Rainy Day Activities In Louisville KY Summer 2014

Rainy Day Activities Louisville KY 2014Louisville summers are generally very pleasant. Some days are hot enough for swimming and outdoor adventures while other days are cool & breezy (perfect for outdoor dining). The summer offers an abundance of outdoor activity options when the weather is nice, but it can sometimes prove more challenging to find rainy day entertainment. Since they’re predicting rain for the weekend, it seems a perfect time to explore some fun indoor activities! Check out the below ideas if you’d like some things to do to entertain yourself (or the kids) on a rainy day in Louisville!

1) Kentucky Science Center

727 West Main St

Louisville KY 40202

The Science Center is a great place to visit on a rainy day and is open from 9:30-5:00pmwith activities for adults and kids as well as IMAX film options that rotate throughout the year. A few of films playing right now are Pandas, The Last Reef, and Jurassic Park 3D! Check out our previous write up of the Kentucky Science Center for additional information about tickets & parking.

2) Go Bowling

Louisville has numerous bowling alleys throughout the metro area. A couple of enjoyable options are King Pin & Ten Pin Lane (sometimes referred to as Fun is Bowling by locals due to the sign out front). King Pin is located at 9525 Taylorsville Rd and has day and evening bowling, an arcade, karaoke, and occasional band performances. Ten Pin Lanes is located across from Mall St Matthew at 200 Ten Pin Ln and has forty lanes to bowl.

3) Go to an Indoor Amusement Center

Louisville has a number of indoor amusement centers. Puzzles Fun Dome is located at 11530 Bluegrass Parkway and is seven to ten dollars for a day pass or sixty for a family pass. The Puzzles Fun Dome includes inflatables, adventure playground, cosmic bowling, arcade, and more. The All About Kids Sports Center at 2531 Blankenbaker Parkway offers a multitude of options for kids such as an inflatable fun zone, open gym and swim, and even various sports lessons throughout the year. The Renaissance Fun Park in Middletown located at 201 Park Place Drive also has some indoor options. While the park is known for mini golf and go carts, the inside houses laser tag & an arcade. Incredible Daves at 9236 Westport Rd is a fun spot for adults and kids alike with a restaurant, bar, arcade, and cosmic bowling.

4) Go Rock Climbing

Try your hands (and feet) at rock climbing at Rocksport located at 10901 Plantside Drive. A day pass is only $12 per person with harness & shoe rental available as well.

5) Go to the movies!

Always the classic rainy day activity, Louisville has a ton of movie theatres. A few great movie theatres in town are Stonybrook on Hurstbourne Parkway, Tinseltown on Town Center Drive, and Cinemark at Mall St Matthews.

Have a wonderful rainy day weekend and feel free to contact our team for additional Louisville Activity ideas or to learn about the Louisville Real Estate Market.

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Summer Night Activities in Louisville KY 2014

Summer Night Activities in Louisville KY 2014Louisville is a wonderful place to enjoy the summer months. While the day activities are endless, there are also a number of fantastic night time activities to enjoy as a couple or as a family on a summer evening. Check out just a few of the possibilities below and get some awesome ideas for your next summer date night or family fun night!

1) Drive In and Outdoor Movies: A drive in movie or outdoor movie is a great way to gather with family and friends on a summer evening. The Georgetown Drive In located across the bridge in southern Indiana has two screens and is a great option. Another open air movie experience is available at the Iroquois Amphitheater with free Monday day night movies throughout most of the summer. In addition, the Twilight Cinema at Jeffersonville Indiana's Riverstage and The Louisville Zoo's Friday Night Movie Series are both presenting movies on Friday nights throughout the summer. 

2) Baseball: Go to a Louisville Bats game for a mix of sports, food, and family entertainment at one of the remaining Louisville Bats games this summer! 

3) Stargazing: Take advantage of the warm weather to view the stars. There are several star gazing options in the Louisville area parks. The Louisville Astronomical Society hosts free monthly star gazing parties at Tom Sawyer State Park. At Bernheim Forest you can gaze at the stars, listen to star stories, watch a laser guided star tour, or even take a night hike! The University of Louisville Planetarium also offers evening shows on most Fridays throughout July and August. 

4) Belle of Louisville- Take a dinner cruise on the Belle of Louisville. Sightsee and take a relaxing trip down the river while you dine. 

5) Ice Skating: Escape the heat for a night of ice skating at Iceland Sports Complex with public skating from 7-10pm on Saturday nights. Admission is $6 and $2 for skate rental.

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Where to Swim in Louisville KY Summer 2014

Swimming Pools Louisville KY 2014Summer in Louisville is in full swing and it is hot outside! On a hot summer day its so nice to find a pool to cool off in. Where do you like to go swimming in the Louisville area? Many of the Louisville subdivisions have neighborhood pools. Plainview, Lake Forest, Springhurst, and Woodmont are just a few of the many many neighborhoods in the Louisville area with pools.

In addition to the numerous neighborhood pools, there are also an abundance of country clubs, beautiful lakes and swimming holes, and a multitude of Louisville pools that offer day passes. Check out the below for a small sampling of summer swim options for day swimming or seasonal membership!

1) Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center

Crescent Hill Park

201 Reservoir Rd

Louisville KY, 40206

The Mary T Meagher Aquatic Center offers indoor and outdoor pools with lap swimming, recreational swimming, water excercise, and swim lessons offered! A day pass during recreational swim hours is $3 for children 12 and under and $5.50 for adults. Season passes and senior prices are also available.

2) Tom Sawyer State Park Pool

3000 Freys Hill Rd 

Louisville KY, 40242

Tom Sawyer State Park offers public swimming throughout the summer months. The pool is closed on Mondays but open throughout the rest of the week with free admission for children 2 and under, $4 tickets for children 2-13, and $5 for adults. There are also seasonal membership options.

3) YMCA's Calypso Cove Family Waterpark

9400 Mill Brook Rd 

Louisville KY 40223

Calypso Cove is operated by the YMCA and offers summer membership options. The park includes splash areas and slides for the kids. The park is open daily June 7th-Aug 10th and on weekends until the end of August. Membership is $88 for a family, $55 for an individual adult, or $36 for children 10-17. 

4) Lakeside Swim Club

2010 Trevilian Way

Louisville KY, 40205

The Lakeside Swim Club offers a multitude of swim options including lap swimming, recreational swimming, water aerobics, water yoga, and lessons. Members of the club must either live in a designated region around the club or be recommended by someone who does. Call 502-454-4585 to speak with a club representative about membership options for you and your family.

5) Blairwood

9300 Blairwood Rd

Louisville, KY 40222

Blairwood is a fitness club in Louisville with a variety of features. Along with year round monthly membership options, the club does permit summer only membership which allows families to utilize the three pools during the summer months. Summer only membership is $320 for a single adult, $450 for a couple or parent and child, and $575 for a family.

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4th of July Louisville KY 2014

Fourth of July in Louisville KYIt’s that time of year again! Can you smell the barbeque yet? It’s hot outside, the pools are open (have you been to Kentucky Kingdom yet?), and the city is preparing itself to light up in a few days. Did you know that the United States did not declare July the 4th as a national holiday until 1941? Or that in 1804, the White House held the first public celebration of Independence Day? There are some ice breakers for you to use while attending your company get together for the 4th. And in case anyone asks, John Adams was the one who thought we should celebrate this day with fireworks: “The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

Now that you have a little bit of knowledge and history about Independence Day, head over to one of these Louisville area events to let everyone else know!

Belle of Louisville

8:30pm-11:00pm

Make your reservations now to watch the fireworks from the sea. Or in this case, the Ohio River. You can also celebrate this event with the Belle on July 3rd.

Fourth of July Bullitt Blast

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

This is a great free event to take the whole family to. Food will be served, rides and activities will also be available for the kids to enjoy. Take exit 117 and enjoy!

Cresent Hill Old Fashioned 4th of July

10:00am-7:00pm

100 artist booths. Music, antique car show, food court, silent auction, children's fun area, silent auction, fireworks on the 4th!

Louisville Riverbats Baseball Game

6:45pm

Louisville will be playing Indianapolis at Slugger Stadium on July 3rd at 6:45pm. This game will have special fireworks at the end in honor of Independence Day.

Locust Grove

Take a step back and time and feel like you are the 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence at Locust Grove this 4th. Bring a picnic and enjoy Children's activities and living history demonstrations, house tours, exhibit gallery, and more! Locust Grove will also be selling desserts and drinks.

Oldham County Aquatics Center

2:00pm

The OCAC will also be celebrating in style according to their website: “with Singing, Flag Ceremony, Pool Races, Kiddie Patriotic Swimwear Contest, Adult Cannonball Contest, and The Greased Watermelon Dive. Regular pool admission. Fireworks @10 in Wendell Moore Park. “Stars and Stripes

By Katelyn Vittitow, Realtor

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Summer Camp in Louisville Ky 2014

Summer Camp Louisville KY 2014It’s hard to believe school is almost out for the year! Before you know it the warm days of summer will be here. Many parents and children in the area enjoy getting involved with various Summer Camps in Louisville. If you’re looking for some fun camp opportunities for your kids this summer, check out just a few of the multitude of Louisville options below (in no particular order)!

1) EP Tom Sawyer State Park offers two types of summer camps through the month of July and part of August from 9am-4pm. There is an Adventure Camp which includes hiking, archery, and geocaching as well as a Co-ed Sports Camp featuring archery, badmitton, and other sports. Camps are $110 per child per week with $10 off if you register two children or enroll in both E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park Summer Camps.  Check out the link above for additional information or call 502-429-7270 for enrollment information.

2) Jefferson Memorial Forest offers a variety of camp options from mid June through the beginning of August from 9am-4pm. Sessions run for one week with activities including crafts, nature, science, games, hikes, and forest education depending on the camp of choice. Pricing ranges from $110 to $195 for the week.

3) YMCA of Greater Louisville offers a broad range of summer camps with over 30 locations across Jefferson, Bullitt, and Oldham County! YMCA Camps are open from early in the morning until evening hours with a multitude of activities including but not limited to swimming, singing, arts and crafts, outdoor fun, sports, bike riding, reading, and field trips! Pricing generally ranges from $130-$160 dollars a week. The YMCA also offers an overnight camp called Camp Piomingo in Brandenburg, KY. The camp has a 125 acre campus and offers vast activities. See the above links for additional information about day camps and overnight camp through the YMCA..

4) JCC- Jewish Community Center Summer Camps are a great option for Louisville kids. The JCC offers camping opportunities throughout the year. Summer Camp options are diverse with hours from 9am until 1, 3, or 6pm. A few of the numerous speciality camp options include sports, science, musical theatre, art, dance, horseback, and more! Day campers will have the opportunity to swim, play sports, participate in arts and crafts, and attend a variety of area field trips depending on the week chosen. See the above link for additional information and a detailed brochure.

5) Hwang's Martial Arts Summer Camp open from 7:30am-6pm provides daily martial arts lessons as well as a variety of area field trips. This is a great way for kids to stay active during the summer months, make friends, and see some of the Louisville attractions. 

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May in Louisville KY 2014

Oaks Day 2014 At Home In Louisville Real Estate GroupIts May in Louisville KY! There are so many enjoyable things to do in the month of May in Louisville! Louisville kicks of May with the wonderful Kentucky Derby Festival. Interested in several other fun things to involve yourself in this month?

Keep Louisville Weird! One thing our city loves to do is support our local entrepreneurs. You can’t go far in Louisville without finding yourself meandering around a chic local boutique or delving into the best sandwich you ever tasted at a restaurant where the owner lives around the block.

One of the reason’s our real estate team is so successful is because we love this city. We love the people here, the ones that we help make their homeowner’s dream come, the ones that we help search the perfect neighborhood for their families, and the ones that are just itching to live in a new part of town.

When we help our clients settle down here, we want to make sure that not only their home but their experience in Louisville is the best it can be. That is why we give back to the local businesses. Just like the rest of Louisville. It’s a part of our Keller Williams culture. Shop local, dress local, eat local. Now you can help even the newest of Louisvillians by attending one of these events and supporting their businesses.

May 9th-11th: The Flea Off Market Fresh Start Growers Supply

1007 E Jefferson St

Fri:6:00pm–11:00pm

Sat - Sun: 10:00am–6:00pm

The Flea Off Market is a Louisville must do. The first weekend of every month, around 150 vendors get together and share their goods. Everything from jewelry to antiques to farm fresh goods, you will find the unique item to inspire you. Food trucks and restaurants will be there and also good music provided by a local DJ.

May 17th BAM! Books, Art, Music!

Art Sanctuary

1433 South Shelby Street

Noon-6:00pm Local artists, musician, music lovers, book lovers, book collectors and everyone in between gather here at the BAM! event. Buy some books, listen to music, or grab some wine as you listen to live music and enjoy the atmosphere.

May 18th Buy Local First Fair

Louisville Water Tower Park

3005 River Rd

2:00-6:00pm

The 6th Annual Buy Local First Fair is a great way to get out and meet farmers, crafters, artist, and entrepreneurs. If you’re new to Louisville or are unsure of which business to support, stop by this fair and meet some of the awesome citizens dedicated to keep Louisville weird and local.

For more information about Louisville culture, contact one of our Realtors in Louisville and we will be glad to provide further details about our town!

By: Katelyn Vittitow, Buyer Agent

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