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Calendar 2001
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April-May
Kentucky Derby Festival - although the Derby Festival is city-wide, Old Louisville is conveniently located only minutes away by car from most major events, and a case can be made that Old Louisville may be the finest base of operations for out of town visitors.  It is even possible to walk to most major events, including the Derby itself, from Old Louisville, if a 30-60 minute walk doesn't intimidate you.  It does eliminate parking hassles!  The festival includes 100s of events, most notably the Opening Ceremonies/Thunder Over Louisville
(good picture)  (April 15) which is known for spectacular world record displays of fireworks and a half-mile rainbow of fire, Chow Wagons, The Great Balloon Glow (April 27), The Great Balloon Race (April 28), mini-Marathon (comes through Old Louisville) April 29, The Great Steamboat Race (May 3), the Pegasus Parade (May 4), the Kentucky Oaks (May 5), and of course, the 126th Running of the Kentucky Derby on May 6. 
Click here for the official event list by date (you can click on each event for more details)
Click here for more info on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks  

June -July
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
in the Central Park amphitheater present:
Romeo and Juliet
Previews June 21
Show runs June 2225, 2730, July 1,2,11,13,15
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.

Twelfth Night
Previews July 5
Show runs July 69, 12, 14, 16
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival web site
FREE

June 7 - October 25
Farmer's Market, Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Walnut Street Baptist Church Parking Lot, Third & St. Catherine
(There is also a Farmer's Market Saturday Mornings 6:30 a.m. until sold out at the St. Louis Bertrand parking lot, 6th and St. Catherine.  Ending date not certain.)

July 15 & 16
Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour
Your chance to take a peek into eight of the beautiful gardens behind those magnificent mansions.  10am-4pm each day, $8 in advance or $10 day of tour. Start at the corner of St. James and Magnolia across from central park and pick up your tour map with directions for walking or driving.
Contact the Information Center for your early bird tickets.

August 26-27
Jazz in Central Park
Bring the family, lawn chairs, and a picnic to enjoy two afternoons of nationally known Jazz musicians in beautiful Central Park.  FREE  
detailed info

October 6,7, 8 (Friday-Sunday)
St. James Court Art Show
Enjoy the fall weather and wonderful art work from all over the country in one of the nations largest open-air art shows: 10:00am-6:00pm Friday and Saturday, and until 5:00pm Sunday
FREE

December 2-3 (Saturday-Sunday)
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour
Take a look inside some of Old Louisville's finest homes decorated for the holidays.  Ask about the Victorian tea.  $12 advance purchase, $15 on the days of the tour.   MORE Information
Tours 12:00 noon until 7:00 P.M. both days  
Contact the Information Center

More information and tickets for the Garden Tour, Victorian Christmas House Tour, etc. can be obtained from:

The Old Louisville Information Center
1340 S. 4th Street in Central Park
Louisville, KY 40208
olnc@bellsouth.net
Tuesday through Friday 1-5 PM
Closed Mondays
(502) 635-5244
fax (502) 635-5245
Please note: it seems the Old Louisville Information Center changes its hours between 3-6 times a year.  It is not always possible for OldLouisville.com to keep up with this, so it may be prudent to verify with them before you make a trip.

Also check out the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council's web site for more information on Old Louisville's neighborhood events and fundraisers.

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