April 15, 2006
Louisville neighbors volunteers, and Metro Parks in this annual spring
sprucing-up of our beloved Central Park. It's all light work, planting,
fertilizing, grading, mulching, seeding, trimming, painting, weeding and
cleanup. A barbeque lunch will be provided at noon for all workers.
Begins 8:30AM in the park.
-May 7, 2006
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 possible to walk to most major events, including
the Derby itself, from Old Louisville, if a 30-60 minute walk doesn't
intimidate you. Kentucky Derby Festival Headquarters are located at 3rd
and Kentucky, on the northern edge of Old Louisville.
includes hundreds of events, most notably the Opening Ceremonies/Thunder Over
picture) (Saturday, April 22) which is internationally known for
its impressive air shows and spectacular world
record displays of fireworks and a half-mile rainbow of fire, Chow
Wagons (April 22-May 6), The
Great Balloon Glow (Friday, April 28), The Great Balloon Race (Saturday, April
mini-Marathon (comes through Old Louisville, April 30) , The Great Steamboat
Race (Wednesday, May 3), the Pegasus Parade (Thursday,
May 4), the Kentucky Oaks
(Friday, May 5), and of
course, the 131st Running of the Kentucky Derby on
Saturday, May 6. It's an exciting fun-packed three weeks by
anyone's standard, and the best (and most beautiful) time of all to visit the
here for the official event list (you can click on each event for
more details, sort by date, etc.)
19th Annual 2nd
Street Neighborhood Association Bedding Plant Sale
gardener's dream from the best bedding plants to fantastic hanging
baskets" begins 9AM. Send in your order form by April 21, and
pick up on Saturday April 29 from 9AM til 1 PM at 127 W Ormsby rear. For
more information, click
here or contact the information center for
details (see below) or see more information and order form in the April Newsletter.
Click here for an
Order form For preorders, send checks payable to SSNA to SSNA Bedding
Plant Sale, c/o June Lockhart, 1322 S Second Street, Louisville, KY 40208
June 11 & October 8, 2006
Sunday Concerts Series in Central Park
This year the Sunday Concerts begin
on June 11.
The “Doctors of Swing” will kick off the season
with an Ice Cream Social
4:00 -5:30 PM at the
Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park.
The other Concert is scheduled from 4:00PM to
5:30PM on Sunday, October 8th. “This Sunday Concert features entertainment from
“Bedrockerz” and will wrap-up the three day celebration of the 50th Year of the
St. James Court Art Show.
14 - July 9, 2006
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Performances are offered completely free of charge and are held in the C.
Douglas Ramey Amphitheater located in the middle of Central Park in
the heart of Old Louisville's historic preservation district. (Some
performances are at the Clifton Center in Crescent Hill.) This outdoor
amphitheater seats up to 1,000 audience members, with additional seating
available on the lawn right and left of the stagehouse. The Festival's
average summer attendance is 10,000 people each season. In the last forty or
so years, over one half million people have enjoyed the
Festival’s summer productions. All performances begin at 8:00 p.m., dress comfortably and casually for these
open-air performances. Concessions are available. The amphitheatre
is wheelchair accessible.
All performances are FREE
As You Like It
& Romeo and Juliet
Festival web site
- mid October
Wednesdays 3 :00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Walnut Street Baptist Church Parking Lot, Third & St. Catherine
Saturdays 8:00 a.m. noon or until sold out.
Corner of Preston & Breckinridge,
Mayzeek Middle School
Sponsored by Farm Works.
The farmer's market is a compelling reason to look forward to summer. These
markets are not huge, selling only the freshest of the season, but it gives
Old Louisvillians an opportunity to purchase farm fresh produce never
available any more in local groceries. It's somewhat mind-boggling to
realize how many (especially) younger people have little idea about simple
pleasures of the sweet fully-developed flavor of a fresh tomato, strawberry,
blackberry or peach. Be discriminating, but, by example, we have gone to
the market on Wednesday and purchased flavorful cucumbers at three for $1.00,
because they were Monday's cucumbers, and not Wednesday's cucumbers for $.50
each. And don't miss the honey lady, with her delightful variety of
home-made honeys, berry-flavored honeys and honey salsas. Come early in
the season for the more robust Kentucky wildflower honeys. Fresh
herbs/plants and flowers are also sold when available. The selection changes
Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden
Showcasing beautiful hidden gardens in
the historic district of Old Louisville. Tour hours are 10 am to 5 pm
each day. For ticket information call
502-635-5244. You may want more information or order
ON LINE . Pictures
from past years. (details for
this year's tour will be updated as information becomes available.
?, 2006 (usually 1st Saturday)
Louisville Yard Sale Extravaganza
of Third Street, The Central Park Neighborhood and the Conrad Caldwell House on
St James Court were just the highlights from last year's sale. This year's
sale will be bigger than ever, a one-day summer
yard sale extravaganza that may be the largest neighborhood sale in Louisville, with more associations joining than ever before... Just getting to
wander around the front and back yards and gardens of all those Victorian
mansions is treat enough for many. Click
here for more information, including (for yard sellers) 40 tips for a
You can also contact
the Old Louisville Information
Center for more information.
September 2, 2006 (Saturday)
Huge Architectural Yard Sale
9am-3pm AT THE CORNER OF BROOK AND
owner of several Old Louisville properties is clearing out surplus
architectural pieces which were left in his properties (No, he is not
stripping them out!) which will include doors, windows, mantles, cast iron
fireplace inserts, pool table, etc.
by. There might be something you need!
6-8, 2006 (Friday-Sunday)
St. James Court Art Show
Enjoy the fall weather and wonderful art work from all over the country in one
of the nation's oldest, largest, and most prestigious open-air art shows: 10:00am-6:00pm Friday and Saturday,
and until 5:00pm Sunday.
The St. James
Court Art show is a juried show with nearly 700 artists exhibiting throughout
St. James and Belgravia Courts, Fountain Court, along Third, Fourth and
Magnolia Streets. Come to the show rain or shine. As well as
artwork and crafts, you'll find plenty to eat and drink as well.
Art Show Web
October 28, 2006
first annual Spirit Ball
This is the Saturday before Halloween. The
Spirit Ball will be a gala costume affair where guests can dance the night away
in 19th-century elegance in one of the city’s most opulent mansions. In
addition to music, dancing, prizes and a silent auction to benefit local causes,
party goers will sample gourmet cuisine and expertly mixed cocktails as they
take in the Victorian splendor of the lovely Conrad-Caldwell House on St. James
Court. Tickets for first annual Spirit Ball cost $99.00 per person and
include food and drinks provided by Brown-Forman. VIP passes including special
access to the Spirit Lounge will start at $149.00 per person, and package deals
with local B&Bs will also be available. Space is limited, so make reservations
now! Call 502.637.2922!
October 27, 28 & 29 (Fri-Sun)
Sponsored by the West St Catherine Neighborhood Association, the walking tour is
from 6:00-7:30 PM (every 15 minutes) and starts at The Rock at St James Court across from Central
Park. Cost is $25 per person ($20 for advanced sales).
Call the Old Louisville Information Center at 635-5244 for more info or tickets,
and see the special article by the Courier-Journal:
Hauntingly Beautiful. Tickets can also be purchased at the start of
the tour. Proceeds will help pay for period street lighting along St
MORE INFORMATION AND ON-LINE TICKET
**December 2-3, 2006 (Saturday-Sunday)
Old Louisville Holiday House Tour
Take a look inside eight of Old Louisville's finest homes decorated for the
holidays. Enjoy a "Taste of Old Louisville." $20 advance purchase,
on the days of the tour. MORE Information,
from the OLIC
Tours 12:00 noon until 6:00 P.M. both days
information and tickets for the Garden Tour, Victorian Christmas House Tour,
etc. can be obtained from:
Old Louisville Information Center
1340 S. 4th Street in Central Park
Louisville, KY 40208
Tuesday through Friday 1-5 PM
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.
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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