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    The popular Gaslight Festival returns this year with events during September 13-20 in Jeffersontown. The festival runs for eight days starting this Sunday, September 13 with a featured event each day, and culminates with the huge arts and crafts extravaganza during the weekend of September 18-20. This year marks the 46th year of this annual event that draws nearly 200,000-300,000 people to Jeffersontown and continues to grow and expand. It is hosted by The Chamber Jeffersontown and started as a small street party in 1969. It now holds over 200 vendors, fair and festival type food, live music, carnival rides and many connections with area local businesses. Scroll down to see some of the other events planned for this festival! 

    Gaslight Poker Rally
    Sunday, September 13 

    Motorcyclists start their ride at 11:30 a.m.

    Gaslight Golf Scramble
    Monday, September 14

    Shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Charlie Vettiner Golf Course
    Gaslight 5K
    Tuesday, September 15

    Benefiting Kosair Charities, the Team Kosair Kids Start begins at 6:45 p.m. 5K begins at 7 p.m. and begins and ends at Jeffersontown City Hall.
    Business Appreciation Day
    Wednesday, September 16  

    This day is especially set aside for those who work in Jeffersontown area businesses and organizations. Join the City of Jeffersontown as they provide lunch at Skyview Park from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    2015 Gaslight Bowl 
    Wednesday, September 16 

    This is the second year of the playing of this football game. It features teams from St. Edward School and the Jeffersontown Youth Football league. The games are at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Jeffersontown Youth Football Complex. See this link for more details; admission for adults is $4; children enter free of charge (proceeds go to Jeffersontown Area Ministries).
    Gaslight Festival Parade
    Thursday, September 17

    The parade begins at 6 p.m. at Jeffersontown Commons Shopping Center. This link contains a parade route map.

    Gaslight Balloon Glow
    Friday, September 18

    Located at Skyview Park in Jeffersontown, this free event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Gaslight Car Show
    Sunday, September 20

    It will be held at Owen Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

    Pipe Smoking Contest
    Sunday, September 20
    The Oldest Gaslight Tradition!
    Gaslight Festival Weekend
    Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20

    The premier weekend event for the Gaslight Festival, the hours for the arts, crafts and other vendors' booths are as follows:

    Friday, September 18- 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
    Saturday, September 19- 9:00 AM-10:00 PM
    Sunday, September 20- Noon- 6:00 PM

    Friday, September 18- 7 PM-10 PM
    Saturday, September 19- 9 AM-10 PM
    Sunday, September 20- Noon- 6:00 PM

    Entertainment Garden
    Friday, September 18 - Sunday, September 20

    Entertainment for the Gaslight Festival runs all weekend, click here to see the schedule of performers.

    3rd Turn Brewing has some exciting news! They will be having a soft opening during the Gaslight Festival week; they are currently shooting for September 17. They will be serving guest taps of locally crafted beers and will have the building open during the Gaslight Festival weekend. They hope to have their tap room and brewery fully open to the public next month. Stay up to date with them via their Facebook page.

    A reminder: the Gaslight Festival is a pet free event, and no pets are allowed on the festival grounds.

    Get social with it! You can find Gaslight Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag your photos with #GaslightFestival to be featured. You can also scan the entire schedule of events with the QR code located on the mobile website to stay most up to date.

    Photos courtesy of Gaslight Festival- Official, Facebook


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