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    The Centennial Festival of Riverboats

    The Centennial Festival of Riverboats continues on this weekend with Belle’s Big Birthday Bash, Steamboat days in Southern Indiana and several other events to celebrate our beloved Belle. Catch one of the four boat races, the historic exhibit, Century of River Commerce Ricer Industry Display Boats, live music, food & beverage vendors, or Belle’s Bourbon Landing and end it with Belle’s Birthday Bash on Saturday.

    For a complete list of events, click hereAlso, check out our list of 5 events you can’t miss at the Centennial Festival of Riverboats here!

    Thursday, October 16 - Sunday October 19 

    Louisville Waterfront

    River Road 

    Louisville, KY 40202


    Ticket prices vary

    Moonshine & Madnessat the Galt House

    Start with some “spirits” at Haymarket Whiskey Bar where you can enjoy a specialty Mint Julep inspired cocktail. Head to Eastern Cemetery in the Highlands where you’ll learn Louisville’s haunted history, spooky sites, and tales from beyond with our paranormal historian. Conclude with a trip to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park which features a ¼ walking trail with over 5,000 illuminated carved pumpkins.

    October 16, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

    Galt House

    140 N 4th St

    Louisville, Kentucky 40202



    6th Annual Louisville Brewfest

    The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 6th Annual Louisville Brewfest this Friday, which will feature independent local and regional beer, wine and bourbon, as well as food, a silent auction, and live music. Attendees must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon.

    October 17, 4 - 10 p.m.

    Louisville Slugger Field

    401 East Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202


    $5 includes a souvenir cup. Designated drivers get free admission.

    10th Annual Victorian Ghost Walk Through Central Park

    Join the Old Louisville neighborhood as its amateur and professional actors come together to put on a spectacle of community theater known as the Victorian Ghost Walk. Written by David Dominé, author of the bestselling Ghosts of Old Louisville series, and directed by veteran New York actor Ronald Lew Harris, this outdoor play showcases the spooky history of America’s most haunted neighborhood. 

    Every 15 minutes between 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. a different group of revelers departs the Old Louisville Information Center to roam the streets and hear storytellers, in costumes by Louise Cecil, recount ghostly tales from the past. The last tour departs at 9:00 p.m. and tours last between 90 minutes and two hours. Among those returning from dead are the Stick Witch, the ghosts of Annie Whipple, the Ice Boy, Alfred Victor Dupont and Jennie Bowman. With the backdrop of beautiful 19th-century architecture and gaslit walkways, it's sure to be a spirited evening in Old Louisville - America's Most Haunted Neighborhood!

    October 17, 18 & 19 7-9 p.m.

    Central Park

    1340 S 4th Street

    Louisville, KY 40202



    Berheim ColorFest

Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun with great food, Kentucky crafts and more. Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for all. You will find enlightening and entertaining hands-on nature activities, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and much more. Learn about bees, purple martins and other wildlife; relax and enjoy the striking colors of fall on a hayride – bring family and friends and create your own perfect day at ColorFest.

    October 18, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.

    Bernheim Forest

    2499 Clermont Rd

    Clermont, KY 40110


    Free event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

    Secrets of Louisville Chefs

    Be part of a tv audience of “Secrets of Louisville Chefs,” and see two show tapings as Louisville’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, Brown-Forman’s Chief Entertaining Officer and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Also cooking is Agostino Gabriele from Vincenzo’s and Michael Crouch from Bistro 1860. Enjoy reserved VIP seats, a champagne cocktail meet-and-greet with the hosts and producers of the show, and sample foods prepared by the featured chefs.

    October 18, 9:30 - 12:30 p.m.

    Bourbon Barrel Foods

    1201 Story Ave

    Louisville, Kentucky 40206



    BBQ and Brandy with Mexi-Kosher Cusine 

    It’s time for BBQ and Brandy as the Jewish Federation of Louisville’s Uniquely Jewish Event Series present a cooking event with Chef Katsuji Tanabe, owner of the Los Angeles- based Mexi Kosher restaurant. Tanabe is the winner of the Food Network’s Chopped and will be a contestant on the upcoming “Top Chef Season 12” on Bravo. Always having been intrigued by the challenge of cooking kosher, Tanabe blends a unique style of Mexican food without dairy to keep it kosher. The event will feature an evening of kosher-style food cooked by Tanabe, along with some delicious new brandy drinks.

    October 19, 6 - 9 p.m.

    Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery

    1121 E. Washington Street

    Louisville, KY 40206


    $44 or $32 for 29 and younger. Please make a reservation.

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