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    Independence Day is literally right around the corner. Celebrate your freedom early this weekend with a full roster of local events. 


    FRIDAY 7/1

    Kentucky Flea Market 4th of July Spectacular

    One of the nations finest flea markets with dealers from across the country featuring antiques, collectibles, bath and body, jewelry, surplus, crafts, candles, and more.  Fri 10-6, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5, Mon 10-5. Free admission.

    When: Friday, July 1 at 10am
    Where: Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane
    Cost: Free


    Derby City Jazz Festival

    The DCJF is an annual smooth jazz festival committed to bringing smooth jazz and bourbon enthusiast to Louisville for a destination weekend. Join us for the “Street Take Over” in the heart of Louisville on Fourth Street Live for the Derby City Jazz Festival…music, KY’s finest Bourbon, Bourbon tours, great food, the Ali Center, Slugger Museum, Churchill Downs and much more. It’s all happening here July 1st and 2nd 2016. on Fourth Street Live. The heart of the city is Fourth Street Live. Be a part of one of the most unique venues for the Derby City Jazz Festival.

    When: Friday, July 1 from 12:30pm - 10pm
    Where: Fourth Street Live!, 440 S. Fourth Street
    Cost: Tickets range from $55 - $100


    July First Friday Hop

    Every first Friday of the month, downtown Louisville art galleries, retailers, and restaurants are open extended hours and offering specials, discounts, and refreshments. Hop on
    the ZeroBus for a free ride to a stop anywhere along main street from NuLu: East Market District to Museum Row to South 4th Street and the Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District.

    When: Friday, July 1 from 5pm - 11pm
    Where: Downtown Louisville
    Cost: Free to attend


    First Friday at the Muhammad Ali Center

    Louisville's own James Lindsey will be performing! You never want to miss him, here is your chance for simply a museum admission!

    When: Friday, July 1 from 5pm - 9pm
    Where: Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth Street
    Cost: Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, $5 for members of the military and students, $4 for children. 


    Project 13 Gallery Talk and Performances 

    Please join Zephyr Gallery for the July 1st First Friday Trolley Hop from 6-9 pm. We will have an informal gallery talk with curator Linda Schwartz and two performances to follow!

    When: Friday, July 1 from 6pm - 9pm 
    Where: Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market Street
    Cost: Free


    The Monarchs with Special Guest Turning Point 

    In 1964, The Monarchs chose to record a song that would allow them to fully explore the rich harmonies of the four vocalists and feature Mike Gibson's falsetto, the trademark for the band. The song was, "Look Homeward Angel."The recording session took place in Owen Bradley's Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee and it included several other Louisville musicians. Innovative for the time, The Monarchs achieved their desired sound by vocal overdubbing and the addition of instruments commonly used in a full orchestra. This single shot to #1 on the local and regional charts and caught the attention of the national music scene. "Look Homeward Angel" remained on the national Billboard charts for thirteen weeks and went all the way to #47.

    When: Friday, July 1 at 7pm
    Where: The Jeffersonville River Stage, 100 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN
    Cost: Free


    Saxophonist David Kana

    Friday, July 1 Saxophonist David Kana will be featured. He is an Adjudicator at the University of Louisville School of Music and he has performed as principal tenor sax with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.

    When: Friday, July 1 from 6:30pm - 10pm
    Where: Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Avenue
    Cost: Menu prices vary


    Frederick The Younger, Dietrich Jon, & Typhoid Beach

    Frederick the Younger will be putting on a show with Dietrich Jon and Typhoid Beach!

    When: Friday, July 1 at 9pm
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E. Oak Street
    Cost: Free



    SATURDAY 7/2

    ECO Kids Discovery Days: Living on the Edge

    Discover an amazing variety of animal life thriving along pond edges by using the On Your Own Challenge Identification Sheet.

    When: Saturday, July 2 from 9am - 5pm
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY
    Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members


    Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Flea Market

    You never know what you might find at the Fleur de Flea! Plenty of local food trucks, farmers and Kentucky proud products will also be there. Plan on bringing the family, the pets, the bikes and spend the day downtown. Once you've strolled through the market, walk the walking bridge to Indiana, let the kids play on the awesome playground or just enjoy the beautiful scenery. Meet new folks, find cool treasures, eat good food, make new memories, get outside and have some fun!

    When: Saturday, July 2 from 10am - 5pm
    Where: Waterfront Park Festival Plaza, 231 Witherspoon Street
    Cost: Free to attend


    Psychic Fair at the Intuitive Connection

    The Intuitive Connection is a spiritual center that offers intuitive services, psychic readings, mediumship readings and healing sessions. We are a group of professional intuitives that offer many services to bring enlightenment and to help people to evolve spiritually.

    When: Saturday, July 2 from 10am - 6pm
    Where: The Intuitive Connection, 1626 Story Avenue
    Cost: $25


    Downs After Dark

    The exciting Downs After Dark returns this Saturday. Ticket prices range from $10-70 (General Adm-$10, Reserved Seating-$25, and Reserved Dining-$70) and you can buy yours here. The gates will open at 5:00PM and the races begin at 6:00PM.

    When: Saturday, July 2 at 5pm
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue
    Cost: Tickets range from $10 - $70


    Pre Independence Day Party 

    Bands and Beer Pong, what more do you need for a great night to happen?! The Prodepressants, Manic Methed, and Amongst The Waves is the lineup for this epic night!

    When: Saturday, July 2 at 8:15pm
    Where: The Cure Lounge, 1481 South Shelby Street
    Cost: $5


    Moonshine/Moonlight Cruise 

    Sponsored by Kentucky Peerless Lucky Moonshine, if you're ready for a late night party on the river, this is the cruise for you! The riverboat Spirit of Jefferson is just the place to be for this moonlight trip on the Ohio River. Get ready for a moonshine tasting during the cruise! The concession stand and bar will be open for your convenience, and a DJ will provide music. It's all open seating, so bring on your friends and make it a frisky night of fun! Call for information or to make a reservation.

    When: Saturday, July 2 from 9:45pm - 11pm
    Where: The Spirit of Jefferson, 401 W. River Road
    Cost: $20


    SUNDAY 7/3

    Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th Fueled by Thorntons

    ​Louisville Orchestra will be bringing you a special show on the Great Lawn. Everyone of all ages is welcome to this free event and it will run from 5PM to about 10PM.

    When: Sunday, July 3 from 5pm - 10pm
    Where: Waterfront Park, 1 River Road
    Cost: Free


    Eric Kimbrough Presents July 3rd Comedy Explosion!

    Kevin White, Darren Rogers, and Brad Lanning will all be blessing the stage at the Laughing Derby. You may fall right out of your chair after hearing these guys! This is a 18+ event.

    When: Sunday, July 3 at 7:15pm
    Where: The Laughing Derby, 1250 Bardstown Road
    Cost: $10



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