Friday May 24, 2013
Today we head into a long weekend. Monday is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor our country's fallen veterans. Of course, Jefferson County Public Schools are closed and many adults have the day off of work, too.
Looking for something to do? The events below are happening throughout the weekend, check out the May Event Calendar for more information.
- Abbey Road on the River
- Reggae Festival at the Water Tower
- Hike, Bike & Paddle
Tuesday May 21, 2013
On June 1, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the main branch of the Louisville Free Public Library is throwing a kickoff party for their summer reading campaign.
What will be at the kickoff celebration?
- Curious George LIVE
- Fun activities and games
- Stories for the whole family
The summer reading initiative is designed to get kids, newborn to 5th grade, enjoying books. Participants can pick up a reading card from the library, or download one from the library's website, and document 10 books read (by the child, or the parent reading to the child) between June 1 and August 10. With a completed card, kids receive prizes.
June Event Calendar
FREE Summer Bowling for Kids
Sunday May 12, 2013
As I blogged about last year, May (once the Kentucky Derby is behind us) is the month for residents of Southern Indiana and Louisville to enjoy discounts at museums, hotels, restaurants and more. The special offers are valid May 6-31 and are available to anyone with proof of residency, be it a Kentucky, Indiana, military or local student ID.
Below are a few of the price cuts available during the Hometown Tourist campaign.
- Saturdays admission is 2 for 1 at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.
- 21c Museum has a FREE guided art tour each Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
- Huber Family Farm is offering a FREE quart of U-pick strawberries.
With specials at 55 area attractions, 15 hotels and 14 restaurants, all of us natives are able to see the sights visitors rave about--and there are over 5 million visitors to Louisville each year--at deep discounts. If you stopped by the Buy Local Art Fair, there was plenty of information on how to be a tourist while remaining in your hometown. If you missed that event, don't worry, there is a list of Hometown Tourist Offers available online.
Sunday May 5, 2013
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013. What will you be doing to celebrate? If you are looking for ideas, I've compiled a list of places to go and things to do. Do you have an idea I've missed? Let me know, I'd be happy to add it.
Looking to get out and enjoy the city on days (and nights) other than Mother's Day? No problem, check out the May Event Calendar.
2013 Summer Camps for Kids