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Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race...
The Great Balloon Fest is a series of five Kentucky Derby Festival events that lead up to the main event--the Great Balloon Race.
Thunder Over Louisville Fireworks Show
Each year, close to half a million people gather around Louisville's riverfront to watch Thunder Over Louisville, the largest fireworks show in the world and the opening event for the Kentucky Derby Festival.
A Bunch of Fun Stuff to Do With Your Kids in...
There are a ton of Louisville kids attractions that families can enjoy in every season, even if you're on a tight budget.
Great BalloonFest
What is the BalloonFest in Louisville?
Kentucky Derby Facts and History
The Kentucky Derby is Louisville’s biggest annual event that draws an average of 150,000 visitors each year.
What to Know When Visiting the Kentucky Derby...
Tens of thousands of horseracing fans, a joyful atmosphere, and an abundance of alcohol combine to make the Kentucky Derby infield the site of the biggest Kentucky Derby party in town.
How to Pick the Perfect Kentucky Derby Hat
These Louisville derby hat shops can help you in your pursuit for the perfect Kentucky Derby hat.
5 Steps to a DIY Derby Hat
Easy to follow steps on how to make a Kentucky Derby hat.
Best Places to Watch Thunder Over Louisville
If you want to enjoy the annual fireworks show to its fullest, then you're going to need to know the best places to watch Thunder Over Louisville.
Top 5 Kentucky Derby Festival Events
If you're trying to decide what Kentucky Derby Festival events to attend, you're going to want to know the five most anticipated and exciting Kentucky Derby Festival events.
Free Things You Should Totally Do in Louisville
You don't have to spend a fortune in order to have a fun night on the town in Louisville. There are a ton of free things to do in Louisville if you know where to go.
Top Louisville Attractions
A visit to Louisville is incomplete without making stops at the following top Louisville attractions.
10 Romantic Things to Do in Louisville
Whether you're taking someone out on a first date or celebrating your 50th anniversary, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Louisville.
Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade
The Pegasus Parade is the oldest Kentucky Derby Festival event. It is a parade down Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street held annually on the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby.
Get Up to Speed on Kentucky Liquor Laws
Regulations regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol vary from state to state. The following is a brief overview of Kentucky liquor laws.
Watch Hot Air Balloons Glimmer and Glow
A glowing family event. Louisville.
Thunder Over Louisville 2015
When is Thunder Over Louisville? Does this mark the beginning of Derby season? When is Kentucky Derby 2015?
Top 10 Louisville Weekend Getaways
These ten Louisville weekend getaways are all within 300 miles and five hours of driving time from Louisville - perfect for a short weekend away from home.
Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville
These ten day trips from Louisville are all within 100 miles and an hour and a half of driving time from Louisville – perfect for a day away from home.
How to Get Kentucky Derby Tickets
The process of obtaining Kentucky Derby tickets depends first on where you want to watch the Derby. There are several different ways to get into Churchill Downs on Derby day.
The Summit Louisville Profile - Shopping Center...
The Summit Louisville is an outlet mall with nearly 400,000 square feet of retail space, featuring stores such as Pier 1, Gap, Express, Barnes & Noble, and Bath and Body Works.
Top 5 Louisville Breakfast Restaurants
When I'm in the mood for a real breakfast--a breakfast my grandma would be proud of--I head out to one of these locally-owned Louisville breakfast restaurants.
Kentucky Derby Fun Facts!
Some data and history of the Kentucky Derby
Where to Shop for Kentucky Derby Fashion
Where to shop for Kentucky Derby fashion, from Derby dresses to cufflinks for men.
Get to Know Louisville's Shopping Malls
There are several Louisville malls to choose from when you're up for shopping. Here is a list of malls to help find the best for your shopping needs.
Top 10 Frankfort Ave. Restaurants
Many Frankfort Ave. restaurants have been awarded Louisville Magazine Best of Louisville and LEO Weekly Reader's Choice awards. These 10 Frankfort Ave. restaurants showcase the best food that Clifton and Crescent Hill have to offer.
Your Best Guide to Visiting the Kentucky Derby
If you're headed to Louisville for the KY Derby, you've made a fantastic decision. This article covers everything you'll need to know about Louisville and the KY Derby in order to make your KY Derby experience one you'll never forget.
7 Most Romantic Restaurants in Louisville
As I was making my decision on what places to include in this list of the most romantic restaurants in Louisville, I found myself with a song from the Disney movie Lady and The Tramp stuck in my head. If you want to have your own Lady and The Tramp romantic dinner, these places are the restaurants in Louisville where romance is most likely to occur.
School Dates You Need to Know
What is the JCPS school calendar for 2014-2015 academic year? First day, winter break, summer break, and more. School dates every parent (and student) needs to know.
Louisville's Best Live Music Bars
If you're looking for a great place to listen to live music in Louisville, you'll definitely want to make these local bars and clubs among your first stops.
Things to Do with Toddlers in Louisville
It can be hard to find fun things to do with a toddler in Louisville. The following Louisville attractions are toddler-friendly: safe and fun for your children aged three and under.
Top 10 Highlands Restaurants
While there are many chains and fast food joints along the Bardstown Road stretch, these Highlands restaurants are among the most popular and original.
Top 10 Louisville Parks
One of the biggest local attractions is the Louisville parks system. There are more than 120 public parks in the metro area alone, many created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead.
Profile of Iroquois Park in Louisville
First planned as a "scenic reservation" by Frederick Law Olmstead, Iroquois Park in Louisville is known
Top 10 New Attractions in Louisville from...
While every new addition to the city over the 2000-2010 decade added to the city's character, the following ten additions are definitely the best new attractions in Louisville.
What is the Plant Zone for Louisville, KY?
What plants thrive in Louisville?
Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race
The Great Steamboat Race is an annual Kentucky Derby Festival event that occurs on the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. It is a race down the Ohio River between the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati.
Top 10 April Events
Things to do in Louisville throughout April. The Kentucky Derby preparations ramp up!
5 Things You Must Know Before Moving to...
A list of the five things that every Louisville resident knows, and the five things you must know before moving to Louisville.
Review of the Louisville Science Center
The Louisville Science Center is an interactive learning center with more than 150 exhibits and a four-story IMAX Theater.
Fab Derby Party Guide!
How to throw a Kentucky Derby Party.
Profile of Proof Gallery Louisville at 21c...
The Proof Gallery in Louisville housed within the 21c Museum Hotel is a 9000 sq. ft. art museum that is funded and operated by the International Contemporary Art Foundation.
Annual Louisville Free Concerts
In addition to the number of national acts that play ticketed concerts every year in Louisville, there are also a number of major bands playing Louisville free concerts throughout the year.
Kentucky Unemployment Benefits: What You Should...
Find out how to file for Kentucky unemployment benefits and discover the answers to the most common unemployment benefit questions.
Belle of Louisville Profile
The Belle of Louisville is the oldest river steamboat in continuous use. She is one of Louisville's biggest attractions among visitors to the city as well as a favorite piece of local culture among Louisville residents.
Free Louisville Kids Activities
Instead of wasting all of your money doing things that don't even last long enough to cure the boredom, check out one of these free Louisville kids activities.
Top Louisville Museums
Visiting Louisville museums is a fun and educational activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year.
The Louisville Zoo
While the main attraction at the Louisville Zoo is the wildlife, there are a lot of other fun things to do at the zoo that have nothing to do with animals.
Louisville Slugger Museum Profile
The Louisville Slugger Museum is a museum and factory where Louisville Slugger baseball bats are created and baseball's history is preserved.
Dress Up for the Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby was designed to be pleasant yet opulent, an event to rival European horse races. So even early on a trip to Churchill Downs on Derby Day included luxury, complete with stunning dresses and hats.
2014 Kentucky Derby Events Calendar
What events will be happening during Derby season 2014?
Famous Foods of Louisville
What food is Louisville's claim to fame? Plenty! Derby Pie, Burgoo, Modjeskas, and more. (The Mint Julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.)
Profile of Waterfront Park in Louisville
Since its inception in 1986, Waterfront Park in Louisville has been the city's means of reclaiming a viable green space that urban residents would find attractive for recreation and leisure from what was once one of the most dilapidated areas in town.
Top 10 Things to Do in Louisville with Kids
Things to do in Louisville with kids. What is there to do in Louisville with kids?
Photo Gallery of the Great Balloon Glow
The main highlight of the Great Balloon Glow is when the balloons light up and rise a little off of the ground to music, creating a beautiful landscape of glowing balloons set against the night sky.
Review of Thunder Over Louisville Slugger Field
In my quest to find the best place in Louisville to watch the Thunder fireworks show, I decided to venture out to watch the 2010 show from the Thunder Over Louisville Slugger Field event.
How to Get Kentucky Oaks Tickets
The process of obtaining Kentucky Oaks tickets depends first on where you want to watch the Oaks. There are several different ways to get into Churchill Downs on Oaks day.
Top 10 July 4th Events
Where to celebrate July 4th, and see Independence Day fireworks, in Louisville, KY.
Freebies for May
Free things to do in Louisville and Indiana during the month of May.
Profile of Oxmoor Mall Louisville
The Oxmoor Mall Louisville is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants, including American Eagle Outfitters, Dick's Sporting Goods, Gymboree, Old Navy, and Pottery Barn Kids.
Highlands Louisville Neighborhood Profile
Often referred to as “The Strip” or “Restaurant Row,” Highlands Louisville is best known for its eclectic local shops, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
Review of Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville
Phoenix Hill Tavern in Louisville is a two-story nightclub that houses five different bars, each offering a different type of music or entertainment.
Profile of Germantown Louisville
Germantown Louisville is often a less expensive option as far as cost of living in the city is concerned, and many individuals have used that as an excuse to adopt Germantown as their home.
Louisville: Jefferson County Schools Academic...
What is the JCPS school calendar for 2013-2014
Toast on Market Is Going Stale
Toast is the most boring breakfast food I can think of, and the same can easily be said about Toast on Market.
Gearing Up: The Kentucky Derby
Do men wear hats to the Kentucky Derby? Page 3.
More Kentucky Derby Trivia
Searching for information and fun facts about the Kentucky Derby? (Not surprising, the Kentucky Derby is a fascinating race with a long history.)
Best Louisville Fish Restaurants
Whether you're a seafood lover or a Catholic looking for some non-meat options on a Friday during Lent, you'll want to know where to find all of the best Louisville fish restaurants.
An annual Derby tradition: Pegasus Parade!
Celebrate Derby at the Pegasus Parade!
The Highlands Bars, Pubs, and Clubs
While most tourists to Louisville head down to Fourth Street Live for a night on the town, most locals head to the stretch of Bardstown Road that is home to the Highlands' bars, pubs, and clubs.
Kids Eat Free at Local Restaurants
Are there restaurants with kids-eat-free days in Louisville?
St. Matthews Louisville Neighborhood Profile
St. Matthews Louisville is the city's largest shopping district--two malls as well as one of nearly every chain store in Louisville can be found on Shelbyville Road.
Best Louisville Pizza Restaurants
There are a lot of pizza joints around town, but these Louisville pizza restaurants serve up the best pizza in Kentuckiana.
Millionaire's Row at Churchill Downs
Millionaire's Row is two floors of premium seating at Churchill Downs: Millionaire Six and Millionaire Four.
Where to Get a Vegan Meal
Top Restaurants for a Vegan Meal in Louisville
15 Things to Do While Visiting Louisville,...
Whether you are a resident or tourist, there are always things to do in Louisville. From Derby to Kentucky Kingdom (as well as historical tours, like Locust Grove and the Frazier Museum) there is always more to see in Kentucky.
Main Street Walking Tour
Louisville Slugger Museum offers up an entertaining tour.
What is the Bourbon Trail?
Learn more about Kentucky's Bourbon Trail. Where is it? How does it work?
Kentucky Derby Fest Chow Wagon
Part of the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Chow Wagon is where you'll find fair food of the greasy and fried variety along with live music concerts.
2013 Kentucky Derby Events Calendar
What events will be happening during Derby season?
Food, drinks, jewelry, clothing, crafts, and...
Where is the Flea Off Market? Louisville.
Resources for Finding an Apartment in...
If you know where to look, it will make the process of finding a place to call home much easier. These resources will help you find the best apartments for rent in Louisville KY.
Setting Up Your Utilities in Louisville and...
A list of the available cable, gas, electric, water, Internet, telephone, trash, and sewer companies in Bullitt County, Kentucky. Page 2.
How to File Your Kentucky State Income Tax Return
All residents of the state as well as certain non-residents who earned income in Kentucky must file a Kentucky state income tax return. Kentucky residents are also responsible for local taxes based on their county of residence.
Top 5 Shopping Malls in Louisville
There are plenty of shopping destinations in and around Louisville. If you are looking to get all your needs met at one destination, check out one of these top shopping malls.
Review of The Melting Pot
For the time you spend at the table, the attention you receive from your server, and the quality of the food, dinner at The Melting Pot is worth every penny.
Find Louisville Free Stuff
If you think you have to have money to hit the town and have fun in Louisville, you're completely wrong. There is a ton of Louisville free stuff to appease even those who have to dig change out of their couch for gas money to get out of the house.
Understanding Louisville Interstates
A list of all of Louisville's major interstates, including the directions they run in and where they'll take you.
Did you know the Mint Julep was originally a...
Bourbon and mint come together in the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.
Louisville Summer Attractions
I love summer, especially a Louisville summer. It may be humid and muggy out, but there are so many great things to do that you’ll soon get over being out of your cool home.
Top 3 St. Matthews Restaurants
St. Matthews is full of chain restaurants with the same basic menu, but there are a few St. Matthews restaurants that offer interesting and delicious dining choices.
Where to Volunteer
Where can I volunteer in Louisville, KY?
April 2014 Events Calendar
Things to do in Louisville, KY, throughout April, 2014.
Gallopalooza Horses Photo Gallery
If you've lived in Louisville for any amount of time, you've certainly seen those painted horses that stand in front of businesses all over Kentuckiana.
Top 10 Mexican Restaurants
Where is the best Mexican food in Louisville, KY?
Kentucky Derby Marathon and miniMarathon
The 26.2 mile Derby Marathon and the 12 mile Derby miniMarathon are two of the top annual Kentucky Derby Festival events.
What Time Zone Is Louisville KY In?
Louisville clocks run on Eastern Daylight Time. Louisville does participate in Daylight Saving Time, so we change our clocks in March and October.
Louisville Zip Codes by Neighborhood
When you're trying to shop for a house or apartment by neighborhood, it helps to know the Louisville zip codes for those neighborhoods.
Profile of Cherokee Park in Louisville
With amenities like a 2.4 mile scenic loop, a fenced dog park, and a bird sanctuary, Cherokee Park Louisville entertains close to 500,000 visitors a year, making it one of the 50 most-visited parks in the United States.
Things to Do for Mother's Day
Planning to celebrate Mother's Day with your family? Here are some ideas of how to enjoy the holiday (both in and around Louisville).
Profile of St. Matthews Mall in Louisville
The 1.1 million square foot St. Matthews Mall in Louisville has more than 130 stores, including Aeropostale, Ann Taylor Loft, bebe, Brooks Brothers, Brookstone, Pottery Barn, and Williams-Sonoma.
Saint Matthews Louisville Picture Tour
Saint Matthews is Louisville’s largest shopping district--two malls as well as one of nearly every chain store in Louisville can be found on Shelbyville Road. Page 9.
Profile of River Falls Mall Clarksville
In 2005, the River Falls Mall in Clarksville was replaced entirely with a nearly 300,000 square foot Bass Pro Shops store. Today, the River Falls Mall property is home to less than ten stores and includes a Great Escape Theater.
Find Free Events Louisville
In almost every month of the year there is something incredibly fun and absolutely free going on in Louisville. The following free events Louisville will keep you inexpensively entertained throughout the year.
Submit a Kentucky State Fair Entry
If you're interested in submitting a Kentucky State Fair entry to the next annual competition program, you can find more information here. Page 8.
Clifton Louisville Neighborhood Profile
The eclectic Clifton Louisville neighborhood has grown around the Frankfort Avenue niche shops and locally-owned restaurants that are reminiscent of Bardstown Road but without the overwhelming nightlife scene.
Louisville's Germantown Bars
Many Germantown bars cater primarily to the long-time residents of the neighborhood, but many also cater to the college and young professional crowds.
Live Theatre in Louisville
Where can I see a play in Louisville?
Profile of the First Friday Trolley Hop
Held on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Trolley Hop is a tour of dozens of art galleries located on the Main, Market, and Fourth Street strips in Downtown Louisville.
Fun Facts About Louisville, KY
Fun facts about Louisville, KY. From bourbon to disco balls and baseball bats to the Belle of Louisville.
Top 10 Places to Get a Beer in Louisville
With five breweries and an uncountable number of restaurants and pubs, there are a lot of places to get a beer in Louisville. However, the following ten restaurants and bars offer an unparalleled selection of beers to satisfy any palate.
Louisville Movie Theaters and Listings
If you're heading out to catch a movie tonight, you'll want to know where to find all of the Louisville movie theaters and listings.
Celebrating Thunder at the Cressman Center
Going downtown to watch Thunder Over Louisville.
Famous Hot Brown Sandwich Recipe
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Who will win this year?
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Highland Louisville Picture Tour
Explore Highland Louisville, one of the city's most unique neighborhoods, through pictures of some of its biggest attractions, restaurants, and stores.
Top 5 Indoor Destinations for Kids
Indoor party rooms at Incredible Dave's in Louisville.
A Taste of Kentucky
Where to buy Kentucky-themed gifts.
Tips for Cheap Louisville Living
The tricks of cheap Louisville living are simple and could save you thousands of dollars each year on shopping, entertainment, and family expenses.
Profile of the Old Louisville Neighborhood
Though the Old Louisville neighborhood once saw a fierce decline in care and interest, its recent gentrification has made it one of the most desirable places to live in Louisville.
Profile of the Mega Cavern Historic Tram Tour
What is the Louisville Mega Cavern?
Review of Lilly's Bistro in Louisville
I decided to try Lilly's Bistro in Louisville based on a reader's recommendation. It was the most expensive and longest meal of my life, but it was by far the best meal I've ever eaten.
Downtown Louisville Apartments
After decades of abandonment and decay, Downtown Louisville has recently reemerged as one of Louisville's hippest neighborhoods, leaving many individuals looking for Downtown Louisville apartments.
Profile of Jefferson Mall Louisville
Jefferson Mall in Louisville is the mall of choice for most South End Louisville residents. Located on Outer Loop just down from Preston Highway in Okolona, Jefferson Mall is easily accessible from I-65, I-265, and I-264.
WLKY 32 Louisville Profile
WLKY 32 is a Louisville local TV and news station that is affiliated with CBS.
Outdoor movies, Forecastle, (and Lebowski Fest,...
What is there to do in July in and around Louisville, KY? Plenty! Outdoor movies, Forecastle, Bastille parties (and Lebowski Fest, and July 4th...)
Win, Place, or Show?
How to place a horse racing bet.
May 2014 Events Calendar
What is happening during the month of May?
Goodwill Hunting at Goodwill Louisville Stores
If you're interested in going Goodwill hunting, consider these ratings on the following Goodwill Louisville stores.
5 Tips for Kentucky Derby Attire
Hold on to your hats, it's time for the Kentucky Derby! Here are a handful of tips to help you out and get you looking the part, from head to toe.
Louisville Fireworks Laws: What You Need to Know
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Louisville Airport Information
Louisville airport parking is much easier and more convenient than parking at many other major city airports. Page 5.
Top 10 Spots for Visitors
Places to go and things to do in Louisville with out-of-town guests.
Historic Corydon Walking Tour
Explore the history of Corydon, Indiana's original state capital, by taking this hour-long walking tour. The second stop is the Harrison County Visitor Center in Corydon. Page 2.
Halloween Costume Stores
Where can I get a costume for Halloween?
Kentucky State Fair Photography Competition
The Kentucky State Fair photography competition is one of the most popular exhibits within the Kentucky State Fair art display. Page 11.
Celebrate Independence Day along the Ohio...
Enjoy Independence Day at this FREE Louisville event. It's a chance to enjoy the holiday with family and friends (not to mention a front row view of the Ohio River).
Profile of Green Tree Mall Clarksville
Green Tree Mall is Clarksville's only true mall. After the River Falls Mall was closed and converted into a huge Outdoor World, Green Tree Mall was left as the only traditional mall on the Lewis and Clark Parkway stretch.
What is the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair?
What is the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville?
Muhammad Ali Center Profile
The Muhammad Ali Center is both a museum and a center for education and inspiration that was designed around the six values that have been most prominent in Ali's life.
What Is a Modjeska? Learn About Louisville...
What is a Bourbon ball? What is a Modjeska?
Top 3 Breakfast Restaurants in Louisville
Where is the best breakfast in Louisville, KY? Well, it depends on what you like, but these top three breakfast restaurants are sure to please.
Where is the Kentucky Derby?
Where is the Kentucky Derby? Find the location for the annual Kentucky Derby event.
Art, Outings, and History...for FREE!
Wait, I can see contemporary art, make a craft with my kids, and learn about the history of Louisville...for FREE?! Yes. Yes, you can.
Profile of Corydon IN
Corydon IN is a small town approximately 30 miles west of Louisville that is best known for being Indiana's first state capital. Corydon's Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
WHAS 11 Louisville Profile
WHAS 11 is a Louisville local TV and news station that is affiliated with ABC.
How To Register to Vote in Kentucky
This article explains how to register to vote in Kentucky and how to change your political party designation.
Finding Louisville Restaurant Coupons and...
There are a lot of different ways to save money when dining out by using Louisville restaurant coupons or purchasing discounted gift certificates.
Best Burgers in Louisville, KY
Where is the best burger in Louisville?
Bourbon Ball Recipe
Bourbon ball recipe. Louisville.

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