Here's what you can do in the Louisville area this week:
Top August 2022 events
Louisville Zoo’s Butterflies n' Blooms & IncrediBUGS Exhibits. 1100 Trevilian Way, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Visitors will be able to walk among hundreds of native butterflies in the 1,000-square-foot outdoor flight house located across from the bongo exhibit. Butterfly and plant identification signs will help guests interpret what they are seeing. Inside the exhibit, guests can also learn about and witness the lifecycle of the butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. “IncrediBUGS” exhibit features 18 enormous animatronic bugs and insects. See different species of colorful beetles, ants and an ant mound, a cicada, butterflies, a firefly, a stink bug, a ladybug, a peacock jumping spider, a dragonfly, a walking stick, a katydid, a caterpillar and a hissing cockroach. Both exhibits will run through Sept. 18. Free with zoo admission. louisvillezoo.org.
Kentucky State Fair. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds, Thursday through Sunday. Exhibit Halls open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
World's Championship Horse Show: Freedom Hall, Thursday-Saturday. The show is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair and crowns world champion Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies and Road Horses in different divisions. Tickets are $8 reserved, Thursday; $11 reserved, Friday and Saturday. Free performances are held Thursday-Saturday at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Kentucky Exposition Center ticket office and online at ticketmaster.com or wchorseshow.com/tickets.
Texas Roadhouse Free Concert Series: The Texas Roadhouse Concert Series is located in Parking Lot L, a new entertainment area for the free concerts. Thursday-Saturday, gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and concerts begin at 8 p.m. each day. On Sunday, gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 4 p.m.
Wine & Workshops: Speed Fascinator Workshop with Feathers. Judith M Millinery Supply, 115 E. Main St., 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Start with a tour of the Judith M. Millinery Supply then on to the workshop. In this 2-hour speed hat-making workshop, participants will learn how to manipulate feathers into beautiful feather floral creations. Fascinator bases and feathers will be provided. Each attendee will also receive 10% off any items purchased within the Judith M. Millinery Supply House. Bring a pair of embroidery scissors. Wine and other beverages will be provided (feel free to bring your own). $65. touroldham.com.
National Council of Jewish Women's Nearly New Shop (NNS) Sale. Mid City Mall, lower level, 1250 Bardstown Road, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Aug. 31. Everything in the store is 50% off. Proceeds benefit the National Council of Jewish Women's programs.
Locust Grove Summer Book Sale. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Used, new, and remaindered books for sale. Categories include travel, science, cookbooks, fiction, history, literature, children's, reference, and more. Used books, $1; paperbacks, $2 for hardcovers. locustgrove.org.
KMAC Triennial Vernissage. KMAC Museum, 715 W. Main St., 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Exhibit: “Triennial: Divided We Fall”. Exhibition preview with hors d'oeuvres, libations, live music, speak with artists featured in the show and curator, Joey Yates. Admission is free.
Norton Commons' Food Truck Friday. 6301 Moonseed St., Prospect, 6-8 p.m. Friday. Live music, food, drinks and shopping at the al fresco market. Bing a chair. Free.
Race to Cure Sarcoma Louisville. Big Four Bridge Lawn, Waterfront Lawn or participate virtually from anywhere, 8 a.m. Saturday. The family fun 5K or 1-mile run/walk will raise funds and awareness for sarcoma research, honor and celebrates sarcoma survivors, caregivers, medical professionals and those that have lost loved ones to sarcoma. $35, $10 for ages 6-13, free for ages 5 and younger. ourwaterfront.org; p2p.onecause.com/louisville.
Showbarn Sessions at Ashbourne Farms. Ashbourne Farms, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. All-inclusive farm experience with live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and artisan cocktails. Music by The Del McCoury Band. $165. touroldham.com.
Outdoor Escape Games. The owners of Danger Run one of the longest operating Halloween attractions in the region is presenting two scavenger-style hunts outdoor escape games played in your car or on foot. Operation Mindfall and Magic Portal at Pope Lick Park, 4000 S. Pope Lick Road, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October. The games are played in groups of two to six. Players will be provided a GPS-enabled device to find puzzle locations throughout the park. Participants will explore the park with the provided adventure pack and solve various puzzles found throughout the experience. Tickets are $24.99. mostfunyoueverhad.com.
Operation Mindfall: Teams are given classified information about a company behind top-secret research that, if successful, will give them the power to control the human mind. In 120-minutes time they will activate the project and gain control of the world. Under the code name Operation Mindfall, your team must find and destroy the research.
Magic Portal: Teams steps into a world of trolls and mythical beasts, separated from mankind by magic portals, each guarded by a goblin. One of these goblins fell into a deep sleep and his portal malfunctioned, allowing mystical creatures to escape. To fix the portal, you must collect three magic crystals. You have 120-minutes to find the crystals, close the portal and return the creatures to their rightful home.
CycLOUvia. On Frankfort Ave. between Pope St. and Stilz Ave. with a facilitated crossing at Ewing Ave. , 2-6 p.m. Sunday. The streets will be open for walking, biking, skateboarding, roller skating, dancing and more. The Crescent Hill Library will be open and businesses will have special offerings. No vehicular traffic.
Introduction to Meditation. Earth & Spirit Center, 1924 Newburg Road, 11 a.m. to noon or 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. The workshop is a basic introduction to the theory and practice of mindfulness meditation, as well as its physical, psychological and spiritual benefits. Masks are now optional but are encouraged. Free, but registration is required. pesc.force.com.
Food Truck Wednesdays. On 4th Street between Jefferson and Market Streets, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 26. Enjoy lunch from some of Louisville's locally-owned food trucks.
Festivals in Louisville in August 2022
Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too. Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, 5-9:30 p.m.; 4-9:30 p.m. (VIP) Saturday. The zoo’s annual fundraiser features tastings from craft breweries and wineries, animal encounters and musical entertainment from the duo Kevin and Lauren. Guest will receive twenty tickets for 2 oz. pours of beer and wine. A selection of non-alcoholic products and water will also be provided. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the Oasis field lawn. Proceeds to benefit the Louisville Zoo. Must be 21 or older to attend with ID. General admission $75; VIP $125; designated driver $40 and $65 for VIP. louisvillezoo.org/brew.
Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival. Central Park, 1340 S. 4th St., 6-10 p.m. Friday. The beer fest features unique beers from some of Kentucky’s finest indie brewers, food from local food trucks and music by Bridge 19 and Little Band. Admission: $15, free for ages 18 and younger. oldlouisville.org/old-lou-brew-craft-beer-fest.
Participating breweries: Against the Grain, Akasha Brewing Company, Atrium Brewing, Chimera Brewing, Falls City Beer, Gallant Fox Brewing Company, Goodwood Brewing Company, Gravely Brewing, Holsopple Brewing, Hometown Brewing Company, Louisville Brewery, Milewide Beer Company, Monnik Beer Company, Noble Funk Brewing Company, Pivot Brewing, West Sixth Brewing.
St. Matthews Potato Festival. St. Matthews Community Park, 310 Ten Pin Lane, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. The festival returns after being absent for 70 years and features the Tasty Tater Cook-Off where area restaurants and food vendors showcase their special potato dish; the Spud Putt, a special hole-in-one contest; the Tater Trot, a fun walk through the park; Mashed Potato Hits concerts in the park; selection of vendors including a craft show to showcase non-potato wares and a kids zone. Free. More information at stmatthewspotatofestival.com.
Kentucky Irate Festival. MG Prime Time Cafe, outdoor entertainment complex, 7021 Global Drive, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Aug. 26-28. Tickets: $60 per day for general admission; $100 per day VIP; $150 weekend general admission; $250 weekend VIP. Parking $10. iratefest.com.
Friday: Slaughter To Prevail, Impending Doom, The Browning, Jason Paige, Belushi Speed Ball, Left To Suffer, The Last 10 Seconds Of Life, Sea Of Treachery, Entheos, Earth Caller Ft. Misstiq, Dead/Awake, Summoning The Lich, Alukah, Savage Existence, In Gloom, Snake Father, Tactosa, Yosemite In Black, Gallifrey Falls, Reminitions, The Behest Of Serpents, Sero//Tonin, Whatdrivestheweak, Wretched Idol, Fathom, Kings And Thieves, Eulogy In Blood and Grave Friends.
Saturday: Rivers Of Nihil, Oceano, Traitors, Bury Your Dead, Rose Funeral, Kaonashi, In Dying Arms, VCTMS, Convictions, Worm Shepherd, Filth, Scumfuck, Falsifier, Born A New, Until The Dead Walk, Autumn Lies Buried, Peelingflesh, Snuffed On Sight, Waste, My Own Will, Mutilation Barbecue, Cell, Divisive, Of The Fallen, Hollow Valley, Wake Up In Tsunami and Cohen
Sunday: Norma Jean, Madball, Cane Hill, Palisades, Evergreen Terrace, Boundaries, Tallah, Enox, RVNT, Weeping Wound, The Convalescence, Guerrilla Warfare, Bodybox, Downswing, Somewhere To Call Home, Yug Mosh, Inferious, Pieced Up, Fight From Within, Foxbat, Isolator, Actu Reus, A Rumor Of War, The Delerium Effect, The Earth Laid Bare, Artica, Wave Painter and 3DR.
Dining in Louisville in August 2022
Feast BBQ's 10 Year Anniversary Celebration: A Decade of Smoked Meat Everyday. 909 E. Market St., 5-9 p.m. Thursday; 10318 Taylorsville Road, 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. Each location is hosting its own party and giving away prize packages valued at over $1,000 with the grand prizes featuring Oklahoma Joe Offset smokers. The parties will include surprise giveaways throughout the evening, live bluegrass performances led by Anna Blanton, their Ale-8 bourbon slushies for $1 and all the Feast BBQ favorites including hickory smoked meats, loaded tots, scratch-made sides, and bourbon slushies. feastbbq.com.
Celebrate Romance Awareness Month at the Melting Pot. 2045 S. Hurstbourne Parkway, Thursdays through August. Features a romance-infused four-course menu that includes a choice of handcrafted cheese fondue, fresh salad course, and entrée that includes filet mignon, Atlantic salmon, savory teriyaki steak, and a sparkling chocolate fondue ending. Each table is set with rose petals and candles for that extra special touch. $55. meltingpot.com. 502-491-4762.
Sports in Louisville in August 2022
Racing Louisville FC vs Chicago Red Stars. Lynn Family Stadium, 350 Adams St., 8 p.m. Saturday. Women's soccer. Tickets start at $10. 502- 568-2489; racingloufc.com/2022-schedule.
Louisville Bats vs Indianapolis Indians. Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St., 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets start at $9. 502-212-2287; milb.com/louisville.
Film in Louisville in August 2022
"Fire of Love." Speed Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 6 p.m. Friday; 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. The documentary tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers, Katia and Maurice Krafft as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love. This special screening will include an exclusive pre-recorded introduction and Q&A with the filmmaker Sara Dosa. $12, $8 Speed members. speedmuseum.org.
Hike/Walk in Louisville in August 2022
Morning Wildlife Hike at Creasey Mahan. Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve, 12501 Harmony Landing Road, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Meet for the hike at the picnic pavilions behind the Nature Center. This morning hike specialized for birding will be led by naturalist Jacob Crider. $5-$10. creaseymahannaturepreserve.org.
Tastings in Louisville in August 2022
Stephen Fante – Yellowstone & Limestone Branch Tasting. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Thursday. Join Brand Ambassador and Master Storyteller, Stephen Fante who will conduct a tasting of fine bourbon and other spirits made at the Yellowstone/Limestone Branch Distillery. $10. Make your reservations online or via the Westport Whiskey & Wine App.
Foley Wine Estates. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Tuesday. David Giffen will guide you through a handful of wines from the Family Owned, Estate Grown portfolio of Foley Family Wines. $10. Make your reservations online or via the Westport Whiskey & Wine App.
Bourbon & Magazine with Fred Noe, Master Distiller at Jim Beam. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Join Fred Noe and local writer Steve Coomes on behalf of Bourbon+ magazine, to share stories and whiskey. For our at-home participants, samples will be provided beforehand. All participants will receive a subscription to Bourbon & Magazine. Limited Seating in the Tasting Room. Virtual reservations are welcome. $25. Make your reservations online or via the Westport Whiskey & Wine App.
Tours in Louisville in August 2022
Locust Grove. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Ground tours are offered at 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Self-guided tours of the Historic House will be offered at 30-minute intervals between noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information: locustgrove.org.
Old Louisville Walking Tours. Leaves from the Old Louisville Visitor Center, Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St., 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. These popular architectural and historical guided tours are operated by the Old Louisville Neighborhood. For more information go to oldlouisville.org/guided-tours.
Louisville Ghost Walk Tour. Meet at the statue of Mr. Brown, on the 4th Street side of the Brown Hotel, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Join Mr. Ghost Walker for a 90-minute walking tour of downtown Louisville's most famous addresses. Hear stories told by author Robert Parker, of the Haunted Louisville series of books, telling the stories of ghosts from murder, mystery, death, restless spirits, and intrigue. Reservations are requested. $18 per person. Information and reservations: 502-689-5117; louisvilleghostwalkingtour.com.
Literary in Louisville in August 2022
Book signing. Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 7 p.m. Thursday. Cynthia Newberry Martin, author of "Tidal Flats" will be in conversation with Katy Yocom author of "Three Ways to Disappear." Masks are strongly encouraged. Pre-registration is requested. Free. For more information: carmichaelsbookstore.com.
Concerts in Louisville August 2022
Night Ranger, Noah Guthrie. Part of the Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concerts. Thursday, 8 p.m., Lot L, adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds. Free with admission to the fair. kystatefair.org/
August Burns Red: Through the Thorns Tour. Thursday, 7 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $20. mercuryballroom.com.
Louisville Chamber Players; Nada, piano. Performing Mozart Piano Concerto in d minor. Friday, 7:30 p.m., All Peoples Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 4936 Brownsboro Road. Livestream: Zoom: us02web.zoom.us/j/85772962430; Facebook: facebook.com/events/s/save-music-in-lebanon-benefit-/1119148828955785. Free with suggested donation, $30 for adults; $10 for students. pianistnada.com.
Trace Adkins, Brassfield. Part of the Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concerts. Friday, 8 p.m., Lot L, adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds. Free with admission to the fair. kystatefair.org/
Emo Nite with Aaron Gillespie. Friday, 9 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $16. headlinerslouisville.com.
White Woolly, Aon Brasi. Friday, 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $12. zanzabarlouisville.com.
The Clark Band. Part of Concerts in the Park. Friday, 7 p.m., Sonny Brewster Bandstand, Warder Park, 109 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville. Sponsored Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. and the Jeffersonville Parks Department. Free. jeffmainstreet.org/concerts-in-warder-park.
Niko Moon, Alex Miller. Part of the Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concerts. Saturday, 8 p.m., Lot L, adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds. Free with admission to the fair. kystatefair.org/
Circles Around the Sun, Color Green. Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets start at $8.50. headlinerslouisville.com.
'Weird Al' Yankovic: Unfortunate Return of the III-advised Vanity Tour. Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m., Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Tickets start at $36. ticketmaster.com.
Darren Knight: Southern Momma Comedy Tour. With Red Squirrel and Gary Cargal. Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m., Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway. Tickets start at $35.39. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Lee Greenwood, Darryl Worley. Part of the Kentucky State Fair Texas Roadhouse Concerts. Sunday, 8 p.m., Lot L, adjacent to Kentucky Kingdom and Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, Watterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds. Free with admission to the fair. kystatefair.org/
Snail Mail, Momma, Hotline TNT. Sunday, 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $25. headlinerslouisville.com.
An Evening with Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. Sunday, 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. zanzabarlouisville.com.
Joan Osbourne, Seratones, Mark Charles. Part of WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Waterfront Park, next to the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. Alcohol, coolers, glass and pets are not allowed. Admission is free. wfpk.org/2022/waterfrontwednesday.
The Lumineers - Brightside World Tour. Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza. Tickets start at $55. ticketmaster.com.
Theater shows in Louisville in August 2022
"Bright Star." Inspired by a true story this Broadway musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. Presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse. Thursday-Saturday, Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana. Ends Oct. 2. $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.
“Jagged Little Pill.” PNC Broadway in Louisville musical is based on Alanis Morissette and her world-changing music. Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Tickets start at $46.80. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
“Misery.” Chicken Coop Theatre Company presents Stephen King’s show that follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his number one fan and wakes up captive in her secluded home. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets start at $32.18. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
“R&J” Kentucky Shakespeare and Pandora Production presents this modern adaptation of a classic love story. The play explores forbidden love, vulnerability, and burgeoning sexuality as students at a repressive all-male school discover a banned copy of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. Third St. Tickets are $25. kyshakespeare.com.
More events this week in Louisville
Kentucky Science Center. 727 W. Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Do Science at Kentucky Science Center’s 50,000 square feet of fun on Main Street. Get hands-on with fun exhibits, see a movie or tinker in MakerPlace. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged; visit kysciencecenter.org to purchase.
Speed Art Museum: Speed Online. Features art activities; view films from the Speed Cinema; coloring page; Make Your Own Story, inspired by the exhibition Loose Nuts: Burt Hurley’s West End Story. Participants become the author, illustrators and creators of their own book, and more. For more information, visit speedmueum.org.
Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Courses: Golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week. In the clubhouses, food service will be limited to take-out only.
Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane. 9 holes. 502-937-9051
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Lane. 18 holes. 502-267-9958
Crescent Hill Golf Course, 3110 Brownsboro Road. 9 holes. 502-896-9193
Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road. 18 holes. 502-363-9520
Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road. 18 holes. 502-245-9015
Seneca Golf Course, 2300 Pee Wee Reese Blvd. 18 holes. 502-458-9298
Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway. 18 holes. 502-776-9389
Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane. 18 holes. 502-937-9228
Quail Chase Golf Course, 7000 Cooper Chapel Road. 27 holes. 502-239-2110
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This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: 60+ Louisville things to do this week: August 2022 events calendar