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July 2018 Calendar of Events

Anchorage, KY
26-28: “Sing Down the Moon.”
Musical production for children of all ages presented by Mummers & Minstrels. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. At Anchorage Auditorium, 11400 Ridge Rd. $15 adults; $12 kids; $5 children 14 and under. Family pack $35. (502) 228-0279.

Batesville, IN
6-8: Vogt’s Annual Blueberry Festival
. At Vogt Farm, 12115 N. State Rd. 129. Free admission. (812) 934-4627.

Bedford, KY
The Little Kentucky River Winery Events:
July 1: John Sheckler, Not Your Granny’s Dulcimer. July 7: Troubadours of Divine Bliss, Folk & Americana. 7-10 p.m. July 14: Robby Cox, Classic Country & Rock. 7-10 p.m. July 21: Bill Lancton and Jimmy Davis, Acoustic Rock & Blues. 7-10 p.m. July 28: Hickory Vaught, Acoustic Bluegrass, Mandolin. 7-10 p.m. At The Little Kentucky River Winery, 3289 Hwy. 421 South. Email tweyler@gmail.com for reservations.

Carrollton, KY
4: Fourth of July Celebration at Point Park.
Music and fun for the entire family. Fireworks at dusk. At Point Park. Free. Sponsored by the City of Carrollton, Carroll County Tourism and Fiscal Court. (502) 732-6738.
6: First Friday. In downtown Carrollton, around the Courthouse Square.
11: RaceFest. Annual festival to celebrate the NASCAR races at nearby Kentucky Speedway. 6-10 p.m. around the courthouse square and featuring vendors, music, food, children’s activities, corn hole. Sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. Free. (502) 732-7034.
17: Kentucky Gathers Dulcimer Group. At General Butler State Resort Park. (800) 462-8853.
21: Backyard Concert Series. Featuring Frontier. 7 p.m. at Gen. Butler State Resort Park’s Butler-Turpin State Historic House grounds. Free. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. (502) 732-4384.

Clarksville, IN
1-8: “Over the River & Through the Woods.”
At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.
11-Aug. 19: “The Little Mermaid.” At Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr. For ticket and times call (812) 288-8281.

Commiskey, IN
Stream Cliff Herb Farm Events:
July 1: Live music with Tracy Thompson. 5-Aug. 5: Plant Clearance Sale. July 8: Live music with “Frisky Business.” July 14: Winding Waters Quilt Show. July 14: Corvette Car Show. July 14: Colors of Summer Wreath Workshop, Make & Take Class. July 15: Live music with Bobby Robbins. July 22: Live Music with Jimmy Davis. July 28: Stream Cliff’s 45th Anniversary Celebration. July 28-29: Indiana Wine Trail’s Artisan Weekend Event. July 29: Live music with Bomar & Ritter. (812) 346-5859.

Crestwood, KY
13: Sunset Concert Series.
At Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Hwy. 329. Featuring Yapa and Hey Hey Honey. 6-9 p.m. Tickets $10 advance or $12 at the door. Purchase at www.foxhollow.com/concerts.
21: Garden Game Day. Yard games, beer, wine, food & music. Noon – 4 p.m. at Yew Dell Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Rd. Free with regular admission. (502) 241-4788.

Florence, IN
21: The British Invasion.
Belterra Casino & Resort Spa. 8 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday in CenterStage Showroom. Doors open one hour before. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets $20-$35. 1-888-BELTERRA.
24: Kansas in concert. Belterra Casino & Resort Spa. 7 p.m. in CenterStage Showroom. Doors open one hour before. Tickets $40-$215. Must be 21 to attend. 1-888-BELTERRA.

La Grange, KY
1-14: Student Art Exhibit.
Featuring Oldham County Student Art. At Gallery 104, 104 East Main St. (502) 222-3822.
7: Annual Barney’s Auto Fest Car Show. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Cherry House, 2419 S. Hwy. 53. (502) 548-8755.
20: Annual Oldham County Festival 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk. 7 p.m. at the Covenant United Methodist Church, 909 W. Jefferson St., with the 5K following immediately at 7:30 p.m. $35 registration fee. (502) 222-9358.
21: Oldham County Day. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. community celebration around the Oldham County Courthouse Square. Includes music, parade, commercial and nonprofits booths, children’s activities and more. (See event listings with story). Visit www.OldhamCountyDay.org.
21: “The Great Train Robbery.” Re-enactment of an old-fashioned gunfight and train robbery. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the old 1910 L&N Train Station at 412 East Main St. (502) 930-9430.
28: Cruisin’ with the Quads. All automobiles and motorcycles welcome. Car show sponsored by the Quads Rod & Custom Car Club and Discover Downtown La Grange. 5-9 p.m. on Main Street. (502) 548-8755.
27: Trackside Tunes Summer Concert Series. 6:30 - 10 p.m. at The Welcome Center, 208 E. Main St. Free event. Sponsored by La Grange Crossroads District. (502) 269-0126.

Lawrenceburg, IN
1: Tri-State Antique Market.
Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage only collectibles flea market. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. Tickets $3 adults over age 18. (513) 738-7256.
5, 12, 19, 26: Music on the River. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this free event. 7-9 p.m. on East High St. www.thinklawrenceburg.com.
26-28: “Urinetown the Musical.” Presented by the Rivertown Players. 7:30 p.m. at Lawrenceburg High School, 100 Tiger Blvd. www.rivertownplayers.com.

Louisville, KY
Thursday night concerts at The Paddock Shops.
At Summit Plaza Dr. off Brownsboro Rd. exit of Gene Snyder Freeway. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. July 5: Da Mudcats (blues); July 12: Ma’am Overboard (pop dance); July 19: Soul Circus (Funk & Groove); July 26: The Wulfe Bros (classic pop) Visit: www.paddockshops.com.
Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series. 7-9 p.m. at Willow Park, 1402 Willow Ave. Free. July 1: Nervous Melvin (high energy dance music); July 8: Rick Bartlett Band (soul and R&B); July 15: Decades (classic rock); July 22: Wulfe Brothers (soul, R&B, blues); July 29: Will Cary (nightcrawler rock). (502) 456-6139 or visit: www.cherokeetriangle.org.
3-4: Crescent Hill Fourth of July Festival. Live entertainment, children’s games, contests, food court, juried artists booths. 4-10 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Ave. (502) 895-2754. Visit: www.crescenthill.us.
3: Louisville Orchestra Fanfare for the Fourth. Multimedia Choral Cinema Presentation of the Founding, Expansion, and Refinement of America. 8:30 p.m. at Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Free. (502) 968-6300.
4: Louisville Waterfront Fourth of July Celebration. Live music, food and fireworks. 10 p.m. along the waterfront downtown. www.louisvillewaterfront.com.
5-Sept. 28: “All About Abstract.” Art exhibit presented by the Kentucky Watercolor Society. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Brownsboro Center Arcade, 4836 Brownsboro Rd. (502) 326-9256.
Music on the Terrace. 6:30-8 p.m. at The Paddock Shops, Summit Plaza Drive between Mitchell’s Fish Market and Qdoba. July 5: Da Mudcats (blues); July 12: Ma’am Overboard (pop dance); July 19: Soul Circus (funk and groove); July 26: The Wulfe Brothers (classic pop). Visit www.paddockshops.com.
6: Cover Me Badd in concert. Free concert at 5:30 p.m. at 4th St. Live! Visit www.4thstlive.com.
6-8: Flea Off Market. More than 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups and local businesses. 4:30-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday at Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E. Jefferson St. (502) 552-0061 or (502) 418-3567.
7: Craft Beer Fest. Craft beers, local wines, food trucks and live music. 4-8 p.m. at Jeffersontown Pavillion, 10434 Watterson Trail. Visit www.jtownbeerfest.com for more information.
13-15: Jane Austen Festival. Twilight shopping, music and food. 6-9:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. Admission $6 for Friday, $15 each day for Saturday and Sunday. (502) 897-9845.
13-15: Forecastle Festival. 2 p.m. - midnight Saturday and Sunday at Waterfront Park. (502) 472-7555 or www.forecastlefest.com.
14: “Cheers! Prost! A Votre Sante’!” Opera drinking songs performed by Kentucky Opera Artists, presented by the Kentucky Opera. 6:30 p.m. at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane. (502) 897-9845, ext. 108.
20-21: Lebowski Fest. 17th annual event featuring live music by Murder by Death and Howell Dandy, bowling and film screening. 8 p.m. at Executive Strike and Spare, 911 Phillips Lane. Visit lebowskifest.com for more information.
20-21: Louisville Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival. 5-11 p.m. Friday; 4-11 p.m. Saturday at the Water Tower Park, 3005 River Rd. Advance tickets through July 19: $10 for one day or $20 for two days. $15 per day at the gate. Kids 10 and under free. (502) 583-0333 or www.bisigimpactgroup.com.
25: WFPK Waterfront Wednesday. Come after work to enjoy the music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Featuring Kaleo (6 p.m.), Lucius (7:30 p.m.), Brett Dennen (9 p.m.) Bring blankets or lawn chairs. At Harbor Lawn on the riverfront. Free. (502) 574-3768.
27: F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. 6-10:30 p.m. Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenues. www.fatfridayhop.org.
27-28: Grateville Dead in concert. 3-11 p.m. at Brown-Forman Amphitheater at Louisville Waterfront Park. Visit www.gratevilledead.com.

Madison, IN
1-26: “The Art of Learning.”
Exhibit and sale of original art by local and regional artists, at Ivy Tech Community College, 590 Ivy Tech Dr. Free. In conjunction with the Madison Art Club. (812) 265-2923.
1-31: “Red, White and Blue Memories” art exhibit. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Noon - 4 p.m. Sunday at Art on Main, 309 W. Main St. Reception is 6-8 p.m. July 27 at the gallery. (812) 265-2923.
3: Mayor’s Movie in the Park. Featuring “Madison.” Movie begins at dusk at Bicentennial Park. Free event. (812) 265-8300.
5: Madison Regatta’s Thunder Thursday. Kick off the race weekend at this free concert at Madison Bicentennial Park. Featuring four bands from 5-11 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. Call (812) 274-0400 or visit www.MadisonRegatta.com.
6-8: Madison Regatta Festival and Race Weekend. 7 p.m. parade on Friday, 10K run and walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, fireworks at dusk Saturday. New this year is the two-day Roostertail Music Festival at Madison Bicentennial Park. Unlimited and limited hydroplane racing Saturday and Sunday. Race or music wristbands $20; all weekend wristband $35. Call (812) 274-0400 or visit: www.MadisonRegatta.com.
13: Music In The Park. 5-9 p.m. at the Broadway Fountain. Food vendors open at 5 p.m. Opening act at 6 p.m. Featuring The Doctors Band at 7 p.m. Free. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Sponsored by Madison Main Street Program. (812) 265-3270.
13: Senior Dance with Family & Friends. Tickets $5 per person. 6 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, 1340 Michigan Rd. (812) 265-4758.
14: Music at the Mansion. Featuring Juggernaut Jug Band. On the lawn at the Lanier Mansion. 7 p.m. Bring lawn chair or blanket. Picnic baskets welcome. Free but donations encouraged. Rain location is the Lanier-Madison Visitors Center, 601 W. First St. (812) 273-0556.
19: Reception for “The Art of Learning” Exhibit. 3-4:30 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College, 590 Ivy Tech Dr. Free. In conjunction with the Madison Art Club. (812) 265-2923.
21: Madison Ulster Project Annual Dinner Auction. 6 p.m at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 East Main Street. (812) 292-6169 or ckjburdette@gmail.com.
20: Senior Dance with Gary Hewitt. Tickets $5 per person. 6 p.m. at The Brown Gym on Broadway. (812) 265-4758.
21: Madison’s Treasures Walking Tour. 10 a.m. - noon at Broadway Fountain. (812) 265-2967.
27: Fourth Friday Downtown. Free “happenings” on the sidewalks and in the shops along Main Street and the Alley Art Fair between 313 & 309 W. Main St. 5-9 p.m. Free trolley rides most months. (812) 493-4984.
27-29: Slice of Summer Sidewalk Sale. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., downtown merchants. Sponsored by the Madison Main Street Program. (812) 493-4984.
28-29: Indiana Artisan Weekend. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tour all seven Southeast Indiana Wineries including Thomas Family Winery, Lanthier Winery and Madison Vineyards in Madison.
Village Lights Bookstore events: Every Saturday: Saturday Night Stitchers, 6:30-8 p.m. July 7: Live music by John Sheckler, 1-3 p.m. July 14: Live music in the Twain Room with Tom Schneider, Noon - 3 p.m. July 20: Freethinkers Book Club, 6-8 p.m. At Village Lights Bookstore, 110 E. Main St. (812) 265-1800.

New Castle, KY
28: Henry County Harvest Showcase.
View demonstrations, livestock exhibits, booths and take part in the 19th annual community celebration of Henry County’s agricultural heritage. Featuring live music all day. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 421. (502) 845-2811.

North Vernon, IN
5, 11, 18, 25: Free Family Film Festival.
10 a.m. - noon at Park Civic Theatre, 25 N. Madison Ave. A different movie will be shown each week. (812) 592-8087.
21: Butterfly Count. 9:30 a.m. at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. (812) 522-4352, ext. 12.

Patriot, IN
4: Fourth of July Parade.
10 a.m. on Main Street. (812) 427-3237.

Pewee Valley, KY
20-22; 28-29: “Blithe Spirit.”
Presented by The Little Colonel Players. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at The Little Colonel Playhouse, Mt. Mercy Drive. Call for tickets. (502) 241-9906 or visit: www.littlecolonel.net.

Prospect, KY
12: Ohio River Cocktail Cruise.
Local brew and bourbon tasting with a special guest, on the Captain’s Quarters Princess yacht from 6-8 p.m. Reserve at (502) 222-0826.

Rising Sun, IN
20: Cruise-in, Music & Movie.
6-10 p.m. on the Riverfront in Rising Sun. In case of rain, will be moved to Heritage Hall on Main Street. Free event. (812) 438-2750.

Sparta, KY
12-14: NASCAR Race Weekend at Kentucky Speedway.
7:30 p.m. Thursday: NASCAR “Buckle Up In Your Truck 225” (150 laps). 8 p.m. Friday: NASCAR XFinity Series “Alsco 300” (200 laps). 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Monster Energy Cup Series “Quaker State 400” Presented by Wal-Mart (267 laps). For tickets call (859) 567-3400 or visit www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

Versailles, IN
28: Versailles Bicentennial Celebration.
Farmers’ Market, Civil War Encampment, face painting, beer garden, DJ and more. 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. on the square in downtown Versailles. (812) 565-8018.
28: A Taste of Versailles. Enjoy food tastings including pork tenderloin, shrimp, ribs, gumbo, bbq, pies and more. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 119 S. Washington St. $2 per sample. (812) 621-1467.

Vevay, IN
1: Celebrate our National Day.
Enjoy a day in the early French-Swiss tradition, including hearth cooking, music and period trades. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. Sunday at Musee de Venoge, 4085 Hwy. 129. Tickets $15, Kids $10, Under 6 years old are free. (812) 593-5726.
6: Live Music with Keith Jones & The Makeshifts. At Opera House Park, Pike and Ferry Streets. Free event. Visit Facebook.com/NewVevayMainStreet.
20: “Midsummer Nights Dream.” Presented by Cincinnati Shakespeare Theater. 7 p.m. at Switzerland County Museum Grounds, 210 Market St. Free event. (812) 427-3560.
21: Big Doin’s Tent Chautauqua. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on the Switzerland County Historical Museum grounds, 208 E. Market St. (812) 427-3560.

Westport, KY
7: Firecracker 5K Run & Walk.
8 a.m. at Westport Park, 6617 Main St. Tickets $30 registration. Sponsored by the Oldham County Parks & Recreation Department. (502) 225-0655 ext. 5402.
11: Westport Row & Kayak Club Evening on the River Paddle. 5-8 p.m. Presented by the Oldham County Historical Society. (502) 222-0826.

Other Areas
5: “Genealogy Share and Tell.”
Presented by the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society. 6:30 p.m. at the Strassweg Auditorium of the New Albany-Floyd County Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Ind. (812) 923-3492.
6, 13: Friday Night Live Concerts. 7 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, 2001 North Ewing St., Seymour, Ind. Free. (812) 522-2278.
11: “The Dalton Highway: Trucking Above the Arctic Circle.” Gallery exhibit presented by the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. Noon - 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays. At Jackson County Visitor’s Center, 2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour, Ind. (812) 522-2278.
14: FrankfortCon. Kentucky’s best and truest comic con featuring fandoms of multiple genres. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort, Ky. Visit Frankfortcomiccon.com.

 

 

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