The Weekend Playbook: Downs After Dark, bourbon tasting & a Hawaiian BBQ

Louisville Event of the Week
Of all the awesome September things going on, this week’s winner is Downs After Dark’s College Rivalry Night, taking place Friday. Wear your favorite team’s colors and get a chance to compete in games like the "Football Toss, Cornhole Trick Shot, Boppity Horse Race, and Tailgating Olympics”. Place your bets here


Friday, September 5th: The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row”, is celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month by hosting the First Friday Trolley Hop’s Featured Event. Prepare for free apps, bourbon tastings, an artisanal distillery tour, and a chance at winning some bourbon-themed swag. Raise a glass to the website right here Continue Reading

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Saturday, September 6th: The Fleur de Lis Regatta is in its 15th awesome year, and over 30 sailboats will race the Ohio to raise money for Gilda’s Club Louisville, which benefits cancer patients and research efforts. Enjoy arts and crafts, a drumming circle, and delicious food from local food trucks. Set sail over here

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Saturday, September 6th: Grab your Hawaiian shirt for the Home of the Innocents Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ: Luau Style! You’ll get some of Louisville’s top chefs, incl. Josh Bettis from the Brown Hotel, John Cliff of JBS, Shawn Ward of The Brewery, and a ton more. Get all the bone-lickin’ details over here

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Saturday, September 6th: So tonight is International Observe the Moon Night (well duh), and the evening begins with a ride in the Rauch Planetarium’s virtual spaceship to “get up close and personal with our nearest neighbor, the moon”. Then, Louisville Astronomical Society members will have telescopes set up in the courtyard for live observing. Which sounds awesome! Get working on your night moves right here