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May is for More Than Horse Racing

The remaining 44,638 minutes of the month for Louisville residents

by MIKE HALL, Owner, Broker, Agent

The greatest two minutes in sports happens every year right here in Louisville. Tourists from all over the world flock to the city to watch the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May.

But there’s more to Louisville than just the Derby during the month. A variety of well-known and not-so-known events are happening throughout May. Check out some of the highlights that are sure appeal to everyone.

For the music lover:

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday, May 31

Abbey Road on the River just across the Ohio in Jeffersonville, Ind., will host over 250 Beatles and 60’s themed performances over five days, May 25-29

For the pet lover:

Bluegrass Pugfest, May 20-21

Bark & Brunch by the Bridge, May 21

For the food lover:

International Food Truck Festival, May 13

For the sports lover:

Check out a game at one of the four professional sports teams: Derby City Distillers, Louisville Bats, Louisville City FC, Racing Louisville FC

For the outdoors lover:

Louisville Mayor’s annual Hike, Bike, & Paddle, May 29.

Cruise along the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville or Mary M. Miller

For the shopping lover:

Fleur de Flea, May 27

Kentucky Flea Market, May 26-29

For the car lover:

Battle of the Bluegrass car show, May 20


April Showers...Bring Derby Fun

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Agent/Broker

Jockey on horse

The greatest two minutes in sports is almost upon us. During the first Saturday in May, thousands of visitors travel to Louisville to experience the biggest horse race in the world—the Kentucky Derby.

More than 70 events during the Derby Festival lead up to the 149th run for the roses. Locals and visitors can enjoy food and music on the Waterfront during Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, watch balloons glow in the night, run in the mini marathon, or try for a hole-in-one. There’s something for everyone, including the homebodies. Check out virtual events for those who prefer to avoid the crowds.

Also, taking place April 29-30 is the 51st annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair. With more than 200 artists, you’re sure to find some art to beautify your home with everything from fiber arts, metal and glass. The art fair is not just for adults. Kids are encouraged to join the Children’s Parade to kick off the fair on Saturday morning and enjoy the hands-on activities through the two-day event.

Looking for more low-key events or places to visit? Get outside at Yew Dell Gardens, Idlewild Butterlfy Farm, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, and Wilderness Louisville. Explore the area with one of the many hiking groups on, including Louisville Hiking Club, Louisville Hiking Meetup, or Hike and Bike the Ville.


Louisvillians Love Halloween Season

Add another pumpkin experience to your fall lineup now through the end of October


Pumpkins at KK

Kentucky Kingdom adds jack-o-lanterns and spooky decorations to delight theme park goers this October.

If your family loves all the festivities that come around this time of year, you’ll want to add a trip to Kentucky Kingdom to October’s calendar.

The theme park has extended their season to host a pumpkin experience.

This enlightened move falls in line with lots of other Louisville traditions: Huber’s Farms, the Jack Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Amphitheater, Gallrein Farms and a multitude of local haunted houses, including one of Louisville most feared and revered experiences, the Waverly Hills Haunted House Tour.

If you’d like to take in 1,000 illuminated pumpkins alongside glowing rides and buildings at Kentucky Kingdom, the view is included in the admission price. For more information, click or tap here.

Fall in love with Louisville this fall. If you’re ready to buy a house and commit to this great community, reach out to a Red Edge agent today!


A Louisville Tradition: Art, Food and Fun

St. James Court Art Show Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2022

by Mike Hall

Victorian homes in Old Louisville

Houses along St. James Court, including the Conrad-Caldwell House (upper left) and the Dodd House (lower left). (Broken Sidewalk; Courtesy Google)

From clay to wood, more than 600 artists from across the country will inhabit a four-block radius in Old Louisville during the St. James Court Art Show Sept. 30 - Oct. 2.

This popular and historical Louisville event is one reason to love living and working in a city that appreciates culture.

St. James Court Art Show features artists who work in 17 different mediums along with food vendors to keep you refreshed and on the go all day.

Quick fact: Did you know Jefferson County School System closes on September 30 for the St. James Art Show? So many teachers would request PTO, the school system accommodated with a no-school day!

The art show began in 1957 to preserve the St. James Court fountain. It worked and within 10 years, the show’s attendance had grown to 40,000. The art show continues to spur growth in the St. James Court and around Old Louisville.

If you attend the event this autumn and fall in love with the area (the architecture of Old Louisville is stunning), talk to a Red Edge agent about setting up a special search feature to send you homes for sale in that area. We’d love to help you!


Lights to See in Louisville this Holiday

See Louisville in All Her Splendor!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Christmas lights

So much to see and do in Louisville this season!

Louisville knows how to get fancy for the holidays! There are many neighborhoods, events, and businesses that go all out for Christmas, making Louisville a great place to live and work. Check out some of these light attractions in and near the city this Christmas season!

  1. Lights Under Louisville – Ride or drive under Louisville to see more than 4 million lights at the Louisville Mega Caverns.
  2. Gardens Aglimmer – Waterfront Botanical Gardens – See the Botanical Gardens transformed during select days in December.
  3. Winter Woods Spectacular – Iroquois Park – See the forest transformed into a magical winter wonderland.
  4. Christmas in the Park – Elizabethtown – Travel through an illuminated roadway representing the best of the Christmas spirit.
  5. Winter Wonderland – Shawnee Park – Visit this new festival of lights December 17-19.
  6. Christmas in Charlestown, Ind. – Visit the nearby town that calls itself Christmas City during the holidays for tons of events and lights!



NuLu Fest – An Outdoor Adventure!

One Way to Enjoy Louisville this September

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Band onstage

Enjoy Louisville at NuLu Fest

With cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, many people are looking for ways to enjoy living in Louisville. Many indoor events and experiences remain canceled, but Louisville is seeing a return of our beloved outdoor festivals. One such experience, the NuLu Fest, will be returning to the East Market District after cancelling last year due to covid precautions.

NuLu Fest will be on the 600, 700, and 800 blocks of East Market Street from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 18.

Among the available options, participants will be able to enjoy live music, purchase microbrews, and visit booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages, and the event is free and family-friendly!

It’s a great time to explore the city, encourage local businesses and artisans, and have fun for the whole family. It’s just another reason why Louisville is a great place to live!



Explore Louisville in July

The Best Ways to Enjoy Louisville this Summer

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Louisville skyline

Louisville is opened up again and it’s time for adventure!

Louisville is a great place to live and work, and now that restrictions have eased and the city is opening again, more options exist for venturing back out.

Here are some great ideas for making your way into the city this July.

  1. See Grease at the Derby Dinner Playhouse (
  2. Watch some Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park in Old Louisville (
  3. Listen to Greensky Bluegrass at the Waterfront (
  4. Experience the Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove (
  5. Hang out at the Louisville R&B Music Festival at the KFC Yum! Center (
  6. Change lives at the Kentucky Hope is Essential Gala at Churchill Downs (
  7. Hone your skills at the Smartphone Summer Nature Photography event (

It’s a great summer to live and work in Louisville!



Which of your favorite Louisville experiences will still happen this year?

Louisville Events in 2021

by Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Louisville events photo

Louisville will still host Derby and Oaks!

Many of our favorite events had to be cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s still uncertainty about 2021. While some local favorites, like the Cherokee Triangle Art Festival and the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade, were called off early, Louisville is still hoping to host some fan favorites with modifications for health and safety.

Here are some of the events to watch for this year:
• Chick-fil-A Triple Crown of Running
• WHAS Crusade for Children
• Kentucky Oaks and Derby
• Kentucky State Fair
• Derby Festival MiniMarathon and Marathon
• St. James Court Art Show
Many more events are pending the health status of the area, so hopefully 2021 will be full of celebrations in Louisville!



Old Louisville’s Holiday Home Tour

Visit some of Louisville’s most historic and intriguing homes!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Holiday wreath on blue door

Visit some of Old Louisville’s most beautiful homes this holiday season.

Have you ever wondered about the fine historic homes in famous Old Louisville? Here’s your chance to experience these impressive buildings all dressed up in their fanciest holiday splendor!

On December 7 and 8, Old Louisville is offering its 43rd Annual Holiday Home Tour. You’ll see a variety of beautifully restored mansions and townhouses in this tour celebration that benefits the efforts of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council.

You’ll see spectacular stairways, darling dining rooms, brilliant bedrooms and kingly kitchens! You can even choose to participate in a traditional Victorian tea, do some Christmas shopping in a gift boutique, or warm yourself with select bourbon tastings. This is a perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful old architecture, modernized details, and glimmery magic of the holiday season, all while benefiting a great cause for the city.

Tickets are available at the website, as well as parking and participating details. The Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour is just another reason to love life in Louisville, even in the cold winter!



Louisville's Logan Street Market Opens

An Urban Indoor Market Launches in Shelby Park

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Logan Street Market Opens in Louisville

The Logan Street Market is another reason it’s great to live in Louisville.

The Logan Street Market in the Shelby Park area of Louisville had a two-year journey before it opened. It began as an old warehouse, and after extensive dreaming and reconstruction, it’s now full of shops and vendors with all kinds of wares, from coffees to crafts.

The 25,000 square-foot space combines some of the warehouse’s industrial elements with clean, creative spaces to provide the urban inside marketspace. The market can hold 500 people at once, and there’s free street parking for the guests. The Logan Street Market is Louisville’s only indoor open market and promises to be a great venue for Louisville locals and area visitors. There are cheeses, baked goods, meats, coffee, a variety of hand-crafted goods, and much more. There’s even an area for kids to play and a bubble tea vendor!

The Logan Street Market will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., with restaurants and bars offering extended hours. The market is just another reason that it’s great to live in Louisville.

[Source: Louisville Business First]


Louisville’s Halloween Haunted Houses

Have some spooky fun!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Haunted Houses

We hope your new home doesn’t have any skeletons in the closet!

Want to buy or sell your house? Don’t be scared! We’d love to help you with that. But if it’s a little spooky fun that you’re after, maybe you should step in to one of Louisville’s local Halloween attractions.

In the spirit of some good-natured, wildly creepy fun, check out one or more of Louisville’s local “haunted” venues. You can easily find more about each attraction, including location and cost information.

If you’re looking for fun things to do this Halloween season with more family-friendly atmosphere, there are also many fall festivals, public trick-or-treating events, and silly events. It’s just another reason Louisville is a great place to live!

Happy spooking!

• Legend at Pope Lick Haunted Woods
• Black Orchard Haunted House
• Danger Run
• Devil’s Attic
• Fear Fair in Indiana
• American Horrorplex
• Asylum Haunted Scream Park
• Baxter Avenue Morgue
• Culbertson’s Mansion
• Field of Screams
• Grim Trails
• Halloscream
• Haunted Hotel
• Nightmare Forest
• Malice Manor
• Sinister Tombs
• Waverly Hills Sanatorium Haunted House



Family Date Ideas in Louisville

Fun family ideas for the fall

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Fall Family Fun

Caption: Family fun is everywhere in Louisville.

The kids went back to school and you’re adjusting into your new fall routine, but there are still many ways you can spend quality time together as a family in and around Louisville. Here are some free family date ideas for the city this September.

  • Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show - September 6-7

  • Native Plant Walk at the Louisville Nature Center - September 7, 9-11 a.m.

  • Gaslight Festival in J-Town, September 13-15

  • Annual International Fair at South Central Regional Library - September 21, 12 noon-4 p.m.

  • NuLu Fest on East Market Street - September 28, 11 a.m-11 p.m.



Zombies Will Be Wandering the Streets in Louisville

Just another normal night for Louisville’s undead

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner


Watch out for zombies this month!

If you happen to look out your window on August 24 and notice a parade of zombies straggling by, you (probably) aren’t suddenly living among the undead. It’s just time again for Louisville’s annual Zombie Walk! Originally created as a tribute to Michael Jackson, the Zombie Walk is a fun and creative trek down Bardstown Road the last Saturday of each August, beginning at 8:29 p.m in honor of Jackson’s birthday, 8/29.

Many people join in on the fun, from coordinating family costumes to elaborate and terrifyingly realistic masks and makeup. Zombies grunt, groan, moan, and sigh through the Highlands in Louisville, from Mid City Mall to the Monkey Wrench, where there’s a huge party for all the undead participants. It’s a fun evening for families, friends, and those who like to literally drag themselves out of bed. Vendors line the path with more zombie accessories and snacks (brains, likely), and even half-decomposed celebrities join the crowd for some fun.

The annual Zombie Walk is just another reason that it’s great to live and work in Louisville, even if you’re a zombie!



Free Family Events this June in Louisville!

Make Family Memories this Summer!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Summer fun

Louisville has free summer fun for the whole family!

The kids are out of school and your summer fun is just getting started! But making summer memories in Louisville doesn’t have to break the bank.

We rounded up a list of just a sample of the free family events in and around Louisville this June. These events and programs are just another reason why Louisville is a great place to live and play!

  • Every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. – Farm animal feeding at Blackacre Conservancy
  • Every Sunday from noon-5:00 p.m. – Admission is free at the Speed Art Museum
  • June 1 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – Family Fun Fishing Event at Falls of the Ohio
  • June 5 at 8:30 p.m. – Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse movie at Iroquois Amphitheater
  • June 7 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. – School’s OUT Block Party at Hope Place
  • June 9 at 2:30 p.m. – Bluegrass on the Beargrass at Cherokee Park
  • June 15 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Family Farm and Forage Day at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
  • June 20 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – World Refugee Day Celebration at St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
  • June 26 – WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series at Waterfront Park



Louisville’s Annual Give a Day!

Another Great Reason to Live and Work in Louisville

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Mayor's Give A Day

A special week for Louisville residents!

Each year, Louisville participates in the Mayor’s annual initiative, “Give a Day: Mayor’s Week of Service” in collaboration with Metro United Way. This year, the event is happening April 13-20, and it’s a great way to celebrate living and working in the Louisville area. This week-long event helps show just how generous and compassionate Louisville’s residents can be!

In this week of celebration, citizens are encouraged to give back to Louisville in some way, whether big or small. Participants can volunteer, donate clothes, give blood, help a neighbor, give generously, or volunteer in endless other possibilities. Last year, more than 205,000 volunteers participated in compassionate, selfless acts!

Louisville residents are encouraged to find a project, join a team, or report how they’ll participate on the Metro United Way website

[Source: Metro United Way]


Pie for Pi

March 14 is the best day for pie!
By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner


Pi Day (March 14) is the perfect day for pie!

Not that anyone needs an extra reason for pie, but March 14 is fondly celebrated as pi day, in honor of π, the mathematical symbol representing 3.14. In honor of any holiday celebrating tasty circular pastries, here’s a list of some of Louisville’s best pie eateries. It’s just another reason to love living and working in Louisville!

  • Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen – With locations all around the Louisville area, it’s a natural choice for a pi celebration.
  • Sweet Surrender Dessert Café – Pie by the slice? Yes, please.
  • Plehn’s Bakery – You might as well grab a cake while you’re there!
  • Nord’s Bakery – Pie? Yes. Maple bacon donuts? Yes.
  • Annie May’s Sweet Treats – Gluten-free and allergen-friendly options for the whole family!
  • Rawnaissance Desserts – Where true art meets vegan pastry.
  • Comfy Cow – When your favorite ice cream comes with a side of pie.
  • Mark’s Feed Store – You might need dinner with your buttermilk pie. Or just pie.

[Source: Yelp]


Love in Louisville

Some Unique Louisville Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Unique Valentines Dates in LouisvilleEnjoy a unique Louisville date this Valentine’s Day!

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year in Louisville? You can’t go wrong with traditional hits like one of Louisville’s fabulous restaurants, a memorable theater experience, and cold walks in one of the City’s many beautiful parks. But if you’re ready for something different, here are a few unique opportunities for you to celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day! These fun events are just another reason that it’s great to live, work, and date in Louisville.



Louisville Pizza Week!

Enjoy yummy Louisville pizzas at a special rate from November 12-18
By MIKE HALL, Broker/Agent/Owner

Rolling pizza dough

Pizza Week is another great reason to live, work, and EAT in Louisville!

If you needed yet another reason to love life in the Louisville area, might we introduce you to Pizza Week!

November 12-18, several Louisville pizza restaurants are participating in a great event for guests and residents. At each of these locations around the city, diners can find delicious, 10-inch pizzas for just $8.

More locations might be added closer to the event, but so far the 2018 participants include: 

  • BoomBozz(all locations): Highlands, 1448 Bardstown Rd., 502-458-8889;  Jefferstontown, 1890 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 502-491-4111; Westport Village, 1315 Herr Ln., 502 394-0000; and Jeffersonville, 1450 Veterans Pkwy., 812-913-4171
  • Bubba’s 33:  4631 Medical Plaza Way, Clarksville, IN, 812-284-5933
  • Danny Mac’s Pizza: 1860 Mellwood Ave. #112, 502-890-6331
  • DiOrio’s919 Baxter Ave., 502-614-8424 
  • Mellow Mushroom St. Matthews: 3922 Shelbyville Rd., 502-409-6874
  • Parlour131 W. Chestnut St., Jeffersonville, IN,  812-914-7400
  • Pizza Bar Louisville445 S Fourth St. 502-915-8113
  • Sarino: 1030 Goss Ave., 502-822-3777
  • Sullivan’s Tap House3929 Shelbyville Road, 502-907-0424

[Source: Louisville Courier Journal]


Louisville Offers More Fall Fun for the Family

Visit One of Louisville’s Pumpkin Farms this Fall

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Pumpkin patch

Louisville is a great place to live and celebrate this fall!

Louisville is a great city to live in year-round! There are amazing parks, a variety of festivals and fairs, compelling art and museums, and all kinds of seasonal fun for the whole family. The numerous pumpkin patches and farms with corn mazes, rides, games, animals, pumpkins, and/or tasty treats around the area are just another reason to love living in Louisville. Check out one of the many fall events available to you in Louisville this month:

Southern Indiana:


Oldham / Shelby / Bullitt County

If you’re looking for more reasons to love Louisville, talk to an agent today about the great homes, neighborhoods and community amenities available around the city!



Explore Your City!

Horse Tours are a real thing – and your family should do one!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Horse in Kentucky

Take a horse tour and see why Kentucky loves its horses!

You found your perfect home in Louisville, Ky. You’re settling into your new routine, and you’ve figured out a general idea of where the best grocery stores are, how to get to work quickly, and some of the fun areas to shop and explore. Now, it’s time for you to really experience some true Kentucky culture. Take your family on a horse tour!

Your family can learn from a collection of horse farms, medical facilities, and popular horse attractions to get the full understanding of why Kentucky loves and values its horses. You can book a guided tour full of wisdom, interaction, stories, and beautiful horses through several organizations, including Horse Country Tours.

You can also start watching for the horse statues around the city, at businesses, homes, and public areas. Be sure to stop in and ask the business owners about their own uniquely designed statue – and find out why Louisville is a great place to live, work, and play!


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