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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!

[Source: wdrb.com]

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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 (derbydinner.com)
  2. Watch some Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park in Old Louisville (kyshakespeare.com)
  3. Listen to Greensky Bluegrass at the Waterfront (ourwaterfrontpark.org)
  4. Experience the Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove (locustgrove.org)
  5. Hang out at the Louisville R&B Music Festival at the KFC Yum! Center (kfcyumcenter.com)
  6. Change lives at the Kentucky Hope is Essential Gala at Churchill Downs (wish.org)
  7. Hone your skills at the Smartphone Summer Nature Photography event (yewdellgardens.org)

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

[Source: StyleBlueprint.com/Louisville]

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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!

[Source: WHAS11.com]

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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 OldLousiville.org 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!

[Source: OldLouisville.org]

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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]

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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

[Source: LousvilleHalloween.com]

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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.

[Source: LouisvilleFamilyFun.net]

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Zombies Will Be Wandering the Streets in Louisville

Just another normal night for Louisville’s undead

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Zombie

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!

[Source: tripsavvy.com]

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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

[Source: LouisvilleFamilyFun.net]

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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]

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Pie for Pi

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

Pie

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]

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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.


[Source: EventBrite.com]

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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]

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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:

Louisville 

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!

[Source: LouisvilleFamilyFun.net]

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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!

[Source: GotoLouisville.com]

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Fun Things to do in Louisville During July!

When your kids are out of school and you don’t want to hear “I’m bored!” even one more time

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Here’s a list to get your July family fun started!

Louisville is a great city for family fun, summer memories, and enjoyable activities. Here’s a round-up of just a few of the best things happening around this amazing city in July.

• Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, various plays on various dates – 6:30-10 p.m. – Old Louisville’s Central Park
• The July Flea Off Market at Shelby & Market Street in Nulu – 4:30-10 p.m., July 6
• Book Arts Workshop for Kids – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., July 7 – Historic Locust Grove
• Fit Tuesdays – 5:45 p.m., (Tuesdays) July 1-31 – KFC YUM! Center
• Concerts in the Village ft. The Newbees – 6-8 p.m., July 20 – Westport Village
• Moana Dive-In Movie Night – 8:30-11:30 p.m., July 21 – American Turners-Louisville
• 2018 South Points Buy Local Fair – 3-7 p.m., July 28 – Iroquois Amphitheater

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Louisville Community Parks

Catch Some Shakespeare at a Park Near You!

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Shakespeare in the Park

Catch a performance of Shakespeare in the Park this May!

There’s nothing quite as great as free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment. And when you add in parks, Shakespeare, and a friendly little fairy named Pip, the night just gets better! This May, you have another opportunity to view a great performance of a Shakespearian comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shakespeare in the Park is about halfway through with its outdoor run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Area parks will host the performance until May 19. Each performance also has an indoor alternative in the event of rain. You can find dates, locations, and more information on the Kentucky Shakespeare website.

Families often look for houses within close proximity to community green spaces and parks. The Louisville area has an impressive network of park areas, with many amenities and neighborhood attractions. Access to cultural events, art shows, live performances, and other family-friendly events is a valuable and attractive quality that Louisville offers.

Take advantage of some warm evenings, beautiful parks, and a talented cast of actors this May!

[Source: KYShakespeare.com]

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Award will Enhance Outdoor Experience in West Louisville

The $25k “Spotlight Award” recognizes an outstanding Louisville initiative

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

Residents in West Louisville will benefit from the outdoor experience.

There are even more reasons to love our town. This month, Louisville was one of 10 cities awarded a “Spotlight Award” recognition and $25,000 prize.

The award comes from the Aetna foundation, which contributed to an initiative called the “Healthy Cities and Counties Challenge.”  Louisville was selected because of a program called, “The West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative.”

As part of this program, residents in lower-income areas can use nature as a way to enhance their physical and mental health, while reducing stress and discouraging crime. This program is already making a big impact in West Louisville, and the $25,000 award will go a long way in improving the outdoor experience for countless Louisville residents.

[Source: Courier Journal]

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Louisville Will Have a Year-Round Public Market

The Logan Street Market will open in Louisville's Shelby Park by Summer

By Mike Hall, Broker/Agent/Owner

The Logan Street Market will provide local venders with an opportunity sell fresh foods.

Some ideas meet a tangible need while providing a noteworthy site for tourists and curious visitors.

That’s what the proposed Logan Street Market might do for the area of Shelby Park. The owners, Mike and Medora Safai are hoping to open the year-round, covered market on the corner of Logan and Kentucky streets, in the old Axon candy and tobacco building.

The market will provide space for farmers and local artisans, as well as display kitchens for chefs and a stage. The Safais will also open Wild Hops Brewery on site, and their coffee roasting facility for Safai Coffee will be visible from the market as well.  

This could be a great opportunity for the local residents, who will benefit greatly from the available fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses as well as Kentucky-area farmers. The space will also be a major attraction for out of town guests and tourists.

This is an exciting time to invest in the area in and around Shelby Park. Talk to a Realtor today about available properties in the neighborhood, and you might just be walking down the street for fresh fruit this summer.

[Source: Courier Journal]

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Deck the Halls

With Love and Charity

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent

Tis the season to take a moment, recognize your blessings, and pay it forward by giving to others. There are several charities in the area that are looking for your help this holiday season.

Big Momma’s, a soul food kitchen on the West side, is looking for help serving a meal on Christmas. They expect to see a 1,000 people or more that day who are looking for a warm place to have a meal for the holiday.

While many people will be enjoying a traditional Christmas dinner in their own homes, these folks are happy to get a hot meal at all. Several will probably be eating in the company of strangers. Even if that is the case, Big Momma’s hopes to make these people feel like family for a day, but they can’t do it without volunteers.

If you are looking for a way to give back this year or if you are hoping to show your kids the true meaning of Christmas, check in with Big Momma’s to see how you can help. They are accepting donations, grocery store gift cards and the help of willing hands. This dinner is not just for those who are homeless. It is for anyone who struggles with getting a meal on the table Christmas day or who just doesn’t want to eat alone.  If you are interested in helping at Big Momma’s this Christmas please call (502) 772-9580.

Source: The Courier-Journal

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