The Weekend Buzz: What's Happening Around Town? 8/10-8/12

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Heading into every weekend, I’d like to do a little post about some things that are happening locally that may be of interest. This could be concerts, festivals, races, and just any activity. There is so much happening in Louisville that this will just be a glimpse of some things you can do this weekend. Enjoy!

Friday, August 10

*St. Joe’s Picnic for the Kids - The largest picnic in Kentucky. All proceeds support children who have experienced severe neglect and abuse. Takes place at St. Joseph Children’s Home on Frankfort Avenue beginning at 5:00 p.m.. Admission is $10.

*Derby City Jazz Festival - Two-day outdoor smooth jazz festival held in the Paddock at Churchill Downs. There will be food trucks, retail vendors, cigar bar, and a selection of wine and spirits. Event begins at 3:00 p.m..

*Seven Sense Festival - Taste-making festival that is held at Gravely Brewing Company. Nearly 40 local, regional, and national acts. There is also local food, arts & crafts, visual art performances, and specialty beer and cocktails. Begins at 6:00 p.m..

*New Albany Bicentennial Park Concert Series - Live bands performing in downtown New Albany. Tonight will feature Southern Avenue and Shannon Vetter. Event is free and will be from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 11

*Paws for a Cause 5K - A run/walk to benefit The Arrow Fund. Obviously, this is a family/dog friendly event. It begins at 9:00 a.m. at Cherokee Park.

*80’s Themed Karaoke - Also a costume contest so show up in your 80’s gear! This begins at 9:00 p.m. at Air Devils Inn on Taylorsville Road.

*Beechwood Park Festival - Beer from Monnik, a grill-out by ValuMarket, music by Squeezebot, entertainment by Squallis Puppeteers, and other activities. Begins at 4:00 p.m. at Beechwood Park and is free to attend.

Sunday, August 12

*Summer Wedding Show presented by 99.7 DJX and Louisville BRIDE - All registered engaged couples get in for free. Meet Kentuckiana’s top wedding professionals at Cardinal Stadium’s Brown & Williamson Club. Begins at 12:30 p.m..

*Discover the Fossil Beds at the Falls of the Ohio - Enjoy this nature hike with a park naturalist. Check out marine fossils and more on this 60 minute hike at Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana. Begins at 1:00 p.m. and is free.

*Tito’s Yappy Hour - Bring your pup to Garage Bar between 2 and 7 p.m.. There will be snacks for the pups, and cocktails for the adults. Certain cocktails will include a $1 donation to the Kentucky Humane Society.

Have a great weekend! 

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