Hello again, Louisville! My name is Bella and I’m married … And still fabulous.
You may remember that it’s been over year since I began what was to be a series of articles about dating in Louisville for Louisville.com. In this series, I planned to share the good, the bad and the interesting in my quest for love.
I guess you could say things didn’t go as planned: instead of spending the past year exploring and reporting new romantic territories, I got married. My happily ever after came to me seemingly out of nowhere: the universe has a great sense of humor. I didn’t find love through online dating but I did find it in a place I never thought it would be: with the BIG love I couldn’t ever quite get out of my head or heart.
But dating isn’t a singles-only activity. Carrying date night into marriage is important. Falling in love is easy but all healthy relationships take a little work. To help you and take the guesswork out of where to go and what to do for dates whether you’re married, single, committed, or just looking for a fun girls night out. Life should be celebrated, I hope my suggestions give you inspo to celebrate your life with anyone that you love.
Please feel free to message me if you have an event that you want to share in the future.
Without further ado …
Friday, July 1st: Frinally Friday is here.
Family Date Night: The Muhammad Ali Center’s family-friendly block party includes live music and dance demonstrations, mystery tours, and a kids’ activities space. All activities are free. Admission to the Center’s exhibits is $5 for adults and free for ages 18 and under.
Trendy Date Night: Celebrate KMAC Museum with by attending their FREE opening event.
The inaugural exhibition in KMAC’s newly renovated space, “Material Issue,” will articulate the museum’s new mission to connect people to art and creative practice. Through carefully curated programs that explore an extensive array of materials and processes, the museum will represent the forever-changing landscape of contemporary artistic production and material culture.
Romantic Date Night:
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival presents Romeo & Juliet – Kentucky Shakespeare Festival’s performances are held at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre in Central Park in Louisville, KY. Central Park is located in the heart of Old Louisville’s historic preservation district, at the corner of Fourth & Magnolia Streets. Pre-show performance starts at 7:45. Play begins at 8:00.
Saturday, July 2nd: Enjoy the sunshine!
Family Friendly Fun: Louisville Bats vs Gwinnett Braves at 6:05 – Various ticket options; see site for details.
Friends and Fun: Downs After Dark invites everyone to “Celebrate America” at Churchill Downs – My Country ‘Tis of Thee … Think Derby minus celebs and add a lot of adult beverages … General admission is $10, and reserved ticketing starts at just $25.
Sunday, July 3rd: With rain predicted tomorrow, today’s the date to celebrate!
All for one and one for all: Louisville Orchestra Waterfront 4th fueled by Thorntons – Gates open at 5:00 with live music by Bates Memorial Choir, Niles Foley, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and James Lindsey till 7:30. Louisville Orchestra and Special Guests begin at 8:30. Guests include: HOUNDMOUTH, Justin Lewis, Carly Johnson, Scott Moore, and Callie Day. Fireworks begin at 10:00.
Rule breaker — No coolers, glass containers, cans or bottles, outside food & alcohol, pets, bicycles or skateboards, weapons, amplification devices, tents or canopies. Unopened bottles of water will be permitted.
More Family Fun Action: The 2016 Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival will be held at the Peterson-Dumesnil House on Sunday, July 3rd and Monday, July 4th. Food & Beer Booths, Neighborhood History Booth, music and up to 100 artist booths to keep everyone entertained all day. Yaaaas, life!
Parking available at the Baptist Seminary lot off Grinstead and take the FREE Trolley Ride to the event.
Monday, July 4th: If you’re off of work, enjoy it! If you’re working, yay you for adulting so hard!
Cuddle Party: Chance of rain today so it’s a good day to take inside and catch-up on any Netflix shows, books, or watch a new movie with your person or your favorite cozy clothes. Speaking of cozy, stay tuned for a DIY double-sided blanket post!
* If you’re restless you can finish the four day weekend with a bang at Crescent Hill’s 4th of July Festival continues at the Peterson-Dumesnil House with more food & beer booths, and music. Fireworks begin at 10:00 pm.
Have a fun and save weekend, Louisville!