The Gaslight Festival brings thousands of people to the center of J-Town every year for fun, food, music, art and more. What makes the event special isn’t just the three-day festival next weekend — it’s the week of events that precedes it.
Below, we’ve got a chronological list of the events leading up to (and including) the Gaslight Festival.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 8
Community Blood Drive
Free | 2-7 p.m.
Help save a life.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12
Gaslight Golf Scramble
Woodhaven Country Club
$125 for individuals, $500 for teams of four | 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Compete and connect with local leaders on the green.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
Gaslight Thunder Rally
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Jeffersontown (3501 College Drive)
$20-$25 | 9/11 memorial ceremony at 11 a.m., ride begins at 11:30 a.m.
Complete a 95-mile motorcycle ride to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13
Gaslight Festival 5K
Jeffersontown City Hall
$35 | 7-11:55 p.m.
Walk, run or wheel your way to the finish line.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14
Business Appreciation Day
Free to J-Town businesses and employees | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Enjoy a free lunch if you own or work for a J-Town business.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15
Gaslight Festival Parade
Starts at Jeffersontown Commons Shopping Center
Free to watch; participant fees range from $35-$275, not including the $50 late fee for entries after Aug. 31 | 6 p.m.
Local businesses, groups, politicians and more will march through the streets of J-Town.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16
Gaslight Balloon Glow
Free | 6-9 p.m.
See hot air balloons light up the night.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 17
SUNDAY, SEPT. 18
Gaslight Car Show
10000 Block of Taylorsville Road
Free to attend, $25 per car to participate | 1-5 p.m.
Show off your own classic car or check out plenty of others.
Gaslight Pipe Smoking Contest
J-Town City Hall porch, behind the fountain (according to a representative for the J-Town Chamber of Commerce)
Free | 2-4 p.m.
If you can keep your pipe burning the longest, you’ll win!
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