12 Cute Cats You Can Meet At Kentucky's Bourbon Distilleries

Sure, National Bourbon Day is great, but who needs a made up holiday to inspire you to head to the distilleries when…

By Sydney Catinna

MJ and Benny
J. Mattingly 1845 Distillery
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20 Summer Concerts In Louisville That Should Be On Your Bucket List

School’s out, and the summer sun is heating up the city. This summer there are a ton of Louisville concerts won’t want…

By LEO Weekly Staff

The Flaming Lips
Friday, June 28
Iroquois Amphitheater | 8 p.m. | $31.50+
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9 Ways To Celebrate National Bourbon Day In Louisville

National Bourbon Day is almost here, and if you’re looking to celebrate in style, there’s no better place to do it than…

By Sydney Catinna

Angel’s Envy Bottled-In-Bond Release Event
Come celebrate the brand-new release of Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bottled-In-Bond bourbon on National Bourbon Day. This release marks Angel’s Envy’s first foray into the world of unfinished whiskey. The downtown distillery will have light bites, live music, ticketed tastings, and a premium Bottled-In-Bond cocktail menu from 10-3. The event is free to attend.
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15 Louisville Bourbon Bars To Visit On National Bourbon Day

People from around the world come from far away to try Kentucky's limestone-blessed bourbon so it's no wonder that Louisville is filled…

By Madi Stoutt

Watch Hill Proper
11201 River Beauty Loop
For those who enjoy whiskey, but also want an elevated dinner, Watch Hill Proper is the place for you! They have a large whiskey selection, with traditional and proper options, with basically any of your favorite bourbons. 
Their dinner menu includes mouth watering selections, such as wild mushroom risotto, torched king salmon, and the ever-classic beef-tenderloin. 
Watch Hill Proper has regular events, such as bourbon-tastings, and bring-your-own cigar smoke-easy nights.
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10 Things To Do In Louisville This Weekend (June 12-17)

Need weekend plans? We've got you covered. From the Juneteenth Festival and Pride Festival to Downs After Dark, there are plenty of…

By Sydney Catinna

Lionel Richie And Earth, Wind & Fire
Yum! Center | $40.95+ | 7:30 p.m.Sing A Song All Night Long with music legends Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire! Lighting up the KFC Yum! Center. Lionel Richie announced the extension of his Sing A Song All Night Long tour with very special guests and one of the best-selling bands of all time, Earth, Wind & Fire. The 2024 dates follow a highly successful 2023 sold-out 20-date run of the Sing A Song All Night Long tour which made its way through North America with stops in Chicago, Boston, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more.
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The 11 Best Dog Parks In Louisville

As the summer months quickly make their way upon us, you may want to get outside to enjoy the fresh air. But…

By Caleb Stultz

Tom Sawyer Dog Park
3109 Freys Hill Rd, Louisville, KYOpen all day. Morton Avenue Dog Park gives access to dogs and owners through an open-space area to meet new furry friends. The gazebo that lives at the heart of the park is a great resting place for you and your dog.
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10 Things To Do In Louisville This Weekend (June 7-9)

Need weekend plans? We've got you covered. From the Buy Local Fair to UFC Fight Night there are plenty of fun things…

By Sydney Catinna

Rollin’ on the River Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, June 8
Howard Steamboat Museum | 1101 E. Market Street, Jeffersonville, IN | $55 general admission / Designated Drivers free- 3-7 p.m. | 21 and over
Although there are some great beer festivals in the Louisville area, Fest of Ale in New Albany was always my favorite. Unfortunately, the 2019 edition of the festival would turn out to be its last. Now five years later, it’s back...sort of. Pearl Street Taphouse and Antz Marching, LLC, (founders of the Fest of Ale and former owner of Keg Liquors), present the inaugural Rollin’ on the River Craft Beer Festival at the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville. Expect well over 100 craft beers from more than 65 different breweries, as well as fine wines, ciders, and seltzers. Attendees will also enjoy local food vendors, games, live music, swag, giveaways, and raffles. The expansive grounds boast beautiful views of the Ohio River, plenty of shade, room to roam, and is located just blocks from downtown Jeffersonville.
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15 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses In Louisville To Support During Pride Month

Louisville is home to a thriving culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. And intersex people. And nonbinary people. And…

By Aria Baci

Chill Bar
1117 Bardstown Rd.Open since Pride season 2013, Chill Bar in the Highlands was the first and only gay bar on Kentucky's Urban Bourbon Trail in 2023. Featuring DJs, dancing, showtunes sing-alongs, trivia nights, one of the best patios in Louisville — and yes girl, drag — Chill Bar is as relaxed as its name promises. And there's never a cover.
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11 Louisville-Area Airbnbs With Pools

It’s the time of year for vacations and staycations. No matter if you’re a local or if you’re looking to visit Louisville…

By LEO Weekly Staff

8. Kentucky Derby Home!
     Entire Home | Starting at $1,207/night | Hosts 10 Guests 
    “Modern and attractive home with outdoor pool and Hot Tub! 10 TV's, Sonos system, 3 grills, fire pits, hot tub, a big pool and tons of outside entertaining space (note that pool is not heated). This immaculate and serene oasis, definitely doesn't feel like Kentucky but more like the sunny shores of California! The backyard has been featured in local magazines for their attention to detail for a great entertainment space!”
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11 Gay & LGTBQ-Friendly Bars In Louisville To Visit During Pride Month

Louisville is known for its vibrant and inclusive LGBTQIA+ scene so of course we have plenty of gay and gay-friendly bars around…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Big Bar 
1202 Bardstown Rd
Big Bar lives up to its name as this bar is notoriously huge, with an outdoor patio and upstairs lounge, among other things, there’s space here for everyone. Their frozen drinks are a hit and will be refreshing in the summer heat.
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Muhammad Ali's Childhood Home Is Now For Sale In Louisville

Want to own a significant piece of American history? Now on the market for $1.5M, Muhammad Ali's childhood home is up for…

By Sydney Catinna

Muhammad Ali's childhood home is up for sale.
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The 14 Best Louisville Pride Events Happening This June

The Louisville-area is gearing up for a month full of vibrant celebrations during Pride Month this June. The city is buzzing with…

By Sydney Catinna

From festivals to drag brunches, there are tons of fun things to do in Louisville to celebrate Pride this June.
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5 Things To Do This Weekend In Louisville (May 31-June 2)

Need plans? We've got you covered. From Goth Prom to Wonderfest there are plenty of fun things to do around Louisville this…

By Sydney Catinna

WFPK Presents: Laid Back Country Picker, Blind Feline, and Tyrone Cotton 
Friday, May 31
Headliners Music Hall | 1386 Lexington Rd. | headlinerslouisville. com | $15 adv/$20 day of show | 9 p.m. | 18 and over
With his huge mutton chops, white cowboy hat, and embroidered pearl snaps, singer/guitarist Laid Back Country Picker is quite the sight to behold. But add in his wife and drummer Honey, with her hair curlers, outdated house coat, thrift store sunglasses, and straight-faced dead stare, and you’ve got one of the oddest duos in country music history! And yes, there is a great backstory here. But then you hear them play and you realize LBCP’s music owes as much to AC/DC and Motorhead as it does Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. And then you realize how much fun they’re having with it all, and it’s infectious. Get in on the fun when they stop by Headliners May 31st. Also playing are Louisville Rock/Country/Psychedelia trio Blind Feline and Louisville blues legend Tyrone Cotton.
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This Secluded Louisville Estate Comes With A Whole Lot More Than A Swimming Pool

Nestled amidst the serene beauty of a sprawling 10+ acre estate, this luxury lodge has everything you need to beat the summer…

By Sydney Catinna

Secluded Estate With Pool And Pond
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The 24 Best Local Louisville Ice-Cream Shops

Are you on a quest to discover the best local ice-cream shops in Louisville? Look no further! Louisville’s vibrant food scene isn't…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Louisville Cream
    632 E Market St #101
    Did you know that Louisville Cream was featured on the Cooking Channel show “Food Paradise” earlier this year? Ironically, it was for bringing the heat rather than the cold — namely, for their “Haute Fudge Sundae" (not pictured.) You can try it on a visit to NuLu. 
    Photo via facebook.com/LouisvilleCream
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From Hidden Pantries to Designer Details: Peek Inside This $3 Million Louisville Masterpiece

A sprawling ranch-style home on Pope Lick Road is filled with opportunities to entertain. With over 1.3 million dollars in upgrades and renovations,…

By Sydney Catinna

From Hidden Pantries to Designer Details: Peek Inside This $3 Million Louisville Masterpiece
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The 13 Best Lakes Near Louisville Where You Can Cool Off This Summer

When summer rolls around in the Bluegrass State, it's the perfect chance to hit up some of the best lakes in Kentucky!…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Green River Lake State Park
The natural beauty of this state park is approximately a two-hour drive South of Louisville in Campbellsville, KY. It has something for every summer day trip: a beach with swimming, a marina with boat rentals, hiking, miniature golf, and
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17 Catholic Picnics In Louisville For You To Visit This Summer

While for some, summer in Louisville means endless trips to the Zoo, Kentucky Kingdom, the pool, or neighborhood parks, others look forward…

By LEO Weekly Staff

louisville catholic summer picnics
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The 22 Best Pools & Water Parks In Louisville

With a taste of the summer heat already here, it's time to make sure you know how to stay cool! Here are…

By LEO Weekly Staff

The Omni Rooftop Pool400 S 2nd St.A daycation at The Omni? Don't mind if we do. Enjoy epic views and the heated pool along with drinks and snacks from the pool bar. A daypass starts at $35 and parking starts at $25.
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The Most Famous Person From Every Louisville High School

For many of the high school in Louisville — and lord knows there are plenty of high schools in Louisville — there…

By Sydney Catinna

Atherton: Jack Harlow
Jack Harlow graduated in 2016. The Atherton grad got his start rapping in Louisville, but his star quickly rose with his 2020 hit “Whats Poppin.” So far, he’s been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
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Summertime Sippin': Where To Soak Up The Sun & What To Drink While You're There

From pools to patios to picture-perfect rooftops, Louisville is full of warm weather hotspots where you can sip on a satisfy- ing…

By Sydney Catinna

Paseo/Myriad Hotel Swim Club
Primavera Spritz

Enjoy poolside sips from Paseo with a day pass to Myriad Swim Club. Open Tuesday-Sunday, locals can snag a spot by the pool for just $10 each weekday. Enjoy the Primavera Spritz, a modern, seasonal take on a classic Mediterranean Aperol Spritz. Black tea infuses the Aperol with a smoky, earthy aroma while a house-made peach shrub adds a light, sweet touch.
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25 Louisville Patios For Dining And Drinking This Summer

Warm weather is on its way so it's time to visit the best patios in Louisville. These bar and restaurant patios are…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Holy Grale1034 Bardstown Rd.A pretty biergarten-style patio with fountains, a vertical garden, good food, and an impressive beer list.
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10 Things To Do In Louisville Memorial Day Weekend

Need Memorial Day weekend plans? We've got you covered. From bluegrass fests to biergartens, here's what's happening this weekend in the "Ville.

By Sydney Catinna

Abbey Road on the River
Abbey Road on the River, the world's largest Beatles-inspired music festival, will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 23-27, 2024 at the Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville, IN. The 5-day event is packed with peace, love and music from the 60’s and 70’s highlighting unique performances by 50 bands from all around the world including The Fab Four, the legendary Jan & Dean’s Beach Party, Tony Kishman’s Live and Let Die: the music of Paul McCartney, and tributes to Queen, Joe Cocker, Bruce Springsteen, The Monkees, Chicago, CSNY, Buddy Holly, and Elvis Presley. Attendees can also enjoy interactive art.
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Trager Microforest Project Brings Forestry To Downtown Louisville

At Founder’s Square — a small park between 4th and 5th Streets along Muhammad Ali Boulevard — is slowly gaining forestry thanks…

By Caleb Stultz

The Trager Microforest Project will include a scenic outdoor space in the heart of downtown.
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7 Places To Board Your Dog In Louisville

Planning a vacation is always exciting, but it can be a bit stressful when you have a furry friend at home. Finding…

By Sydney Catinna

The Highland Dog1962 Roanoke AveDubbed a 'Bed & Biscuit,' The Highland Dog is a pet resort where your furbabies can enjoy spacious, private suites and secure indoor and outside play areas. A small, local business, they give all doggos supervised play times in the form of group play or solo play and homemade treats.
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PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At Poorcastle Festival 2024

Poorcastle 2024 was a whole vibe. Since 2013, local musicians, artists, and businesses have converged for the three-day weekend at Breslin Park…

By Sydney Catinna

PHOTOS: Everything We Saw At Poorcastle Festival 2024
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14 Summer Weekend Getaways That Are Driving Distance From Louisville

Summer is officially here and with it comes the urge to get away. If you're anything like us, you're probably dying for…

By LEO Weekly Staff

Indiana Dunes National Park
    Knock a national park off your list by visiting the Indiana Dunes. A day at this sandy nature oasis is indistinguishable from a trip to the seaside, save for the decidedly not salty water. It’s also a fun vacation in the winter, when you’ll get to see it in its frozen splendor. The park is also just a train ride away from Chicago, which has plenty to do.
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PHOTOS: Students Organized March Across UofL Campus On Nakba Day To Protest Israeli Occupation Of Palestine

Over one hundred University of Louisville students and staff members took to campus to march against the ongoing crisis in Gaza on…

By Sydney Catinna

PHOTOS: Students Organized March Across UofL Campus On Nakba Day To Protest Israeli Occupation Of Palestine
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Miss The Back Door? Here Are 19 Louisville-Area Bars With Food As Good As Their Drinks

As we mourn the loss of The Back Door, we want to take a moment to celebrate the local bars with great…

By Sydney Catinna

2100 S Preston St.Their Southern-style pub grub is beloved by college kids and neighborhood regulars.
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Looking For A Summer Job? Here Are 10 Places For Louisville Teens To Apply

Teens looking for part-time work to gain professional experience and to earn their own money over their summer vacation might not know…

By Aria Baci

Louisville Metro Lifeguard
Louisville Metro Government recently reduced the minimum age ro be a lifeguard to 15 years old. Monitor pools and water parks in Louisville to maintain safety while working in your swimwear.
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10 Things To Do This Week & Weekend In Louisville (5/14-5/19)

Need plans? We've got you covered. From the PGA championship to Poorcastle, there are plenty of fun things to do around Louisville…

By Sydney Catinna

FRIDAY MAY 17-19Poorcastle FestivalBreslin Park | 1400 Payne St. | poorcastle.com | 1 p.m. | $15+Louisville's favorite outsider music festival is happening May 17 – 19. Poorcastle will celebrate their 10-year anniversary with a stellar lineup of bands playing all weekend in Breslin Park. The festival will host local vendors, food trucks, immersive art installations, beer and cocktails from Apocalypse Brew Works and The MerryWeather.
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10 Things To Do This Week & Weekend In Louisville (5/9-5/11)

Need plans? We've got you covered. With Spring in full swing, there are plenty of fun things to do around Louisville.

By Sydney Catinna

Schnitzelburg Walk & Flea
Monnik | 1036 E Burnett Ave. | 11 a.m.
It's that time again for the Flea Off and Schnitzelburg Walk street fest at Monnik, MerryWeather and the surrounding locations! Flea Off starts at 11am and bands start at 4pm. As always, entry is FREE! Here's the band lineup: King Kong, The Get Down, Zu Zu Ya Ya, The Golden Whip, Cphr Dvn, Charm School, and Some Swords.
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