The YES List – The Top Events Going On Today In Louisville #DailyYesList

Friday 08/23 – Sunday 08/25

Let’s ROCK this weekend!



The #DailyYesList has the top happenings that caught our eye in the city today! This list is brought to you by Lori Mangum, our Content Director and lover of all things Louisville!

Know of an awesome event coming up soon? Email us and you just might find it on the list!

1 Kentucky State Fair (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

The unique, family-friendly 11-day festival that celebrates local and statewide heritage gives far more to the Commonwealth than merely blue ribbon competition, concerts, special exhibits and carnival rides. It is a showcase for Kentucky’s finest products, companies, entertainment, and, most importantly, people.

Open daily from 8/15-8/25! Fun for all ages! Special admission discounts to Kentucky Kingdom available on-site.

Online admission is $8 per person & online parking $8 per vehicle.
On site admission $10 per person and parking is $10 per vehicle.

937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209

2 2019 Midwest Queer Comedy Festival (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

From August 21st-25th, the MQCFest is 5 nights, of shows, showcases, podcasts and after parties!

Show locations will vary throughout the week. This year's line up is stacked from top to bottom.Joining us this August in Derby City are headliners Tony Tripoli Comedy, SAMPSON McCormick, and Thai Rivera Comedy.

Tonight's Shows:

4PM | FREE | MQCF Multi-Media Shows at Kaiju
6:30 & 8:30PM | FREE | MQCF Showcase at The Bard's Town
10PM | FREE | F*ck Tales Showcase at Purrswaytions

The festival will also be raising money for local LGBT+ Charities and community organizations including the The LGBT Center at University of Louisville, Louisville Youth Group, and Kentucky Health Justice Network 's Trans Health Advocacy Program.

Kaiju | 1004 E. Oak St.
The Bard's Town | 1801 Bardstown Rd.
Purrswaytions | 2235 S. Preston St.

3 August Flea Off Market (FRIDAY-SUNDAY)

The Flea Off Market is popping up this month at the Highlands Community Campus!

6PM |Bar & snacks open; $4 pints by Monnik Beer Co.; $4 cocktails from Tito's Handmade Vodka
6PM | Highlands Flea Off Folk School Jam
7:45PM | Free concert with The Get Down (Surf Rock)
9PM | Free screening of Valley Girl (1983; Martha Coolidge, dir.)

11AM-6PM | Market, bar & food trucks open
4-6PM | $4 Happy Hour!
9PM | Free screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977; Steven Spielberg, dir.)

10:30AM | Yoga with Nerissa
11AM-5PM | Market, bar & food trucks open; $4 Tito’s Bloody Marys All Day
11AM | Matt One-Man-Band & Old Lou’s Ragtime Jazz Band

1228 E. Breckenridge St.

4 Sunset Concert Series at Foxhollow Farm (FRIDAY)

Foxhollow Farm is open tonight to friends and neighbors to enjoy music, local food, frosty drinks, and good company! Tonight's concert features both The Dive & Magnolia Boulevard!

6-9PM | $16 Adults | $5 Kids | Under Age 3 & FREE

This event is family-friendly and fun for all ages. Sunset Concerts are rain or shine. You're welcome to bring along blankets, lawn chairs, umbrellas even well-behaved pets on a leash.

8905 Hwy 329 (Crestwood)

5 Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival (FRIDAY)

The Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival is a night of fun in Central Park with live music, some of Kentucky’s best craft brewers and their unique beers, great local food trucks, and fun and games for the entire family.

6-10PM | $10

1340 S. 4th St.

6 Food Truck Mash-Up (SATURDAY)

ONE DAY ONLY! An outdoor food truck event featuring the best food trucks from all over Kentucky at Waterfront Park! Whiskey, beer, music, and fun for all!

1:30-7:00PM | Military & First Responders & Kids Under Age 5 FREE | $8 GA

501 River Rd.

7 Connect at Bernheim Forest (SATURDAY)

Don’t miss the chance to see the Bernheim Forest Giants in a Giant Forest lit up to glow under the night sky.

Lake Nevin comes alive with spontaneous art, drum circles, light sculptures and musical performances from renowned artists along with hands-on art and science activities. Food trucks, beer and wine vendors and the mud play zone attract visitors of all ages.

6:30-10:30PM | Free to Bernheim Members | Non-Members 16 & Up $10 | NM Age 5-15 $5 | Children Under Age 5 FREE

2075 Clermont Rd.

8 Louisville Zombie Walk (SATURDAY)

Come join as over 45K ++ zombies take over Bardstown Rd. in Louisville, KY! Complete with a zombie themed festival featuring: live bands, entertainment, costume contest, food, zombie car show, zombie market and a zombie midway gaming area!

Festival begins at 7pm and the walk will commence at 8:29pm. This event is FREE!

PLEASE NOTE THESE ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED: Firearms, toy guns painted to look like a firearm, metal knives or machetes. These items will be confiscated. Thanks for helping make this a safe event for everyone!

Bardstown Rd.

9 Jazz In Central Park (SUNDAY)

Spend a relaxing Sunday at Jazz in Central Park!

5-8PM | FREE

Featuring NexLevel, Kim Scott, Maestro J, and more at the Jazz In Central Park KY.

1340 S. 4th St.

10 Gilda's Goes to the Dogs (SUNDAY)

Bring your pups and come for a walk in Gilda's Club Kentuckiana's new neighborhood! We'll be joined by local non-profit rescue group Saving Sunny, Inc.! All dog breeds and those with varying levels of social skills are welcome! See the event page for RSVP information & dog etiquette information.

3-5PM | FREE

Use this as a way to learn and grow as a dog handler, or just to get out and exercise with your pet and other dog owners. We’ll meet for popsicles in the parking lot after the walk. Please read below for safety guidelines for our four-legged friends.

2440 Grinstead Dr.

11 Peanut Allergy Awareness Night at the Louisville Bats (SUNDAY)

We're teaming up with Derby City Gaming to host Peanut Allergy Awareness Night to provide a safe environment for families and children with peanut allergies! No peanut-related product made with nut ingredients will be sold or permitted throughout the game.

2-5PM | Tickets Begin at $10

401 E. Main St.