Louisville KY Happenings

Louisville Zoo Halloween Party

halloween in Louisville KY

Looking for a fun place to take the kids trick-or-treating in Louisville? Check out ‘The World’s Largest Halloween Party’ at the Louisville Zoo! The Louisville Zoo’s Halloween party is a great time for children eleven years old and under. As of right now, the remainder of the dates to trick-or-treat at the Louisville Zoo are October 27th-October 30th. There will not be a Halloween party on Monday, October 31st.  Guests can enter the party starting at 5:00 p.m. Doors will close to enter the party at 8:30 p.m.

Parking will cost $5 a car for the Halloween party. Non-zoo members that are 3+ years old admission price is $9. Zoo member’s admission price...

Color Vibe 5K in Louisville KY

Color Vibe 5k in Louisville

Looking for something fun to do this upcoming Saturday, October 29th? Come out to Waterfront Park for the Color Vibe 5k to have the most fun you’ve ever had while exercising. If you are unfamiliar with Color Vibe, it is a totally fun race that includes music, costumes, and of course, a lot of color powder. While runners are moving through the course, designated color throwers throw colored powder at the runners. The colored powder just adds a little extra excitement to the race and looks fun in pictures. 

Participants are encouraged to dress in white so...

Fun Fall Activities in Louisville KY

Trick-or-Treating in LouisvilleLiving in Louisville, we are so fortunate to be able to experience the beauty of all four seasons. Fall has always been my favorite season. The colorful fall leaves on the ground and the smell of the crisp air makes being outdoors during this time of year so pleasant.

Luckily, Louisville always offers great fall activities that allow us to enjoy the beauty of Louisville during autumn. If you are looking for fun outings for the rest of the month, you are in luck! I have compiled a list of all of the fun activities in Louisville up until October 31st.

Fun Fall Activities in Louisville...

Kentucky State Fair Information

Kentucky State Fair Information

It’s almost that time of year again! Every August, Kentuckians look forward to the Kentucky State Fair. The Kentucky State Fair will take place August 18th-August 28th at the Kentucky Fairgrounds. Admission at the gate for adults, seniors and children are $10. Children under five years old can enter for free. If you want to save a little bit of money on admission, you can purchase your tickets online in advance for $6. You can purchase your tickets on Ticketmaster until midnight on August 16th or at Kroger through August 17th at 10 p.m. Parking will cost $8 per car and $20 for buses. You can also purchase parking in advance for $5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center or at Kroger....

The Parklands of Floyds Fork Kayaking

kayaking at the parklands at floyds fork

The Parklands of Floyds Fork

If you are looking for a fun summer activity in Louisville, head to The Parklands of Floyds Fork to canoe or kayak! There are several places to put in your kayak or canoe at Floyds Fork such as North Beckley Paddling Access, Creekside Paddling Access, Fisherville Paddling Access, Cane Run Paddling Access, Seaton Valley Paddling Access, Broad Run Valley, and Cliffside Paddling Access. For more information on the paddling accesses, visit the Parklands of Floyds Fork website.  Floyds Fork is a great place for beginner kayakers and canoers to enjoy a relaxing day on the water and...

Red Day for Keller Williams

Keller Williams Real Estate agents believe in giving back to their community and dedicate a day each May. The ongoing project is the West End Boys School for Keller Williams Louisville East.

West End Boys School was founded in 2005 by Robert and Debbie Blair. It is a free, private, middle school for at-risk young men. The boys eat their meals and sleep here making it a true boarding school. The proof in what they do is their graduating young men.

Barb LaMaster is a KW real estate agent in our office and has coordinated “Red Day” for years. Barb also puts together a Christmas meal for the boys and Barb’s fellow Keller Williams agents.

Lunch Red Day Louisville with Hollinden Team

Our function...

The Hollinden Team attends the Louisville Home, Garden, and Remodel show

The Hollinden Team attended the Louisville Home, Garden, and Remodeling Show this weekend.  This is an event that has been going on for the last 60 years and is held indoors at the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center.  The show is produced by the Louisville Home Builders Association and is a showcase for home improvement possibilities.

It seemed there was a large emphasis on outdoor living this year.  There were landscaping displays and covers for your existing deck or patio.  Then, we found over the top displays of what your back yard outdoor living space could become.  Most all of these displays had a fire feature from a regular wood-burning fire pit to one using the convenience of gas.  We both agreed that the burning fire in the middle of the water feature would be spectacular at night.

We found 3 suppliers that dealt in spray on foam insulation.  We...

Keller Williams at the Louisville KY Derby Bed Races

The three local Keller Williams Real Estate offices combined forces for the annual Kentucky Derby Bed Race on May 2nd.  This was the first time that Keller Williams has competed even though the race has been conducted here in Louisville, KY since 1990.  This is the first time that the races were held at the KFC Yum! Center.

These races are termed a “zany affair” and they certainly fit the description.   We started in the “Dormitory” under the Second Street Bridge.  At that point, we were able to see our competition up close and enjoy the camaraderie.  The competitiveness here is good natured to say the least.  The Keller Williams bed had its safety inspection about 4:30.   I wonder if this was analogous to a “Home Inspection in Louisville”?  The Keller Williams Home bed passed the inspection with no repairs needed.

The weather was tough with rain and temps in the mid-50s. At 5:00 we started the procession through...

Ohio River Flood Stage in Louisville KY

Louisville KY is now at its third flood stage of the spring season; with this being the most severe.  At this point, the Ohio River has appeared to crest at 8 feet above flood stage after being forecast at 10 feet.  It has been a major deal to those with homes under water along the Ohio River; a minor inconvenience to most of us that have had to deal with road closings.  There have been several events that have been canceled or postponed.  The Hollinden Team planned on attending Waterfront Wednesday, sponsored by WFPK and the location was changed twice.  The last time, it was sent indoors to Headliners and renamed, “Hell or High Water”.  The great Kentucky Derby Steamboat Race has been postponed until late June.  Surely the Ohio River will subside by then and the river becomes more navigable.  The weather man tells us that it is bound to dry out for the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” also known as the Kentucky Derby.

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