5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (9/2)


Friday, September 2

WorldFest 2022 (Sept. 2-5)
The Belvedere
No coverage | Starts at 11 a.m.
Learn about the many international cultures and communities that make Louisville tick at this multi-day downtown event, which returns for its 20th year this year. The big draw is the Parade of Cultures on Saturday afternoon, but there will also be three stages with live music, plus vendors selling international food, art and more.

PRFBBQLOU 2022 (August 30-September 4)
Kaiju, Mag Bar, PORTAL
$15 to $75
So many postponed events have returned in 2022, but how about one that’s been on hiatus for five years? Yes, PRFBBQLOU – aka Premier Rock Forum Barbecue Louisville – is back. It’s a multi-day music festival with over 40 bands (many from Kentucky) playing at three venues for six days. In addition, of course, there is a barbecue. Bring your friends and enjoy great music and great food.

Saturday September 3

Kentuckiana’s Largest Outdoor Flea Market
waterfront park
No coverage | 9am-5pm
La Fleur de Flea is Kentucky’s largest outdoor flea market, with over 150 vendors selling “antiques, vintage, funk, junk food, collectibles, vintage clothing, handmade , reused, flowers, pumpkins, vegetables and much more”. Food trucks and cold drinks will be available, and pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash.

The Louisville Witches’ Ball
Sanctuary of the Arts
$20 | 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Gather your coven for a night of camaraderie, music, dancing and more. Raven’s Roost Boutique and Pale Moon Tattoo have come together to host a Masquerade Ball celebrating all witches, wizards, goblins, fairies and more. Put your best costumed foot forward for this event. VaVa Vixens and Rakadu Belly Dancers will perform.

Sunday September 4

Sundays in September Jazz Festival
Tyler Park
Free | 4-6 p.m.
This is the 12th edition of the “Sundays in September” jazz festival at Tyler Park. This family-friendly jazz festival will feature food trucks, beer from West Sixth Brewing and a raffle with items from local businesses. Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the music of the Mike Tracy Quartet.

Monday, September 5 – Labor Day

Mayor’s Labor Day Hike, Bike and Paddle 2022
waterfront park
Free | 8am
After a long weekend of food and drink, get some exercise at the city’s annual Hike, Bike and Paddle event. The hiking portion will offer several route options this year: one crosses the Big Four Bridge, one goes to the base of the Big Four Bridge, one goes to the Kennedy Bridge and one goes to the Belle of Louisville Wharf. The bike portion includes an 18.2 mile route on River Road. The paddling portion will be a five mile trip down the Ohio River with a free shuttle return. There will also be group classes and demonstrations of yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba. T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants.

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