Plan Your Derby City Weekend – September 7-9

Here are some great things to do around Louisville this weekend

Mecum Auto Auction

Friday & Saturday

Gates open at 8 a.m.
Auction begins at 10 a.m.

Ky Expo Center

Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, returns to Louisville to sell an estimated 600 American muscle car, classic, Corvette, hot rod, Resto Mod, and more. There will also be a free muscle car thrill ride experience where guests can ride along with a trained driver on a closed course.

Admission: $30 / 12 & under free
Parking: $10 vehicle / $20 bus

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Doggy Date Night


5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Live music by Handcar Prophets
Food trucks & craft cocktails
Local pet rescues with adoptable dogs
Bring your dog, date or both!

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#MeToo: From Silent to Resilient

Friday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Pyro Gallery
1006 East Washington Street

Opening reception for new paintings by Debra Lott, with guest artists Meg White and Rachel Gibbs

Exhibit runs September 6 – October 20

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Highlands Street Fest


Fun starts at 1 p.m.
Music starts at 4 p.m.

900 Baxter Avenue

Arts & crafts, live music, food, beer garden, kids fun zone

Admission is FREE
$1 donation to The Arrow Fund suggested

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Monnik's Fall Schnitzelburg Walk and Rock


4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Monnik Beer Co.
1036 East Burnett Avenue

Live music, craft beer, brats & soft pretzels

Jack Holiday & The Westerners
Bungalow Betty
Sound Company
The Thumps

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Big Four Arts Festival

Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Big Four Bridge

180+ juried artists, international cuisine, children’s activities, and entertainment

Event is FREE

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Louisville City FC vs. Fc Cincinnati


Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Louisville Slugger Field

Join the 2017 USL Champions at Slugger Field as Louisville City FC looks to defend its title! The “Boys in Purple” are picking up steam as the race for the playoffs heats up. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest parties in Louisville, and GO CITY!

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Taste of Frankfort


5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center

The event showcases some of the best restaurants in the city. And new this year, there will be pop-up shops and interactive booths from other area businesses.

General admission: $45
Sip & Swig VIP: $100

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Rock On Water Festival


Music starts at 4 p.m.
Early arrival suggested for seating

Jeffersonville RiverStage

Christian Music Festival featuring Carrollton, Rhett Walker Band, Chaotic Resemblance, Stephen Moore, Hush Harbor and Ryan Lynton.


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Louisville Orchestra Free Preview Concert


7 p.m.

Iroquois Amphitheater

The Louisville Orchestra kicks off their fall season with a FREE preview concert. Led by guest conductor, Joseph Mechavich, the program will feature highlights from the upcoming Louisville Orchestra season including works by Mozart, John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, and Beethoven.

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