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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What To Do This Weekend: Take a Ride with Thomas the Tank Engine!

The kids are finally out of school and it's time for the summer fun to begin! Here is what's happening this weekend in Louisville and Southern Indiana:
  • Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine June 13-14 at the Kentucky Railway Museum's "Day Out With Thomas." This 25-minute adventure with the classic storybook engine is family fun for everyone. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, and $22 if purchased at the door. The first train leaves the station at 9:50 a.m. with rides leaving every 50 minutes. Celebrate friendship and fun with Thomas and the whole family!
  • Travel to Hogwarts with Harry Potter and the whole gang at the Kentucky Science Center's showing of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Experience a larger-than-life wizarding world on their 4-story digital theater. This is the first film in the eight-part series, the rest to be shown at the Science Center throughout the summer. Showtimes are this Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. with tickets starting at $8.
  • Enjoy local music, food and community at FridayFest at Highview Park. The park streets will be lined with booths from sponsors and vendors, not to mention bounce houses for the kids. The event will take place Friday, June 12 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Get outside and see what local Louisville as to offer!
Keep reading for more family-friendly weekend activities - and a special promotion that ends Wed.!
  • On Saturday, June 13 The Color Run is coming to Louisville! Be showered with explosions of color as you run the "happiest 5k on the planet." Their goal is to celebrate health and happiness while giving back to the community. This year The Color Run is partnering with Metro United Way, whose goal is to solve problems within the community. The first wave of the race leaves at 8 a.m., with music, dancing and giveaways throughout the day. Tickets start at $55.
  • The sights and sounds of Greece are coming to Festival Plaza. The 2015 Louisville Greek Festival is June 12-14 at Waterfront Park. Taste authentic greek cuisine, groove to live bouzouki music, and experience traditional Greek dancing all weekend long. 
  • Explore the night sky at Bernheim Forest's Spring Star Stories and Sky Night Watch. Marvel at the wonders above as you and your family hear tales of the season's stars and constellations. The event will take place June 13th from 9:30 p.m. to 12 a.m. Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for non-members.
  • Enjoy a movie at the "wildest" theater in town! On June 12th, Great Clips kicks off the Friday Night Movie Series at the Louisville Zoo with "The Lego Movie." The field opens at 6 p.m. with the movie starting at sundown. The Zoo Crew will provide free pre-show entertainment, and snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is free for all zoo members and $5 after 5 p.m. for all non-members. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets.
  • Plan your family outing to Slugger Field for this Friday as the Louisville Bats face off against the Durham Bulls. For all Hoosiers, it's the 10th Annual Southern Indiana Night, which means $6 tickets! But hurry, June 10 is the last day to take advantage of this promotion. And don't rush off after the last inning. Friday Night Fireworks will follow the game.


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