J.R. Tolkien

"Not all those who wander are lost." - J.R. Tolkien

Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekend Plans – Starlight Ride, Spicy Festival and a Hipster Affair

This week was one of our most exhausting weeks yet.  Our weekdays started early and ran late into the night, leaving very little time for sleep and home.  So we resolved early on to have an easy weekend, but that somehow turned into another marathon of events.

Here are my picks for this weekend:

10th Annual Trolley Hop
9/26/2014 | 6 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Free Trolley rides on Frankfort Ave (from Cannons Ln to River Road)

You know it’s going to be good when there’s an anniversary celebration.  Special for this Trolley Hop is a FAT Friday photo challenge that'll get you discounts to stores and a chance to win a prize.  If you're not familiar with Trolley Hop, it's an event that allows people to hop on and hop off a free trolley to check out restaurants and shops on Frankfort Ave.  Many local businesses will offer discounts and host free tasting, refreshments, and live music.  Eyedia (1613 N. Mellwood Ave) is hosting a thank you party for councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, which will have free food, drinks and music.

Vinda Lou Festival
9/27/2014 | 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
The Belvedere (5th and Main)

Boasted as Louisville's spiciest festival in the area, this festival will showcase Indian cultures, food, clothes, jewelry, henna tattoos and entertainment.  We've never been and hoping to make it there to see the dances.   Indian dances are one of our favorites, they’re full of energy and color. An advice from an insider, go later in the evening, after 5:30 when things will pick up.

NuLu Festival
9/27/2014 | 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
700 & 800 Blocks of East Market St.
Head to NuLu this weekend for a street festival that includes food, beer, local vendors and music.  Nu Lu, meaning New Louisville, is that part of East Market where sustainable green buildings are realized and where hip and trendy restaurants/art galleries bring in regular crowds of foodie and hipster. Your inner hipster will rejoice at micro-brewed beer and food trucks and your friends will enjoy the festive atmosphere (and making fun of hipsters).

Starlight Ride.
9/28/2014 | 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
5, 25, 40 & 65 miles
Starlight Indiana

We’re packing our bikes and heading over to Starlight Indiana for a 40 mile ride in scenic back country roads.  The event costs $35 (late registration), which includes breakfast, coffee, and lunch.  A new event for us, we’re not really sure what to expect.  Biking is a great way to see the beautiful fall scenes at a slower pace and the sunny cool weather will make for a nice day out.