Kentucky State Fair
This beloved summer tradition offers something for everyone including livestock shows, food, carnival rides and live concerts. Gates open at 7 a.m., exhibits open at 9 a.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, in Louisville.
Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6 to 12 and seniors, free for ages 5 and younger. Parking is $8 per car. Discount advance tickets are available through 10 p.m. Aug. 19 at Ticketmaster.com and Kroger stores.
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Free off-site parking with a free tram service is available both weekends of the Fair — Aug. 21-23 and Aug. 28-30 — at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Kystatefair.org.
Warehouse Block Inaugural Block Party
The thriving neighborhood of shops, restaurants and businesses will celebrate 5 to 9 p.m. at North Ashland Avenue between National and Aurora avenues. The evening will feature live music by Alex Miller, The StarDevils and The Brat Pack. Food vendors will include Crank & Boom, Minton's, Pasta Garage, Blue Stallion Brewery and more. Warehouseblock.com.
WUKY Phoenix Fridays
A free evening of live music featuring performances by Turbo Fruits, The Vespers and Coralee and the Townies. Gates open at 5 p.m. at Phoenix Park, 100 East Main Street. Wuky.org.