For the tenth straight year, the Highlands neighborhood will be celebrating art, music, and community with fellowship at the annual Highlands Festival. This event takes over Baxter Ave between Christy Ave and Highland Ave. This year Highlands Fest lands on Saturday, September 13th from 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Here’s what you can expect
FUN FOR ALL
Highlands Festival 2014 will be laid out similarly to the previous years. The organizers of this Highlands event have thought of just about everything. There is a play area for the kids that includes a bouncy house, face painting, and other activities for the younger members of your family. The play area is conveniently located near the Shock Top beer tent, which allows parents to sip a coldy while watching the children frolic.
LOCAL and LOCAL
It shouldn’t be surprising that a Highlands event would be all about local stuff. First of all, proceeds from the Highlands Festival will benefit Irish Care, O’Shea’s Irish Pub’s non-profit that helps individuals, families, and local charitable organizations in need of financial assistance. At Highlands Fest you can peruse and purchase art from local artists and crafts from local craft vendors at more than 60 different booths located along the 900 block of Baxter Ave. Yes, that means that Baxter Ave is actually closed to vehicles, so if you’re driving that day, plan your route accordingly.
That’s right, no all-day festival is complete without some live music. Two very talented and energetic bands are scheduled to play at Highlands Fest this year. The festival begins at 1:00 pm, but the live music won’t start until 4:00 pm. Leading off the live jams will be Zach Longoria Project at 4:00. The Zach Longoria Project brings you “Kentucky Fried Soul, a smooth blend of Bourbon and R&B”. Closing out the evening will be Willow Creek at 8:00 pm, bringing you all your favorite “new” country jams. It appears that the stage will be setup next to the Outlook Inn this year.
Bring the kids, bring the dogs, come out and meet the neighbors! We have a very unique neighborhood with tons of culture, and all sorts of awesome people. Highlands Fest 2014 is just another great way to get acquainted with your neighbors and the awesomeness that happens in the Highlands. It’s also a great way to introduce people to one of the sweetest neighborhoods in Louisville!
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