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George Bangs

Young Dubliner Dominator
Congratulations to George Bangs, aspiring graphic designer and this year’s Monarch High School Street Faire Poster Contest winner. The top 25 posters, including Georges, are currently on display at the Library. Meet some of the artists at the Opening: June 7, 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

Dog of the Month

Downtown Dog
of the Month

Meet Edgar, greeter and unofficial therapy dog at N2Physical Therapy. The Great Dane puppy is known around town for his gentleness with children and his love of a good butt scratch. You can often find Edgar hanging out at Vics Espresso. Make sure to say hello—butt scratch optional.

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Taste of Louisville is June 1
Get more information here.

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Louisville Farmers Market Kicks Off June 1
Your favorite Colorado farms are back at the market with delicious fruits, veggies, eggs and meats, from organic to all natural and pesticide free. And get ready for LOUISPALOOZA featuring Esther Sparks and the Whisky Remedy, Sound Rabbit, Highway 50 and Low Flying Knobs.

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Tenth Anniversary Brew
Gravity Brewing has put the finishing touches on their Orange Blossom Saison, the official beer of the Street Faire Tenth Anniversary. OBS is perfect for an evening at the Faire or the brand new Gravity Beer Garden. Ahhh, summer.

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Louisville Downtown Street Faire

The 10th Anniversary Street Faire

June 14 – August 16
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Street Faire at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. We feel privileged and grateful to be able to bring you this amazing event year after year. But you know, we could never do it without all of you. From volunteers, to vendors, to sponsors, to volunteers, to the great musicians, to volunteers, to volunteers, we love you all and greatly appreciate your hard work in making the Louisville Street Faire truly one of the most recognized and best community events in the State.

So Lets Get this Party Started! The Faire kicks off on June 14 with C.J Chenier. We’ve got an awesome lineup of rockin’ coolness, from Richie Furay to Dickey Betts, so check the website for a complete list of bands and dates. Thanks to Gravity Brewing for cooking up our tasty 10th Anniversary Ale, on tap at the Faire all summer long (or ’til it runs out).

Man Your Own Station

The City is looking for a few volunteers to help make a great event even better. This year the City is joining forces with the Downtown Business Association to make the Street Faire zero waste. By volunteering you help your community, reduce our impact on the environment, and all the while you get to listen to the awesome music, see your friends and neighbors, and have a great time on a Friday night. What could be better?

Volunteers are needed for four-hour shifts each of the nine nights of the Street Faire to man the zero waste stations and chat with attendees about zero waste. Pick the band you want to hear and sign up to help.

To sign up as a volunteer or to get more information, please send an e-mail to or call 303.335.4536.

Louisville Art Association
National Juried Photography Show

801 Grant St
June 1 – 9

Celebrating its 22nd year, the show will feature over 100 pieces from 75 photographers selected from entries that came from 31 US states and three foreign countries. This show is a point of pride for Louisville as it has come to be recognized as one of the most respected photography shows in the United States. Dan Ballard, the Juror, is a National Geographic Photographer cited for much of his work. A special Business Coffee will be held on June 7 at 8:30 am for members of the business community. Show sponsors are the Louisville Art Association, City of Louisville and the Science and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Check the website for exact times. For more information visit

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Evenings at Buona Sera Market

Steinbaugh Pavilion
June 4 – October 15
4 pm – 8 pm

Here’s a great way to spend a summer Tuesday evening. This epicurean open air market will feature artisanal food vendors, fruit and vegetable farm stands, art, dance, music, food, wine and friends. Find out more at

First Friday Art Walk

June 7
6 pm – 9 pm

Streetside music by Dana V. Music will be featured again along with all the receptions and events at the galleries and shops. Check out the website for more on featured artists and various activities.

2nd Annual Junque Food Potluck & Art Lovers Lawn Party

Creations Gallery of Fine Arts and Gifts
940 Main St.
June 7
5:30 pm – 9pm

Help Creations celebrate its third year in historic downtown Louisville. Don’t cook. Don’t fuss. Just bring a little extra junque food to share. Live music by Louisville’s Living Easy and Friends. Refreshments provided. Celebrate as part of Louisville’s First Friday Art Walk. Art show and artist reception inside the gallery.

Louisville Wellness Center

Louisville Wellness Center Youth Holistic Wellness Series:
Our Girls’ Healthy Bodies

Sangha Studios
917 Front St.
June 11
2pm – 3:30 pm

This is a 6-week program for pre-teen girls (11-13 years old) to explore what wellness means to them. The program will use the expressive arts to learn about nutrition, positive body image, mindfulness and more. Cost is $140 which includes 3 individual coaching sessions.

Yoga Junction
Yoga in the Park

Memory Square Park
Every Wednesday starting June 19
7 pm – 8 pm

Enjoy yoga at dusk with this 8-week summer series for only $5 per class. Yoga in the Park is also sponsored by Louisville Wellness Center, Louisville Cyclery, Stonewear Designs, Paul’s Coffee & Tea, Achtermann Chiropractic & Massage, Lucky Pie, Human Movement, Sunshine & Rain, and Empower Shakti. More information at

Julie Hoehing

Buffs and Downtown Louisville Unite for One of Our Own

Omni Interlocken Resort
June 23
8:30 am

Join in the first annual Celebrity Buffs4Life 5K & 3K Family Fun Run to benefit Downtown Louisville resident and business owner, Julie Hoehing. Julie played basketball at CU (’80-’84) and was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is undergoing treatment. The Buffs4Life Foundation will match all proceeds from the Fun Run to benefit Julie and her family.

Louisville Public Library Programs

Louisville Public Library
951 Main St.
As always check the website for complete details.

Adult Summer Reading Program:
Mining Words From Local Authors
Library Meeting Room
June 2 & 23
1:30 – 4:30 pm

Do you have an interest in publishing a book? Want to support our talented local authors? Meet Colorado residents who have recently published their books. The authors will have an opportunity to share their tales of writing, publishing their books, or share the stories that led them to becoming authors. The featured books will be available for purchase from the authors. Check the website for a list of authors for both June dates.

Adult Summer Reading:
Water Wisely
Library Meeting Room
June 19
6:30 – 8pm

Joel Reich, Horticulture Extension Agent for Colorado State University, will present an informal conversation about maintaining healthy trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns, while conserving our precious water. Joel will provide helpful tips and techniques and will allow plenty of time to answer specific questions about water and your landscape.

Kickoff Event for All Summer Reading:
Digging in the Dirt
Library Meeting Room
June 15
10 am – Noon

All ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on program presented by Dr. Cathy Regan of the University of Colorado Museum. Much of what is done at the Museum starts with digging in the dirt. Explore and share some of the techniques and collections:

  • Archaeology—Dig up ancient southwestern potsherds to discover how much insight we gain into people’s lives from a single broken piece of pottery.
  • Paleontology—Search for real fossils in material dug up by ants in Wyoming.
  • Animal adaptations for living in the dirt. Look at real museum specimens up close to learn about what it takes to excavate and live underground.

Louisville Historical Museum
Museum Brown Bag: Bert Niehoff & Baseball
Library Meeting Room
June 6
12 – 1 pm

Jesse DeGraw, Sports Supervisor for the City of Louisville, will talk about Louisville’s own Bert Niehoff, his long career in baseball, and some of the ways in which baseball has changed in the past 100 years. Bring your lunch and enjoy the discussion!

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The Sonic Boom Race

Lucky Pie
June 29
Starting time: 7:45 am

Join the fun as once again The Sonic Boom Race, brought to you by Lucky Pie Pizza & Taphouse, comes back Downtown. This year The Sonic Boom Race was selected as the Colorado Masters State Championship criterium race. Come watch as Colorado’s best cyclists race up Main Street and around Memory Square Park. The racecourse will start and finish at Main Street and Walnut heading north. It follows a path through the residential streets west of downtown. A highlight of the day is the Sonic Boom Kid’s Bike Race, which is FREE to all kids 9 and under. All kid participants receive a free ice cream cone and ribbon, sponsored by Sweet Cow and All-West Trophies. More race details at

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