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Historic Preservation Building

This month in conjunction with the Historic Preservation Commission, we are featuring:

Thomas House
700 Lincoln Ave

This is a well preserved example of wood frame miner housing. Miner Nicholas Thomas, Jr., whose parents were among Louisville’s early British settlers, built the house circa 1904. The house was owned by the Thomases for over 100 years.

For more information about Louisville’s Historic Preservation Program contact Felicity Selvoski, 303-335-4594,

Trailhead’s New Team Member
We are pleased to welcome John Mulholland to the Trailhead family! John hails from Austin, TX and has just made the move to CO to be our new Registered Client Services Associate.

John will be adding his experience in the finance industry to our Operations team, helping clients with their account services and transactional needs. Beyond great client experience, John gets in touch with his creative side through painting! Pictured here is a collection he painted during a family Easter celebration.

We look forward to all that John will bring to Trailhead, and the CO fun we get to introduce him to! Be sure to say hi to him next time you see him around town.

From the Street Faire Committee:
Huge thank you to all the volunteers, musicians, vendors, and patrons of the 2019 Street Faire! We hope you enjoyed all the free music and fun and look forward to seeing you next year with another great line-up for the summer of 2020.

Be on the LDBA Board!
The Louisville Downtown Business Association is still seeking applicants for our Board of Directors. The Board determines the policy direction of the Association, sponsors events (including the Street Faire, special projects and events, etc.), advocates for Downtown business, initiates and implements Downtown improvement projects (such as the original Main Street patios), produces the Downtown Dialogue and other website/media communications, and anything we and our members feel passionate about. The Board is most interested in candidates who will interface with the Downtown services sector and who will assist with communications, IT and graphics, and can commit to a 3 year term. The Board meets monthly, currently at 8:00 am on the second Thursday of the month. Please send letters of interest and a brief summary of qualifications to Thank you!

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Happy September!

Lazy summer days may be over and everyone’s getting back to the usual grind, but there are still so many great events to spice up September, and it all starts with a Louisville favorite – Fall Festival!

Labor Day Fall Festival Celebration!

Labor Day Weekend
August 31 – September 2
Visit: for all event information

Arguably, one of the best and most beloved annual Louisville tradition! Don’t miss any of the following events:

Saturday, August 31st

  • Bocce Tournament at Memory Square Park at 8:30 am. Call Angelo 720-201-7923 to reserve your spot.
  • Pints in the Park at Community Park from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. Purchase Tickets at
  • National Fine Arts Show open daily until September 8th. This show is sponsored by the Louisville Art Association. For exhibit details, visit
Monday, September 2nd
  • Children’s Pet Parade on Main and Walnut at 9:00 am. Children can participate for FREE and will receive goodie bags, ribbons and more!
  • 84th Annual Labor Day Parade at 10:00am. Winners will be announced at 1:00 pm.
  • Labor Day Fall Festival at Memory Square Park, activities include FREE SWIMMING, balloon twisting, and a free pancake breakfast. There will be food trucks, local art, henna tattoos and more.
  • Homemade Pie Contest at Memory Square at 11:00 am – register your pie at the Huckleberry today!

Pints in the Park

August 31
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Community Park
955 Bella Vista Dr.

Join the Louisville Chamber for their annual Pints in the Park event TODAY, August 31st! Beer tasting is unlimited and everyone receives a souvenir pint glass. Tickets are $30 the day of the event.

September Art Walk Events

First Friday Art Walk
September 6
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Historic Downtown

Bring your friends, family and visitors downtown for a fun night out in Louisville! First Friday Art Walk is a wonderful community event of art, food, wine, and live music! Stroll downtown and visit all the participating galleries, shops, cafes, and other businesses that come together for this monthly event. Have a snack, sip some wine and support local artists and businesses.

Art Show Opening Reception
September 6
6:00 ‒ 9:00 pm
Creative Framing Art Gallery
916 Main St.

Join us for First Friday Art Walk and help us give a warm welcome to our four feature artists Maria Pacca, Jacque Michelle and Raina Hampton which are new to the Gallery, and to returning artist Leslie Gifford. We are certain you'll enjoy the array of arts we have waiting for you! There will be food, wine and live music by Terri Jo Jenkins!

Backyard Chickens
September 6
6:00 ‒ 8:00 pm
Historical Museum
1001 Main St.

The Boulder County Agricultural Heritage Center is bringing chickens to the First Friday Art Walk! In the early 1900s, chickens were necessary sources of food and income for Louisville families. Today, chickens are raised in Louisville for hobby, often as part of the local food movement. Come to the Museum during the First Friday Art Walk to learn about past and present practices for raising backyard chickens, their proper feed and care, and different coop designs.

CenterStage Theatre

Audtions for Disney’s Frozen JR
September 6 4:00 ‒ 8:00 pm and September 7th 10:00 am ‒ 2:00 pm
CenterStage Studios
901 Front St.

CenterStage announces open auditions for actors in 4th to 10th grade for their production of the Disney musical, Frozen JR! Youth new to musical theatre are invited to join a pre-audition workshop on Sunday, September 1st to learn an audition song and meet the director, Arianna Snow. Performance dates scheduled for mid-November. All auditions are by appointment only. Please visit the CenterStage website for more information and to sign up for an audition slot!

Old Friends

Annual Warehouse Sale
September 7th
8:00 am ‒ 3:00 pm
706 Front St.

It’s that time for the Annual Warehouse Sale at Old Friends! Find a bargain and the perfect gift at one of downtown’s favorite gift shops. All items in the parking lot are 50% off and enjoy 15% off almost everything in the store. This is an annual sale not to be missed, so come early to find the best stuff!

The Singing Cook

Knife Sharpening
September 7th
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
728 Main St.

The Singing Cook hosts Knife Sharpening again in the parking lot behind our shop on Sept. 7th. Bring your knives, scissors and garden tools beginning at 10:00 am. No appointment necessary but we do advise coming earlier. For pricing and future dates go to


Private Event Space & Holiday Parties
808 Main St.
Did you know that Zucca offers private event space for meetings or parties? Event space for business meetings and conferences is available daily from 8am-3pm with optional coffee/tea bar or full catering. Having a holiday party? Zucca is now taking private dining room or whole restaurant bookings for holiday parties. For more information call 303-666-6499 or visit

Gravity Brewing

7 Year Anniversary Party!
September 14th
12:00 pm – close
1150 Pine St. Unit B

Join us to celebrate 7 years of craft beer in Louisville, CO! There will be live music at 2:30 pm from The Lionel Young Band and at 6:30 pm from Full Belly, food specials from the Gastronauts, and special beer tappings including collaborations with other Colorado breweries! See you there!

Yoga Junction

Fiesta Flow & End of Summer Celebration!
September 16th
4:30 – 5:45 pm
Yoga Junction & Pica’s

Celebrate the end of summer with a fun Fiesta Flow hosted by Yoga Junction and Pica’s! We’ll start the evening with an all-levels Junction Flow class with Jen at the studio on September 16th, 4:30 – 5:45 pm, and then we’ll head over to Pica’s private patio for a margarita or a non-alcoholic beverage of your choice plus chips and salsa. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of your fellow yogis and to spend a fun evening in Louisville. Advance registration is requested. Class, beverage, and chips and salsa are $20 per person.

Louisville Public Library Offerings

For all scheduled library programs visit

Pine & Main: Can These Four Corners Tell the Story of Louisville?
Museum Brown Bag Presentation
September 5th
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Library Meeting Room

The intersection of Pine & Main is arguably the most important intersection in Louisville. Come view historic photos of the intersection and find out more from Bridget Bacon about how the histories of its four corners touch on virtually every theme and topic from Louisville history.

From Wheat to Pizza
Grades K-1 with caregivers
September 9th
4:00 – 5:30 pm
Library Meeting Room

Join Moxie Bread at the library to learn how wheat becomes pizza. We’ll see wheat turn into flour, then dough, and then we'll head over to Moxie and make our own pizzas! This event is sponsored by Moxie Bread, the Louisville Historical Museum, and the Louisville Public Library. Caregivers must stay with children in the class, as we will walk over to Moxie and end the class there. Registration Required.

Drones: The Future Is Now
Teens & Adults
September 16th
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Library Meeting Room

Looking to learn more about drones, those unmanned aircraft that are seemingly everywhere in the sky (and in the news)? Join Dr. Richard Koehler, an FAA-certified drone pilot, for an illuminating discussion about drones’ different uses, applicable laws and regulations, getting started as a hobbyist, a virtual reality (VR) demo, and more! Registration is

How to Make Your Own Music with Guitar: 5 Steps to Create, Record and Publish Your Own Music
Teens & Adults
September 25th
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Library Meeting Room

Better living through making music – whether you’re a beginner or experienced guitar player, making your own music through songwriting, composition and improvisation is an extraordinary experience and gift. Join us to find how you can create, record and even publish your own music and how you can get started. Registration is requested.

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