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Councilman David James Announces The 6th Annual Old Louisville Springfest Gets Underway Next Weekend

Councilman David James (D-6), the Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood Association and the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council are getting ready for a big weekend with the return of the 6th Annual Old Louisville Springfest.

The traditional weekend festival that has brought anywhere from 7,000 to 10,000 visitors to the area in the month of May has some important news; it’s expanding this year to Sunday.

“It is the time of year where Old Louisville welcomes everyone to come out and enjoy springtime and warmer weather, this is a chance for everyone to come to Old Louisville and enjoy the uniqueness of this area and at the same time have a little springtime fun,” says James.”

The 6th Annual old Louisville Springfest will be held this year on Friday, May 19th through Sunday May 21st. The 1200 to 1330 block of First Street and East and West block of Ormsby Avenue are the center point of Springfest’s music and entertainment.

“The purpose of Springfest is to celebrate all things “Old Louisville” and “local”…. and to raise much needed funds for neighborhood projects (e.g. the private sidewalk cleaning service, beautification projects, neighborhood banners, maintenance of Fort George, restoration of Toonerville Trolley Park, etc).  This year, we welcome an exciting mix of 100+ vendors and artists, food trucks, live music and… new to Springfest… classic and hot rod cars on Saturday and Sunday!   A HUGE “thank you” to our amazing sponsors, planning committee and volunteers!” says Dan Mason, Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood Association President and Co-Chair of the Old Louisville Springfest.

“Another great opportunity to showcase what’s great about Old Louisville, It’s a fun time.  Thanks to Dan Mason and the Committee. Thanks Councilman James for his continued support,” says Howard Rosenburg, Chair of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council.

Springfest’s Hours for 2017:    

  • Friday, May 19th (4pm-9pm)
  • Saturday, May 20th (10am-9pm)
    • SpringFest kicks off at 10 am and rocks / eats / shops until 9:00 pm!
    • The Kosair KidZone will be open from noon until 6:00 pm.
  • Sunday, May 21st (Noon-6pm)

In Lightening, one of the hottest and most creative bands on the local scene will perform on Saturday night from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

“Old Louisville is the perfect place to enjoy the weekend and a great setting to enjoy Springfest,” says James. “And if it has been awhile since you have come down to this area, this is the perfect time to come visit us.”

For more information about Springfest 2017, contact Councilman James’ office at 574-1106.

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