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Councilwoman Shanklin Invites The Community To Come Out And Enjoy Newburg Days

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The people of Newburg are getting ready to once again host their own special homecoming of welcoming back old friends and celebrate the unity and pride of one of Metro Louisville’s well established neighborhoods.

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces “Newburg Days” will get underway on Friday, August 31st, Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd.

“Newburg is ready to celebrate the things that make it a very special community. We like to think of the weekend as part of an old fashion family get together that is filled with events of fun and music,” says Shanklin. “It is a time to welcome back old friends who have moved on to other areas and at the same time it gives all of us a chance to catch up on what’s going on in our neighborhood.”

“Newburg Days” kicks off on Friday with rides and music in Petersburg/Newburg Park.

On Saturday, there is a Community Breakfast in Petersburg Park. The event is well known for its community parade which begins at 12:00pm and continues throughout many local streets in the Newburg area.

This year, the Battle of the Bands contest is back.

On Sunday, a community worship service and gospel festival will highlight the last day of the event.

Here is the schedule of events for Newburg Days

  • Friday
    • Vendor/food booths & Carnival Rides (6:00 P.M. start time)
  • Saturday
    • Community Breakfast 9:30 A.M. – in the park
    • Community Parade – 11:30 A.M. (line-up time) start time 12:00pm
    • Battle of the Bands – 1:00pm
    • Live Music – 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    • Vendor/Food Booths/Carnival Rides – All Day
  • Sunday
    • Senior Lunch Community Baptist Church 1:30pm
    • Gospel Festival – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    • Vendor/Food Booths/Carnival Rides – All Day  

Louisville Metro Parks is once again coordinating all festival events. There are also many community volunteers and organizations who will come out to help with various activities.

Petersburg Park is located at the corner of East Indian Trail and Petersburg Road. All events are centered around Petersburg Park.

“So I invite everyone to come out and see what many of us already know: Newburg is a wonderful place to live and this is just an old fashion community get together,” says Shanklin.

For more information about “Newburg Days”, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s Office at 574-1102.

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