WorldFest on the Belvedere

The annual WorldFest took place on the Belvedere over the Labor Day weekend and, as per normal during WorldFest time, it was about as hot as it gets the entire weekend. Misty and I waited until Monday to visit, hoping one of those days wouldn’t hit 90. Continue reading “WorldFest on the Belvedere”

Another Glimmer with Emma

When it comes to creating traditions, it’s a lot of fun when you do it with littles ones. About three years ago, we started going with Emma to the Kentucky Derby Festival Balloon Glimmer at Waterfront Park in Fest-A-Ville. I wrote a sneak peak last week after the Glimmer, but here are the others photos I took, starting with Emma herself. Continue reading “Another Glimmer with Emma”

The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Is Off and Glimmering

This past Thursday night, the family got together and headed for Fest-A-Ville kind of on a whim. Misty talked to her BFF Becky who said she wanted to take her daughter, my play-neice, Emma to see the Balloon Glimmer. The Glimmer is a scaled down version of the Great Balloon Glow Continue reading “The 2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Is Off and Glimmering”

A look back at the Waterfront Independence Festival


A few weeks ago, when I was sharing tips on how to take great fireworks photos, I also lamented the loss of the Waterfront Independence Festival that used to occur every July 4th on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park. Continue reading “A look back at the Waterfront Independence Festival”

How to take fireworks photos you want to show off

Thunder Over Louisville-6

When you’re capturing photos of fireworks, it’s both hard and easy and it all depends on a little technique. Right up front I will say that the fireworks setting on certain point and shoot cameras won’t work. Continue reading “How to take fireworks photos you want to show off”

Celebrating NuLu

NuLu Fest by Tim Girton

On Saturday, my daughter Talia and I took in the sights and sounds of NuLu Fest on East Market Street, the revitalized artistic area of downtown Louisville. Continue reading “Celebrating NuLu”

Another zombie attack in the Highlands

9th Annual Louisville Zombie Attack by Tim Girton

For the 9th year in a row, the Highlands hosted the Louisville Zombie Attack, the world’s largest zombie walk. It’s an incredible sight to see an estimated 20,000 participants decked out in various stages of zombificaion. Continue reading “Another zombie attack in the Highlands”

Louisville’s parade of Pride

2013 Pride Parade by Tim Girton

The Kentuckiana Pride Foundation kicked off the Kentuckiana Pride Festival last night with their annual Pride Parade along Main Street leading to the Belvedere where the Festival takes place this week. The LGBTQ community as well as straight people came out to support and watch the antics of parade participants as well as the crowd, who tried to be equally entertaining. Continue reading “Louisville’s parade of Pride”

Candy Canes and Cocktails with the Junior League of Louisville

Two of my former co-workers, Jenny Goodman and Sarah Neff, participated in the fun.
Two of my former co-workers, Jenny Goodman and Sarah Neff, participated in the fun.

I always look for a reason to go to the Mellwood Arts Center because it’s one of the coolest places in town. They used to “process” pigs Continue reading “Candy Canes and Cocktails with the Junior League of Louisville”