There are wonderful charities throughout Kentucky working to help people from all walks of life. Whether through acts of service, participation or simply a financial contribution these charities need YOUR help! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to decide which charity to donate to so we will be compiling a list every month of fun upcoming charity events to help guide you in the right direction.
Cocktails for a Cure
Thursday, May 31 @ Copper & Kings Distillery 6PM
Local bartenders from restaurants across the city will come together to compete in a cocktail competition to support the fight against cancer. We will also be highlighting local American Cancer Society funded researchers, our Road to Recovery program, and our Cancer Action Network. Anyone over 21 years of age is welcome! Check out the Facebook event page for ticket information.
Denim & Diamonds Gala
Friday, June 1 @ Historic Locust Grove 6PM
Attendees will sample a variety of bourbon and whiskeys while participating in our silent/live auctions and dancing the night away. The Denim & Diamonds Gala celebrates the work and compassion of all who serve the Parkinson’s community. We hope you will consider celebrating with our supporters who are local businesses, area doctors, specialists, and families who are impacted by this disease. Visit the Facebook event page for more info.
Possum Ridge Boat Ramp Cleanup
Saturday, June 2 @ Taylorsville Lake State Park 8AM
The Friends of Taylorsville Lake State Park will be cleaning up the Possum Ridge Boat ramp in preparation of the annual Taylorsville Lake Paddle Battle Weekend. Click here for more info.
Saturday, June 9 @ Louisville Zoo 6PM
As the largest annual fund-raising event benefiting the Louisville Zoo, adults will enjoy a night at the Zoo all to themselves! Guests can expect the opportunity to be up close with some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors while also enjoying hors d’oeuvres, a gourmet sit-down dinner, themed cocktails, a silent auction, animal adoptions, live auction and music entertainment. Click here for tickets.
Waggin’ Trail Festival
Sunday, June 10 @ Louisville Water Tower Park 2PM
Join thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions for a fun-filled community walk and fundraiser. Enjoy animal booths, food and beverage vendors, and music. Fun and PAWsome activities throughout the day will keep your family and pets entertained! Visit www.kyhumane.org or call (502) 515-3147 for more information.
Kickballin’ for Kids
Saturday, June 16 @ Louisville Water Tower Park 2PM
The National Kickball Association and Norton Children’s Hospital have partnered for this event filled with food, music, and of course kickball. Click here to register or donate.
Bourbon & Band Aids
Thursday, June 21 @ The Olmsted 6:30PM
Event includes bourbon tastings, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. All proceeds benefit Supplies Over Seas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that meets critical health care needs in developing countries around the world by recovering and redistributing surplus medical supplies and equipment that would otherwise go into our local landfills. Check out their Facebook event for more information.
Saturday, June 23 @ EP “Tom” Sawyer State Park 8AM
Join USA Cares for a patriotic run in celebration of our nation’s independence and in honor of our heroes! The USA Cares patriotic 3K/5K run is a chip timed race with water stations along the route. Grab your friends and coworkers and race proudly in knowing all proceeds from the race will benefit military families in crisis. All fitness levels are welcome. Pets are prohibited from this event, with the exception of service dogs. For more information, please contact Gwen Brashear at 270-872-4422, ext. 128 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian’s War Concert
Saturday, June 23&24 @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall
The goal of the 2ND ANNUAL BRIAN’S WAR BENEFIT CONCERT is to raise funds and help bring awareness to the modern day plague of heroin and opioid addiction, in memory of Brian Karaglanis. For ticket information and a lineup of the bands visit the Facebook event page.