Monday, June 29, 2015

Shelby County Month in Preview- July

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There's so much to do in Shelby County in July! Check out our list of fun, family friendly activities!

Regal Shelbyville Stadium 8

Summer Reading Program
Shelby County Public Library
Registration June 1-July 13
Schedule of events

Finchville Daylily Daze
Finchville Daylily Garden
July 3 & 4, 10am-5pm

Spark for the Park
Stone's Throw Farm (Shelbyville)
July 11, 3pm
Petting zoo, inflatables, games, food, auction, outdoor movie/popcorn
*Help raise money for the new playground at Clear Creek Park!

Lowe's Build and Grow
July 11, 10am
Black Widow's Sky Cycle

Lake Shelby Fish Fry
July 17, 5-7:30

Gallrein Farm Sweet Corn Festival
July 18, 11am-5pm
Corn, music, games, Mighty Titans obstacle course, & more!

Car Show (to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters)
Arby's (Shelbyville)
July 18, 11am-5pm
$5 registration (pay on site)
50/50, door prizes, corn hole, bake sale, & more!

Mounted Games
Red Orchard Park
July 19

Mini Links for Little
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
July 23, 4-9pm

Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee
Main Street, Shelbyville
July 25, 5-10pm
Car Cruise (5pm), Ice cream eating contest (6pm), JD Shelburne concert (7pm)

Lowe's Build and Grow
July 25, 10am

Back to School, Back to Work (Sponsored by Kelly Services)
Serenity Center (98 7th Street, Shelbyville)
July 26, 3-5pm
Free school supplies for kids K-5, activities, snacks, Froggy Radio, job opportunity info

Shelby County Horse Show
Shelby County Fairgrounds
July 29, 30, 31, and August 1

Shelby County Farmer's Market
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Saturday 8-12, Wednesday 3-6pm

Live Music 
Talon Winery
Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 4-7pm

Shop, Bop, and Island Hop!
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Tuesdays in July, 6-9pm
(July 7-August 4)

Check out Mulberry Orchard this month!
Let the kids play on their FREE playground!
They are opened Wed-Sat 9-6, Sun 1-5.

8 Great Weeks of Summer! Don't forget to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana by eating at Arby's this summer! Help them fund matches right here in Shelby County through this fundraiser. Donate $1 and get $1 off coupon!

*This list will be updated regularly. If you know of any events please email
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

House of Boom in Middletown

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Source: House of Boom
Get ready for some real family fun! 

House of Boom, a trampoline park, recently opened in Middletown. It's near the Gene Snyder Freeway, which is not far from Shelby County. There are over 60 trampolines lining the floor, and even some angled wall trampolines! They have an area for dodge ball, basketball, obstacle course areas, foam block pits, and even a special area for children 6 and under! There is something for every member of your family. They also have an upstairs viewing area, complete with couches, bar stools, and large televisions. My family and I had so much fun. We can't wait to go back!

1 hour flight ticket $12
2 hour flight ticket $20
*Children 6 and under are $8 for 1 hour, $15 for 2 hours
*Children under 2 are free with adult ticket purchase
Tickets can be purchased online in advance to reserve your spot. More info here.

Kid Jump- Every Monday through Saturday from 9am-10am is Kid Jump. Kids 6 and under can jump for $8 and the accompanying adult jumps FREE!

Family Night- Every Monday from 6pm-9pm is Family Night. The whole family can jump for $35! What a deal!

Club Boom (15 years old and up)- Every Friday and Saturday night from 9pm-12am the lights go out and the lasers are turned on. Price is $12/hour.

More fun activities can be found here. They also host birthday parties and other group events!

Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm
Friday-Saturday 9am-12am
Closed Sunday

For more info call 502-509-3457 or email You can also follow them on Facebook!

Happy jumping!
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Music in Shelby County!

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Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs
Presented by Kroger
June 21. Advance tickets just $8

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Shelby County Life Magazine is sponsoring a concert at the Shelby County Fair this Saturday, June 20, at 8pm. New Breed will perform at the Shelby County Fair Pavilion. Concert is free with fair admission ($5 before 4pm, $10 after 4pm).

The band Better Daze will perform at Shake the Lake on July 4. The event at Clear Creek Amphitheater will start around 5:30, but the music will begin around 7. The head of the band is Danny Finnell, from Shelbyville.

There will also be music July 4th at Simpsonville's Red, White, and Boom festival.

Simponsville has a new Summer Permforming Arts Series that starts July 4. The series will showcase local and regional talent at Wiche Park (7026 Shelbyville Road). The series will continue throughout the summer. See the list of musicians, dates, and times here!

The Waddy Summer Concert Series at Waddy Baptist Church will be July 10, August 7, and September 4 at the church picnic shelter. This is a free event that begins at 7pm. Get your singing voices ready because the second part of each concert will be open to anyone who wants to perform on stage (bring your own instrument). For more info call 502-513-8100.

5th Annual Rob Fest will be July 17 and 18 at the Clear Creek Amphitheater (Shelbyville). Cost is $5 (children under 12 free). Live music, food, silent auction, vendors.

The Shelbyville Development Corporation is having a fun Street Party Concert on July 25. The concert will be in Downtown Shelbyville on Main Street at 7pm and feature JD Shelburne! They will have another concert on August 22 and October 3.

All Things Music in Shelbyville will host 6th Street Live on select dates throughout the year. The next one is this Saturday, June 20, at 6:30pm! Powell & Plague 9 will perform.

If you're willing to travel to Louisville, check out this long list of Outdoor Summer Concerts!

If you know of any other music concerts happening this summer please email and we will gladly add them to our list! Thanks!

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Monday, June 15, 2015

4th of July in Shelby County!

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Come celebrate America's independence at one of these great festivals!

1st Annual Park Spark 5K
Hosted by Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Dept.
July 4, Race starts at 8:00am
$20/FAC members, $25/non-members
Participants receive t-shirt, day pass to FAC/pool, and an entry bracelet to "Shake the Lake"

"Shake the Lake"
Shelby County Park's 4th of July Festival
Clear Creek Park Ampitheater
July 4, 5:00-10:30
Inflatables, arts/crafts, face painting, water balloon games, live entertainment, fireworks!
The band Better Daze will perform around 7pm.

Simpsonville's Red, White, and BOOM
Simpsonville Park (108 Old Veechdale Park)
July 4, 4:00-Dusk
Live music, free rides, games, food, fireworks!
Admission FREE

Mt. Eden Festival
Mount Eden Ruritan Club
Parade (10 am), tractor show, baby show, horse show, bounce house, fireworks, and more!
Food and drinks for sale

If you're going to be in Louisville for the holiday, check out  these fun 4th of July events around Louisville!

If you feel like traveling, check out these fun 4th of July events around Kentucky!

Happy 4th of July! 

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

2015 Shelby County Fair

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The 153rd Shelby County Fair is here! There are so many fun activities for everyone in the family to show, car show, livestock, pageants, carnival rides, yummy fair food, and more! It all happens at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville (1513 Midland Trail)!

June 10-13 Horse Show, 7pm-10pm each night
Show will feature Roadster Ponies, Parisians, Saddlebreds, and Hackney Ponies. $5 per person.

June 13 Car Show, 10am-2pm
Event includes DJ, 50/50, cake walk, food/drinks. Cost is $5 per person gate admission.

June 15-20 Carnival Rides, 4H livestock shows, pageants, exhibits, & more!
Admission is $5/person, children 10 and under FREE! Admission on Friday & Saturday after 4pm is $10/person. Rides cost extra!
*The Ky State Fair mascot, Fairbear and Fairabear, will be at the Shelby County Fair on June 19 at 5:30 for meet & greets and photos!

June 18, 19, 20 Tractor Pull events
Shelby County Fair Demo Derby, KTPA Pulling Series, CKAP/Salt River

Check out the complete schedule of events for the 2015 fair!

By: Kimberly

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Project Play Community Day

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is launching a new program called Project Play with a fun event for the entire community! This is a FREE event open to everyone! Come learn about Project Play and have lots of FUN with your family!

Project Play Community Day 
Sunday, June 28
Simpsonville Park (108 Old Veechdale Road, Simpsonville)

  • Fly kites (FREE kite to first 50 kids)
  • Football & Soccer Challenges
  • Bounce House
  • Corn Hole
  • Tug-of-war and sack races
  • Hula Hoop and jump rope play

Tell your friends, invite your family, bring the neighbors! Hope to see everyone there!
More info on the Facebook event page!

Donations encouraged
Snacks and drinks available for purchase - 100% supports BBBS in Shelby County.

Sponsored by &

By: Kimberly
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Best Places for Birthday Parties in Shelby County

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Sponsored by:
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Mulberry Orchard- This family farm in Shelbyville is the perfect place to have an outdoor birthday party. A $50 fee includes a portion of the covered pavilion with picnic tables. Guests can play on the large play area that includes a slide, swings, large tires, and a tunnel. In the Fall, your party could also include a hayride to the pumpkin patch and fun in the corn maze. In the off season and cooler months, you can rent out the market area. Outside food is allowed, but Mulberry Orchard has wonderful food and dessert catering options. For more info, contact them here.

Shelby County:
Discovery Gym may discontinue soon because of the growth of the school
Kaleidoscopes Indoor Playground, Inc. 
Alpaca Haven of Kentucky
Clear Creek Park FAC Pool Rental
Shelby County Park Shelters
Shelby County Park Gym Rental
Simpsonville Park Rentals
Walnut Way Farms (Horse Riding)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Paints
Once Upon a Storybook
Bounce Around Family Inflatables
Nichols Knows Fun Inflatables
Derby City DJ Graduation, pool parties, teen parties, etc.

House of Boom
Camp Hi-Ho
The Parklands
Renaissance Fun Park
Awesome Outdoor Products
My Gym
Bricks & Minifigs

If you have a business in Shelby County that would be a good location for a birthday party, you can email to have it added to our list.  You can also email to prominently advertise your business on this post with additional information and a picture. Thanks.

By: Kimberly

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

8 Great Weeks of Summer with Arby's!

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Arby's will begin fundraising on June 1 to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana! The fundraising event will run through July 26. 

It's easy! When you give $1 to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, you get a $1 coupon from Arby's! All of the money raised at the Shelby County Arby's will STAY in Shelby County! 

Last year, the Arby's in Shelbyville raised $10,000! Way to go! Let's see if we can match, or beat, that amount this year!

Join the fundraising event on Facebook to see updates, pictures, and contests that will be posted throughout the summer (hint....take/post pics of you and your pin-up coupon).

Let's help the kids in our community!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Month in Preview- June

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There's so many fun, family events this month.....

$1 Summer Movies
Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June at 10am
Regal Shelbyville Stadium 8

Summer Reading Program
Shelby County Public Library
Registration June 1-July 13
Kick-off Party June 6, 11am-1pm
Schedule of events

Shelby County Community Theater
June 5-7, 12-14

Corpus Christ Music Fest
Corpus Christi Classical Academy, Simpsonville
June 6, 12-8pm
Bounce house, food, games, craft booths
Headliner: New Breed
Free admission!

Strut Your Mutt (to benefit Tyson's Chance)
Lake Shelby
June 6, 1pm
Ice cream social, picture with pet

Shelby County Fair Horse Show
Shelby Count Fairgrounds, Shelbyville
June 10-13

Dabbling in the Arts
Shelby County Extension Homemakers
June 12, 6 to 8pm
"Exploring Water Colors"
$2/person Register at 633-4593

Shelby County Fair Car Show
Shelby County Fair Grounds
June 13, 10am-2pm

Shelby County Relay for Life
Shelby County High School
June 13
Paint the town purple (signs, balloons, banners) now to June 13!

Lowe's Build and Grow
June 13, 10am- Iron Man's Avonjet
June 27, 10am- Captain America Motorcycle

Family Fun Festival
June 13, 10-2pm
Lighthouse Baptist Church, Shelbyville
Games, bounce house, food, live music

Canines & Wine 2015
Shelbyville County Club
June 13, 7pm-12am
Wine, cash bar, silent auction, live music
Tickets & Info here

Shelby County Fair
Shelby Count Fairgrounds, Shelbyville
June 15-20

Lake Shelby Fish Fry
June 19, 5-7:30pm

Big Blake Madness (In honor of Blake)
Spencer County Fairgrounds
June 20, 11am-?
$10 at the gate (all proceeds donated)
Mud bog, bounce house, music, auction, food, water slides, & more!

Daylily Daze
Finchville Daylily Gardens
June 26 & 27, 10am-5pm

Project Play Day
Big Brother Big Sister
June 28, 2-4pm
Simpsonville Park
Bounce house, DJ, corn hole, field games, & more!

Shelby County Farmer's Market
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Every Saturday 8-12
Every Wednesday 3-6pm

Live Music 
Talon Winery
Fridays 6-9pm
Saturdays 4-7pm

Gallrein U-Pick Strawberries

If you know of any other fun, friend, family events in Shelby County, please email and we will gladly add them to our list! Thank you!

Have a wonderful June!
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