600 block of South Fourth Street
Free; 4-10 p.m.
One of this city’s best assets is its unique neighborhoods, and nothing will spark righteous indignation quite like having to defend one’s beloved turf: “Germantown isn’t dirty, it’s gritty.” “Panera did not mark the downfall of the Highlands.” “There’s more to the South End than Vietnam Kitchen.” Rather than spar over whose nabe reigns supreme, let’s celebrate all of Louisville’s eclectic nooks and crannies at the Grassroots Gala (a fancy name for a kick-ass block party). Sponsored by the Center for Neighborhoods, the event will feature food trucks, neighborhood association booths, “Keep Louisville Weird” raffles and live music, with the legendary King Kong headlining. There will also be a “Down and Dirty” activity area for kids and a beer garden for the grown-ups. Cheers, neighbors! —Sarah Kelley