Bardstown Mainstreet Program

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upcoming events


The 12th Day of Christmas
Friday December 12, 2014

Fill your heart with Joy and your hands with gifts for all.
Enjoy refreshments, music and treats in downtown Bardstown!
Participating shops open until 9pm

Moonlight Madness Sale
Friday January 2, 2015
Downtown Bardstown
Participating Shops Open Until 11pm

The Easter Bunny visits Downtown Bardstown
April 4th & 11th, 2015
Paint Easter Eggs at FABS "Fine Arts Bardstown Society"

Third on Third
Friday & Saturday
May 2015
Enjoy music on our downtown streets, delicious food and shopping.

The Stephen Foster Festival
Downtown Bardstown presents- Doo Dah Days
June 2015
Welcome Ceremony, see the cast of The Stephen Foster Story perform at the Bardstown Visitor's center

Third on Third
Friday & Saturday
June 2015

The Bourbon City Street Concert
July 2015
A free event that opens up the first block of North Third Street for everyone to bring their chairs and enjoy live music throughout the streets of downtown Bardstown.
Several talented bands join us to celebrate a fun summer concert. 7pm-12am, for more information 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877.

Third on Third
July 17th-18th, 2015
We kick off this weekend with the Moonlight Madness Sale Friday, July 18, 2014, 7pm-11pm
Moonlight Madness only happens two times a year, find tons of bargains. For many shoppers this event has become a tradition!
Enjoy sidewalk sales the rest of the weekend, music on our downtown streets, delicious food and shopping on this very special weekend.

Third on Third
Friday & Saturday
August 14th & 15th, 2015
Enjoy music on our downtown streets, delicious food and shopping

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival
Tuesday-Sunday - September 2015
Bourbon Clues Scavenger Hunt- Downtown Bardstown

Annual Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair
Saturday & Sunday October, 2015
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-5pm
Downtown Streets (4th-5th-Flaget Ave-Xavier Drive)

Bardstown Craft Beer Festival
Saturday October, 2015
The Farmers Market Pavilion

Trick or Treating Downtown
Friday October 2015
Participating Downtown Stores

Holiday Preview
November, 13-14, 2015
Participating Downtown Stores

PNC Bank's Annual Light Up Bardstown
Friday November 28, 2014
5:30 FABS Fun Christmas Corner- Tons of Activities and Goodies for the Kid's! 
Take a Picture with the 9ft Christmas Toy Soldiers or in a Stand-Up Gingerbread House Cut Out!
Free Balloons!
Available for Purchase: Hot Chocolate, Cookies, Cupcakes, Pumkin Rolls, Rice Crispy Treats, and Face Painting!
6pm- Light-Up Starts with a Special Jolly Old Fellow Dressed In Red Ready to Help the Mayor and the Judge Hit the Town Light Switch!
Welcome Center Plaza on the Court Square
Small Business Saturday
Saturday November 29, 2014
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before.





about our mainstreet program

Our Mainstreet Program was organized to help revitalize downtown Bardstown and is appropriately tailored to meet our community’s local resources, conditions and needs. Because it is a locally driven program, all initiative stems from the local community.more