Lebowski Fest 2019: The Only Festival In The World Dedicated To The Big Lebowski The Lebowski Fest is a crazy travelling festival dedicated to celebrating the Coen Brothers’ cult movie, The Big Lebowski. There is simply no other festival in the world like it, and it takes place in different cities around the United States. […]Lebowski Fest 2019 911 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY 40209, USA Louisville Kentucky United States
The Lebowski Fest is a crazy travelling festival dedicated to celebrating the Coen Brothers’ cult movie, The Big Lebowski. There is simply no other festival in the world like it, and it takes place in different cities around the United States. The two-day gathering features a Movie Party and a Bowling Party. During the movie party, fans, known as Achievers, rock out to bands and watch the film for the 352nd time (but who’s counting?). The bowling party, on the other hand, includes an insane costume contest, exciting trivia games, and unlimited bowling. The beverage of choice for the event is no other than a White Russian, of course; the Dude’s drink of choice made from coffee liqueur, vodka, and light cream.
The first-ever Festival was held in October 2002 at Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, it’s been held in more than 30 cities including New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, and even London. If you’re lucky, catch The Dude himself when he makes appearances at the event, as well as other Hollywood bigwigs such as Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, and Julianne Moore among others. The same goes for music, and this year, Howell Dawdy, King Kong, Murder by Death, and live tributes to the movie soundtrack will be featured.
This festival was created especially for the fans, by the fans, and by the looks of it the Achievers only continue to grow in number, which means that this festival gets even crazier each year! There will be tons of awesome merch to take home to, so make your way to the festival, dude.
The 18th annual Lebowski Fest will be held at Louisville, Kentucky. Back where it all started! Make sure to be at the pre-party on July 19th, which will be held at Against The Grain Brewery and Smokehouse on 401 E Main Street. The Movie Party on July 20th will be held at Executive Lawn on 911 Phillips Lane from 6PM onwards. The Bowling Party and the after party on July 21st will be held at Executive Strike & Spare at 911 Phillips Lane too, from 8PM to 2:30AM.
Navigating and getting around Louisville is easy. For the festival, the most efficient way to get around is to hire a taxi or a ridesharing service such as Uber. Car rentals and shuttle services are available too. For public transport, there’s the TARC bus line which takes you throughout the metro at low prices.
Biking has become an increasingly popular way of getting around Louisville. The bike program is still in its infancy stage, but visitors can find bike racks in every TARC bus.
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Come for the bourbon, but stay for the craft beer. Louisville’s lineup of homegrown boozy delights is among the best in the country, because the locals know their alcohol and they take pride in producing excellent drinks. Pick your poison and check out all the cocktail bars, whiskey collections, and microbreweries throughout the city. Make sure to check out the Urban Bourbon Trail, where most bars specializing in bourbon are found. They also offer awesome info on all things bourbon and sell kick ass merch.
Pack an appetite too, because Louisville is home to crazy talented chefs. From fine dining to pub grub, everything they make here is just delicious. And leave room in your luggage for the incredible shopping. You’ll want to take home some specialty chocolates, handmade goods, and lots of other cool items from independent shops.
The 17th annual Lebowski Fest will be held from July 12 – 13, 2019.
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