Kentuckiana Pride Festival | 502 Black Business Week | Father's Day

Hello from the features team! This is Features Editor Kathryn Gregory and woah, is it hot this week. Summer is basically here and the temperatures in Louisville are no joke.

If you're looking to stay cool (aren't we all!), start with food writer Dahlia Ghabour's list of 20+ ice cream places around town to try. From Philadelphia Water Ice to epic milkshakes, there's something for everyone's sweet tooth.

Let's dive right in and talk about all the fun things happening in Louisville this week, if the heat hasn't dampened your spirit:

Rich Hennessy
Rich Hennessy

Kentuckiana Pride Festival — The annual Kentuckiana Pride Parade and Festival is back this Saturday. And there's no shortage of fun things to do at the annual Pride Month event. Features writer Kirby Adams has everything you need to know about the LGBTQIA+ event, and trending reporter Rae Johnson had the chance to interview Rich Hennessy, who will perform at the festival.

502 Black Business Week —  Beginning June 19, which conincides with Juneteenth, customers are encouraged to participate in 502 Black Business Week. Features intern Genesis Malone has the scoop on where shoppers can find discounts and special offers at more than 100 Black-owned businesses in the Louisville-area.

Tiandra Robinson is the founder of T. Marie Consulting and 502 Black Business Week.
Tiandra Robinson is the founder of T. Marie Consulting and 502 Black Business Week.

Race for Justice —  The Future Ancestors, a student-led group created by Waggener High School students, will host the "Race for Justice," a team relay race, on June 18 geared toward the continued need for justice for Breonna Taylor. Intern Genesis Malone explains what motivated this group of students to take a stand.

Don't forget Father's Day — This special day to celebrate Dad is right around the corner (it's Sunday!) and if you're still looking for some last-minute gift inspiration, features writer Kirby Adams has some tips for you, including how you can rent a Porsche for a day.

'Color My World with Love' —  If hanging out outside in this heat isn't your idea of fun, why not cuddle up inside with the air conditioning and catch Louisville native David DeSanctis in the feature film "Color My World with Love," which is showing on The Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel. The film tells the story of a talented young artist with Down syndrome who falls in love with  another person with Down syndrome, played by DeSanctis, who meet at a cooking class.

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Stay cool out there!

— Kathryn Gregory

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Kentuckiana Pride Festival | 502 Black Business Week | Father's Day