Councilwoman Shanklin invites the community to come out and enjoy Newburg Days Festival

August 27, 2019

Louisville – The people of Newburg are getting ready to once again host their own special homecoming of welcoming back old friends and celebrate the unity and pride of one of Metro Louisville’s well-established neighborhoods.

Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) announces “Newburg Days Festival” will get underway on Friday, August 30th, Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st.

“Newburg is ready to celebrate the things that make it a very special community. We like to think of the weekend as part of an old fashion family get together that is filled with events of fun and music,” says Shanklin. “It is a time to welcome back old friends who have moved on to other areas and at the same time it gives all of us a chance to catch up on what’s going on in our neighborhood.”    

“Newburg Days” kicks off on Friday with rides and music in Petersburg/Newburg Park.

On Saturday, there is a Community Breakfast in Petersburg Park. The event is well known for its community parade which begins at 12:00pm and continues throughout many local streets in the Newburg area.

This year, there will be a basketball tournament and Seniors Activity Tent.       

On Sunday, a community worship service and gospel festival will highlight the last day of the event.

Here is the schedule of events for Newburg Days:ere Here



Vendor/food booths & Carnival Rides (6:00 P.M. start time)

Basketball Tournament Signups at the Basketball Courts



Community Breakfast 9:30 A.M. – in the park

Community Parade – 11:30 A.M. (line-up time) start time 12:00pm

Basketball Tournament – 1:00pm

Senior Citizens Activity Tent – 1:45pm

Live Music – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Vendor/Food Booths/Carnival Rides – All Day



Worship Services in the park – 11:00am

Senior Lunch Community Baptist Church 1:30pm

Basketball Tournament Championship Games - TBA

Gospel Festival – 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Vendor/Food Booths/Carnival Rides – All Day


Louisville Metro Parks is once again coordinating all festival events. There are also many community volunteers and organizations who will come out to help with various activities.

Petersburg Park is located at the corner of East Indian Trail and Petersburg Road. All events are centered around Petersburg Park.

“So, I invite everyone to come out and see what many of us already know: Newburg is a wonderful place to live and this is just an old fashion community get together,” says Shanklin.

For more information about “Newburg Days”, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s Office at 574-1102.