The Gaslight Festival began in 1969 as a small street party; today it’s one of the largest festivals in the region and is a top 20 festival in the southeast United States, drawing up to 200,000 people annually. That’s a big street party.
The 2014 Gaslight Festival promises more neighborhood fun as the main drag in Jeffersontown closes beginning Sunday, Sept. 14, for a family-friendly celebration.
Not your ordinary weekend festival, Gaslight actually runs a full week, through Sunday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by the Jeffersontown Chamber of Commerce, the festival now sports a motorcycle rally, car show, golf scramble, poker rally, 5K run/walk, parade, balloon glow, children’s playground, live entertainment and more than 150 arts, crafts and commercial booths.
Heck, there’s even a pipe smoking contest, which is the longest-running event at Gaslight.
Entry to the festival is free. Pets are not permitted.