Light Up The Night at Lantern Fest

lantern festival 2015 2What are you doing Saturday October 10, 2015?!?! Well whatever it is, it can not be more excited or fun then this, so change your plans now!

The Lantern Festival is hosting a event that will not only make you feel like your in the movie Tangled but give you the opportunity to create great memories with your friends and family with this whimsical, amazing, beautiful experience!

Get your dancing shoes, a blanket and your camera! You may also want to bring some cash for snacks, and parking as parking at this time is not FREE. With your tickets you will get marshmallows to roast and make some yummy s’mores with your friends and family!

Gates open at 1pm and there is plenty to do while you wait for the release at sunset! Music, face painting and balloon artists will be all in attendance to keep you company! Then when the sun starts to set, get ready and release your lantern that you can decorate or write on with all your hopes and dreams! lantern festival 2015

These lanterns are 100% biodegradable and don’t worry, they have volunteers to track down the lanterns after the event to keep from littering.

With your Lantern Pass, you will receive a wristband granting you entrance to the event, a Lantern, a marker, a lighter, and a s’mores kit (with enough supplies to make 4 s’mores).

***NOTE: Kids 3 and under are free, ages 4 to 15 will need to register with a “$5 kids pass”, they will receive entrance to the event as well as a mini flashlight ***

Kentucky Speedway 1 Kentucky Speedway Blvd Sparta, KY 41086

PRICES:

Tickets are $35 for adults now (ages 15 and up) kids passes are just $5. These prices continue to rise as the event gets closer, so the early bird gets the best savings! You can also snag an additional 10% off with this code just for my readers!!! Promo code save10.

So here is your chance to win FREE tickets!! The Lantern Fest generously donated 4 Tickets for me to giveaway to the Cincinnati event! So what are you waiting for, enter below!!

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I received ticket for my family and I to attend Lantern Festival to promote this giveaway and complete a review after our visit. No other compensation was received and as always my opinion is 100% my own.

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Imagination Movers Hits Cincinnati October 3, 2015 + Ticket Giveaway!

** Secure your tickets to rock out with & meet the
Imagination Movers in Cincinnati on October 3, here **

Disney's Imagination Movers Are Stopping In Cincinnati To Party With YOU!

Who doesn’t love a rockin’ good time with some fun movers and shakers breakin’ it down while keeping your kiddos movin’ and groovin’!! We have never had the opportunity to check out their live show, but my girls have loved the Imagination Movers for a very long time! So have you been?!?!

“It’s like the Red Hot Chili Peppers meets Blue Man Group
for kids. Guaranteed shenanigans.”

It doesn’t get much more exhilarating than an Imagination Movers concert! In fact, according to fan reviews on Ticketmaster.com, Imagination Movers ranks as the #1 rated major touring act for families. Seriously, with these guys, confetti cannons, giant smoke rings, enormous balloons and roll after roll of flying toilet paper, how can it not be the event of the year for your family?!?! The only thing imaginably better than partying with the Movers, would be the chance to meet them. Well, guess what Cincinnati, your chance is here! On October 3, the Imagination Movers are bringing their Licensed To Move show to us in Newport, KY (also in Richmond, KY the day following)!!

Disney's Imagination Movers Are Stopping In Cincinnati To Party With YOU! Disney's Imagination Movers Are Stopping In Cincinnati To Party With YOU!

“We couldn’t do what we do without our fans. This tour … is designed for us
to have fun spending time together. It’s basically going to be a party.”
‘Mover Dave’ Poche

The Movers are using this tour to connect with their fans. “We couldn’t do what we do without our fans,” says “Mover Dave” Poche. “This tour … is designed for us to have fun spending time together. It’s basically going to be a party.” During this tour, the Movers are offering more opportunities for unique fan access. Concert tickets will only cost $25 per person. For an additional $25, fans can attend a special meet-and-greet party where they’ll be able to chat with the band, take photos and get autographs. A limited number of fans can even reserve a spot at a special “Friends of the Movers” sound check event in each theater.

The Southgate House Revival
(Newport, KY – directions)

Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 2:00pm

Tickets:
$25 Concert
$50 Concert + Meet & Greet

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But wait, all this gets even better! We have a chance for you to win one of 3 VIP ticket 4 packs!! That’s right! Not one, not two, but THREE lucky readers will score tickets to this incredible family event and get to meet the Movers live and in person! Does it get any better??? Be sure to enter as much as possible to increase your chance of winning. The Imagination Movers’ License To Move concert is a an event your family is sure to talk about for a very long time!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Prize: THREE lucky winners will receive a 4 pack of VIP tickets to the October 3, 2015 performance of the Imagination Movers at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY. Tickets can be picked up at will call prior to the show.
Running Time: This giveaway starts on September 22, 2015 at 12:00am and ends at 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2015.
Winner: A winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter . If we are able to verify the entry (ie, Tweets, FB sharing, etc) the winners will be contacted via email by 11:59pm, September 30 ,2015. The winner has 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not reply within that time, another name will be chosen


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Cincinnati: Kids Get FREE Admission to Newport Aquarium

Shark Walk Newport Aquarium

NEWPORT, Ky. — Newport Aquarium is making a splash this summer with the return of its Summer Family Hours promotion, when up to two children (ages 2-12) receive FREE* admission between 4-7 p.m. with the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket.

This family-favorite offer is available for purchase online only, at newportaquarium.com, for visits now through Aug. 31, Sundays through Fridays.

Guests will have even more opportunities to enjoy a million gallons of fun as Newport Aquarium has extended its operating hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. now through Aug. 31. With the earlier opening time, the daily Penguin Parade will begin at 9:15 a.m. during this period.

There is always more new to see and do at Newport Aquarium and 2015 has proven to be no exception with the addition of three exciting new features:

·         Newport Aquarium dares guests to cross the world’s first and only Shark Bridge, a 75-foot-long rope bridge that hangs just inches above nearly two dozen sharks.

·         Shark Bridge provides guests extraordinary views of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit’s 385,000-gallon tank, which features seven species of shark, including Newport Aquarium’s newest addition – extremely rare scalloped hammerhead sharks.

·         Newport Aquarium guests can get eye to eye with adorable Asian small-clawed otters, exotic yellow tree monitors and panther chameleon lizards, as well as Thunder the 100-year-old alligator snapping turtle at the all-new Canyon Falls exhibit.

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit NewportAquarium.com or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474).

*This special offer cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Newport Aquarium, voted the No. 1 aquarium in the country by USA Today’s 10Best.com in 2012, has showcased thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water since 1999. Named a top U.S. aquarium by US City Traveler and Destinations Travel Magazine in 2014, and also by Travel Channel in 2013, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

Find them on: Facebook.com/NewportAquarium | Twitter: @NewportAquarium

One Aquarium Way | Newport, KY 41071 | 859-261-7444
www.newportaquarium.com

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Cross If You Dare- Newport Aquarium Shark Bridge

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World’s first and only Shark Bridge opens Thursday at Newport Aquarium

North America’s largest group of scalloped hammerhead sharks now on exhibit

NEWPORT, Ky. — Newport Aquarium’s all-new Shark Bridge – the only rope suspension bridge in North America where guests can walk just inches above nearly two dozen sharks – is scheduled to open to the public 10 a.m. Thursday, April 30.

The Shark Bridge is a 75-foot-long, V-shaped rope bridge suspended over the open waters of the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit’s 385,000-gallon tank. Should guests dare to cross, the Shark Bridge offers the thrill of walking closely atop sharks, shark rays, stingrays and hundreds of fish from an unrivalled vantage point.

“For our thrill-seeking guests who dare to cross, Shark Bridge is a breathtaking way to experience sharks like never before,” said Eric Rose, executive director at Newport Aquarium. “It’s an adventure that you can only get at Newport Aquarium.”

A family-friendly attraction, Shark Bridge is included with admission to Newport Aquarium.

Commemorating the opening of the Shark Bridge, Newport Aquarium has added extremely rare scalloped hammerhead sharks into the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit.

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After the scalloped hammerheads went into the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit April 27-29, Newport Aquarium now has the largest collection of scalloped hammerhead sharks on display in North America, as well as one of the largest in the world.

Each of Newport Aquarium’s scalloped hammerhead sharks were born in 2014 during the months of June and July near Kaneohe Bay in Hawaii, one of the most the most stable breeding grounds for the endangered species. Over time, these juveniles will triple in size as adult scalloped hammerhead sharks can grow up to 14 feet in length and more than 300 pounds.

“There are less than 20 institutions in the world with scalloped hammerhead sharks on exhibit,” said Chris Pierson, Newport Aquarium operations director. “Newport Aquarium is proud to be the only place in the Midwest that exhibits such a magnificent species of shark, and we are committed to educating our community about the importance of protecting this endangered species.”

Guests who pass through the Surrounded by Sharks exhibit can learn about the scalloped hammerhead conservation organizations the WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium is supporting – the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii and the Costa Rica-based nonprofit Misión Tiburón.

In June 2014, scalloped hammerheads became the first species of shark protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

For more information on Newport Aquarium, visit NewportAquarium.com or call toll free 800-406-FISH (3474). To learn more about the WAVE Foundation, visit wavefoundation.org.

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Shark Bridge Facts

It took approximately 788 hours of labor to fabricate, build and install the Shark Bridge … More than 4 miles (approximately 21,750 feet) of rope were used to construct the Shark Bridge … Approximately 1.5 tons (3,460 pounds) of steel were used to construct the Shark Bridge … The addition of the Shark Bridge has tripled the viewing area that surrounds the shark tank for guests prior to exiting Newport Aquarium’s exhibits area … Cincinnati-based GBBN Architects and THP Limited Inc. designed and engineered the Shark Bridge, with construction beginning in February and concluding in mid-April … International Cordage Inc. out of Phoenix, Ariz. produced and installed the Shark Bridge.

Shark Research Group, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii

Headquartered at the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, the SRG’s goal is to gain a better understanding of the activities of adult scalloped hammerhead sharks in order to learn more about how to protect the species. The SRG is using satellite tags to record the distance traveled by female adult scalloped hammerheads that give birth at Kaneohe Bay, as well as studying behavior patterns of male scalloped hammerheads to learn their motivations for visiting the area.

Misión Tiburón, Costa Rica

While the scalloped hammerhead population near Hawaii is sustainable, most other distinct population segments around the world are at endangered levels, primarily due to overfishing. Such is the case near Costa Rica, where the nonprofit organization Misión Tiburón is leading efforts to educate the public about scalloped hammerhead’s threats, their nursery areas and how to keep them protected. Misión Tiburón believes harmful acts like finning will decrease when locals take pride in nearby marine life through education and awareness.

Newport Aquarium, voted the No. 1 aquarium in the country by USA Today’s 10Best.com in 2012, has showcased thousands of animals from around the world in a million gallons of water since 1999. Named a top U.S. aquarium by US City Traveler and Destinations Travel Magazine in 2014, and also by Travel Channel in 2013, Newport Aquarium is a Herschend Family Entertainment company and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Newport Aquarium is open to the public 365 days a year and is located across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati at Newport on the Levee.

 

Find us on: Facebook.com/NewportAquarium | Twitter: @NewportAquarium

One Aquarium Way | Newport, KY 41071 | 859-261-7444
www.newportaquarium.com

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What a Boxing Good Time! Battle of the Badge 2015

Battle of the Badge 2015

Last Friday I got the opportunity to check out the Battle of the Badge which by the way was my first Boxing Event, so I was a little Holiday for Herosnervous as what to expect. The Battle of the Badge, featuring our police and firefighters in a sanctioned boxing event with participants currently from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

Battle of the Badge is a boxing event hosted by Holiday for Heros (also known as 4th For Our Soldiers) to raise funds for families of First Responders that have lost their lives in the line of duty. The foundation has been running for 10 years and helped so many families. So getting the opportunity to check it out and help raise money for a great cause, I couldn’t pass it up!

It is their mission to provide scholarships and grants to deserving families for their sacrifice to us all. It is also their mission through their unique events to thank and recognize our Military, First Responders and their families for their Courage, Dedication and Sacrifice to our communities and this Great Country.

Battle of the badge No Empty Seats 2015

There wasn’t a empty seat in the house! Friends and family of each and every boxer was there to not only support their fighter but to help raise money for a great cause! If you came late, you were standing for the 3 hour event!

Battle of the Badge 2015

The boxing event started and the punches got a throwing! It was absolutely crazy to watch firefighters and police hit each other, but they definitely were enjoying themselves and sportsmanship was a part of each and every fight!

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Each and every fight was fun to watch and kept us on our toes. Not knowing which punch was going to land on the other boxer, who would be standing afterwards or will someone get knocked out! There were several fights that were just amazing to watch the ability that some of these men and women have. Boxing is not an easy sport and takes training and talent, they definitely had it!

Battle of the Badge Gir Fight 2015

The girl fights were quite interesting and the scariest for me. I have never really watched girls fight before so I cringed with every punch! But they were amazing and show great talent!

Battle of the Badge Fights 2015

Punch after punch and 16 fights later the fights started to come to an end!

Battle of the Badge Winners 2015

All of the winners received a belt and a fireworks show in the background! It definitely would make anyone feel like a winner!

Check  out Holiday for Heros on Facebook or their site

Make a Donation:
4th for our soldiers/A Holiday for Heroes
Tax ID # 46-1521123
All Donations Can Be made out to and mailed:
4th For Our Soldiers
4657 Catalpa Ct. Burlington, KY 41005

Check out other events:

Triple Crown Golf Outing – 7/27/15

$1000 per foursome or $250 per person Lunch and Dinner, Drinks provided on course Silent Auction

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