Experience - October 17-18, 2020
Live Music & Entertainment
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
OpFor will be showcased with performances all weekend from music to spoken word. Opfor dedicates their mission to enriching the community through artistic expression!
Hope's Closet will be running Via Bambini! VIa Bambani is a section of Kid’s Games and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit their charity.
Louisville League of Mascots
Come meet the mascots
The Louisville League of Mascots was founded in November, 2012, with a very specific goal of organizing the Kentuckiana mascots into a cohesive, team of iconic representatives who perform outreach throughout the year in this community. The League’s mission is to assist schools and non-profit charitable organizations with their fundraisers and other events by making pro bono appearances. Member sponsors must register in writing and agree to the "Code of the League." Annually, in January, eligible member mascots are invited to be elevated to the status of “Mascot Knight” at the League’s Induction and Knighting Ceremony.
The League’s motto is "nos prosit amicis which translates as “we will help our friends.” Our friends are the schools and charities which we serve, specifically their event coordinators and other members, by saving them hours of valuable time via our invitation and management services. According to our research, the Louisville League of Mascots remains the only organization of it’s type in the United States which operates with this mission of volunteerism and outreach!
Dettman Law presents
Adventure Kart Racing
Dettman Law will be the sponsor for our Adventure Kart racing for 2019! Dettman Law sponsors LIVE ACTION Kart racing to help support the efforts of Louisville Youth Group and New Beginnings Foundation! Tickets will available at the festival. Karts provided by Hannon’s Camp America.
So select your player, setup for the time trials, and gear up to start your engines for this awesome event! We promise that is way easier than rainbow road!
Louisville Anime Community
LAC is a group for fans of all ages who appreciate Anime (Japanese Animation), whether you’re new to the genre or an “oldy moldy” who subbed VHS back in the day. They endeavor to connect people with similar tastes, and expand fun opportunities (Cons, meetups, etc) for anime related events in the Louisville / Southern Indiana region. You can find out more about them at http://www.meetup.com/LouisvilleAnime/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/louisvilleanime/
Bluegrass Garrison of the 501st Legion
The Bluegrass Garrison of the 501st Legion will execute the mission of the 501st Legion in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by supporting charitable causes, promoting volunteerism, aiding in non-profit fundraising activities, increasing the interest and excitement of the Star Wars “universe” and providing fans, the general public and our event hosts with an exceptional experience of what “bad guys doing good” means to our community. Catch them at Via Colori 2019
Louisville Costumed Performers
Whether you need the Snow Queen or the Spider-Man, LCP is the group for you! Affiliated with many local costuming groups and cosplayers, this group serves as a way to contact all of your favorite characters in one place. We are super excited to have them as part of the Via Colori Family year in and year out to make the event magical.
404th Legion- I-65 Division
Check out what the group has to say:
“Our sci-fi group was founded on rule number one- Treat everyone equally. A division of the bigger 404 Legion, we cover an expansive area along I-65 from Indiana to Alabama, with Kentucky being a main hub. This also birthed our name, the I-65 trench runners! The idea is that on any given day there’s so much construction on that road, it’s like doing the trench run on the death star! We are active within our community though charity work, while also encouraging and supporting people who want to express themselves through sci-fi cosplay. So, If you’re a pink stormtrooper with a Judge dredd helmet and a predator face we want you!”
2019 Doggie Kissing Booth
Jax and his friends will be at Via for our first annual doggie kissing booth! Come on out and for a small donation, you can say that you were loved by wonderful doggos and puppers.
1st Annual Pet Costume Contest
1st Annual Via Colori Pet Costume Contest
Basset Rescue of Kentuckiana
Lucky Cat Cafe
Saturday October 19, 2019
All pets welcome but must be on leash or in carrier.
All contestants must be signed up by 1 pm
Please register in Adoption Alley located by the front of the festival
There is no fee to register BUT donations will be gladly accepted and appreciated.
There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.
Prizes Sponsored by:
(Remember to save your costume for Feeders Supply Pet Halloween Costume Contest on Sunday October 20, 2019)
Featuring Bounce House ands Games!
Hope’s Closet will be running Via Bambini for 2019. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit their charity. Hope’s Closet –
Started by Angela Bischoff and run with the help of Jen Mortenson, Hope’s Closet relies entirely on donations and volunteers to provide foster and adoptive children with clothing and other necessities free of charge.
Angela and Jen have created a place where foster kids and parents can shop for things they like and need without worry about judgment. There is no charge for these items and the entire shop is built on donations from the community.
Via Bambini Games include:
- Fish Bowl Toss
- Bean Bag Toss
- Balloon Pop
- Lollipop Tree
- Dusk Pond
- Ring Toss
- Can Toss
- Spin the Wheel
- Hole Punch
- Toilet Bowl Toss
- Blow Pop Tree
In addition they will also have:
- Face Painting
- Bounce Houses (wind dependent)
- Cotton Candy
- Kid’s Chalk Painting