Experiment, Play, Dance and Dream at Bernheim

Our region has no shortage of green space, places where you can relax, recharge your batteries and enjoy the best life has to offer. Luckily for us, we’ve got a 14,000 acre piece of heaven, just off I-65, right here in our own back yard.

Bernheim Connect

Saturday, August 26th

Bernheim Aboretum and Research Forest was founded in 1929 by Issac Wolfe Bernheim – a German immigrant who settled in Kentucky. From a humble beginning as a peddler, he made his fortune in the whiskey distilling business where he established the I.W. Harper brand.

Grateful for his good fortune, he gave the land that became Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to the people of our region — As a gift!

If you’ve never taken time to check out Bernheim, this is the weekend to do it. That’s because on Saturday from 6:21pm – 10:21pm, Bernheim will host CONNECT — a nighttime collision of art, music, science and technology around Lake Nevin. Artists, scientists, naturalists, progressive thinkers and innocent bystanders unite in this celebration of creativity and technology – informed, infused and surrounded by nature.

CONNECT is Bernheim’s grand invitation for all to experiment, play, dance and dream. One can participate in the madness or simply enjoy the sights and sounds.

The suggested donation is $5 per person (funds provide support for Bernheim). Enjoy beer, food, eclectic music on the Sunset Amphitheatre stage and interesting and innovative installations and happenings all the way around the lake. Make discoveries about art, science and nature and share an unforgettable evening with friends.


At the Sunset Amphitheatre  

The Phantom Family Halo
Cheyenne Marie Mize
Jason Ajemian and The High Life

At the Garden Pavilion

Elephant Micah
Joe Manning

Bernheim is only 20 minutes from the Louisville airport at exit 112 on I-65. Turn east on HWY 245 and the entrance is one mile on the right.

Our Region

Welcome to the Kentucky Indiana Exchange, a regional leadership coalition.

We’re a community of two states, 26 counties, 2 metro areas, 196 towns and villages, 31 institutions of higher education, 3451 community organizations, and 1 million 563 thousand 404 amazing individuals!

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We think we live in a pretty neat place. Our region has big city amenities right alongside charming small towns and rustic rural areas. We’ve got innovative businesses, fantastic transportation & logistics systems, a growing defense industry presence and lots of potential. But our greatest strength is our human capital. Folks like you and me. Why? Because we’ve got ideas and ideas are the fuel that will help drive us into the future. Take advantage of all that KIX has to offer and make our region even better by turning your dreams into reality.