Planet Fitness Named Presenting Sponsor of Rescheduled 2023 Portland Festival
47th annual festival moves to October 6-7 following generous donation
May 25, 2023 (LOUISVILLE, KY) – The 47th Annual Portland Festival has been rescheduled for October 6-7, 2023 following a generous donation from the 21 Louisville-area Planet Fitness locations. Previously scheduled for June 2-3, the Portland Festival had been postponed earlier this month before last-minute community contributions and Planet Fitness’ presenting sponsorship brought the 2023 Festival back to life.
“We are grateful that Rick Kueber and his Planet Fitness team are supporting one of Louisville’s signature community events in a big way,” said Mike Neagle, Portland Festival Treasurer. “Thousands of families can now put the Portland Festival presented by Planet Fitness back on their calendars because of Planet Fitness’ generosity, just a little later in the year.”
Despite the date change, the festival will remain much the same as it has for almost a half century with live music and entertainment, food vendors, carnival-style rides, and the signature neighborhood parade on Saturday, October 7.
“Louisville and particularly the Portland neighborhood has been so supportive of our Planet Fitness clubs dating back to our first club opening in 2012” said GlowBrands CEO Rick Kueber who leads the Louisville-area Planet Fitness franchisee group. “Mike Neagle and his family have been good friends and partners of ours for many years. We’re appreciative of the opportunity to return that support to the neighborhood.”
About Portland Festival, Inc.
Portland Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization built to oversee one of Louisville, KY’s longest-running community festivals. Located on Northwestern Parkway in the Portland neighborhood, the Portland Festival is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the organization and execution of the two-day, family-friendly and tradition-rich community event.
With headquarters in Louisville, KY & Elizabethtown, KY, GlowBrands manages three brands – franchisor of Sun Tan City and leading franchisee of Planet Fitness and Buff City Soap – with more than 350 combined locations and 2,200 team members. GlowBrands provides products, services, and knowledge-based recommendations through trusted friendly client relationships that help our clients look good, feel good, and build confidence in themselves and who they are. GlowBrands owns and operates 40 Planet Fitness locations in Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee with 21 clubs in the Louisville-area.
About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of May 31, 2023, Planet Fitness had approximately 17.0 million members and more than 2,400 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. Approximately 90 percent of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent businessmen and women.