The 14th annual Lebowski Fest featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore is July 10-11 in Louisville.
"Lebowski Fest is a traveling festival that celebrates all things related to the Coen Brothers’ cult classic, The Big Lebowski. The event takes place in various cities and includes two nights, The Movie Party and the Bowling Party. The Movie Party typically includes a band and a screening of the film and the Bowling Party includes a costume contest, trivia contests and unlimited bowling. White Russians are the ceremonial beverage of choice and fans of all ages and walks of life get together for this event where the focus is the fans, also known as “Achievers” – and proud we are of all of them.
The first Lebowski Fest was held in Louisville, Kentucky in October 2002 and to date the fest has been held in over 30 cities including Louisville, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Austin, Chicago, Milwaukee and even overseas in London and Edinburgh. Many actors have made appearances at Lebowski Fest including The Dude himself, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, Peter Stormare and even lesser known actors like Jon Polito (Da Fino), Jim Hoosier (Liam) and Philip Moon (Woo – The Carpet Pisser.)"