Free Events in May 2018
Every Sunday (Until March 2021)
Speed Museum admission is Free from 12pm-5pm.
Farm Animal Feeding at Blackacre Conservancy at 9:30am.
Tiny Art Tales at KMAC Museum for preschool aged kids & their parents. 10:30 – 11:15am.
Various May Dates
Louisville Free Public Library storytimes (various age groups and dates)
Shakespeare in the Parks Tour presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
May 6- Hounz Lane Park, 6:30pm
May 11- The Jeffersonian, 6:30pm
May 12- New Albany Ampitheater, 1pm
May 12- Petersburg Park, 6:30pm
May 13- Broadrun Park, 1pm
May 13- Central Park (PeeWee Valley), 6:30pm
May 18- Big Four Station Park, 6:30pm
May 19- Story Avenue Park, 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 1 – Friday, May 4
Enter the Fest-A-Ville with a Pegasus Pin and kids 12 and under get FREE rides from 4 – 6pm. *Pin required for ages 6+
Tuesday, May 1
Green Tree Mall Kids Club– 11am – 12 pm. Zoo educators with live animals at Center Court.
Teen Tuesday at Middletown Library– 3 – 4pm, middle and high schoolers.
Splash– Water at Marshall Playground and Sprayground and Cliffside Playground and Sprayground turns on May 1 at 10am.
Wednesday, May 2
Great Steamboat Race– Begins at 6:00pm along the banks of the Ohio River.
Thursday, May 3
Pegasus Parade– 5:00pm along W. Broadway from Broadway to 9th St.
Arts in Play– Ages 0-5, with Mama to Mama at Family Health Center Broadway.
Friday, May 4
First Friday Trolley Hop, 7:00am – 11:45pm.
Saturday, May 5
Family Fun Day at KMAC Museum- 11am – 3pm. Family art making for all ages!
DIY Derby Party- Not going to the track? Have a kid-friendly Derby Party at home. Much of what you need you may already have on hand. Here are a few ideas!
Sunday, May 6
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta– 2 – 9pm on Fourth Street Live! Mariachis, balloons, face-painting, piñatas, special dance performances and local Latino salsa groups.
Tuesdays, May 8 & 15
Free t-shirt days at Louisville Cards baseball games. First fans through the gates get a special shirt. (Admission rates apply, games are not free to attend but they are affordable)
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13
The Flea Off Market– Friday 4:30 – 10pm with a free concert. Saturday 11am – 6pm. Sunday 11am – 5pm.
Saturday, May 12
How-To Festival 2018– 10am – 3pm at the Main Library Downtown. A large, unique variety of interactive learning experiences offered by local experts and small businesses at this 7th annual event.
Saturday, May 19
14th Annual Forest Fest – Bluegrass and Americana Music Festival at Jefferson Memorial Forest. Admission is free, but there is a $10 parking fee.
Sunday, May 20
10th Annual Buy Local Fair– 12 – 6pm at Louisville Water Tower Park
Community Kids Yoga Class– 3 – 4pm at Omology Wellness Center. Free 60 minute yoga class for kids 6-10. Donations accepted.
Thursday, May 24
Playdate at Kentucky Science Center– 5 – 7pm for kids 0-4 and their caregivers.
Saturday, May 26
Mat Making for the Homeless– 11am -1pm at My Dog Eats First. 2509 Portland Ave. Help weave mats out of plastic bags. Bring scissors!
Monday, May 28
Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle– 7:30am at Waterfront Park.
Wednesday, May 31
Waterfront Wednesday– Enjoy the music of J Roddy Walston and The Business, Sunflower Bean and Parker Millsap, 6pm at Louisville Waterfront Park.
By Guest Contributor: Brandy
Visit our CALENDAR for more ideas — updated several times per week!