Free Events in October
We are all about free events! Here’s a selection of festivals, events, Halloween fun and more around Kentuckiana.
Louisville is packed with family fun in October! There are many free events around town,. We have selected some for you that we think are a great variety of events so that you can make sure you have a fantastic October. We have events for kids of all ages to enjoy, even teens. Get out your calendars and get planning and pick a new spot around town to explore or event to check out.
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Harvest Homecoming, with booth days on October 10-13.
Free outdoor movie showing of “HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3” in Clarksville at dusk.
Republic Bank First Friday Hop – Starting at 7am
Canoemobile, Shawnee Park – 10am-4:30pm – Canoemobile is coming to Louisville once again! Join Louisville Parks and Recreation, Jefferson Memorial Forest, and our partners for a free canoe trip on the Ohio River. We will take off from both Riverview and Shawnee parks.
Louisville Halloween Parade and Festival, 12:00 – 9:00 pm. Family-friendly Halloween fun including an all-new street festival from featuring craft booths and live entertainment. The highlight of the event is the 16th Annual Louisville Halloween Parade taking place at 6pm. Don’t miss the fun!
Spencer County Octoberfest featuring a family fun parade and festival!
Highview Community Festival – 11m-4pm – ValuMarket Supermarket (7519 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY)
Canoemobile, Riverview Park – 10am-4pm – 8202 Greenwood Rd. Canoemobile is coming to Louisville once again! Join Louisville Parks and Recreation, Jefferson Memorial Forest, and our partners for a free canoe trip on the Ohio River. We will take off from both Riverview and Shawnee parks.
Parkway Village Picnic – 12:30pm-2:30pm – Village Green Park
Free Play Experience in Iroquois Park – 1pm-4pm
ReGeneration Fair and LVA Plein Air Paint Out – 2pm-5pm – Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Farm-ily Day – 12:00pm-2:00pm – Iroquois Urban Farm
Be My Neighbor Day– 1pm-4pm- Broad Run Park – Join us to meet Daniel Tiger, create crafts, enjoy music and get to know community helpers like police officers, firefighters and librarians.
2019 IRONMAN Louisville – 6:30am-11:59pm – Various viewing locations
6-9pm at St. Francis of Assisi: Jack O Lantern Stroll benefiting Dreams with Wings. Free. Over 1,500 beautifully carved pumpkins lighting the night, trick-or-treating, games, crafts, Louisville’s largest pumpkin pie by Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, members of the Louisville League of Mascots, University of Louisville athletes, live music and so much more! (Suggest donation if trick or treating, free to stroll)
ClarkFEST Community Festival from 10:00am-7:00pm. ClarkFEST is the Town of Clarksville’s largest annual festival, held each year in Gateway Park, located at 500 Little League Boulevard.
October 19 & 20 Via Colori Kentucky festival – check website for times.
Harvest for Hope from Noon to 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the community, as we host a day of family-friendly entertainment on the beautiful grounds of Uspiritus’ Bellewood campus in Anchorage.
Fiesta en el Parque – 5:30pm-8:00pm – Big Rock Park
Trick or Treatment at the Crescent Hill Gatehouse and Reservoir, 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Bring the entire family – costumes encouraged! Healthy Zombie Walk around the Reservoir with activity stations along the way. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween Party at Iroquois Library with a magic show, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Halloween in Brown Park, 11am-3pm. This free and family-friendly celebration includes trick-or-treating stations throughout Brown Park, bounce houses, hay rides, a petting zoo, and games.
Preschool Carnival – 10am-1pm – Southwest Louisville Free Public Library
Hayride on the Hill – Fall Festival in Cherokee Park, 4:30-7:30pm. Bring the whole family out to watch the leaves change color and learn more about Cherokee Park on a FREE Hayride, and enjoy entertainment, activities, and refreshments on Baringer Hill.