Summer Festivals around Louisville


Summer festivals in Louisville are fun for the entire family!

summer festivals Louisville

Celebrate summer festivals! Lots of Louisville area families go on vacation during the summer but what about those other weeks when you are in town? These summer festivals are a great option and many of them are free!

May 23-27 Abbey Road On The River– Big Four Station Park, Jeffersonville, IN.


May 31
SummerFest– Skyview Park, 6:30pm-11:00pm, free. Fireworks, free refreshments, DJ and fun!

June 1
GlobaLou: Americana’s Celebration of Diversity & Community– Iroquois Amphitheater, 11am-7pm, free.
June 1
SPLASHfest 2019– E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park- This event includes half priced admission from 12pm to 2pm, live music, free giveaways and door prizes including family sized season passes to our public pool and splash pad.
June 1-2
Portland Festival– In its 45th year & fundraising for various community charities.
Louisville Greek Festival– Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, Friday June 7 4pm-11pm-Saturday 8 11am-11pm.
June 2-3
Butchertown Art Fair, 800-900 blocks of East Washington St, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm.

June 8
Upper Highlands Festival– Atherton High School front lawn, 11:00am-3:00pm, free.

June 8-9
Art on the Parish Green, Historic Downtown New Albany, Sat 1:00pm-6:00pm, Sun 11:30am-5:00pm.

June 15
Family Farm & Forage Day– Farnsley-Moremen Landing 10:00am-3:00pm, free.

June 14-15
Lyndon Summer Festival -Robsion Park- Enjoy food, free music, and entertainment.

June 29
Riverview Independence Festival, Riverview Park, 5:00pm-10:00pm, free.

*We will have a more extensive list of 4th of July events coming soon*
July 4
Crescent Hill 4th of July Festival, Paterson-Dumesnil House, opens at 10am on the 4th, free.

July 12-14
Jane Austen Festival – Locust Grove
Forecastle Festival – Waterfront Park

July 13

Family Fun Day at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve –  This is the seventh year for this event, come celebrate with us!

July 21-22

Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival – Louisville Watertower Park

July 29


August 3
Splash n Dash 5K run/walk for Kosair Children’s Hospital. Big 4 Lawn.

August 9
FridayFest at Highview Park-Local vendors will be on hand with a variety of food options, and people are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the show.

August 10-12
Fandomefest– The Kentucky Expo Center, cost and times vary, check website.

August 9-10

St. Joseph Childers’s Home Picnic, St. Joseph Children’s Home, Fri 5:00pm-10:00pm, Sat noon-midnight.

August 15-25
The Kentucky State Fair– Times very, parking $10 per vehicle and entry fee. See link for details.

June 2-July 15
Highlands Renaissance Festival-Eminence, KY, starts at 10:00 am each day, tickets ~$7.00-$12.00
Look for our Labor Day weekend events post coming toward the end of the summer. 
More festival dates will be added as we find them! Any additions should be submitted to
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