Free July Events


Fun free July events to enjoy with your family.


free july events

Congratulations- you’ve officially reached the halfway point in the year! It’s hard to believe! Here are some great free July events so you can have fun without spending a small fortune.

All month long:
– Spraygrounds and Splash Pads
 Free Summer Reading Programs
– Kids Bowl Free
– Kids Skate Free at Champs Rollerdrome
Free Cultural Pass Information

Free drop-in tour Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Tours are back starting July 6. 

Every Wednesday 

Blackacre Conservancy hosts “Story Time with Miss Prim” at 10am. Toddlers to age 99 enjoy the stories read by Miss Prim, our 18th century teacher.  There is always a little extra surprise, too! This is a free event and open to the public.

Every Saturday:
Farm Animal Feeding at Blackacre Conservancy at 9:30am.

On Sundays

Cherokee Triangle Summer Concert Series at Willow Park 7 – 9 pm.

Various Dates in July:
Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park. Most shows are at 8pm.

July 2

Republic Bank First Friday Hop, 7am – 11:45pm.

Creek Crawl – Charlestown State Park – 10am – 12pm – CANCELLED 

July 4

Independence Day Events around Louisville 

Check out Pulaski County Park for beach swimming!


July 9

FridayFest – Highview Park, 6:00-10:00pm 

July  10

Black Paperback: A Book Fair” will be taking place in Iroquois Park from 10am-3pm.

Support local black authors and enjoy local food trucks and more!

Cultural Pass – Free Dance Day for kids 6-14 – The Louisville Ballet School will be hosting three free Cultural Pass Days at the St. Matthews Studios! 

Louisville Ballet free Dance Workshop at Shelby Park. Select participants will be awarded a 21-22 Ballet Bound Scholarship. Free but must reserve tickets. 

Ballet Bound is a Louisville Ballet program that provides young dancers from all across Greater Louisville the opportunity to study classical ballet free of charge in a professional setting.

July 10 & 11

The Flea Off Market at Shelby & Market in Nulu. Friday- 4:30pm-10:00pm, Saturday- 11:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday- 1:00:am-5:00pm.

July 11

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social – Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing – 1:00pm-5:00pm

Summer Concert Series – Wetherby Park, 5:30-7:30pm.  

July 14

Waterfront Wednesday – Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. Music starts at 6pm, lawn opens at 5pm.

Parking Information
Waterfront parking map is available here.
Parkside Bikes will have bike parking on-site.

Ride the Trolley
Trolley De Ville will offer free trolley service located at the parking lot across from the Great Lawn and the Bats Stadium and will operate from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

July 17

Family Fun 7th Annual Family Fun Day with Pets – Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve from 11:00am-3:00pm. – CANCELLED for this year. 

July 24

NuLu Summer Island Hop in NuLu, 12pm – 6pm.

51th Annual World Dainty Championship – George Hauck Way – 5:0pm-9:00pm.

Cultural Pass – Free Dance Day for kids 0-6 years – The Louisville Ballet School will be hosting three free Cultural Pass Days at the St. Matthews Studios! 


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