Free August Events


There are plenty of FREE August events to enjoy before and after school begins.


It may be August but summer is still in full swing around Louisville. Check out the list below to find some great FREE August events to keep your family smiling.

Open all month

Spraygrounds and Splashpads

Free Cultural Pass events continue until August 8th

Kids Bowl Free

Various Dates in August:

Shakespeare in the Park – Central Park starting at 8pm, August 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th.  

August 3

National Night Out – Various times and locations

August 6

Jeffersonville Riverstage – The Juice Box Heroes with The Skinny. Lawn opens at 6 pm; performances start at 7.

Highview Friday Fest – 6pm, Local music, local food trucks, and community socializing every other Friday, throughout the Summer.

Kids Art Class by Kathleen Spalding – FREE! – Ages 6-12. We’ll be doing Picasso style self portraits in the first class! Every child will have a finished product when the class is over for the day. Each class will be a different project that may use a new set of materials, that we will provide! Limited to 10 spots. RSVP here

August 7 

First Friday Hop – Main and Market Streets in Downtown Louisville

Coca-Cola Twilight Cinema – 8:30pm-10:30pm, Sonic the Hedgehog

Free Outdoor Movie Night – St. Stephens Church, Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars! Popcorn, cotton candy, and snow cones will be available on site for free!! The Disney and Pixar movie ONWARD will be presented! The event begins at 7:30 PM, and the movie will begin at sundown. There will be a school supply giveaway and other giveaways so you won’t want to miss this night of fun! 

Back to School Drive– New Birth Church of Louisville -3301 Linda Ln, Louisville, KY 40211, 10am-2pm. 

August 13 

KMAC Tiny Art Tales from 10:30am-11:30am

August 13 – 14

170th Annual St. Joe’s Picnic For the Kids – St. Joseph Childern’s Home – Friday 5:00- 11pm and Saturday 12:00pm-12:00am

August 14 – 15

Flea Off Market : In The Highlands – Fresh Start Growers Supply

August 14 

Free Comic Book Day – The Destination 5031 Shelbyville Rd. Follow their facebook page for updates on times and more details. 

August 21

Paristown Flea! An outdoor vintage market in the historic streets of Paristown in Louisville, KY. Mark your calendars for the third Saturday of each month, it is a great event with 100’s of vendors, food trucks, music and more!

August 25

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. The free concerts take place on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Big Four Lawn is located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. The shows open at 5 p.m., with music beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

August 27

KMAC Tiny Art Tales from 10:30am-11:30am

August 28

Clarksville Parks and Recreation – community wide yard sale. Join us for the 21st annual Clarksville Community Yard Sale at Gateway Park! 8am-1pm. 

Unity Fest 502 – 2pm-8pm – A festival designed to foster community in the Limerick neighborhood and throughout District 6! Join us fir a afternoon of live music, live art, dance, vendors, food trucks, health screenings, kids zone, home ownership education and more

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