Free Events in May 2023

Are you looking for free events in May? Family fun is all around Louisville this month!

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Take your family out to enjoy some of the events in May. The sun is shining and the temperature is warming up. It’s the perfect month to explore all that Louisville has to offer.

Here are some lists we already have:

Every Sunday 
Speed Museum admission is Free from 12pm-5pm.

Farm Animal Feeding at Blackacre Conservancy 

Every Friday
Tiny Art Tales at KMAC Museum for preschool aged kids & their parents. 10:30 – 11:15am online.

Various May Dates
Louisville Free Public Library storytimes (various age groups and dates)

Shakespeare in the Parks Tour presenting Hamlet:

May 4 – Bicentennial Park, 6:30pm

May 7 – Long Run Park, 2:00pm

May 7 – Story Avenue Park, 6:00pm

May 9 – South Central Park Park, 6:30pm

May 10 – Farnsley Park, 6:30pm

May 12 – Joe Creason Park, 6:30pm

May 13 – Bernheim, 2:00pm

May 13 – Shelby Park, 6:30pm

May 14 – Beckley Creek Park, 2:00pm

May 14 – Norton Commons, 6:30pm

May 17 – Shively Park, 6:30pm

May 18 – Locust Grove, 6:30pm

May 19 – Big Four Station Park Jeffersonville, 6:30pm

May 20 – Petersburg Park, 2:00pm

May 20 – Tyler Park, 6:30pm

May 21 – Emerson Park, 6:30pm

*More listed on their website as well*

Tuesday – Thursday, May 2-4

Marketplace, Kentucky International Convention Center, Shop & Connect with live DJ, mini car show, family-friendly games, and more

Friday, May 5
First Friday Trolley Hop

Sunday, May 7

Sunday Fun Day, 12:00pm, Waterfront Botanical Gardens, Children ages 5 – 12 and their grown-ups are invited to the Gardens for nature-based learning and crafts in our beautiful gardens and classrooms. 

Saturday, May 13

How-to Festival: 10:00am-3:00pm, Louisville Main Library

Touch-A-Truck: 9:30am, 325 E. 4th Street New Albany, IN

Festival of Flowers: 9:00am-3:00pm, Southern Parkway & West Wellington Avenue

Friday, May 19

Family Fun Night, 7:00-9:00pm, Mary T. Aquatic Center

Saturday, May 20

Chillin Grillin & Thrillin, 6:00pm, FREE outdoor movie & music at Pope Lick Park

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21

Norton Commons Art Festival: 12:00-6:00pm, both days. 

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Visit our CALENDAR for more ideas — updated several times per week!

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