Calendar

DCPD

Are you looking for events in Louisville? Here are a ton of family fun Louisville events. Things to do today!

Louisville Events Calendar

When we do have events to share with you, you will find our calendar page so useful.

We will update this page with a list of upcoming events as we find them that are planned for when things open up more and more. 

Want to submit an event to be considered for posting on the LFF Calendar, click here

Upcoming events 

Here are some events we have found for family fun. We choose to feature events that are outdoors or primarily outdoors so that families can maintain social distance. 

One Time Events (By date happing)


OCTOBER

Okolona VFW Post 8639 Trunk or Treat – October 29, 6-9pm, 4205 Lambert Rd, Louisville KY 40219. Okolona’s Post 8639 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. Last year was such a success for the community, we are doing it again. Please contact us if you would like to enter your vehicle to hand out candy. Come enjoy a great time for the whole family. Food, family and fun! 


Springdale Community Church Trunk or Treat and Movie Night – October 29, 3-5pm. Please join us for our 2nd Annual “Trunk or Treat” on Friday, October 29th from 6-8 pm. We will be showing the movie “Hotel Transylvania 2”, so bring your lawn chairs and or blankets, popcorn/water bottles will be provided. Rain does not cancel the event. Masks are recommended inside the building.


Alice In Wonderland – The Russell Theater, 516 S 17th Street. Show dates are listed below. All tickets are $15 General Admission
Please note that this price is before sales tax and card processing fees with a two-ticket minimum purchase.

Thursday, October 28th at 7:30PM
Friday, October 29th at 7:30PM
Saturday, October 30th at 12:00PM
Sunday, October 31st at 2:00PM


Family Yoga at the Frazier – October 30 starting at 10:30am. This is a free event but registration is required. Come experience history like you never have before – through movement! In this dynamic, story-based yoga flow, families will learn a story from one of the Frazier’s galleries incorporating simple beginner’s yoga poses led by Frazier educators and yoga enthusiasts Heather and Megan. Weather permitting, this will be held in one of the Frazier’s beautiful outdoor spaces. The best part of all of this? It’s free with your Frazier Membership. If you haven’t used it yet, now is the time to start! Get your morning started on Museum Row and continue your day refreshed, energized, and with a little more learning in your back pocket, or join us after for Family Fun activities. This is a free event but registration is required. Register at fraziermuseum.org/yoga.


Animal Care Society’s Howl-O-Ween – October 30 11am-5pm, 12207 Westport Rd. Louisville, KY 40245. A fun event for the entire family. Costume contest, trick or treating, fall photos, raffles, gift baskets, goodie bags, and much more! Come out and visit our amazing dogs and cats to find your newest family member. Adopters will receive a special goodie bag to welcome your new pet home. 
A note from Animal Care Society: We would love to invite our community out to see our facility and hopefully fall in love with some incredible pets. Bachman Subaru has partnered with Animal Care Society during the month of October and will donate $100 to Animal Care Society for every pet adopted this month. Subaru is committed to helping shelter dogs, especially the “underdogs”.
 

Spooky Saturday at the Frazier – October 30, ongoing from 11:00am-3:00pm. It’s Halloween Eve, and we’ve been preparing for a day of chills and thrills—but mostly thrills! Activities include: -Spooky Scavenger Hunt -Creepy Artifacts Tour -Live performance of The Raven -The History of Jack O’Lanterns craft -Storytime: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. 

SPOOKY PAINT POURING MAKERPLACE WORKSHOP – October 30, 1-3pm at the Kentucky Science Center, $20 per person/$15 members. Explore the world of pour art in this classic MakerPlace Workshop with a Halloween twist! Discover the different techniques and additives used to change the viscosity and behaviors of acrylic-based paint (including glow-in-the-dark and UV-reactive selections!) as you create your own spooky canvas. Open to ages 8+. Please note that one adult is required to attend the workshop for every two children. 

NOVEMBER
 
Harvest Baptist Church Fall Festival – November 6 from 1-4 pm.

Chilli’s, Hotdogs, Chips, and games for a low price. Cakewalk, silent auction, and hayrides. Cost depends on what activities you would like to do. Please see their Facebook page for more information. 

 
PANDA-MONIUM PANDA PARTY on November 7, 2021 from 10-3pm at the Kentucky Science Center. This event is free but your much register, Register now at mybiglittleadventure.org/sign-up to receive a discount code good for free admission and a Panda 3D movie on November 7th. Join My Big Little Adventure for our Panda-monium Panda Party at Kentucky Science Center. Come dressed in black and white and join us for panda-themed activities throughout our 50,000 square feet of fun, all while, Pandas 3D comes to life and plays on the larger-than-life 4-story screen! Special panda giveaways (including treats for those in costume) will be happening throughout the day. My Big Little Adventure subscribers are invited to attend Panda-monium free of charge. Register now at mybiglittleadventure.org/sign-up to receive a discount code good for free admission and a Panda 3D movie on November 7th. Exhibit admission, walk-up activities and Pandas 3D included. It will be a day of panda-themed activities, freebies, community partners, and more! 

8th Annual Sustainability Summit – The Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Sustainability Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 from 1 – 4 p.m. Building on the success of 2020’s Summit, “Crossroads: An Intersectional Series on Climate Justice,” this year’s theme is “Powering the Movement: Building Community to Fight Climate Change” and explores the intersections between climate change, social equity, and community resilience.


Family Fun Day at the Frazier – November 12, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Frazier. Frazier families meet Pop-Up Family Days! Fun for all ages isn’t just for Saturdays anymore. On select holidays and Saturdays, come enjoy crafts in the galleries, scavenger hunts, kid-friendly tours, and special Storytimes. This event is free with your admission to the museum. 


Art Works: Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health, November 13, 2021, 9:30AM-4:00PM at the Boys and Girls Club Kentuckiana in Newburg. Art works as a preventative and positive coping mechanism. Supportive environments in the family, at school and in the wider community are also of critical importance. This interactive summit will help young people and their parents understand how different, free or low-cost, art forms can be used as positive outlets when facing mental health challenges. The summit will showcase what mental wellness means from youth perspectives. We will also explore using the arts as a positive coping tool, and provide parents with a greater understanding of their role in helping their child manage mental health. This is a free event but registration is required. Donations for event will go to continuing outreach on this topic in the community through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana.

 


Louisville’s International Festival of Film – Nov. 11-13, 2021, 7am-12am. This is a virtual event. Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) is committed to screening artistic films not usually presented through commercial venues, giving indie filmmakers a place to showcase their work. Festival proceeds will be used by the Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAI) to fund the education and training of future filmmakers in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This event is $10 and does require you to purchase advanced tickets


DECEMBER

Polar Express Family Movie Night – December 4th, 5:30-9:00 pm at the Kentucky Science Center. All aboard for a magical holiday outing with your family at Kentucky Science Center! Grab your golden ticket and get ready for a trip to the North Pole as you watch the holiday classic Polar Express in spectacular 3D. Tickle your taste buds at our special liquid nitrogen ice cream bar and grab a photo with Frosty the Snowman for a treasured holiday keepsake. Member: $15 Adults/$20 Children Non-Member: $20 Adults/$25 Children and registration is required. 

 

Polar Express Family Movie Morning – December 5th from 9 am- 12:30 pm at the Kentucky Science Center, All aboard for a magical holiday outing with your family at Kentucky Science Center! Grab your golden ticket and get ready for a trip to the North Pole as you watch the holiday classic Polar Express in spectacular 3D. Tickle your taste buds at our special hot cocoa bar and grab a photo with Frosty the Snowman for a treasured holiday keepsake. Limited to 75 guests. Space is limited so registration is required. Member: $15 Adults/$20 Children Non-Member: $20 Adults/$25 Children. 

 

NO LIMITS FAMILY NIGHT: SENSORY FRIENDLY FUN WITH FROSTY – December 11, 5:30-8:30 pm at the Kentucky Science Center. Our No Limits Family Nights offer interactive exploration for families of children with special needs in a sensory-friendly environment. No matter the special need, there are no limitations when you’re doing science! Each No Limits Family Night includes after-hours admission, themed activities, a take-home element, and a supplemental activity card for continued learning. This holiday season, skip the long lines at the mall and visit the Kentucky Science Center for a treasured family keepsake. Take photos with Frosty the Snowman, sample liquid nitrogen ice cream, and make your own snow globe in a sensory-friendly environment. Then explore our 50,000 square feet of fun! Capacity is limited to 75 guests. Member Adult $5.00 Member Child $10.00 Adult $10.00 Child $15.00 and you must register. 


Elf Family Movie Night – December 18, 5:30 PM – 9 PM, Kentucky Science Center. Get ready for an evening infused with elf culture, only at Kentucky Science Center! Travel through the seven levels of the candy cane forest and past the sea of twirly-swirly gumdrops on your way to our 4-story digital theater where you’ll watch the family holiday classic Elf. Then tickle your taste buds at our special liquid nitrogen ice cream bar and explore the science behind the elves’ four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corn, and syrup. You and your little elves will create holiday memories that will last a lifetime. Capacity at 75 guests. Registration is required for this event. Members: $15 Adults $20 Children Non-Member: $20 Adults $25 Children. 


Recurring Events:

Food Truck Fridays at HoneBear Farm, 5-8PM, 4005 Taylorsville Rd. Louisville, KY 40299.
Shop and celebrate local businesses, enjoy touring our bee yard, relaxing around the campfire, making new memories, and listening to some fun family music!

HoneyBear Farms

 


Tiny Art Tales – KMAC Museum, 10:30-11:15am, Join us on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 10:30-11:15 am for movement, music, and artmaking. At this moment, we are following CDC guidelines and asking all visitors two years of age and older to wear a face-covering during the program. This event happened every other Friday. 
 

PARISTOWN FLEA, Curated by Fleur de Flea and brought to you by  Paristown 

Starting May 15, 2021, and then every third Saturday through October, 9 AM – 6 PM. From 5 – 6 PM POWER HOUR (Dealers doing deals). 711 Brent St. Louisville, KY 40204. This is a six-month series of outdoor FREE flea markets that will take place on the third Saturday of each month throughout the cultural arts and entertainment district of Paristown. The outdoor markets are FREE  and pet-friendly, with plenty of FREE parking. Stop by the Korbel Mimosa  Bar or the Finlandia Bloody Mary Bar to grab a craft cocktail and browse more than 60 vendors selling vintage, vinyl, books, antiques, collectibles,  vintage clothes, and more. 

flea logo


Saturday Farm Animal Feeding – Blackacre State Nature Preserve And Historic Homestead. The volunteer animal feeders discuss feeding and caring for farm animals, will take place May 4th through Labor Day on Saturdays at 9:00am. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate shoes or bring spare shoes for the ride home, as we may get dirty, especially if it has been raining recently.  Feed will be provided, but Visitors are always welcome to bring their own treats to feed the animals. Apples, carrots, and bread are farm animal favorites. Meet in the barn for this fun opportunity!

FARM FEEDING


There are some drop-in opportunities at The Little Loomhouse. Isn’t it so great things are opening up for family fun? Get creative with weaving and learn some unique history. 
Click here and scroll down for their upcoming events. 
 
 

Kentucky Science Center has small-group MakerPlace workshops planned for kids ages 8 and up. Macrame and pour painting fun! It’s just $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Limited space!


First Saturday Nature Hike at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Join Naturalists for this family-friendly 45-60 minute nature hike on the first Saturday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m. Each Saturday will feature a new hike to a different place for exploration, adventure, and a little bit of learning. No pets are allowed. The cost is $5 per person for members and non-members, regardless of age. Please register by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.


 

Day trips are always an option. There are many places within 2 hours of Louisville that offer a safe getaway during the pandemic. Here are tons of options.

summer day trips from Louisville

20+ Amazing Summer Day Trips from Louisville

Summer is for day trips and making memories. Take your kids on an adventure for the day and you won't ...
Read More
Day Trip to New Albany

Day Trip to New Albany

Let's take a day trip to New Albany We decided to spend a mother-daughter day in New Albany, Indiana. I ...
Read More
A Day Trip to Georgetown, Kentucky

A Day Trip to Georgetown, Kentucky

A day of family fun is just an hour away in Georgetown, Kentucky. We recently spent a day burning off ...
Read More
TC Highlands Farm Tour

TC Highlands Farm Tour

My family recently took a visit to TC Highlands Farm in Pleasureville, Kentucky to visit with some friendly highland cattle ...
Read More
Day Trip to Bardstown

Day Trip to Bardstown

Bardstown is less than an hour south of Louisville, and there is so much to do there for a day ...
Read More
loveland castle

Day Trip to Loveland Castle

Loveland Ohio is about two hours northeast of Louisville, just outside of Cincinnati. My kids and I recently took a ...
Read More
Visit Boone County Day Trip

Visit Boone County Day Trip

As the temperature increases, we are headed out on more adventures. Recently, we spent the day in Boone County Here ...
Read More
Buttermilk Falls Kentucky

Buttermilk Falls – Day Trip to Brandenburg Kentucky

Day Trip to Brandenburg, KY and Buttermilk Falls Brandenburg is in Meade County and is about an hour, maximum, from ...
Read More
Holy Outdoor Trails!

Holy Outdoor Trails!

Enjoying our outdoor time on beautiful days has led us to hike and explore some amazing spiritual sites nearby Louisville ...
Read More
Land between the Lakes vacation itinerary

Land Between the Lakes Vacation Itinerary

Land Between the Lakes is an excellent vacation spot for Louisville families with lake and land fun for everyone If ...
Read More
Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Day Out over the Big 4 Bridge

Family Fun Day on the Ohio and a walk over the Big 4 Bridge Since the opening of the Big ...
Read More
farm tour near Louisville

Farm Tour near Louisville with animal encounters

Black Horse Manor offers custom farm tours for families Alpacas, horses, donkeys, and other farm animals will greet you on ...
Read More
drive-thru dinosaur event in Cincinnati

Drive-thru Dinosaur event in Cincinnati

Jurassic Quest at Coney Island Amusement Park August 21 - August 30, 2020 Over 70 dinosaurs true-to-detail (and size) will ...
Read More
josephine scultpure park

Day trip to Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort

Tips for visiting Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, a unique Kentucky space for families Day trips are so important in ...
Read More
Apple Picking & Apple Orchards near Louisville

Apple Picking & Apple Orchards near Louisville

Apple Picking near Louisville! Here are a few places you can go to pick-your-own apples. Apple picking is so much ...
Read More
Tips for visiting Red River Gorge

Tips for visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge

Families are visiting Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge now more than ever. Many families are visiting areas of Kentucky ...
Read More
sunflower picking

Sunflower Picking at Huber’s

Huber's Orchard and Winery is now offering sunflower picking. Take photos, pick flowers, enjoy the sunshine. U-pick sunflowers are available, ...
Read More
Unique Vacation Spots in Kentucky

Unique Vacation Spots in Kentucky

Kentucky has some really cool places to stay if you are looking for an unusual spot to do something different! ...
Read More
lakes around louisville

Swimming lakes near Louisville

Lakes are great and there are lots of them within a two hour drive of Louisville. We have compiled a ...
Read More
Piomingo family camp

YMCA Camp Piomingo Family Camp

Did you kids miss camp this summer? YMCA Camp Piomingo is hosting Family Camp weekend Spend a weekend at camp ...
Read More
Cabin rentals near Louisville

Cabin Rentals near Louisville

Are you looking for the perfect family cabin to rent within 3 hours of Louisville? Choose from many cabin rentals ...
Read More
kayak rentals

Kayak, Canoe, Boat Rentals near Louisville

Looking for a fun day on the water? There are many places around Louisville that rent kayaks, canoes, boats, or ...
Read More
Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center

Salato Wildlife Education Center offers animal encounters in the heart of Kentucky. The Salato Wildlife Center is now open for ...
Read More
trail rides

Horseback Riding and Trail Rides near Louisville

Are you looking for horseback riding in Louisville? Here are some options for trail rides. Saddle up! Kentucky is one ...
Read More
summer day trips from Louisville

Drive-Thru Safari near Louisville at Wilstem

New Drive-Thru Safari near Louisville at Wilstem will open June 14, 2020 Have a unique day at Wilstem on their ...
Read More
overnight stay in covered wagons

Covered Wagon Overnight Getaway

Take a step back in time and stay at overnight in a covered wagon This unique family getaway is nearby ...
Read More
waterfalls around Louisville

Waterfalls near Louisville

Waterfalls are all over the Louisville area. Hike trails to find beautiful waterfalls for exploring and playing with your kids ...
Read More
Review of Tioga Falls and Fort Duffield

Review of Tioga Falls and Fort Duffield

With spring just around the corner, we took a drive about a 40 minute drive southwest of Louisville to hike ...
Read More
Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville, KY

Top 10 Day Trips from Louisville, KY

Looking for a good day trip from Louisville. Have a free day to spend with the family? Why not take ...
Read More
Review of Falls of the Ohio State Park - a day trip

Review of Falls of the Ohio State Park – a day trip

A group of friends and I took our families to Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville. We explored ...
Read More
Deam Lake (IN) State Recreational Area

Deam Lake (IN) State Recreational Area

Beach is open for 2020. No boat rentals during the week. Concession stand is only open Friday - Sunday. Bathrooms/showers ...
Read More
90 Days of Louisville Summer

90 Days of Louisville Summer

It is the perfect time to go exploring and try new summer activities. Louisville and the surrounding area had lots ...
Read More
Review of Bryant's Blueberries

Review of Bryant’s Blueberries

Blueberry picking near Louisville! Love blueberry picking? If you love blueberries, then a trip to Bryant Blueberries in New Salisbury, ...
Read More

 

Click here to see more events on our Facebook page


Searching for family fun in Louisville? Things to do this weekend? Check out this page that has a lot of our most popular information all in one hub for you to explore. Click here. Thank you for visiting our website to find events in Louisville. We have so much for your to explore. Visit all of the pages to find indoor fun, seasonal ideas, free fun, lists of holiday happenings, kids eat free, and more. 

We also recommend you check out calendars on OldhamFamilyFun.net

It is a reader’s responsibility to check with these locations first (calling is best!), especially on holidays and days when weather may be a factor or to verify if a discount deal is still available.