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Mean Girls the Musical – April 25 – April 28, Thursday – Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Mercy Academy, 5801 Fegenbush Ln, Louisville, KY 40228. High Schooler Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. General Admission: $20.00 Student/Senior: $12.00.

The Spring StoryWalk® at The Parklands of Floyds Fork – April 26 – April 28 – 8:00am – 8:00pm, The Egg Lawn Signature Trail, Beckley Creek Park, The Parklands of Floyds Fork invites you to a StoryWalk®! Enjoy reading a children’s book while walking along The Egg Lawn Signature Trail. Follow the signs placed around The Egg Lawn to read the entire story. Along the way learn about nature and complete suggested activities on the back of the signs!

Olmsted Parks Beer Garden – April 26,v5-8 p.m. Cherokee Park. Enjoy West 6th beer, food trucks and lawn games, presented by Kentucky Select Properties!



Beechmont Festival of Flowers – May 11, 9 am – 3 pm,

Corner of S 3rd St & W Wellington Ave, Louisville, KY 40214. Enjoy this Beechmont tradition by connecting with neighbors and shopping from local vendors. Flowers, baskets, crafts, and more will available for purchase. Flower pot painting is available for the kiddos to create their own pot!

Connect the Dots Powered by the PNC Foundationv- How do people who are blind do math? – May 11, 10 A.M. – 3 P.M., Main Library – 301 York Street | Louisville, KY 40203. Embark on an adventure with Connect the Dots—an educational series making the history and innovation of blindness and low vision exciting for kids! Instructors who are blind will demonstrate how they do math and what tools empower them. Children will get hands-on with math tools that everyone can use!

The Dot Experience, an upcoming museum focusing on accessibility and blindness at the American Printing House for the Blind on Frankfort Ave.

This is part of a series of events happening at different Louisville Free Public Library locations throughout 2024 and into 2025.
Illustration with green plants, bees, butterflies and logos of: The PNC Foundation, The Dot Experience, and Louisville Free Public Library. Includes the following text: Connect the Dots powered by PNC Foundation. Join us monthly to discover the magic of inclusivity through the power of play!

 Turtle Derby at The Parklands of Floyds Fork – May 18, 10am – 2pm, The Woodland Pavilion, Broad Run Park. Back by popular demand, join us as we witness the slowest two minutes in sports at the Fourth Annual Turtle Derby! In celebration of World Turtle Day, we will celebrate our own local shell-ebrities who have been working hard at their respective nature centers, teaching all participants who meet them.

TNA Wrestling Presents iMPACT! – May 18 & 19, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Megacorp Pavilion. TNA Wrestling Returns To The Cincinnati Area For Back-to-Back Nights Of Live Pro Wrestling, May 18-19 At MegaCorp Pavilion. $10

Olmsted Parks Beer Garden – May 24, 5 pm – 8 pm, Tyler Park. Enjoy West 6th beer, food trucks and lawn games, presented by Kentucky Select Properties!

KY Flea Market Memorial Day Spectacular 2024 – May 24-27, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, Monday 10am-5pm, KY Expo Center. The KY Flea Market is one of the finest flea markets in the nation consisting of over 600 booths of dealers selling antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, bath & body, surplus and more. Friday May 24, 10am-6pm, Saturday May 25, 10am-6pm, Sunday May 26, 11am-5pm, Monday May 27. Free admission.

 Long Running Events

Spirit Run – March 29 – May 3, 12 PM-6 PM. Spirit Run is a puzzle hunt game that explores different areas of town that make Louisville special. This game will have less driving and more puzzle solving as you explore the culture and spirit of Louisville, Kentucky. It’s the Most Fun You’ve EVER Had…SOLVING PUZZLES!

KY Science Center MakerPlace Family Workshops – March 9th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 27th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 29th, 1 pm – 3 pm, KY Science Center. Tinker, hack, design, and build – the Maker movement empowers the next generation of inventors and MakerPlace gives them the tools to explore their creative ideas. MakerPlace blends together science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a space centered around creativity and endless possibilities. The basis of all scientific endeavors is the cycle of curiosity, tinkering, discovery, mistakes, and problem-solving. These skills are vital to our 21st-century workforce as we collaborate to solve real-world problems. Workshops are designed for ages 8 and older. $20 members/$30 non-member

Sonic Sensation: Visiting Mini Exhibit Sponsored by ENT Care Centers – February 29- Now through May 21st, 9:30am-5pm, Kentucky Science Center. Sonic Sensation is a 1,500+ square feet hands-on interactive museum exhibition that will introduce children and their families to the science of sound and hearing.  Through the use of open-ended exhibits, visitors will better understand the physical and mathematical principles governing sound and gain a better understanding on how we interpret sounds.  The exhibition will serve to inspire and educate visitors through their interaction with the exhibits and each other.

STEAMboat Kids Cruise

5/29/24, 6/1/24, 6/5/24, 6/8/24, 6/12/24, 6/13/24, 6/19/24, 6/21/24, 6/26/24, 6/27/24, 6/28/24, 7/3/24, 7/10/24, 7/11/24, 7/17/24, 7/19/24, 7/24/24, 7/25/24, 7/31/24, 8/2/24, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Belle of Louisville. Our 2024 Kids Cruises will be packed with so many activities that your children won’t even realize they are learning. Onboard learning experiences throughout the boat draw from science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). And just for fun – and because it’s a tradition (we are a 109-year-old national landmark, after all) – every excursion will end with an optional dance party.

Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo – March 23- May 19, 2024, 7 to 10 p.m. The Louisville Zoo is excited to announce the return of its popular lantern festival. Back for the fifth year with a lineup of new lanterns, Wild Lights runs select nights from March 23 through May 19. Tickets are on sale now, $16-$23.

Recurring Events:

Louisville Free Public Library has story time events all around the city. You could go to different ones each week. Sometimes they have crafts and other activities to go along with the story time. It’s one of the best free family fun activities in the city!

Speed Art Museum has drop in family programs on Sundays. Sunday admission is free. The family tour is every Sunday at 2pm and recommended for families with kids ages 5-10 years old. 

Photo credit: Speed Art Museum

Early childhood programming (ages 0-5) is back at Speed Art Museum. Baby Playdate is 1st Wednesday of each month, 10 AM – 12 PM. Toddler Takeover is 1st Wednesday of each month, 10 AM – 12 PM. Each month we baby-ify a gallery with floor mats, board books, toys, and soft music. Babies (and their adults) engage with the artworks and each other at their own speed. All the programming is included in your ticket to the Museum for that day. Check their website for upcoming dates and themes. 

Tiny Art Tales – KMAC Museum, 10:30-11:15am, Join us  Friday every month from 10:30-11:15 am for movement, music, and art making. It’s free. 

All About Kids has open gym and swim at both their Oldham and Louisville locations. Times and days of the week vary based on location or activity. You can get a punch card if you plan to go often and want to save some money. 


Monday – Friday: 10am-2pm (Includes Preschool Open Gym Mon-Fri) (Ages 5 & under)
Monday – Thursday: 5pm-8pm (10 & under)
Saturday: 9am-12pm (10 & under)

indoor fun in Louisville open gym

SIGS in New Albany has several open gym style options that recur. From tot-spot to bounce time. You can go once or get a pass that will basically get you one free visit when you purchase more visits all at once. 

Kentuckiana Parkour in Clarksville, IN has parents night out every Saturday night and you do not have to be a member to send your child. It’s for children ages 5 and up from 6-8pm. Kids can get active in the ninja and parkour courses. $20

Defy has Kid Jump every Monday- Friday from the time they open until noon. It is for kids ages 6 and under and their adult. It is $15 and parents jump free. You select a 90 minute jump spot. Those kiddos will be tired for their naps and you got your exercise in for the day!

Kids can make bath bombs for free at Buff City Soaps. Pick a location near you and just pop in during normal business hours, you don’t need to sign up. Click here to read more about it. 

Drop in and paint at Whet Your Palette. Leave the mess at home and let your kids get creative. The best deal is Tuesdays, all day canvases are half off. 

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 through September 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!


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. 

Wednesday Wonders at The Parklands of Floyds Fork -Every Wednesday from Feb. 8 – Dec. 20, 10:30am-11:30am, Ben Stout House, Turkey Run Park.

Wednesday Wonders are interactive programs designed to spark the curiosity of young children. This session is for elementary aged (recommended ages 5-9) learners. Offering a different natural history wonder each week, we will cultivate critical thinking, scientific literacy, and stewardship of our natural surroundings. This hour long program emphasizes learning through exploration and discovery outdoors combined with science experiments, activities, play, and art. Come prepared for the weather as we go outside for hikes, creekwalks, and activities during all seasons. For a full list of topics go to our website.

*There will be no Wednesday Wonders on March 8, April 5, July 5, September 20, November 22, and December 27

Free for members / $5 for non-members


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