Week in Preview


Welcome to the Week in Preview where we highlight weekday family fun opportunities.

Here are our picks for weekday family fun!

Weekday family fun is here. Please visit our day trips ideas! Wouldn’t that be fun for a weekday getaway? Also, our Spring Fun Page is packed full of ideas. Like…FULL OF IDEAS.

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Head out on Monday for an Earth Day Double Feature at the Iroquois Amphitheater! Both Free Willy and Happy Feet are rated PG. Gates open at 6:00 pm for concessions and door prizes, the first movie starts at 7:00!

Join the Waterfront Botanicals Garden staff for a neighborhood trash cleanup! Volunteers are welcome to join us as we walk the area picking up trash. All supplies will be provided. 1:00-3:00pm, Monday

Give back to the Earth by planting a native tree at your home! Jefferson Memorial Forest is doing a Tree Giveaway at their Welcome Center on Earth Day (Monday, 4/22) from 9a-3p or until they’re gone.

Join Saunder Springs Nature Preserve on Tuesday for their Full Moon Hike. Hiking starts at 8pm, registration is needed, bring a flashlight or headlamp. 

Come hang with Louisville City and Racing Louisville at 91.9 WFPK‘s Waterfront Wednesday! Players from both teams will be at this week’s concert from 5-7 p.m.

Join the crowd at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront for the Great Balloon Glow at dusk, 8:30pm, Thursday.

The April schedule is out! They’ll provide garbage bags, pick sticks, gloves, and safety vests and recommend bringing sturdy closed-toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat. Evening Litter Walks are on a Tuesdays from 5-7 p.m, pick a day to help out!



The Louisville Zoo’s popular lantern festival is back and brighter than ever! Dive deep and celebrate the vibrant colors of the coral reefs, see nature come to life with interactive moving displays and explore ancient Chinese myths and legends, including magnificent dragons and a breathtaking phoenix tunnel. The festival includes all-new illuminated archways and larger-than-life displays allowing you to become part of the magic. Get your tickets today for Wild Lights!

The Great Louisville Hunt will make the city your museum. Get out of the house and learn about the city in a fun, surprising, and safe new way! Your family will hop in the car, and using a fun audio download and supplemental booklet, you’ll be directed to some places you know and some places you will discover around Louisville, with a challenge or two to complete at every stop. Whether you’re looking for family fun, an adventure with your friends or a new kind of date night, this traveling scavenger hunt is an experience to remember. 

Foxing Books and Louisville Cream present: CHILL READS! Here’s how it works: Pick up your official reading card from Foxing Books, read and record 5 books, return your card to Foxing Books to receive a Free Scoop card to Louisville Cream. Final day to receive your Free Scoop card will be May 31, 2024

Make some time this week or next to help others. Check out our list of places to volunteer in your area.

Who Forted: An Engineering Challenge encourages guests to repurpose ordinary items in extraordinary ways. Take some time and explore this and so much more at the Kentucky Science Center!

We are so excited to let you know that free books from Imagination Library are now available to ALL children under five in Jefferson County! Imagination Library of Louisville’s mission is to provide a free monthly book to Louisville children from birth to age five to foster a love of reading and prepare children for kindergarten.  

Monday is Kids Eat Free at Christi’s Cafe. Free kid’s meal with an adult meal purchase from 4-9pm. For more kid eat free ideas check our post here!

We hope that you are making the most of your spring family fun. Keep tabs on our page for ideas. We are tracking what is open and always looking for new ideas to share with you for weekday family fun outings. 

So many ways to have fun with the kids this spring. Here are all of our posts that include lots of outdoor ideas. 

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