Weekend Picks


Weekend Family Events for Louisville parents! Fun things to do with kids this weekend.


Here, you can find your weekend family fun and weekend events around Louisville!

Winter is here! This page will focus on recommendations for weekend family fun. We encourage you to also explore other pages and post on our websites for festivals, free fun, holiday fun, and more. 

Weekend fun around Louisville is here! Especially heading into fall, there are many things to do with your kids inside and outside depending on the weather. It’s the most wonderful time of year! Some of your favorite events may not be happening this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find fun. We found many fun options for you.


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Tis the Season for Yuletide at Yew Dell! Snap a photo for your greeting card, visit with Santa, learn about evergreen displays, enjoy seasonal food and drinks, and more! Runs Friday & Saturday from now until December 16. Get your tickets today!


Come out to enjoy an evening of live music, sweet treats, warm drinks and family fun at Tyler Park! Bring your family, friends and neighbors and join them for a celebration of fellowship and community, and share your hopes for the New Year. 5:30-7:30pm

All is Bright will return to Westport Village on Friday from 6-8pm. Get ready to sing along with Top Shelf Louisville band while enjoying festive treats, pop-up vendors, balloon twisting, face painting, juggling and a special Santa appearance on-stage with the band around 7:30pm!


Butler Traditional High 36th Annual Arts and Cafts Show is Saturday from 8am – 4pm.

Adventure through the Louisville Zoo as it launches a new winter holiday event “Qannik’s Beary Happy Holiday.” Areas of the Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland throughout the month of December, providing a unique opportunity to experience the holidays alongside the community’s beloved animal residents. Families are invited to create memories and celebrate with polar bear Qannik and her animal companions as they enjoy special holiday-themed enrichment activities during the first three weekends of December (2 – 3, 9 – 10, and 16 – 17).

Light Up Louisville will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. outside of Metro Hall on Jefferson Street downtown. This free event features the Children’s Winter Wonderland activity area where families can enjoy free, fun holiday crafts to take home, as well as the Vendor Village, a holiday shopping experience where you will find treasures galore!

The Kentucky Science Center’s Sensory Friendly 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.


Take a break from the hustle and bustle this holiday season and tour the festively decorated 1844 Presley Tyler House. Learn about some of Christmas traditions that began during the 19th century. Tours are lead by docents dressed in period attire. Blackacre, 1-4pm.

Sandra Sparkles, one of Santa’s best friends, will be in the food court at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass for Free Facepainting! Every Sunday, November 10th – December 23rd, 1-3pm. 

Check out Little Crooked Creek Safari in Shelby County. They are open 2-6pm on Sunday. Feed and interact with so many animals. An up-close experience for a petting zoo and with exotic animals. 20.00 for adults, 15.00 for kids, 2 and under are free – all your feed for each animal is included. 1430 Little Crooked Creek Rd. Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342. Cash and cards accepted.

Carmichael Kid’s Bookstore will be hosting regular StoryTime at their store (1313 Bardstown Road) on Fridays at 11am. StoryTime is geared toward preschool ages but they welcome and engage kids of all ages. 

The Main Library and Highlands-Shelby Park Library join South Central Regional with their newly established collection of board games and puzzles now available for checkout! Puzzles can be checked out for 21 days, and renewed 3 times. Board games can be checked out for 7 days (no renewals). These puzzles and games do not float, so please return them to the Library where they were checked out.

You can also find more ideas for events here. 

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Want to see even more? Click here for our Winter fun page! 



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