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!

Summer 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.


Features of the weekend: 


Check out what’s happening at the Beechmont Community Center on Fridays. They have Toddler Time from 11am-Noon for kiddos ages 2-4. Singing, dancing, and crafts will be a part of the fun!

Food Truck Friday is getting a makeover – Oktoberfest style! Join Norton Commons on Friday from 6-8:30pm for German-style food, drinks and live music. Don’t forget your lederhosen or dirndl! Bring a chair because seats will go fast.


Join the Louisville Nature Center for their first annual Pawpaw Festival on Saturday from 11:00am-4:00pm! This free community event will feature guided hikes, engaging workshops, local vendors, music, food, tastings, and more family friendly fun.

NuLu is once again set to host its well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. It will take place on Saturday from 11am to 10pm in the 600, 700, and 800 blocks of East Market Street in Downtown, Louisville.

KMAC’s next Family Fun Day will be taking place on Saturday from 11am-4pm. Visitors can expect free admission, art making activities, artist demonstrations, live music & more!

Join in on Saturday at 28th Street and Virginia Avenue for the third-annual Parkland Day, a family-friendly festival with live entertainment, food trucks, vendors, giveaways, health screenings and more.

Come help celebrate Hauck’s Corner for their anniversary at their inaugural Hauck’s Fest! They will be closing down Hoertz Ave from Goss to the Alley Saturday the 23rd & (Sunday the 24th) to celebrate.

Join Side by Side Studio this Sunday for their first Crafternoon of the season! They’ll provide you with all of the materials needed to create a wreath with your family. This is a pay what you can event and no reservation is necessary. All ages welcome!

Kid’s Day is almost here! Join Parlour Jeffersonville for free face painting, balloon animals, and more from 1-3 PM on Sunday!

Mark your calendars for a special outdoor vintage market happening in Paristown on Sunday from 10am–5pm. Pickin’ starts at 10am Explore dozens of vendor shops lining Brent Street featuring vintage items, antiques, collectibles, vinyl, artwork, decor and more.


There is so much to do this summer at Colonial Gardens! Check out their “Summer in the Garden” series or stop by after a night at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

Through a generous donation from Eleanor Bingham Miller, general admission to the Speed Art Museum will be FREE from June 30 through October 1, 2023, during the upcoming exhibition, “Louisville’s Black Avant Garde: Robert L. Douglas.”⁠

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. 

Here are some posts that might also have ideas you are looking for to find weekend fun for your family!


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



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