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!Matt Milosevich WLKY Summer is here! I don’t know if that is official but I’m going to claim it.  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, hikes, outdoor movies and more. 

Weekend fun around Louisville is back! Especially heading into summer, there are many things to do with your kids outside. It’s a wonderful time of year – minus the allergies, right? 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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Features of the weekend: 

Back to School is approaching and that means Back to School shopping. Thanks to Academy Sports + Outdoors you can save some 💵 on all that your kids need. Get your exclusive discount here (this weekend only)!

Friends of the Louisville Free Public Library are hosting a drive through Holiday in July grab bag book sale this Friday & Saturday at the Main Library! Bonus: Santa sighting, 9am-5pm, Main Library.

The Old Louisville Mansions Tour will feature some of the city’s most stunning Victorian architecture at a special time this year, happening on Saturday and Sunday! Get your tickets here

Every Friday at the Honey Depot is Food Truck Friday! From 5:00 – 8:00pm, join HoneyBear Farms for food trucks, live music, bee talk, campfires, shopping, and family fun!

Live music is back at the Jeffersonville Riverstage! Enjoy FREE concerts every Friday, June 4 – Aug 6. The lawn opens to the public at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Head out this weekend with your family for some Disc Golf at Iroquois Park!

Shawnee Outdoor Adventure Day is happening this Saturday from 11:00am to 3:00pm! Join them for an adventurous day of outdoor recreation at Shawnee Park! They will have Big Canoeing (7 passenger), hiking, fishing, biking, and archery. Come out and see what all your park has to offer. Canoes, fishing poles, children’s bike and helmets will be provided, but families are welcome to bring their own fishing poles or bikes. Free and open to the public. Adults (16+) must have a fishing license to participate in fishing.

Kentucky Shakespeare is back in the Libraries! Starting this weekend, they are bringing the magic of A MidSummer Night’s Dream to 10 different Library locations. Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 AM Northeast Regional and 2:00 PM Highlands/Shelby. Sunday, July 25 at 2:00 PM South Central.

Pop-Up Play Days in the Parks! Olmsted Parks Conservancy is creating a positive park activation to increase usage among four neighborhood parks and provide a healthy recreational activity for area youth. 

Head out to see Jurassic Park for the Creature Feature this Friday at Pope Lick Park! 


Once again, The Rosewater Bookstore’s front lawn will be filled with tables of books, all for just $1! While you’re here, come inside to browse even more books, including rare books & collectible editions, also at incredible prices. All proceeds from sales go directly back to the community through South Louisville Community Ministries’ programs.

Lots of fun happening at the Louisville Bats this weekend including Fireworks, a Party at the Park, and Kids eat FREE!

Head over to The Resource Room on Saturday for a FREE game night! Family Friendly Games will run from 5:30-7:30 PM.

Bring the whole family on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00pm for StageOne’s Family Fun-raiser! Enjoy food trucks, free performances of Storytellers and students, activities, and information from local partners across the city!

On Fridays you are able to enjoy extra dining and strolling space along Spring Street. It will continue every Friday in conjunction with Shoe Sensation’s Jammin in Jeff at the RiverStage summer concert series. Spring Street will be closed to traffic from Maple Street to Riverside Drive from 6:00pm – 11:00 pm. This is a new effort for the summer put on by the City of Jeffersonville and Jeffersonville Main Street Inc.

The Louisville Zoo invites you to travel back in time to visit our newest prehistoric animal ambassadors: 19 life-sized robotic dinosaurs as part of Dino Quest presented by Great Clips. Starting Saturday, June 26, experience the world’s largest, most lifelike robotic dinosaurs, FREE with admission to the Zoo.

dino quest


Come visit the Little Loomhouse on your Cultural Pass on Saturdays from 11:00am – 3:00pm from now till Aug 8th and do a seek-n-find, make a “twistie” bracelet, do a coloring page, and a sample weaving.

Louisville Parks and Recreation will be opening 3 outdoor pools this summer! Check for operating days/hours at each location. Admission is $2 per person and children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by someone 12 or older.

Visit the Speed Art Museum this weekend (it’s FREE admission on Sundays) and explore this wonderful place!

The hiking trails miss you and the sun will be shining this weekend! Here are some local options that are great for families. It’s ok if you get dirty, just plan ahead and pack some old sheets or towels in the car. If the kids get muddy, you have stuff to cover the car seats or floors. 

Are you eligible for a free Kentucky Science Center membership? Check here.

Mask up and head for learning fun. With all of the levels, everyone is really spread out. One our recent trip we learned the higher you go up, the fewer the people around!

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 SPRING fun page! 

spring fun in louisville


So many ways to have fun this fall with weekend family fun. Here are all of our posts that are FREE. Yes, we love free. Check these out!



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