Free September Events


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Summer is fading into autumn. Enjoy the change of seasons with these free September events.

Free September Events

Is your family looking to kick off the fall season with weekend fun? Most of these fall festivals take place on weekends so you can likely pick a few to put on your calendar and hope your busy schedule works out! Louisville is an amazing place to have fun in the fall and September does not disappoint.


FREE Outdoor Concerts list here.

FREE Outdoor Movies list here.

Every Saturday: Farm Animal Feedings at Blackacre 9:30am

FREE events at the Louisville Free Public Library

September 1

Cooking Matters at the Dare To Care Kitchen – 2pm-4pm. This is a six-week program that starts on Sept 1 and goes until October 6.  learn about healthy eating, meal planning on a budget, cooking and nutrition tips, and more! Get a free bag of groceries each week to prepare the foods from class at home.

September 2

Virtual Game NightMake your game night legendary! Play fun online games, answer trivia, laugh ‘til it hurts, and connect with friends near and far. This is a virtual event but you will need to register

September 3

First Friday Trolly Hop – Gallery openings, music, art, and more all over Downtown Louisville! Come down and enjoy a free TARC Zerobus from 7 am till 7 pm and support the arts in Louisville. 

September 3-5

2021 USA BMX Derby City Nationals – The event is free to watch but you will have to pay for parking, it is $10 per day or there are other options available. The events start at 8 am and go until 5 pm. Come watch Pros and Amateurs alike go big in Louisville!

September 3-6

WorldFest, Louisville’s premier international festival, is the most diverse, inclusive, and equitable event in the region. On the Belvedere, 11:00 AM-11:00 PM – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday | 11:00 AM-8:00 PM – Monday.

September 4

Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban Markets – Over 200 vendors selling vintage, vinyl, antiques, collectibles, funk, junk, curiosities, industrial and more. Grab a bite to eat from one of Louisville’s best food trucks or a cold beverage from one of our pop-up bars. Beer garden too with local breweries. 231 E Witherspoon St Louisville, KY 40202

September 6

Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Louisville cyclists, paddlers and walkers will be on the move again at the Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle as it returns for another Labor Day at a new location at the Community Boat House at 1325 River Road. All portions of the event have been reworked to ensure participants will be socially distanced.


September 10 and 11

Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show Friday 6-9:30pm and Saturday 10am-9pm

September 11

DEE’s Fall Festival at Dee’s 11am-6pm – Join Dee’s for their Fall Festival to kick off the season with lots of harvest fun for the entire family! Porch games, yummy treats, giveaways, and more!

V-Dub Derby at Saint Joseph Childern’s Home 9am-4pm

September 11 and 12

Big Four Bridge Arts Festival Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm


The Flea Off Market -Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm. At the big parking lot at 1000 E. Market St., Louisville, KY in NuLu near Fresh Start Growers’ Supply. 

September 12

The Big Table – Come hungry. Leave fulfilled! 5pm-7pm. Louisville’s Largest Potluck Enough good food and enough good people can change the world. Magical things happen when we share a meal. We talk. We connect. We build community. And that’s what we intend to do at Louisville’s largest potluck. Find out more about this event by clicking link. 

September 12-19

Gaslight Festival Various events during the week including a parade, car show, balloon glow, art show, entertainment and more.

September 16

Music in the Park – free concert series. Petersburg Park, 5008 East Indian Trail, 11am-4pm. 

September 18

Nulu Fest at 600, 700, 800 Blocks of East Market Street 11am-9pm

For the 12th year NuLu is hosting it’s well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by sonaBLAST! Records, regional micro-brewed beers, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market – 25,000 sq. ft. of vintage goods at 947 E. Breckinridge St. in Louisville. The outdoor popup markets take place in downtown Louisville in the spring and summer.
**DUE TO COVID-19 they will require customers to wear masks.

Springfest 2021 in Old Louisville – Join us at Springfest in Toonerville Trolley Park, near the corner of Brook & Oak Street in Historic Old Louisville. Springfest is Old Louisville’s biggest (normally springtime) festival and neighborhood market and is always FREE and open to the general public. Springfest kicks off at 10 AM and rocks, eats, and shops until 7 PM!Due to COVID, we are requiring free tickets to enter Springfest, in the event contract tracing is required.

September 23

Asian Street Food Festival – This event, hosted by the Asia Institute Crane House, will feature appetizers from local Asian Restaurants and performances from local Asian Dance troops including Cardinal Bhangra – Bollywood type dance -and Lotus Lion Dancers. The event will be part of Louisville Welcoming Month.

September 24

Louisville Orchestra Free Concert Season Kickoff – 8pm-10pm, Iriquoise Amphitheater. Teddy Abrams conducts a season kickoff concert that is free with no ticket required. The Louisville Orchestra performs music by composers featured throughout the upcoming concerts with an emphasis on the interesting and unique.
A final program will be announced soon but will include music by Louisville native Valerie Coleman, our own Teddy Abrams, selections highlighting the music of Latin America, and a performance with Ethan Murphy — the Louisville Orchestra Young Artist Competition winner for 2020.

September 25

The Feel Off Market – You get two this month. 

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