Free September Events


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 Other Wednesday – Gardens Storytime Hour at Waterfront Botanical Gardens, 10-11am, ages 3-5.

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

FREE events at the Louisville Free Public Library

September 2

First Friday Trolly Hop – The Republic Bank First Friday Hop, formerly the “Trolley Hop” is on the First Friday of every month with gallery openings, music, art and more all over Downtown Louisville!

September 2-5

WorldFest, Louisville’s premier international festival, is the most diverse, inclusive, and equitable event in the region. On the Belvedere, times vary each day.

September 3

Fleur de FleaThe Fleur De Flea Vintage Urban OUTDOOR Market returns to the WATERFRONT Plaza Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 3, 2022! Vendors from all over the south will be set up! 213 Witherspoon St

September 5

Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & PaddleLouisville 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.

Free September Events


September 9

Pickin in Paristown – Join us for a fun family friendly evening with the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys. Grab your chairs, blankets, friends and family and head on down . Come early and have dinner at the soon to open PARISTOWN Food Hall. Cocktails too. Pet friendly. And it’s FREE, 5:00pm.

September 9 and 10

Middletown’s Family Fun Festival & Craft Show – Held annually in Wetherby Park area of Middletown, there are over 150 craft and food vendors, competitions, parade, bands, and end of the night light show. 

September 10

DEE’s Fall Festival at Dee’s 10am-6pm – Join Dee’s for their Fall to kick off the season with lots of harvest fun for the entire family! Porch games, yummy treats, giveaways, and more!

Bonnycastle Bash – Enjoy live music, burgers and ice cream, and celebrate Bonnycastle.  Deer Park Baptist Church parking lot, 1733 Bardstown Road, 5-8pm

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

September 10 and 11

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

Louisville Orchestra Free Concert Season Kickoff Talented conductor Rei Hotota takes the podium for a program featuring great American music. Lara Downes premieres “Let Me See The Sun” by Paula Prestini to celebrate the 19th Amendment and wraps up the show with Gershwin’s incredible “Rhapsody in Blue.” Iroquois Park, 8pm (Saturday) and Shawnee Park, 3pm (Sunday).

September 11

The Big Table – Come hungry to this Free September Events. Leave fulfilled! 5pm-7pm at Iroquois Park. 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 11-18

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

September 17

The Flea Off Market – Sat 11am-6pm, 1036 E. Burnett Ave., Louisville, KY 40217. Part of the Fall Schnitzelburg Fest

September 24

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

September 28

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday – The 20th season of Louisville’s favorite concert series concludes on Wednesday, September 28 with Yonder Mountain String Band (9 p.m.), Hot Brown Smackdown (7:30 p.m.) and Houseplant (6 p.m.). The free concerts take place on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The Big Four Lawn is located next to the Big Four Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge. The shows open at 5 p.m., with music beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

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