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Louisville Events Calendar

When we do have events to share with you, you will find our calendar page so useful.

We will update this page with a list of upcoming events as we find them that are planned for when things open up more and more.

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Here are some events we have found for family fun. We choose to feature events that are outdoors or primarily outdoors so that families can maintain social distance. 

 

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July
 
GoWild Send It Slam – July 9, Brown Forman Amphitheater, Louisville Waterfront, all day. Send It Slam is an outdoor festival, complete with a 3D archery competition, full lineup of Kentucky musicians, local food trucks and breweries, youth entertainment and more. Rising songwriter Cole Chaney with Wolfpen Branch headlines the concert, which includes performances from Justin Wells, Abby Hamilton, Dave Shoemaker, and Dalton Mills. Regetration for this event is required and tickets are $30 per person. 

So. Indiana Craft Show – July 16th, 9am-2pm. Speed Memorial Church, 328 US-31. Enjoy shopping from local crafters, makers, artisans and vendors inside the Fellowship Hall at Speed Memorial Church. There will be over 50 booths with unique items, gifts, food, treats, jewelry, signs, candles, books, beauty, apparel, decor and so much more!! You are sure to find some goodies you never knew you always wanted while supporting local crafters, makers & artisans!


SpiropaLOUza – July 16, 6-10PM, Norton Commons Amphitheater, Charity event put on by CURE CF. Music by J.D.Shelburne with opening act Scott Smith. Alcoholic and non-Alcoholic beverages and food is available for sale with a portion of sales coming back to CURE CF. Re-entry with event bracelet. $10 general admission children under 2 free. 

 

 
Fairdale Christian Church Craft Show – July 23rd, 9am-4pm, 9000 Brown Austin RD, Fairdale Ky 40118. A day full of shopping small, concessions, and fun for the whole family!

Dr. Ed Morgan/Kiwanis Grand Slam 4 Miler – July 23, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM, 401 E Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202. A four-mile run/walk through Waterfront Park in the morning and a baseball game that evening. This is a fundraising event to benefit Heuser Hearing Institute and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. There are in-person and virtual events available for registration, along with the opportunity to donate. $25-$35 depending on event. 

 

Buy Local Fair – July 30, 12:00pm-6:00pm, Louisville Water Tower Park. The event will include booths from a variety of local businesses, community organizations, artists and craftspeople, as well as music, food vendors and local libations. Presented by the Louisville Water Company, admission to the Fair is free, parking is $6 in advance or $8 at the door, and bicycles are free. Parking is $6 in advance or $8 at the door. 

 

Christmas in July 5K – July 30th, 9 am – 11 am. at Waterfront Park. Wear your Christmas gear- and put your requests in early with Santa! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Just keep telling yourself that while you chart this 5K course in July! Join us at the notorious Waterfront Park for this Christmas in July 5K! Come decked out in your Christmas gear and bring the kids for a special summer visit with Santa. FESTIVITIES Bring the kids and get your requests in early with Santa! Enjoy cookies and iced cocoa after the race! SUMMER SANTA is on a MISSION Santa’s off the clock and serving with Safe Passage!
 
This race benefits Safe Passage, an organization working to end child trafficking in Kentucky. Child trafficking is real and it’s happening right here. We provide intervention and support so today’s survivors can heal, and we provide education and awareness to prevent it from happening to another kid tomorrow. We are in this fight to end it. $30 to register for this event.

 
August
 

Splash N’Dash – August 6, 9 am, E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Make a splash, dash, walk or run in support of Norton Children’s Hospital! Choose a 1K or 5K distance with a scenic view of E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park. Your support will make a difference for the more than 185,000 kids who need care at Norton Children’s facilities each year. $25 for adults. $20 for kids ages 5-17. 


 
September 
 
Trimble County Apple Festival – September 10 and 11. The festival starts at 6 pm on September 10 and noon on the 11th. Courthouse Square, Bedford, KY. Come Kickoff the fall season with our 31st annual Trimble County Apple Festival! Visit our unique arts and crafts, quilt display, live music, pageants for all ages, an apple pie baking contest, kid activities, many food booths, and much, much more! We strive to make this a FUN event for the whole family! You don’t want to miss out!!!! Many of the patrons who return year after year say this is one of the highest quality festivals they attend. We are located just 35 miles NE of Louisville off I-71 Exit 34. Visit our website www.trimbleapplefest.org and like us on Facebook. 

KY Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular 2022 – September 2-5, Sept 2 10am-6pm, Sept 3 10am-6pm, Sept 4 11am-5pm, Sept 5 10am-5pm,

KY Expo Center.  One of the area’s finest Flea Markets featuring dealers from across the region selling antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, surplus, and more. Free admission. Friday, Sept 2 10am-6pm, Sat Sept 3 10am-6pm, Sun Sept 4 11am-5pm, Mon Sept 5 10am-5pm.
 

October
 
Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party – October 8, 12:30 PM and 7:30 PM, October 9, 2:30 PM,  KFC Yum! Center. The first-ever Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party brings audiences the only opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster truck toys in the DARK! Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Boneshaker™, Bigfoot® and more, plus the all-new Gunkster™, will light up the floor in outrageous monster trucks competitions and battles. Event performances will also feature a dazzling dance party, spectacular laser light shows and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. $48, $43, $37, $31- Tickets in select sections for kids 12 and under are $23, $15 or $13.* *Crash Zone tickets are just $7.50 each and must be purchased separately. 

 
Kentucky Bat Festival – October 22, 4:00-7:00 pm, Sawyer Hayes Community Center at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. Join Second Chances Wildlife Center at Sawyer Hayes Community Center in EP Tom Sawyer Park, as we celebrate and raise funds to continue our efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and educate the public about bats! Live bats, chart-topping bluegrass band Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers, silent auction, educational bat presentation, breweries, barbeque, and more! Tickets are $25.

 

 
December
 

Christmas Gift and Decor Show 2022 – Dec 9 11am-7pm, Dec 10 10am-7pm Dec 11 11am-5pm, KY Expo Center. The largest and finest free admission Gift and Decor Show in the nation featuring dealers from across the country selling gifts, decor, jewelry, clothes, crafts, candles, toys and more. Free admission. Free photos with Santa. 


KY Flea Market New Years Spectacular 2022 – December 30, 2022-Jan 2, 2023, Dec 30 10am-6pm, Dec 31 10am-5pm, Jan 1 11am-5pm, Jan 2 10am-5pm, KY Expo Center. One of the areas finest Flea Markets featuring dealers from across the region selling antiques, collectibles, jewelry, clothes, surplus and more. Free admission.
 

 

Recurring Events:
 
Tiny Art Tales – KMAC Museum, 10:30-11:15am, Join us on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 10:30-11:15 am for movement, music, and art making. At this moment, we are following CDC guidelines and asking all visitors two years of age and older to wear a face-covering during the program. This event happened every other Friday. 
 

PARISTOWN FLEA, Curated by Fleur de Flea and brought to you by  Paristown 

Starting May 15, 2021, and then every third Saturday through October, 9 AM – 6 PM. From 5 – 6 PM POWER HOUR (Dealers doing deals). 711 Brent St. Louisville, KY 40204. This is a six-month series of outdoor FREE flea markets that will take place on the third Saturday of each month throughout the cultural arts and entertainment district of Paristown. The outdoor markets are FREE  and pet-friendly, with plenty of FREE parking. Stop by the Korbel Mimosa  Bar or the Finlandia Bloody Mary Bar to grab a craft cocktail and browse more than 60 vendors selling vintage, vinyl, books, antiques, collectibles,  vintage clothes, and more. 

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Saturday Farm Animal Feeding – Blackacre State Nature Preserve And Historic Homestead. The volunteer animal feeders discuss feeding and caring for farm animals, will take place May 4th through Labor Day on Saturdays at 9:00am. Visitors are advised to wear appropriate shoes or bring spare shoes for the ride home, as we may get dirty, especially if it has been raining recently.  Feed will be provided, but Visitors are always welcome to bring their own treats to feed the animals. Apples, carrots, and bread are farm animal favorites. Meet in the barn for this fun opportunity!

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There are some drop-in opportunities at The Little Loomhouse. Isn’t it so great things are opening up for family fun? Get creative with weaving and learn some unique history. 
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Kentucky Science Center has small-group MakerPlace workshops planned for kids ages 8 and up. Macrame and pour painting fun! It’s just $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Limited space!


First Saturday Nature Hike at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Join Naturalists for this family-friendly 45-60 minute nature hike on the first Saturday of each month from 2 – 3 p.m. Each Saturday will feature a new hike to a different place for exploration, adventure, and a little bit of learning. No pets are allowed. The cost is $5 per person for members and non-members, regardless of age. Please register by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program by calling (502) 955-8512 or visiting Bernheim.org.


 

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