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, hikes, outdoor movies, and more. 


Weekend fun around Louisville! Especially heading into summer, there are many things to do with your kids outside and cool off. 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.


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Features of the weekend: 

Join the FridayFest for local music, local food trucks, and community socializing every other Friday, throughout the summer, from 6-10pm at Highview Park. The event is open to the public, family friendly, and best of all free! 

The Northeast Regional Library is hosting an entire day full of art, games, and creative outdoor activities for the whole family, including: A build it area, mud play (prepare to get messy!), outside art, sports spot, and a kid-friendly show with Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan! (Music at 3pm). 10:00am-4:30pm, Saturday

Join the City of Jeffersontown for Summerfest, on Friday, June 24th from 6 pm – 10 pm in Veterans Memorial Park! Enjoy a variety of food trucks, live music, face painters, bouncy houses, carnival games and more! Fireworks start at dusk, free admission.

Welcome to the biggest, craziest touring inflatable event in the entire world! We’re inviting YOU to join us at The Big Bounce America 2022 and spend some quality time with family and friends in our magical, candy-colored wonderland of action-packed inflatable adventure. Individual sessions are available to suit all age groups from toddlers through to adults only. Friday & Saturday

Big Bounce America in Louisville

Head out to Willow Park on Sunday for the Cherokee Triangle Association’s Summer Concert! 7:00-9:00pm.

Jefferson Memorial Forest will join tens of thousands of people across the nation as they camp for a cause. The 15th annual Great American Campout is a nationwide event that connects people with the great outdoors. Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the campfire, s’mores, and evening activities for your family to enjoy. You provide your dinner, breakfast, and tent. In the morning, you will have the day to explore the Forest; spend time hiking any of our 35 miles of trails or fishing at Tom Wallace Lake with free fishing poles provided at the Welcome Center. Saturday & Sunday

Join the Iroquois Amphitheater for the FREE “Music in the Evening Air” presented by the Louisville Philharmonia on Saturday, June 25th at 7:30 p.m. Children are welcome! No tickets required. Concessions will be available for purchase!

The Day Spring community will come together to celebrate Summer with a community market this Saturday. This event will include a lemonade stand, craft booths, local business vendors, and a cake walk to encourage Day Spring community to join together and enjoy the sun. 11:00am-3:00pm.

Treat your child to a live theater experience at Derby Dinner Playhouse! Alice in Wonderland will be playing June 11, 13, 18, 25, July 1 & 3. Suitable for ages 3-12, kid-friendly meal included, tickets range from $17-22 each!


The Beechmont Neighborhood Association is excited to announce the return of the Beechmont Summer Concert Series.  Shows will be held each Friday for six weeks from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., starting June 3, and ending July 8. The Concert Series is designed as a free, outdoor musical experience at the gazebo (corner of Southern Parkway and West Woodlawn Avenue) with artists/bands from the Louisville Federation of Musicians (Local 11-637). Attendees will enjoy live music, experience the beauty of the Olmstead Parkway, and spend time with neighbors.

Come join Blackacre for their Saturday Morning Farm Animal Feeding where you learn about the care of their animals and get to feed the goats, sheep and donkey in the meadow. Donations collected each week to support the program. 9:30-10:30am

We hope to see you at the Beechmont Open Air Market, this Saturday and runs to September 24, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The market is located outside at the corner of Southern Parkway and West Wellington Avenue. Farmers, producers, and artisans will have items available for you to purchase. For more Farmer’s Markets click here!

Summer means Church Picnics! Full of rides, games, food, and fun, these church picnics can be a great time out with the family. Click HERE for even more picnics happening this weekend and beyond!

Who else is pumped for Shoe Sensation’s Jammin in Jeff at the Riverstage on Friday? Check out the entire line up at jammininjeff.com Lawn opens at 6:00pm with music starting at 7:00pm.

Kentucky Shakespeare is open and ready to entertain! The 62nd season of the FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park runs from May 25-August 7, 2022! 6:00 p.m. Food Trucks, 7:00 p.m. Kids’ Globe, Will’s Gift Shop, & Will’s Tavern, 7:15 p.m. Community Pre-show Performance, 8:00 p.m. Performance


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

You can also find more ideas for events here. 

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



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