Things to Do in the Lou {2024}

louisville 2024 events family-friendly things to do

Looking for fun and family-friendly events and things to do in the Lou? We’ve got your roundup of things to do each month during the year! Have some others that just NEED to be added to our list? Comment at the end with your suggestions.

january events

Happy New Year, Kentuckiana moms! Another year is upon us, and the family-friendly activities around the Lou are still in full swing for January. Check out our round-up of our top things to do during the month.

Jurassic Quest

January 12-15

Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Ln, Louisville, KY

Parent-Son Dodgeball Night

January 20

St Francis of Assisi School
1938 Alfresco Pl, Louisville, KY

Finding Nemo/ Go Fish

January 18-21

Anchorage Children’s Theatre
11400 Ridge Rd, Anchorage, KY

Bluegrass Music/Fish Fry (by Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce)

January 25

Hillview Government Center
283 Crestwood Lane
Louisville, KY 40229

Outdoor Play Date

January 9

Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park
4400 Lewis A Endres Pkwy
New Albany , IN

february events

With February right around the corner, there are a number of different activities in the Louisville area for families!

Number the Stars {StageOne Family Theatre}

“Number the Stars” promises an unforgettable theatrical experience that resonates with both children and adults alike. With its universal themes of bravery and compassion, the play serves as a poignant reminder of the strength found in unity and empathy.

Saturdays, February 3 & 10
2pm & 5pm (sensory-friendly performance at 5pm)
Tickets: $17.55 – 23.40 (discount for groups of 10+)

Kentucky Performing Arts in the Bomhard Theater
Call 502-584-777

Frozen (Touring)

February 1-4

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
501 W Main St, Louisville, KY

Once Upon An Orchestra: Llama Destroys The World

This free, public family concert series invites multigenerational families to join Louisville Orchestra ensembles for fun, interactive storytelling through music performances at every library branch across Metro Louisville. Prior to each performance, LO staff will lead a craft activity using recycled materials – and audience members can play their homemade instruments during the show! No RSVP is required, and reading the book before attending is always encouraged but not necessary!

Saturday, February 10

Western Library, Louisville Free Public Library
604 S 10th St, Louisville, KY

Sensory-Friendly Sundays at the Zoo {Presented by Great Clips}

Sunday, February 11

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY

HeART Stories

A celebration of Peace, Love, and Joyful Learning. All ages welcome! This is a family friendly fundraiser event.

Saturday, February 3

TEN20 Craft Brewery Butchertown
1020 E Washington St, Louisville, KY

Bluegrass Music/Fish Fry

Thursday, February 1, 15, & 22

Hillview Government Center
283 Crestwood Lane
Louisville, KY 40229

Baby Playdate

Each month, they baby-ify a gallery with floor mats, board books, toys, and soft music. Babies (and their adults) engage with the artworks and each other.

February 7

Speed Art Museum
2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY

FREE Sweetheart Family Swim {Goldfish Swim School}

Saturday, February 10

Goldfish Swim School – St. Matthews
4176 Westport Road
Louisville, KY 40207

march events

There is so much for you and your family to do during March in Greater Louisville/Kentuckiana this month, including a bunch of Easter events! Check out the roundup for our recommendations we’ve curated just for our readers.

The Bitter and the Sweet: Kentucky’s Sugar Chests, Enslavement and the Transatlantic World 1790-1856

Now through April 7

The Speed Art Museum
2035 South Third St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Secretariat America’s Horse Exhibit

Daily 8:00am – 5:00pm

Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

Curious George – The Golden Meatball

through March 30

Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive
Clarksville, Indiana 47129

Green Eggs and Ham Brunch

March 2

Garage Bar
700 E. Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Wild Lights at the Louisville Zoo

March 23 – May 19

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40213

Monster Jam

March 30

Freedom Hall
937 Phillips Ln.
Louisville, Kentucky 40209


The Avenue Easter Parade

March 30

2822 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY

FEAT of Louisville and Down Syndrome of Louisville Easter Eggstravaganza

March 9
10:00am – 12:00pm

Home of the Innocents
1100 E Market St
Louisville, KY

Easter Egg Hunt & Lunch with the Easter Bunny

March 23

Tri County Shrine Club
701 Potters Ln
Clarksville, IN

Easter Egg Hunt – Broadway Baptist Church

March 23

Broadway Baptist Church
4000 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY

PV Mega Easter Egg Hunt

March 24

Prairie Village Babe Ruth League
10009 Stonestreet Rd
Louisville, KY

The Great Egg Hunt

March 23

4611 Lowe Rd
Louisville, KY

Easter Bunny Photos

March 16

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
1155 Buck Creek Rd
Simpsonville, KY

april events

Spring is here! That can only mean more fun events are taking place in Louisville like performances, the start of the Derby season, and many more. Here’s our April guide to family-friendly events in Louisville, including Total Solar Eclipse events!


Even though Louisville is not in the path of totality, the maximum eclipse for us will be at 3:07pm. Still make sure to grab those eclipse glasses (Kroger has had them for less than $2)!

Kentucky Science Center

April 8

727 W. Main St.

Total Eclipse of the Park: Eclipse Watch Party

April 8

Iroquois Park
2120 Rundill Road

Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party

April 8

Silver Street Park
2043 Silver St., New Albany, Indiana

Sonic Sensation Exhibit

Now through May 21

Admission: Free with admission to Kentucky Science Center.
Location: Kentucky Science Center
727 W. Main St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Disney On Ice Presents Find Your Hero

April 4-7

Admission: Tickets start at $30
Location: KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Community Free Day

April 6

Location: Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. 6th St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

REMNANTS: An Introspection of Family, Identity & Belonging

Now through June 1

Admission: Free
Location: Little Loomhouse
328 Kenwood Hill Rd.
Louisville, Kentucky 40214
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Louisville Bats – Kentucky Derby 150 Celebration

April 13

Location: Louisville Bats
401 E. Main St.\r\nLouisville Slugger Field
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
7:15 PM


April 20

Admission: $50
Location: Kentucky Science Center
727 W. Main St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

may events

Spring has sprung! May brings all sorts of joy and renewal to our lives. May flowers, Mother’s Day celebrations, 502 Day!, May the 4th for all us Star Wars-loving fans, Derby 150, getting outside, and so much more comes with this month.

Old Louisville Springfest

FREE and open to the general public, Springfest kicks off at 10 AM and rocks, eats, and shops until 7 PM!

May 18

Toonerville Trolley Park
1215 S Brook Street

Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront & Great Balloon Glow

This event is produced by the Kentucky Derby Festival.

April 15-May 3
11:00 AM- 11:00 PM Monday-Saturday
12:00 PM- 10:00 PM Sunday

Shepherd Insurance Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race

May 1
4:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Belle of Louisville

401 West River Road
Louisville, KY 40202

Unicorn Party for Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

May 1
6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Dairy Queen
661 Taylorsville Road
Taylorsville, KY

150th Kentucky Oaks – Infield General Admission

May 3
9:00 AM

Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY

Sippy Cup Strolls 2024 – African Safari

May 3-4
8:30 AM- 10:30 AM

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213


May 18
11:00 AM- 3:00 PM


Bernheim Forest
Arboretum Way
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

150th Kentucky Derby – Infield General Admission

May 4
9:00 AM

Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY

Derby Day Dash and Snack

May 4
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Endless Summer Paddle Company
RiverPark Place Marina

DIY Derby 150 Party

May 4

Looking to throw your own Derby watch party? Check out our Derby Party Planning 101 tips!

june events

School is out, and the season of pools, festivals, and outdoor activities has arrived! Keep your family busy all month long by checking out some of the June family-friendly activities around Louisville this month, including Pride, Juneteenth, and Ali events!

Louisville Princess Day

June 23

The Gillespie
421 West Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Ali Festival

June 1-8

When Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3, 2016, the city of Louisville came together in an unprecedented show of unity and support.

Every year in that spirit, we gather for the first week of June and remember the champion by celebrating his city. Join us for a week of activities that highlight his impact, his core principles, and the city he called home.

Louisville GreekFest

June 7 & 8

Greek Foods, Pastries, and Desserts with Greek live music and entertainment for our faithful Greek culture lovers! ​Immerse yourself in the lively rhythms of live Greek music, enjoying the dancers’ energy and incredible atmosphere throughout the festival. Enjoy captivating performances, cultural demonstrations, and interactive activities that bring the spirit of Greece to Louisville.

La Caja China

June 8

La Bodeguita De Mima Cuban Restaurant and Rum Bar
725 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40202

The 2nd Annual La Caja China is returning to La Bodeguita de Mima on the second Saturday in June. Presented by Jim Beam, this event brings the heat and flavor of the authentic Cuban experience to the NuLu neighborhood with traditional Cuban food, live music by +Flow, and AllSensation DJs, cigars, dominoes, and crafted cocktails. The event is family-friendly and open to all ages with 100% of proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Kentuckiana.

Buy Local Fair

June 8

Lynn Family Stadium

Local retailers, organizations and artists will fill Lynn Family Stadium’s Fan Zone for the annual Buy Local Fair. Fair-goers are invited to enjoy performances by local musicians, sip libations, watch cooking competitions, and let the kids run wild at the on-site kid zone. While admission is free, a portion of parking fees and in-kind donations will benefit the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA)– the organizers of the festival.

Louisville Juneteenth Festival

June 12-15

It includes an opening night Brunch, bourbon-infused events, and a day-long festival at Lynn Family Stadium.

Kentuckiana Pride Festival & Parade

June 15

Big Four Lawn

The parade kicks off at noon in NuLu and continues to the festival grounds where we have an amazing entertainment lineup!

july events

Besides Independence Day, there are many fun things to do in the month of July this year. Here’s the LMC Guide to July Family-Friendly events in Louisville and the surrounding areas.

august events

It’s already August, and the Summer has been flying by, but it isn’t over yet! Check out these upcoming events in August around Greater Louisville, and have some Summer fun before it all ends.

september events

Can you feel just a slight brisk feeling of fall in the morning air?? We are so excited for all the fall events that are starting to be scheduled around Louisville and surrounding areas! Check out our September guide to family-friendly events in Louisville.

october events

Fall has arrived, and so has your guide to family-friendly events for October in the Greater Kentuckiana area! It’s time to spend time celebrating all the activities that come along with the season.

november events

Hope you’ve all been enjoying the Fall festivities and fun of the season so far! Now, the holidays are quickly approaching. Whatever you’re celebrating, we have a roundup of our top picks for family-friendly things to do around town during November!

december events

The year may be almost over, but the family fun is just getting started! Here is your December roundup of events happening around town.


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