Things to Do in the Lou {2024}

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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
6:00-8:00pm

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
6:00-8:00pm

Hillview Government Center
283 Crestwood Lane
Louisville, KY 40229

Outdoor Play Date

January 9
10:00am-12:00pm

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
2-3pm

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
9am

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
5-8:30pm

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

Bluegrass Music/Fish Fry

Thursday, February 1, 15, & 22
6-8pm

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
10am-12pm

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

FREE Sweetheart Family Swim {Goldfish Swim School}

Saturday, February 10
12:15-1:30pm

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! 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

EASTER EVENTS

The Avenue Easter Parade

March 30
3:30-5:30pm

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
11:00am

Tri County Shrine Club
701 Potters Ln
Clarksville, IN

Easter Egg Hunt – Broadway Baptist Church

March 23
10-11am

Broadway Baptist Church
4000 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY

PV Mega Easter Egg Hunt

March 24
3pm

Prairie Village Babe Ruth League
10009 Stonestreet Rd
Louisville, KY

The Great Egg Hunt

March 23
3-5pm

4611 Lowe Rd
Louisville, KY

Easter Bunny Photos

March 16
1-4pm

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, Easter parades, the start of the Derby season, and many more. Here’s our April guide to family-friendly events in Louisville!


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, getting outside, and so much more comes with this month.


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!


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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