Plenty to do, with the right connection

Top Free Events:

First Friday Trolley Hop – art gallery hop on downtown’s Main & Market corridor the first Friday of every month, 5-11 pm.
F.A.T Friday Trolley Hop – art gallery hop on Historic Frankfort Avenue corridor the last Friday of every month, 6-10:30 pm. (INSIDER TIP: Eat early or make a reservation, restaurants get slammed)

Iroquois amphitheater movie series  - free family-friendly films during the summer months.



Light up Louisville - lights, fireworks and music downtown at Jefferson Park annually the Friday after Thanksgiving.


LuLu Lemon complimentary community activities (yoga, boot camps, etc) every Saturday morning.



PechaKucha Night Louisville–series of short presentations (20 images x 20 seconds) in a relaxed social setting, organized by Urban Design Studio.


Shakespeare in the Park –held annually in the Central Park amphitheater in Old Louisville and is the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the country.



St James Art Fair – annual art show held the first full weekend in October in the heart of historic Old Louisville. (INSIDER TIP: Parking can be tricky, bikes are always a good option)


Thunder Over Louisville– largest fireworks display in the nation that officially kicks off Derby season. (Insider Tip: Plan to get there early to get a good seat, ride your bike or park on the east side of downtown so you don’t get stuck in the traffic after the show or find a downtown after party)


Waterfront Wednesdays - WFPK’s free summer riverfront concert series at Waterfront Park the last Wednesday of each month, April through September. (INSIDER TIP: Get there early for parking or ride your bike, bring cash for food and drinks)


Zombie Walk –Zombies invade the Highlands (Bardstown Road between Eastern Parkway and Bearno’s) annually at 8:29 p.m. on August 29th.