July Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Louisville {2021}


Ongoing Events

Dino Quest at Louisville Zoo
June 26-Sept 19; free with zoo admission
Louisville Zoo, 1100 stars Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

The Wizard of Oz at the Iroquois Amphitheater
July 30-August 2; 8pm
1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214
Tickets starting at $20

61st Annual Kentucky Shakespeare Festival at C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater
Food trucks 6:00 pm; Will’s Tavern 7:00 pm; Performance 8:00 pm
1340 S. Fourth Street, Central Park, Old Louisville
June 16-July 31: Shakespeare in Love
July 8-August 1: Henry V
July 14: Late Night Shakes by The Louisville Improvisors

Storywalks at the La Grange and Goshen Librairies
Sundays (July 4, 11, 18, 25); starts at 9:00 am
308 Yager Ave, La Grange, KY 40031 and 12505 Harmony Landing Rd, Goshen, KY 40026

Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival
June 5th-July 18th (Saturdays and Sundays only); 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
955 Elm St, Eminence, KY 40019

Louisville Bats Games at Louisville Slugger Field 
July 6-11 vs Memphis Redbirds; starts at 7:00 pm
401 East Main St, Louisville KY, 40202
July 20-25 vs Memphis Redbirds; starts at 7:00pm
Friday Family Four Pack: July 9
Fireworks: July 23-24
Kids Eat Free: July 11 and July 25

Waterfront Wednesdays
July 14, 28; starts at 6:00 pm
Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park (129 River Road, Louisville, KY)

July 4th Events

Independence Day celebration at Locust Grove
starts at 11:00 am
561 Blankenbaker Ln, Louisville KY 40207
Celebrate our FREE 4th of July in 19th-century style at Historic Locust Grove! Festivities of the day will include two showings of our new Unfolding the Story Tour, walk-throughs of the historic house, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a reading of “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” by Frederick Douglass, and more. The Sweet ‘N Savory Food Truck will be on-site for food and drink, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Advanced ticket registration strongly encouraged for Unfolding the Story as capacity on this tour is LIMITED.

Anchorage Independence Day Parade and Picnic
Parade starts at 4:00 pm; ends at Wagner Park for the picnic
Everyone can be part of the Anchorage Independence Day Parade this year!! We are allowing motorized vehicles, horses, bikers, walkers, strollers, and wagons again this year! We are returning to our shorter route that ends Wagner Park (for our Picnic)!
*Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Anchorage Presbyterian Church parking lot. 

4th of July Celebration at Waterfront Park
starts at 6:30 pm; concert begins at 8:30pm
Waterfront Park Great Lawn
Celebrate Independence Day with a free concert for the whole family featuring Sam Bush and the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Teddy Abrams! Presented by: The Brown-Forman Foundation, the Marshall Family Foundation — Phillip, April, and Deborah, and the LO’s Opus ’21 Society.

Single Day Events

The City of Jeffersontown Summerfest 2021
July 2; 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Veteran’s Park, 10707 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, KY
Live music, food trucks, games, Kids Zone, fireworks at dusk.

First Saturday Nature Hike at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
July 3; 10:30am to 11:30am
2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont KY 40110
$5 per person, regardless of age, member and non-member rate
Join Bernheim Naturalists for this family friendly 45-60 minute Nature Hike on the first Saturday of each month. Each Saturday will feature a new hike to a different place for exploration, adventure, and a little bit of learning. Space is limited. Registration required by 4 p.m. the day prior to the program. Call (502) 955-8512 or click on the button below. Space limited.

Movies at the Sauerbeck Family Drive-In: Grease and Footloose
July 7; starts at 7:00 pm
3210 D.W. Griffith Ln, La Grange KY 40031

Drive In in the Park presents Dirty Dancing
July 9; starts at 7:00 pm
Skyview Park; 2700 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY

An Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social Concert featuring The Monarchs
July 11; starts at 1:00 pm
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
7410 Moorman Road, Louisville KY, 40272

City of Middletown Summer Concert Series
July 11; 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm
Wetherby Park Gazebo; 11803 Old Shelbyville Road

Deer Park Porchfest
July 17; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Deer Park / Bonnycastle Neighborhoods
A low-key, neighborhood event for artists, neighbors, family, and friends to walk the neighborhood, enjoy some great music and have a good time! Please thank the porch hosts and tip the artists!

Swingin’ with Elvis in the Park
Friday, July 23; gates open at 5:00 pm, show starts at 6:30 pm
General Admission: $5
EP Tom Sawyer State Park
2201 Lakeland Rd, Louisville, KY 40223

Saturday Farm Animal Feedings
July 24; 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead
3200 Tucker Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

88th Oldham County Fair
July 27-31; gates open at 4:00 pm
2401 West Hwy 146, ​La Grange, KY 40031


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