November Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Louisville


november guide to family-friendly events in louisville

LFS Family Film Night Series – Goonies
Friday, November 6 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue Louisville, KY, 40206
Admission: $20 suggested donation per group

Join Louisville Film Society and Mellwood Art Center for the Fall Family Film Night Series! Ticket reservations will become available starting noon, Friday, October 30th. Bring blankets (it may be a very cool night) and chairs, snacks or a picnic. No outside alcohol allowed in the event, but onsite food and bar service will be available. Please visit the site for more information on COVID precautions and social distancing during the event. 

Second Sundays: Lovely Leaves
Sunday, November 8 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Graeser Family Education Center, 1435 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, KY 40206
Admission: $15 per child

An afternoon program that includes stories, nature-based learning stations, a craft, and lots of fun. You and your learner will have so much fun learning about deciduous trees, that you’ll never want to LEAF!

Veteran’s Day at Louisville Zoo
Wednesday, November 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

To honor those who are serving and who have served our country in military service, the Louisville Zoo is offering active and retired military and their dependents FREE general admission on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. 10%* off gift shop purchases (*certain exceptions may apply). 50% off food and drink concessions. Those wishing to participate must simply have proof of military service. T-Mobile will be on Zoo grounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with giveaways.

Night Sky Stargazing 
Friday, November 13 at 7:00 pm
Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
Admission: $15 non-members, $10 members

Learn how the three wise men and ships from days gone by used the stars to chart their course. You will learn how to read the night sky without the use of a telescope and learn other sky watching tips. Hot beverages and cookies will be provided.

Call (502) 266-9802 to register.

Louisville Pizza Week
November 16-22, locations listed below

$9 pizzas around Louisville and Southern Indiana
Louisville Pizza Week is seven days of paying homage to all things ‘za, no matter how you slice it. Each participating restaurant will bake up their own spin on the wheel – from signature pies to secret menu specialties and more.

Restaurants include: Blaze Pizza, BoomBozz, Boromeo’s, Coal’s, Danny Mac’s, 8th Street, The Limbo, Parlour, Sarino, Scooter’s Triple B’s, TIM TAM, Wick’s Pizza, and more.

Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot 
Thursday, November 26 at 8:00am
Northeast YMCA, 9400 Mill Brook Road Louisville, KY 40223  
Admission: $40 (increases to $45 after 11/14) for 4 mile race, $15 (increases to $20 after 11/14) for Kids Trot 

Join walkers and runners in your community in this time-honored, family friendly Thanksgiving morning tradition and kick off the holiday season in a healthy way! This year’s Turkey Trot will include an exciting 4 mile course.

Winter Illuminations
Friday, November 20 to January 3 at The Parklands of Floyds Fork, Beckley Creek
Sunday to Thursday, 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm
*Please check the site for holiday hours.
Admission: starting at $10 for kids 3 and up, $18 for adults

Winter Illuminations is an illuminated trail walk. Designed to be Louisville’s premiere winter tradition, the one-mile trail features more than 10 light installations harmonizing light, music and nature. We invite you to bring your family and friends to experience the magic of  this one of a kind illuminated trail.

Throo the Zoo 5K 
Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 am
Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Admission: $35, increases after 10/31

This 27th annual 5K is a fun-filled journey Throo the Zoo. The course will take you on a journey throughout the grounds of the Louisville Zoo. The day will start off with a 5K with awards and prizes. All participants receive a free cotton t-shirt, commemorative finishers medal, post-race refreshment and refueling options, and free race day parking as well as admission to the Zoo. After the 5K is over, all registered participants can spend the rest of the day seeing the Zoo at a much slower pace with their complimentary pass.

Monthly Art Bazaar 
Friday, November 27 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Logan Street Market, 1001 Logan St, Louisville, KY 40204

The monthly Art Bazaar is specifically geared to introduce and support our local artists and craftsmen; this is just as much of a showcase as it is a pop-up art market! Logan Street Market has everything from 8+ local restaurants, shopping, a coffee shop, the Bodega, to an incredible happy hour (3-6) at both bars- the only thing we’re missing is art! The last Friday of every month is now set aside to bring you an evening full of music, art, and dinner all in the heart of delightful Shelby Park!

Winter Woods Spectacular 
Friday, November 27 to December 31 at Iroquois Park 
Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 6:00 pm to 11:00pm 
Iroquois Park, 1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214
Admission: starts from $25 per car, increases after 11/2

Experience the twinkling of millions of lights along a winding road, nestled in the majestic woods of historic Iroquois Park. Winter Woods Spectacular is a magical drive of lighting, artistry, and sounds that will delight the senses and transport you to an ethereal winter wonderland, where you can explore and celebrate the holiday season.

Enjoy the month and share your adventures with us on Instagram using #MomsAroundLouisville!


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