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Free Things to Do with Your Kids This Summer in Louisville

Jun 03, 2024 04:37PM ● By Marie Lewis
Summer is here, and Louisville, offers a plethora of fun and free activities for you and your kids. From farm animal feeding to art-making sessions, there’s something to keep every child entertained and engaged. Here are some top free activities you won’t want to miss.

Farm Animal Feeding at Blackacre

Start your Saturday mornings with a delightful experience feeding farm animals at Blackacre. This event is a wonderful opportunity for kids to get up close with animals and learn about farm life. More Information

Cultural Pass and Summer Reading Program

The Cultural Pass provides children up to age 21 with free access to many of Louisville's arts and cultural institutions. Pair it with the summer reading program from the Louisville Free Public Library to keep your kids learning and exploring all summer long. More Information

Speed Art Museum Family Sundays

Every Sunday, the Speed Art Museum opens its doors for a family-friendly day of art exploration. Engage in hands-on activities, art-making projects, and interactive gallery tours. More Information

Tiny Art Tales at KMAC Museum

Join the KMAC Museum every Friday from 10:30 to 11:15 AM for Tiny Art Tales. This session includes movement, music, and art-making, perfect for younger kids to express their creativity and energy. More Information

Free Bath Bomb Decorating at Buff City Soap

Buff City Soap offers a fun, hands-on experience where kids can decorate their own bath bombs. This activity is free and allows kids to create personalized, colorful bath products. More Information

Free Candy Kitchen Tours at Schimpff's Confectionery

Take a step back in time with a visit to Schimpff's Confectionery in Jeffersonville, IN, just across the river from Louisville. Schimpff's offers free tours of their Candy Kitchen and Candy Museum, where kids can watch candy being made the old-fashioned way. More Information

Play Cousins Collective Events

Play Cousins Collective hosts a variety of engaging events for families. Join them for:

  • Sips and Play: Enjoy a cup of tea while your little ones complete a craft.
  • Story Time: Held every 2nd and 3rd Friday, this event includes captivating stories for young listeners.
  • Educational Workshops: These sessions are designed for families to learn and grow together through interactive and educational activities.

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Change Today, Change Tomorrow's West End Farmers Market

Every other Sunday from June to September, visit the West End Farmers Market from 4-8 PM. Enjoy fresh produce, local vendors, and community vibes with your family at this vibrant market. More Information

Kids Eat Free or Cheap

Eating out with the family doesn’t have to be expensive. Many restaurants in Louisville offer special deals where kids can eat for free or at a reduced price. This can be a great way to enjoy a meal out without straining your budget. Check out this comprehensive list of places where kids eat free or cheap in Louisville: More Information

Free Movies

This summer, treat your kids to free movies both in theaters and outdoors across Louisville. Several local theaters and parks are offering complimentary screenings of family-friendly films. Enjoy the cinematic experience under the stars at various outdoor venues or in the comfort of air-conditioned theaters. For a complete list of locations and schedules, check out this detailed guide on where to watch free movies this summer in Louisville and Southern Indiana: Free Movies Guide.

Making the Most of Your Summer

Louisville is brimming with opportunities to create lasting memories with your kids without spending a dime. From cultural explorations to hands-on creative projects, these activities ensure that your summer is both fun and enriching. Make sure to check the provided links for more information and plan your adventures today!

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