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Family Friendly Events September 2022

Updated: Sep 21, 2022

Looking for something fun to do with your family in September 2022 in or near Louisville, Kentucky? There are tons of events all around for all ages. Come check out the list below:

September 2-5, 2022

Worldfest 2022

Join Mayor Greg Fischer, the Louisville community and people from all over Kentucky and beyond for the 20th Anniversary of WorldFest!

WorldFest is Louisville’s premier international festival and is the most diverse, inclusive, and equitable event in the region. See the World without ever leaving the city!

This year WorldFest is ready to bring you FOUR full days of fun and excitement while bringing the best of the best in crafts, food and entertainment. Follow and share this event page with friends and family to spread the word! Be ready to receive WorldFest special announcements as we get closer to Labor Day Weekend!

Visit for more information. #WorldFest2022

WorldFest is a free event and is made possible by our wonderful sponsors! Louisville Third Century Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare GE Appliances Stella Artois The YMCA of Greater Louisville Park Community Credit Union McDonald's of Greater Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana Pepsi JBS The Galt House Hotel Al Día en America and our Media Sponsor: WLKY

The Belvedere

485 W. Main St.

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


September 3, 2022


Mother Truckin' Truck & Van Show 2022

Bullitt County Fair Grounds

Mark your calendar, for the 3rd Annual Mother Truckin’ Truck & Van Show & the Second Annual @Rad Nationals. Both will take place at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds, 964 Clermont Rd, Shepherdsville, KY 40165, on Saturday, September 3rd, 2022.

Two shows, one money!

Truck & Van Registration now open on the website,

Mother Truckin’ Truck & Van Show is open to all makes & models of trucks and vans. Top 20 Awards and more TBA. This is a family-friendly, rain or shine event. General admission is $10 under 12 free with adult, parking is free!

Vendors, food trucks, cash bar, bike demos, and more TBA.

Big Rigs – Mini Trucks – 4x4s – Lowriders – Foreign and Domestic!

Bullitt County Fair Ground

964 Clermont Rd

Shepherdsville, Ky 40165


Monday, September 5, 2022


Mayor's Labor Day Hike, Bike & Paddle 2022

The Mayor's Labor Day Hike, Bike & Paddle returns for the 36th edition and 18th year of promoting healthy living and being active in Louisville, KY!

T-shirts will be available for the first 3,000 participants while supplies last. The Bike Injury Association of Kentucky will also be fitting 500 bike helmets for cyclists who don’t have one.

For hikers, this year features four different route options, including one crossing the Big Four Bridge, one to the base of the Big Four Bridge, one to the Kennedy Bridge and one to the Belle of Louisville Wharf.

For cyclists, this year features the longest bike course yet of 18.2 miles. Cyclists will travel down River Road 9.1 miles all the way to the entrance of Hays Kennedy Park and back 9.1 miles to the Community Boathouse.

The paddling course will begin shortly after the hikers and bikers take off. The route features five miles of scenic paddling along the Ohio river through the McAlpine locks to the Shawnee Boat Ramp by noon. TARC will offer a free shuttle for the return trip to the boathouse.

Starting at 8 a.m., the event will showcase demonstrations and group participation in yoga, Tai Chi and Zumba.

The Hike, Bike & Paddle will begin shortly after 9 a.m. We hope to see you there!

The Mayor's Hike, Bike & Paddle is sponsored by Norton Sports Health. Make sure to stop by their tent to say hello!

For more information visit


September 9 &10, 2022

Middletowns Family Fun Festival & Craft Show

We're back with the Middletown Family Fun Festival & Craft Show. It's a jam-packed 2 days full of fun, food & festivities!

Held annually in the Wetherby Park area of Middletown, there are over 150 craft and food vendors, competitions, parade, bands, and end of the night light show.

Stay tuned – more info to come!

11803 Old Shelbyville Rd

Louisville, Ky 40243


Saturday, September 10, 2022


Highview Arts & Crafts Fair!

Highview arts and craft fair! This is a great fair every year! Come on out and enjoy the day with us!

Highview Baptist Church

7711 Fegenbush Ln

Louisville, Ky 40228


September 10 & 11, 2022


Big Four Arts Festival

Big Four Bridge

The 6th Big Four Arts Festival has been the most attended (20,000) two-day Event ever held in Louisville at Waterfront Park on the Big Four Bridge Lawn. The weekend following Labor Day, the annual B4AF September 10 & 11, will be held on the lawn which consist of four acres of tree lined walks overlooking the Ohio River. A venue designed for special events with AMPLE parking. 2021 was a success, JOIN us in 2022!

Music(Line-up to come), Food tucks, Children's Activities, Foggy Bottom Animal Farm and 150 National Artist. Artist from California to Florida. We are proud to introduce quality artist, new and returning artist.

Admission $5 benefitting Bridgehaven Mental Health Services Sponsored by Design Web of Louisville, Bridgehaven and B4B Promotions

Big Four Bridge

1101 River Rd

Louisville, Ky 40202


Saturday, September 10, 2022


Community Against Cancer Block Party

Join us as we help you learn about cancer prevention and awareness. This is a FREE family-friendly event that brings together our community for education and fun. Come enjoy the music, games, photo booth, giveaways and much more!

Baptist Health

4003 Kresge Way

Louisville, Ky 40207


Saturday, September 10, 2022


Free Kids Day @The Market

Join Us for Our Monthly Free Kids Day @ the Market!!

East End Farmers Market

13060 Factory Ln

Louisville, Ky 40245


Saturday, September 10, 2022


St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival

Join the SFA community on Saturday, September 10, from 5-11pm for our annual fall festival! We’ll have delicious food, tons of games, craft beer, plus live music on our campus in the Highlands. Don’t forget to purchase a capital prize ticket from an SFA student for a chance at $2500!

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

1938 Alfresco Place

Louisville, Ky 40205


Saturday, September 10, 2022


Movies in the Park: Encanto

Brown Park

Movies in the Park is back this year! All movies are FREE and will be shown at Brown Park. Movies are shown on the 2nd Saturday of June, July, September and October with all movies beginning at sundown. Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs as all seating will be in the grass at Brown Park! No alcohol or smoking is allowed.

Encanto (2021)

The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift — every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in dange

Date: Saturday, September 10th Estimated Start Time: Approximately 8 pm Rated: PG

Brown Park

Kresge Way & Browns Lane

Louisville, Ky 40207


Saturday, September 10, 2022


Creature Feature: The Princess Bride

Creature Feature FREE outdoor movie night at Pope Lick Park

SHOWING: The Princess Bride (1987) 35th Anniversary

The movie will be shown on 40 FOOT MOVIE SCREEN. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs out for a fun, FREE night under the stars!! This FREE event is made possible by your support of the vendors and concessions.

The Legend at Pope Lick Adventure Outpost will be open! The Outpost will be serving hot dogs & veggie dogs, bratwurst, pulled pork, pretzels, mini donuts, candy, ice cold drinks and more. The Legend at Pope Lick Adventure Outpost features unique gifts and items found no where else! All concession and gift sales help to support this FREE event.

Joining us for this event is West Sixth Brewing and Kona Ice. Please support our vendors!

More details to come!

Legend at Pope Lick Park

4002 S. Pope Lick Rd

Louisville, Ky 40299


September 16-18, 2022

Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival 2022

What started as a small street party in 1969 has grown to become the 5th largest festival in the region, and has taken its place as one of the top 20 festivals in the Southeast. The Gaslight Festival, hosted by The Chamber Jeffersontown, brings an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown every year. Centered in the small-town ambiance of Gaslight Square, the festival has evolved into a eight-day extravaganza that has become a time-honored tradition of Jeffersontown. It is through the efforts of The Chamber that the festival now hosts a motorcycle rally, car show, golf scramble, 5K, parade, balloon glow, children’s playground, live entertainment and over 200 arts, crafts and commercial booths. The Gaslight Festival is always the 3rd weekend in September. Of the many events Chamber members can get involved in, the Gaslight Festival offers a fun opportunity to connect with the community. Every September businesses and residents come together to showcase Jeffersontown as a great place to live, work and play!

The Gaslight Festival is a PET FREE FESTIVAL. No pets are allowed on festival grounds. Although we love our furry companions, please leave them at home.

10434 Watterson Trail

Jeffersontown, KY 40299


Saturday, September 17, 2022


Dino Day

Kentucky Science Center

Join us as we celebrate the return of our World’s Fair dinosaur and all things prehistoric! Break it down with costumed dinosaur characters at our Dino Dance Party, meet modern reptiles courtesy of the Herpetological Society, try your hand at paleontology-themed maker activities in our MakerPlace, or get up close and personal with Dinosaurs of Antarctica on our 4-story screen! Be there at noon for the official reveal of the winning name for our triceratops.

Dino Days runs from 10AM to 2PM, and most activities are included free of charge with your general admission.

Kentucky Science Center

727 W. Main St

Louisville, Ky


Saturday, September 17, 2022


St. Mary's Multicultural Festival

St Mary's Multicultural Festival is a family fun-filled event! Kids game area & Prize booth, live entertainment, food vendors, and great community building! Everyone is welcome!

St. Mary of the Annunciation

415 E. 8th Street

New Albany, Indiana


Saturday, September 24, 2022


Family S.T.E.A.M. Day

South Central Regional Library

Getting kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math is what Family STEAM Day is all about! Join us for a day full of exploration and interactive fun at the South Central Regional Library.

The event includes science and art activities with Kentucky Science Center, Speed Art Museum, Louisville Nature Center, Frazier History Museum, Louisville Astronomical Society, Ambo Dance Company, and more!

South Central Regional Library

7300 Jefferson Blvd

Louisville, Ky 40219


Saturday, September 24, 2022


NuLu Fest 2022

Now in its 12th year, NuLu is once again set to host its well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. After taking 2 years away from in-person gatherings due to the pandemic, the festival will take place on September 24th from 11am to 10pm in the 600, 700, and 800 blocks of East Market Street in Downtown, Louisville. This year’s event will feature live music with a special emphasis on art exhibitors and other performers along with regional micro-brewed beers, numerous food and retail booths by local vendors, and activities for all ages. The event is free to attend, family-friendly, and open to everyone.

“We are happy to open up our streets and businesses to the public once again,” says NULU Business Association Board President Rick Murphy. “This is one of Louisville’s premier outdoor events and, after the last couple of years away, I’m personally looking forward to welcoming all of our Louisville neighbors back to NULU to discover all the wonderful businesses in our community.”

Vendor registration is now open online for both NULU Business Association members and non-members. Those interested in reserving a booth space can visit for more information.