Just because summer is over and the kids are back in school does not mean the fun has to stop. Louisville, KY is bursting at the seams with fun filled events to enjoy throughout this fall season.

From arts and crafts to beer runs and jack o’ lanterns, there is something for everyone to enjoy this fall in Louisville, KY. Here is a list of some of the must do events in the Derby City.

#1 – WorldFest

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, celebrates its 17th anniversary with four days of expanded world food, music, dance, culture and education this Labor Day weekend. “Cities that embrace and encourage their international citizens and cultures will thrive, have a stronger quality of life and will attract new growth and jobs,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. ‘WorldFest is a great event for exploring and celebrating Louisville’s many faces and cultures and we always look to make it more vibrant, diverse and educational. So, it’s exciting to add many new features and attractions for the 17th Annual WorldFest.

Where: Belvedere at 5th and Main Streets

When: Labor Day Weekend 2019

  • Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Monday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more info, visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/city-events/worldfest

#2 – NULU Fest

For the 11th year NuLu is hosting it’s well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by sonaBLAST! Records, regional micro-brewed beers, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Where: 600, 700, and 800 blocks of East Market Street

When: Saturday, September 28th, 2019

  • 11:00am – 11:00pm

For more info, visit: https://nulubusinessassocation.wildapricot.org/page-18162

#3 – Wine On The River Louisville


Come join us as we travel through different regions spanning the globe. Sample wine and spirits specific to a certain regions. Restaurants featuring culturally themed menus will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Haven.

Where: Big Four Lawn 1117 East River Road Louisville, KY 40206

When: Saturday, October 12, 2019

  • 2 PM – 6 PM

For more info, visit: https://www.wineontheriverlouisville.com/

#4 – The St. James Court Art Show

The St. James Court Art Show® is a juried fine arts and contemporary crafts show featuring over 700 artists from around the U.S. held among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes in the heart of historic Old Louisville. This 4-square block, outdoor art show takes place annually on the first weekend of October, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Where: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208

When: October 4, 5 & 6, 2019

  • Friday & Saturday 10am–6pm Sunday 10am–5pm

For more info, visit: https://stjamescourtartshow.com/

#5 – ColorFest

Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies, and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful fall landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors, and more.

Where: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY 40110

When: October 19

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For more info, visit: https://bernheim.org/event/colorfest-3/2019-10-19/

#6 – Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula at Actors Theatre

His fangs are bared. His eyes glow crimson. Louisville’s favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense—and even more blood.

Where: 316 West Main St. Louisville, KY 40202

When: September 6 – October 31, 2019

For more info, visit: https://www.actorstheatre.org/shows/2019-2020/dracula/

#7 – Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular began in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988. The Louisville event, celebrating its 7th year in 2019, is held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a 1/3-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show”. The show runs daily from dusk to 11 p.m., during the week (Sunday-Thursday), and closes at midnight on Friday & Saturday.

Where: Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road Louisville, KY  40214

When: Ocotber 8 – November 3, 2019

  • Dusk to 11pm

For more info, visit: https://www.jack-o-lanternlouisville.com/

Let The Fun Begin!

With so many events to pick from, it can be hard to decide which one to go to. So why not go to all of them! These events in Louisville, KY will keep your weekends full of fun and excitement.

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Happy Fall!