Free, inexpensive, and reasonably priced things to do in the Louisville, KY area:

21 C Museum

Cave Hill Cemetery

Waterfront Park Free Summer Concerts

Fat Friday's Trolley Hop

Drive thru Versailles, KY to see Horse Farms

Bardstown, KY

Keeneland

Churchill Downs

Louisville Slugger Museum

Muhammad Ali Museum

Speed Art Museum – inexpensive

Glass Works – make an ornament at Christmas time for $30

Bardstown Road

Frankfort Avenue [great for consignment shops

Shelbyville, KY tour historic homes and antique shop [Suggest Making ends meet to anyone who is interested in fabric shopping]

Lexington Avenue – Boutique and upscale shops, Lotsa Pasta a must!

Farmer's Markets spring until fall

Visit our Flea Market

Walk thru Joe Ley Antiques

Eat breakfast at Lynn's Paradise Café

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Actor's Theater

Iroquois Summer Concerts

Kentucky Center

Colonial Sanders Museum

Dine at Claudia Sanders

EVENTS

  • March: St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • May: Chow Wagon, Pegasus Parade, Great Balloon Race, and other Derby Festivities
  • June: Cabo Wabo, Taste of Louisville
  • July: Blues Brews and BBQ at the Water Tower, Music Concerts at the Water Tower
  • August: Gaslight Festival
  • September: St. James Art Fair
  • October: Ghost Tours, Crestwood Home Tours, Oktoberfest
  • November: Light Up Louisville
  • December: Dickens on Main Street, Cabo Wabo

Various strip malls such as the Summit, Westport Village, and Norton's Commons offer free concerts on certain nights. Norton's Commons has free music every Thursday night, as does the Summit in the Courtyard by Martinis. Westport Village offers free bourbon tasting and has free Music on Friday nights.

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