Things to do this weekend in Louisville


At the conclusion of the African liturgical dance, the announcer calls upon Christian believers to join her on the stage and worship at Worldfest 2019. Photo by Kate Benton.

Isabella Bonilla

Tails on Trails Hike

Jefferson Memorial Forest is hosting a series of free, guided hikes for all dog owners and their companions to experience nature at its full on Friday, September 20 from 7 p.m. to 9p.m. Hikes will be 1.6 miles round trip, rated at easy level. No reservations required. Owners must keep their dogs on leashes, pick up after them, and never leave them unattended. 

The hikes will be will be on the Orange and Red Trails. Meet at the Horine Reservation parking lot.  Contact JMF Welcome Center for further questions at: (502) 368-5404

Mac and Cheese Festival 

Grab your foodie friends! Fourth Street Live presents the Mac and Cheese Festival, bringing together Louisville’s restaurants, food trucks and community to sample Mac and Cheese and participate in themed activities. It stretches across September 21 and 22, from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.* and will be held on Fourth Street Live! There will be 15+ mac and cheese food vendors, a cheese fry bar, axe throwing, eating contests live entertainment, “Best of” awards and more. Additional vendors will also be selling funnel cakes, cotton candy, hot chocolate, ice-cream among other non-mac and cheese items. 

General admission is $14.99 and includes one drink voucher 

VIP  tickets are $49.99 and includes four drink vouchers, a commemorative keepsake, complementary order of french fries, and a two-hour earlier entry than the general public (12pm admission). Also included is an unlimited all you can eat mac and cheese sampling from 12pm-2pm for VIP attendees. 

*VIP attendees are allowed into the festival starting at 12p.m.

Buy tickets and sign up for events here.

5th Louisville Pride Festival 

Support the LGBTQ+ community at the Highlands’s Bardstown Road pride festival on Saturday, September 21. The Pride festival is put on by the Louisville Pride Foundation and is centered around love, diversity and unity. Local music and food, family friendly entertainment and local artists will all be featured at this day long event, which lasts from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. No admission fee, just come join as “the street comes alive with Pride.”

More information can be found here.

Women In Aviation

Young ladies between the ages of eight to seventeen are invited Saturday, September 21, from noon to 4 p.m. to this free event at the Bowman’s field Old Terminal Building. Aimed at empowering and educating the female youth, Women In Aviation dedicates over 30 booths to aviation related topics and sets ten airplanes on display, with the chance to talk with female pilots and the special opportunity to fly a simulator. Red’s Corner food truck will be selling lunch and Bernoulli’s Ice Cream handing out samples. Attendees will have the opportunity to win a free introductory flight at the UPS raffle. 

Visit the organization’s website for more information.

Kentuckiana Heart Walk 

Get moving and come walk for the American Heart Association on Saturday, September 21 at Waterfront Park’s South Great Lawn. The Kentuckiana Heart Walk has a goal in mind- hoping to raise $1,045,000 through pure donations. All proceeds go directly to the American Heart Association. Bring the whole family, your friends, or go solo on this one and three mile walk through downtown Louisville. There’s no required fee, although all donations, big or small, are greatly welcomed. Check in-starts at 8a.m., and the official walk starts at 9a.m. Family friendly activities will occur from 8a.m.-1130a.m.

To register or learn more click here.

Louisville Free Public Library 

Different branches of the Louisville Free Public Library hold different courses and events all throughout the day, every day of the week, free of charge. You can check out the full schedule on the library’s website.

Northeast Branch

  • Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Northeast Regional Library Book Sale
  • Sunday, September 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friends of the Northeast Regional Library Book Sale

Southwest Branch

  • Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Slow Flow Yoga
  • Saturday, September, 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teen Book Club


  • Saturday, September 21, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ACT Basics
  • Saturday, September 21, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cultural Showcase: Vietnam
  • Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ Summer Youth Art Exhibit
  • Sunday, September 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ Summer Youth Art Exhibit

South Central

  • Saturday, September 21, noon to 4 p.m. Third Annual International Fair