It can be tough to find fun new experiences for the kids that won’t break the bank but luckily, we have a few suggestions for some free family fun in or around Louisville this July. Here are some Fun, Free, and Kid Friendly events!

Farm Animal Feeding

Saturday morning farm animal feeding is where visitors get to feed the goats, sheep and donkeys in the meadow with grain bowls and learn how they are cared for. Afterwards,  you are invited to explore the homestead and hike the preserve.

Blackacre is a part of the Cultural Pass,  an innovative initiative to promote art and culture and improve summer learning in our community.  Check out the various activities that cultural pass holders (ages 0-21) can enjoy at Blackacre from (June through September).  For more information go to

The farm animal feeding is free of charge but donations are appreciated.

For more information you can visit their website here.

Kid’s Skate For Free

Kids can SKATE for FREE. Sign up here to get your passes and start skating as early as this weekend!

Contact Champ’s Rollerdrome with any questions

Kid’s Bowl For Free

Registered Kids Receive 2 FREE GAMES Of Bowling Each Day Of The KBF Program All Summer Long!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

You can register here, with participating bowling centers near you on the website.

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

July 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm  FREE Admission

The Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social will feature music by The Rigby’s (Beatles Tribute Band), magic by Dave Cottrell, and children’s activities such as miniature train rides, farm animal petting zoo, pony rides, children’s games, public archaeology dig, and tours of the Farnsley-Moremen House. There will be an Ice Cream Eating Contest at 3 PM.  All activities are FREE however concessions will be for sale by Ehrler’s Ice Cream and Hot Diggity Dog.


Do you know of more free events going on this month? We would love to hear from you. Please connect with us on Facebook and Instagram and tell us your thoughts!

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By: Cassie Wingfield

Marketing Coordinator