Looking for something new to do? Check out these local happenings that offer summer fun for everyone. Put together by Today’s Transition’s magazine.
Where to go In July
Go wild at the Louisville Zoo this summer! The splash park is now open, along with the indoor “Islands” exhibit, HerpAquarium, and more. Also now through September 19, travel back in time to see 19 life-sized robotic dinosaurs in the new “Dino Quest” exhibit.
Kentucky Shakespeare is back in Central Park. Check out the 2021 summer schedule here.
Grab five of your closest friends for an unforgettable ride on a Mix & Muddled Cocktail Cruise, with stops along the Urban Bourbon Trail.
“Grease” is the word at Derby Dinner Playhouse this summer when the beloved musical hits the stage.
Enjoy food, music, and shopping in the historic Highlands neighborhood on July 21 at Neighborhood Nights, hosted monthly through November.
Bourbon and Beyond presents A Celebration of ZZ Top, July 18 on The Lawn at Waterfront Park.
See the latest in home and garden design at the Home, Garden, & Remodeling Show, July 30 – August 1.
We’re off to see the Wizard at Iroquois Amphitheater with ACT Louisville’s inaugural production of “The Wizard of Oz”.
Make Plans for these in August
Check out some cool cars August 5 – August 8 at the Street Rod Nationals at the Kentucky Exposition Center.
See Kentucky’s own Red River Gorge in a whole new way at the Speed Art Museum beginning August 6.
Spend an evening with the legendary James Taylor at the KFC Yum Center on August 13.
The Kentucky State Fair is back, returning August 19 through August 29.
Enjoy the visual splendor of thousands of lanterns on the water at the Water Lantern Festival at Waterfront Park on August 21.
All Summer Long
Ready to play? Zone 1 of Bernheim Forest’s new 10-acre natural playground, Playcosystem, is now open.
Beat the heat at a summer sprayground or spray pad.
Hit it out of the park with the Louisville Bats and their summer theme nights. From $1 menu night to family ticket packages, the schedule is full of fun and savings.
Enjoy an eclectic mix of vendors selling vintage, vinyl, antiques, mid-century, art deco, plants, books, and more at The Paristown Flea, every third Saturday of the month, May-October.
Whitehall House & Gardens presents the Summer Sunday Concert Series, offering live music in their beautiful garden setting.
See just how cool Kentucky is at the Frazier History Museum.
Check out some daytrips here.
We’ve got some great lunch spots to try out with a friend.
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