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Fun & Different Things to Do All Year Long in Louisville, KY

Updated on April 11, 2015
Taken at Los Aztecas. Great Mexican restaurant located on 530 W. Main St.
Taken at Los Aztecas. Great Mexican restaurant located on 530 W. Main St. | Source

Derby this, derby that. Not everything is about the Kentucky Derby and big hats when it comes to all things Louisville. For some fun with friends or a romantic night out with your schmoopy, there are plenty of other original things to do. When you’re in the mood to try something different to do in Louisville, KY, listed below are a few things that make for a fun day in town.

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our artistic session.
My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our artistic session. | Source

Uptown Art

In the mood for being creative? Whether you’re a regular Picasso or picking up a brush for the first time, Uptown Art is a great way to spend your time out. Enjoy a relaxing session of painting with friends or watch your date’s skills with the paintbrush on canvas. While you’re at it, don’t forget to enjoy a glass or bottle of bubbly while you masterfully create your own work of art. The class also offers a few hors d’oevres and great music to allow the creativity to flow.

Teachers are delightful and there to help you out if you find yourself having some difficulty but only if you request their assistance. They allow you the freedom to create at your own pace. There is no right or wrong. Paints and canvas are provided. Private parties and children’s parties are also available.

For more information on hours and themes click: Uptown Art.

*There is also one in New Albany, IN. Check website for locations.

2458 Bardstown Rd.

Louisville, KY 40205

Phone: (502) 595-8873

We enjoyed every scene of Dracula.
We enjoyed every scene of Dracula. | Source

Actors Theatre of Louisville

Ditch the big screen for an evening out at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Take in a play and watch as an array of talented actors wow you with props and wonderful acting chops on the stage below. During intermissions the fun still doesn’t have to stop. To refresh yourself have a cocktail or a refreshment of your choice at their well-stocked bar. There is also a gallery often carrying different displays of art that you can check out before the starting of the next act. After the show, souvenirs of the night’s performance are readily available to forever hold memory of the cool night you had. You might even get the opportunity to get your picture taken with the cast!

For more information on shows click: Actors Theatre of Louisville.

316 West Main St.

Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: (502) 584-1205


Trolley Hop

Looking to take in a little art and some one-of-a-kind shopping? If you’re not too busy on the first Friday of every month, Louisville offers a delightful night out through the Trolley Hop project. The Trolley Hop is a night of riding the free trolley service that is provided and going from gallery to gallery checking out works of art created by local artists. More than 15 galleries are along the trolley’s route. Many galleries may also offer a welcoming glass of wine to greet you as you walk in. (Is there a theme here?) Along with enjoying the many galleries, there are also over 20 shops carrying the perfect, unique find that you won’t often find at the local Wal-mart.

While you’re down there also check out the many wonderful restaurants with their tasty menu selections littering the route of the Trolley Hop. Hours can literally be spent during this event. From 5-11 you can enjoy the free service of the trolley but keep in mind some galleries may close at 9, leaving the rest of the night to only shops and restaurants for patrons to peruse. So get out and enjoy a nice night out with friends, family or a night alone. It’s definitely a nice way to get out of the house and mingle as a single with others and discuss art and your cool find!

For more information on parking, hours and routes click: Trolley Hop Route

Or for a downloadable brochure: Download a PDF of the brochure

Not actual Louisville Mega Cavern shown here.
Not actual Louisville Mega Cavern shown here. | Source

Louisville Mega Cavern

You're probably thinking this very moment, "I'd love to go underground right now!" Well in case you weren't, here's something you might consider getting out of the house for. The Louisville Mega Cavern. This is an awesome attraction ranking quite high on the TripAdvisor scale. It is an underground adventure with ziplining, aerial rope courses and a tram that takes you through the cavern itself. This man-made cavern is open year around for those seeking adventure while visiting or living in Louisville. If you're in the mood for a little geology or history about the mines mixed in with some adventure, this is the cool attraction you've been waiting for.

For cost, attraction information and hours click: Louisville Mega Cavern

1841 Taylor Ave.

Louisville, KY 40213

Phone: (877) 614-6342 Reservations/General Questions

Not actual Louisville Horse Tram service shown here.
Not actual Louisville Horse Tram service shown here. | Source

Louisville Horse Trams

I know, I know, horse drawn carriages can be so cliché but why are they so darn romantic? Even if you just want to get a bunch of friends together and hit up the town horse-drawn-carriage-style, this can still be a way to have a fun night out in Louisville. Try a carriage that can host up to 18 people on for size and you're talking a mondo party and plenty of dancing in the streets! Okay, maybe no dancing will be had but it's still a pretty cool thing to do when up against sitting at home and doing a whole bunch of nothing. These Horse Trams can provide you with a taxi service to downtown restaurants, city tours and a shuttle service for the sights in the downtown Louisville area. Not to mention these trams can be booked for special occasions.

For information and to make reservations call: Louisville Horse Trams

Office Phone: (502) 581-0100

Send e-mail:


Fourth Street Live

For those living in Louisville, the easy answer for things to do would be to head down for a day of shopping and an evening or night of fun at Fourth Street Live. Started in 2004, Fourth Street Live soon took off as a place to go for shopping, eating and sharing time with friends and family. Slowly but surely it has built itself up as being somewhat of a party central. There you can find dance clubs, bars, concerts and even bull riding if you know where to go. Party events can also be planned to entertain you and your guests for the ultimate good time. Holidays are also something to see down on Fourth Street Live. So whether you're people watching or wanting to be a part of the scene, Fourth Street Live is definitely where you wanna be.

For information: Fourth Street Live

Location: On Fourth Street, between Liberty Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Directions/Parking Link

For general questions, email: or see FAQ's


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