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82º | Scattered thunderstorms | 40% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:35 a.m. | Sunset 7:32 p.m.

A kid’s perfect day in Derby City
The annual Flutter Fest runs through Saturday, Sept. 16. | Photo by Louisville Zoo
Sorry, but — NO ADULTS ALLOWED — this one is for the kids. Grown-up, please hand this over to your little one. Got it, kiddo? Let’s plan a family day together. Here’s a fun schedule of kid-friendly activities for you to try.


Be a chef and cook breakfast for the adults at home. The night before, ask your family to choose from one of these recipes. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if any of the instructions seem confusing.

While you eat, talk about your plan for the day. Ask your family to help you prepare a backpack with things you’ll need. We suggest bringing:

🍫 Plenty of snacks like granola bars
💧 A water bottle
🧢 A hat

If you have time before heading to lunch, play at the Adventure Playground at Waterfront Park.


For lunch, head to Doc Crow’s for the kid’s menu. After you’ve filled your belly, spend the afternoon exploring the Frazier Kentucky History Museum. What are you looking forward to most? Seeing the world’s largest collection of toy soldiers? Or pretending to explore America as Lewis and Clark?

Children listen to a person dressed in 1800s clothing at the Lewis and Clark exhibit at Frazier History Museum

Try your hand at animal tracking in the Lewis and Clark exhibit.


Photo by Frazier History Museum

Or go wild at Louisville Zoo. Check out the butterflies at the Flutter Fest this weekend — and maybe even get your face painted.


Wrap up the day with a family dinner. Head to one of our local farmers markets to pick out foods you can make together. Over dinner, talk about everything you did today. Ask questions like:
  • What was something new you learned?
  • What was something funny that happened?
  • What would we do differently if we did that again?
  • What do you definitely want to do again? (And again and again…)
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What family-friendly recommendations do you have?

Do you have a favorite park? A free activity that involves the whole family? We want to know.

Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Bourbon & Beyond | Thursday, Sept. 14-Sunday, Sept. 17 | 11:30 a.m. | Highland Festival Grounds, 1016 Phillips Ln., Louisville | $109-$1,000 | See 65+ musical acts and sip bourbon at this annual music fest.
Friday, Sept. 15
  • Speed After Hours | Friday, Sept. 15 | 5-10 p.m. | Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville | $14-$20 | Experience the art museum at night + enjoy salsa dancing, Latin-inspired food, art-making, and more.
  • Silent Disco | Friday, Sept. 15 | 9 p.m. | Falls City Taproom, 901 E. Liberty St., Louisville | $10 | Dance like no one is listening with a craft beer in hand.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Oktoberfest ft. Squeeze-bot | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 3-7 p.m. | Atrium Brewing, 1154 Logan St., Louisville | Free | Sip this Shelby Park’s new Fest Bier and Märzen brews + live music and food specials.
Sunday, Sept. 17
  • Sonic Sundays | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 2-6:30 p.m. | Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E. Washington St., Louisville | $10 | Listen to music from Electric Garden and The Water Kickers in the courtyard of this brandy distillery.
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5 ways to mix up your workout routine
a woman squats on a box during a workout with a fitness coach looking on
Wel at Humana uses a whole-person strategy toward wellness to help individuals achieve more and become their best selves. | Photo provided by Wel at Humana
Getting bored with your current workout routine? Refreshing how you stay healthy is easy at Wel at Humana — their state-of-the-art facility is so much more than just a gym.

Wel at Humana is downtown Louisville’s central hub for well-being and workplace readiness. Community memberships are $45 per month, and complimentary day passes are available for anyone who wants to dip their toes into the Wel at Humana (pun intended).

Here’s a peek at the services that will help boost your workout to another level (bonus: you’ll get unlimited access to these with a membership):
  • Specialized, all-level group fitness classes: Choose from HIIT & Run, Barre, Pilates, Spin, Yoga, and more. Classes are led by professionals, and you can hold yourself accountable to work out by booking classes in advance. Bonus: You get to be active with a community focusing on a similar goal.
  • Personal fitness services: Receive personalized training and custom exercise plans using our BridgeAthletic app, along with support from a certified, degreed, and full-time coaching staff — meet them here.
  • Post-workout recovery: Cool down post-workout by stretching, meditating, and using the in-house recovery room (don’t forget to utilize the facility’s compression tools, ft. NormaTec compression boots and HyperIce recovery tools, to help you recover and get ready for your next session).
  • Spa-like amenities: Up your gym visit with additional amenities including, sauna and steam rooms, locker rooms + towel service.
  • Community events: Try exercising outside around our community including at the upcoming Neon Nights bootcamp at Paristown happening on Thursday, Sept. 21. Pro tip: Space is limited — reserve your spot here.
News Notes
Today Is
  • Give for Good, the largest day of online giving across Kentuckiana. Until 12 a.m. tonight, you’ll have the chance to support the community through online donations to 500+ local causes. Check out our guide to giving.
  • Kentucky Science Center will unveil its new Barosaurus femur bone on Sunday, Sept. 17 — just in time to celebrate Lottie’s birthday. Party the paleontological way with activities, a dino dance party, and special 3D screenings of “Dinosaurs of Antarctic” and “Jurassic World.”
  • Get out of my swamp... and into the theater. “Shrek: The Musical” comes to the Louisville Palace next year for three shows from Friday, March 29 to Saturday, March 30. Tickets start at $39.
  • Do you know a teen who exemplifies the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility? YMCA Youth Character Awards recognize teens who incorporate these qualities into their lives. Honorees receive $2,500 in scholarships to assist with academic + leadership pursuits. Nominate a teen now through Friday, Sept. 22.*
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