Events & Activities in Louisville

Up to 79% Off Health Kick Festival Kick-a-thon

Kentucky Exposition Center

$35 $15

Fitness event with family-oriented interactive activities, health screenings, and fundraising that benefits Kosair Children's Hospital

Up to 75% Off Standup Comedy

Tyler Park

$60 $15

Club hosts nationally touring comedians throughout the week

50% Off from Spring Tour Bus

Multiple Locations

$120 $60

The 55-seat buses are equipped with free WiFi, outlets, climate-controlled air conditioning and heat, a restroom, and reclining seats

50% Off Entry in a Family-Friendly 5K Mud Run

East Louisville

$70 $35

During a family-oriented mud run, contenders climb 10-foot walls, trudge through mud pits, carry tires, and splash into frigid water

Mega Quest Ropes Challenge Course

Poplar Level

$78 $45

Traverse an obstacle challenge course of hanging ropes and bridges in this underground cavern.

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

51% Off from Classic Biplane Tours

Bowman Field

$175 $85

Certified pilots helm fire-engine-red biplanes to circle downtown Louisville, Churchill Downs, and Ohio River

Half Off Off Ice-Skating

Lyndon

$16 $8

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Two full-size rinks welcome guests during open-skate hours throughout the week

Up to 66% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Personal-Training Sessions

Louisville

$85 $29

Boot-camp classes take place five times every day; most workout equipment made from recycled, reclaimed materials

Up to 71% Off Classes at Lightworks Yoga

East Louisville

$60 $19

Teaching restorative yoga styles, instructors promote core strength & spinal stability with gentle stretches that can use props for support

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Louisville

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 59% Off at PM Yoga

Louisville

$110 $45

Certified instructors guide students through asanas, helping them develop strength, flexibility, and balance

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Elite Fitness

$80 $27

Two-hour boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by the training techniques of the US Marine Corps

Up to 61% Off Photography Workshop or Image Review

Lyndon

$100 $49

Expert photographer introduces newcomers to the basics of digital photography or critiques a portfolio

Up to 64% Off at Rock Gem Climbing Center

Louisville

$135 $49

Expert rock climbers lead the way as they teach students the basics of ascending climbing walls or bouldering areas

Up to 59% Off Zumba or Personal Training

Newburg

$50 $25

Zumba classes get exercisers moving to latin beats, and personal-training sessions allow for one-on-one attention

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Louisville

$160 $79

Personal trainers work with clients just starting to get fit and pro athletes alike, creating custom plans to help them reach fitness goals

65% Off CrossFit

Louisville

$125 $44

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Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes

Mellwood Art Center

$112 $49

Advanced Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Consultant leads classes such as Free Fit Body, Boot Camp and Cardio Hip Hop

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 73% Off Classes

East Louisville

$137 $39

Students learn styles from swing and the lindy hop to Latin and ballroom; practice parties let students try their moves in a social setting

56% Off an Introductory Digital Photography Class

Louisville

$90 $40

Two-and-a-half hour digital photography class taught by a professional shutterbug with a background in the arts

Up to 75% Off Classes at CrossFit Regeneration

East Louisville

$195 $59

Coaches lead students through functional movements such as body-weight exercises, weight lifting, and gymnastics

Up to 59% Off Kids Art Class

That Art Place

$40 $20

An artist inspires kids during 1.5-hour art classes

Up to 55% Off Bourbon Class for Two or Four

Butchertown

$50 $25

Historic 1886 bowling alley hosts Thursday-night gatherings that include an appetizer and a guided tasting of five different bourbons

Up to 73% Off CrossFit Classes at TriQFit

East Louisville

$100 $29

Get in shape in fun, challenging CrossFit classes with high-intensity routines of exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

Up to 90% Off Boot Camp from Body Evolution

The H.I.T. Center (High Intensity Transformation Center)

$337 $35

Certified personal trainers lead exercises that sculpt muscles and strengthen hearts in a climate-controlled facility; small-group option

55% Off

Butchertown

$140 $63

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Toward Bootcamp Classes

East Louisville

$65 $29

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

East Louisville

$60 $30

Dance and fitness classes for all abilities include Zumba, salsa, and tango

64% Off Classes at Yoga East

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Certified instructors at three studios demonstrate poses from several disciplines, including Vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and mat Pilates

Up to 79% Off Krav Maga or Children's or Women's Self Defense

East Louisville

$130 $39

Krav Maga classes and self-defense clinics get students in shape and teach technique for thwarting strikes, holds, and gun and knife attacks

Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Packages

Multiple Locations

$299 $39

Unlimited boot-camp sessions combine with a body analysis and meal planning to melt away excess fat and chisel a fit, healthy body

Up to $54 Off Fencing Lessons

East Louisville

$75 $35

Instructors guide groups through beginner-level training in fencing footwork, bladework, and bouting.

52% Off an Introductory Sports Class

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Sports professionals introduce adults or junior to the fundamentals of sports like golf, lacrosse, and tennis over four weeks

Up to 59% Off Fun Package at Puzzle’s Fun Dome

East Louisville

$47.98 $22

Family fun center packed with more than 10 attractions, such as ziplining, mini golf, cosmic hoops and an arcade

Up to 54% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery Outing

Louisville

$60 $30

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Paints and supplies provided; participant selects pottery piece to paint; tour showcases history and process of 200 year old art factory.

45% Off Tumbling Training

Louisville

$40 $22

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Up to 64% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

East Louisville

$90 $35

NDCA-certified dance instructors teach partnering techniques and skills that lay the groundwork for American and international styles

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes

East Louisville

$100 $29

Sports-oriented fitness training taught by certified strength and conditioning specialists

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp at IronBody Fitness 

Iron Body Fitness

$179.99 $39

In small-group classes, trainers focus on clients one at a time, ensuring safe movements that work muscles within target areas

64% Off Personal Training at Quest Fitness Studio

East Louisville

$275 $99

Trainers help clients work toward their fitness goals by combining strength-training exercises with invigorating cardio workouts

Up to 67% Off Urban Obstacle 5K or 10K

5K/10K Urban Obstacle Race at KingFish Restaurant

$69 $29

Race through action-hero-themed urban obstacles such as rooftop runs and climbing walls; after-party with live music

50% Off Cupcake-Decorating Classes

Louisville Marriott Downtown

$100 $50

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Practice frosting, piping, and filling techniques under tutelage of expert bakers, with a red vs. blue theme for the basketball tournament

50% Off Services

Jeffersonville

$800 $400

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Hybrid Maxfit

Jeffersonville

$100 $35

Ex-Marine leads high-impact workouts that build strength through a variety of lifts, gymnastic moves, and plyometrics

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform

Greentree Mall

$109 $39

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and discipline in martial-arts classes

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

Up to 56% Off at The Warehouse Hookah Bar & Cafe

New Albany

$23 $11

Hookah use with fruit flavored tobacco and appetizers at hookah bar with pool table and outdoor deck

Up to 72% Off Winery Tour Package

Clark County

$99 $30

Winery with roots that stretch back to 1843 features a blend of modern equipment and old-world techniques

Up to 59% Off Private Golf Lessons

Golden Tee Driving Range

$80 $39

Each private 30-minute lesson focuses on a unique six-step program

79% Off at Bikram Yoga Louisville

Crestwood

$140 $29

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Heated room deepens stretches and ousts toxins while burning fat during 90-minute classes

Up to 77% Off an All-Day Paintball Outing

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Tactical combat plays out during all-day group paintball outing

Up to Half Off Wine Tasting with Cheese Platter

Shepherdsville

$20 $12

Bites of cheese intersperse with sips of varied award-winning wines, served in take-home glasses in the winery’s tasting room

Up to 53% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Shepherdsville

$20 $10

Cozy winery with family-driven theme hosts tours and tastings before sending guests home with souvenir signature glasses

46% Off Zipline Canopy Tour for Two

Mauckport

$118 $64

During 90- to 120-minute tours, six ziplines and one swinging suspension bridge lift guests up to 50 feet above caverns and acres of forest

Up to 46% Off Golf Outing in Shelbyville

Shelbyville

$64 $35

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18-hole course covers 6,526 yards of rolling terrain and boasts generous fairways as well as five sets of tees

Half Off Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery

Shelbyville

$20 $10

Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

Kentucky Railway Museum – Up to 50% Off Train Excursion

New Haven

$34 $18

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Train rides gift visitors with the authentic experience of riding through the countryside in an old passenger train

Wine Tastings for 4, 6, or 10

Bardstown

$14 $8

Sample fruit wines made from blueberries and blackberries handpicked on the family's farm

Up to 58% Off Tasting and Tour at WhiteMoon Winery

Lebanon

$20 $10

Visitors sample six wines paired with cheese, tour the winery, and take home a souvenir wine glass

Up to 55% Off 18-Hole Golf Package

Bardstown

$110 $59

A session at the grass-tee driving range prepares golfers for a cart-couriered round at a scenic 18-hole course

65% Off Fitness Classes

Elizabethtown

$175 $61

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Up to 52% Off at Conder's Paintball 

Elizabethtown

$52 $26

Across 80 acres, players compete in two woods-ball fields, an urban-city field with 50 buildings, and an indoor field with inflated cover

Half Off Scenic Biplane Ride

Madison Municipal Airport

$190 $95

Explore the skies above Madison during a scenic ride from the seat of a restored 500 hp WWII-era biplane

Up to 57% Off 18-Hole Round at Duckers Lake Golf Resort

Frankfort

$80 $39

Championship course challenges players with 18 holes that reward precise shots and strategic play

Up to 56% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Frankfort

$40 $19

Intense, fat-burning women-only boot-camp classes provide participants with individual attention

Up to 55% Off a Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Willisburg

$25 $13

Tour a small winery & sample its varietals, including Cabernet Franc/Carmenere & Pimpin Penguins Riesling

50% Off Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Paoli Peaks

$58 $29

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

Up to 50% Off Zipline Adventure

Halbert

$118 $59

Two-hour zipline tours send riders gliding along a canopy track that stretches across more than a mile of verdant forest

Up to 56% Off Horseback Riding at Brannon Stables

Lexington-Fayette

$40 $19

Enthusiastic instructors teach students safe and proper equitation techniques at a stable set on 150 acres of rolling pastures

Up to Half Off at McDowell House Museum

Danville

$14 $7

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19th-century home & apothecary contains furnishings & replicas of medical equipment used by doctor who pioneered surgery on ovarian tumors

72% Off CrossFit Gym Membership

Multiple Locations

$105 $29

Certified trainers lead high-intensity, ever-changing workouts, designed to quickly burn calories and sculpt muscle

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts

Brannon Crossing

$150 $45

Kyuki-Do classes teach kicks, stances, and blocks to kids and adults alike; great for beginners and families

45% Off Services

Nicholasville

$69 $38

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Up to 58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Nicholasville

$70 $32

American Saddlebred stable helmed by coaches of the University of Kentucky's intercollegiate saddleseat team offers horseback riding lessons

54% Off Wine and Fondue at Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$40.98 $19

Three-cheese or Grand Marnier chocolate fondue to enjoy at either location with a take-home bottle of wine and two wineglasses

Up to 51% Off Virtual Batting-Cage Sessions

Nicholasville

$70 $35

Touch-screen-operated simulator spits out a variety of pitches at speeds of up to 100 mph

Half Off Lexington Legends Baseball Game

Whitaker Bank Ballpark

$22 $11

The Legends club their way through the 2014 season amid a full lineup of promotions, including 37-cent hotdogs on Tuesdays

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As dawn breaks over the campsite, soldiers begin stirring in their tents. Some tend to breakfasts over campfires while others see to the artillery. It's a scene straight from a Revolutionary War encampment—and that's exactly the way the reenactors intended it. Each year, roughly 275 of them flock to Locust Grove to camp out for two days, each of which ends with an artfully staged mock battle.

But when visitors come to the 18th Century Market Fair, they won't just find battle awaiting them. Top-notch craftsmen and artisans also roam the grounds, hawking replicas of 18th-century military and household items. "It's all very reminiscent of the type of market days they would have had during this time period," says Locust Grove's program director, Mary Beth Williams. Cooks dish up stews, pies, and cornbread alongside wine, ales, and apple cider. Nearby, families and historical buffs alike cheer on jugglers, watch as women prepare meals in the colonial kitchen, and listen to live music. And it's not just adults and time travelers creating the historical scene. "There's a lot of re-enactors of all ages," Mary Beth says. "I think it's particularly fun for kids to see other kids running around in period costume."

The fair's grounds lend to the historical accuracy. William and Lucy Clark Croghan built Locust Grove in 1790, on 55 acres of rolling land. To this day, their original Federal-style house remains, with its separate kitchen, icehouse, spring house, and barn. Over the years, Locust Grove was inhabited by Revolutionary War commander George Rogers Clark and served as a stopping point for Lewis and Clark as they walked across America as part of an early Nike ad campaign.

561 Blankenbaker Ln
Louisville,
KY
US

Nearly three decade ago, New Orleans transplant Sharon Potter became so enamored with her new hometown of Kentucky that she raised 1.2 million dollars to assemble and present her own 4,000-image slideshow, KentuckyShow!, which celebrated the state’s unique beauty, culture, and history. In 2003 Potter was approached by the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau about the possibility of updating the visual spectacle and rose to the challenge with the help of seasoned producer Donna Lawrence and graphic designer Julius Friedman. The updated 32-minute documentary now amazes audiences with new high-definition images of the Bluegrass State, as well as narration by Hollywood starlet Ashley Judd and director’s commentary by Kentucky’s state bird, the northern cardinal.

Today, local and out-of-state visitors—enjoying jaw-dropping views of Kentucky’s gorgeous landscape and meeting some of the commonwealth’s most memorable characters from past and present—come to the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to feast their eyes on KentuckyShow!. Renée S. Gordon of the Philadelphia Sun referred to the majestic video tour as “an outstanding overview of the state’s multicultural history.”

501 W Main St
Louisville,
KY
US

Professional football player Corey Taylor always knew he was born to fling the pigskin, but it wasn’t until a serious knee injury that he discovered his true passion was coaching. It was during this time off the field when Corey began working as a performance coach at the Institute for Sports and Medicine, developing an appreciation and talent for the work while earning his credentials. Even after returning to football, Corey continued to work as a trainer at sports-performance facilities around the US for years.

Today, Corey teams up with a staff of fellow fitness aficionados to conduct a variety of sports-training and fitness programs at his facility. The coaches have trained athletes from all walks of life and disciplines—from youngsters to professional-football players to champion MMA fighters. Amidst the advanced training equipment of local fitness facilities, the trainers lead challenging workouts designed to enhance speed and agility, build strength, and prevent injuries. They also strive to impart mental techniques for performing under pressure, whether on the field, in the ring, or at a karaoke bar alongside professional Freddy Mercury impersonators.

1800 Elite Dr.
Louisville,
KY
US

Amid the hustle and bustle of the city, Louisville Nature Center offers a tranquil escape from urban sprawl. At its 41-acre Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, more than 2 miles of hiking trails wind past a verdant forest populated by 180 species of tree, shrub, and wildflower. The latter blooms in a native pond and garden, and dragonflies and 30 butterfly species in other gardens pay homage to Lord of the Flies by trying to collectively lift a conch. More creatures soar skyward inside one of Louisville's only bird blinds, where visitors can watch 150 species of resident and migratory birds fluttering about.

After exploring on their own, guests can relax on one the picnic tables or beneath the covered gazebo before joining in on special events such as owl hikes. Youngsters, meanwhile, can discover more nature factoids at summer camps, educational programs, or birthday parties, which include guided hikes and live animal presentations.

3745 Illinois Ave
Louisville,
KY
US

The phone rings. Michael Clark picks it up. "He made it," the father of one of Phenom Baseball Academy's students exclaims over the line. "He made the team." Michael, a former pro-baseball player and current local scout for the San Diego Padres, has received this call from many parents. He started the academy after his time as a high-school coach put him face-to-face with numerous youth players who would try out for his team and clearly struggle, suffering from a lack of sound fundamentals. Michael and his group of seasoned coaches lead their group and individual training sessions inside a 4,700-square-foot training facility, which is furnished with quality field turf and three batting cages. During sessions, players aged 8–18 years old move about the expansive field, hitting, catching, and throwing under the guidance of up to four instructors. Parents who want to watch can do so from the upstairs viewing area, which positions them safely away from flying balls and the catcher's hand-signal requests for a juice box.

1858 Production Court
Louisville,
KY
US

An 18-hole, par 72 golf course undulates across the grounds of Glenmary Country Club. The front nine showcase picturesque holes six and seven, both par 4 and nestled into woods with lush foliage framing each fairway like a leafy, squirrel-infested beard. With a large water hazard guarding the 12th hole, golfers aim to vault their shots over the water and onto the green using a 9-iron, wedge, or T-shirt cannon. Before hitting the links, warm up short games at the course's pitching and putting greens or at one of its two outdoor bays for driving.

10200 Glenmary Farm Dr
Louisville,
KY
US