Seasonal Events

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Community Pride Awards Program

Scheduled: Last Thursday in January

Starting back in 1959 the Community Pride Award was then called the Community Service Award. It was a single award given to a person who had made in-depth volunteer contributions to the community over the years. Some of the winners of the original Community Pride awards include:

  • Bernard Bowling, Sr. 1959
  • Albert Sanders, 1960
  • St. Matthews Volunteer Fire Department, 1961
  • J. Eline, Sr., 1962
  • Jim and Olga Booher, 1965

In January each year the Chamber is proud to offer the Community Pride, Community Service, and Community Champion awards in the spirit of the original award and its intention.

The awards recognize individuals who have made long-term volunteer contributions to the community, dedicated their time and energy to a specific cause in the community, and businesses that have done both. There will be a Community Pride class to honor each and every nominee and their dedication to this community.

Nomination forms can be found on the Chamber’s website at www.StMatthewsChamber.com under Programs and Events. We invite anyone to nominate someone who meets the criteria provided on the website. We want to truly honor those “behind the scenes” folks that make our community better.


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St. Matthews Street Festival 

Scheduled:  First Saturday in August

This is a day-long festival, held from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Frankfort Avenue between the Lexington Road intersection and Bauer Ave. The Festival highlights the community’s businesses, history, cuisine and style, while showcasing the area’s retailers, restaurants, live entertainment and much more. Family fun and activities include the Kidz Zone and Wellness Fair. Parking is available off site at designated businesses in the surrounding areas.

Contact the Chamber of St. Matthews at 502-899-2523 or go to www.StMatthewsChamber.com for more details.


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Halloween in Brown Park

Scheduled:  Saturday Before Halloween in October

For many years, the Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews have brought together thousands of area residents, dozens of organizations, and countless area businesses in a fun-filled, family friendly Halloween event.

The City of St. Matthews’ annual Halloween in Brown Park is enjoyed by children of all ages, even those who are a child at heart. This family event has grown enormously from its conception attracting over 5,000 children and adults to this one day event. The event is free to all, with the exception of optional food and drink which are provided by a nonprofit group as a fundraiser. If you have never attended this event, Halloween in Brown Park offers music, games, inflatables, hayrides, and a whole lot more!

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. in Brown Park, located at the corner of Kresge Way and Browns Lane, next to Baptist Healthcare. Free parking is available at the doctors building across from the hospital. Promptly at 11:30 a.m. the trick-or-treating begins at the pavilion, where the children and families continue forward, meandering through the walking path of the park collecting goodies. Over 50 businesses and organizations are set up along the way to give the little “ghosts and goblins” treats and surprises. The entire event concludes at 3:00 p.m.

St. Matthews’ Halloween in Brown Park is a safe, fun, and free family-orientated event, and there is much more to do than just collect candy. Plan now to attend for the most jam-packed four hours of fun your family can have, and best of all it’s FREE!

Free parking for the event will be at 4007 Kresge Way, a part of the Baptist Health Louisville Campus directly across from the hospital.

Contact the Chamber of St. Matthews at 502-899-2523 or go to www.StMatthewsChamber.com for more details.


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Light Up St. Matthews

Scheduled:  First Saturday in December

Light Up St. Matthews has been a tradition for decades for hundreds of residents and visitors to the City of St. Matthews. The annual Light Up Brown Park features musical entertainment, activities for the kids, letters to Santa, pictures with Santa, ice skating, train rides, and fun for the entire family. Yummy treats are available for everyone to enjoy.

No matter the weather, most activities are held under a big tent. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 6:00 p.m. when the switch is thrown and Brown Park “Lights Up” with thousands and thousands of colorful holiday lights.

The event is held at Brown Park in St. Matthews, located at the corner of Kresge Way and Browns Lane, next to Baptist Health Hospital. Parking for the event is at the Baptist Health Louisville doctors building, 4007 Kresge Way, directly across from the hospital with easy access to the park via a signaled crosswalk.

Get a great start to the holiday season with family, neighbors and friends, and best of all, it’s FREE!

The seasonal lights will stay lit nightly until after the New Year. Residents and visitors are welcome to visit the park daily throughout the holiday season to enjoy the lights.

Contact the Chamber of St. Matthews at 502-899-2523 or go to www.StMatthewsChamber.com for more details.