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 for more details.

Halloween in Brown Park

Scheduled:  Saturday before Halloween in October

**To view the Special 2020 Halloween Event, following CDC and Health Agency Guidelines click here***

Since 1997, 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 for more details.

Light Up St. Matthews

Scheduled:  First Saturday in December

The 2020 Light Up St. Matthews will be limited to socially-distanced light displays and décor. There will not be an in-person lighting ceremony, any attractions or in-person programming during the event. While we encourage individuals to take in the light displays at Brown Park produced by the Chamber of St. Matthews and the City of St. Matthews, we ask that you do so following all current State and County mandated protocols.

The Chamber will be broadcasting the moment the lights switch on in Brown Park on December 5th live from the Facebook page. One lucky family will be chosen to join the Mayor of St. Matthews and Santa to switch on the lights for the holiday season, this family will be chosen by participating in the Flip the Switch Coloring Contest sponsored by Park Community Credit Union.

In order to continue to spread the holiday cheer and further Light Up St. Matthews into the community the Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews are seeking entries for a new community-wide decorating contest event. Businesses, organizations and residents are invited to participate and showcase the holiday spirit in St. Matthews. More details about all of our events for Light Up St. Matthews are below.

There’s nothing better than seeing thousands of twinkling lights on a cold, frosty night. Join us this holiday season by decorating your house and helping to Light Up St. Matthews! The Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews encourage you to deck your homes and businesses with lights, lawn ornaments, wreaths, and more to help bring holiday cheer to others in the area.

You even have a chance of winning one of the three cash prizes! Both residents and businesses are eligible, sign up sheets are below. The deadline to register is November 27th, all photos of displays must be turned in by December 4th. For more information contact The Chamber of St. Matthews at 502-899-2523 or
This contest will go live on Saturday, December 5th with voting concluding on on December 20th. Winners in all categories will be announced on December 21st. Participants will be asked to submit the form for their category below and turn in photos or 20 to 30 second video clips of their displays.
After registration closes those participating in the event will have their addresses put on a map for people to be able to enjoy driving by your displays.
To Participate as a Resident Click Here
To Participate as a Business Click Here

Get out those crayons and colored pencils! The Chamber of St. Matthews and City of St. Matthews and contest sponsor Park Community Credit Union are looking for some talented kiddos to participate in the Flip the Switch Coloring Contest. You can download the flier below!

One lucky kiddo and their family will be chosen to Flip the Switch at Brown Park on December 5th as part of our Light Up St. Matthews event. The deadline for this contest is November 27th , to submit the coloring sheets please send a photo of your entry either through our Facebook page or to
We ask that upon submission you provide your child’s First Name and Last Initial as well as a good contact phone number for us to reach you at to inform you if your child has won. The art will be voted on by the sponsor, Park Community Credit Union.

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