streetfair
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.


halloween
Halloween in Brown Park

Scheduled:  Saturday before Halloween in October

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 www.StMatthewsChamber.com for more details.


Christmas
Light Up St. Matthews

Scheduled:  First Saturday in December

Light Up St. Matthews has been a tradition for decades for thousands of residents and visitors to St. Matthews. This year the annual celebration launching the holiday season is continually expanding holiday fun by adding new displays annually.

Light Up St. Matthews begins at 3 p.m. with the customary arrival of Santa Clause with delicious cookies and hot chocolate.  A live DJ will play your holiday favorites and your children (or the child inside of you) will enjoy the many reindeer games, pictures with Santa, and activities. Fun for the entire family. At 6 PM the event concludes with Santa and the Honorable Mayor of St. Matthews turning on the lights throughout the park.

The lights will stay lit until after the New Year and visitors are welcome to attend the park throughout that time to enjoy the lights. The event is held at Brown Park in St. Matthews, located on Kresge Way right next to Baptist Hospital East, it is an easy access park. All activities start under the big tent. Parking for the event will be at 4007 Kresge Way, a part of the Baptist Health Louisville Campus directly across from the hospital. 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.