I’ll take a long weekend anytime. I’m also greedy, so I’ll stretch that opening as far as I can. If you are inclined to do the same, let these local activities be your guide to an unforgettable three-, four- or five-day Labor Day 2013 weekend in Louisville.
Thursday: Keep Louisville Weird, Zombies
Start with a very Louisville gathering: The Louisville Zombie Attack zombie walk  is this Thursday, 8/29 at 8:29. Check the Facebook page for continuing updates on pre-parties, music, contests and lots more gory fun.
Friday: Come On, Ride the Trolley
Friday evening, it’s time for the Frankfort Avenue Fat Friday Trolley Hop . From 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., businesses along the route will stay open late and feature music, samples and specials highlighting event sponsor Maker’s Mark.
Saturday: Cool off with Chocolate
Saturday afternoon, check out the Speed Museum’s NuLu satellite space and the free “Art with Culinary” class , where you’ll make your own chocolate sculptures (and then eat them, I’m hoping). From 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., you can drop in and play, no reservations required.
Sunday: Relax with Nature
Sunday afternoon, commune with nature by taking the free guided tour at the Blackacre Nature Preserve’s Historic Presley Tyler house. The tour and nature trails are free .
Monday: The Big Blowout
Today’s the big day: Labor Day. Celebrate with the rest of the city at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle event . Waterfront Park will be the place to be, whether you want to participate in one, two or all of the active segments in the all-day event. A few street closures will be in effect, so you could also bike to the event .