Events: The HOP


First Friday HOP

As described by the Louisville Downtown Management District:

The Republic Bank First Friday HOP is an art show, tourist attraction, street party and celebration of downtown Louisville that brings new visitors and new life to the Main and Market corridor. The HOP takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5-11pm, rain or shine. Most of the galleries close around 9 pm but the restaurants, clubs, and shops stay open later. The Zerobuses run until 11pm.

The Republic Bank First Friday HOP is free and open to the public and can be boarded at any Zero bus stop along the route.

FREE parking is available at Slugger Field, Main Street at Jackson, and the 4th St. Live! garage after 6 pm. Free parking is also available on the street after 6 pm. Click here to view a map of the route and parking options.

If your business participates in the Republic Bank First Friday HOP and you want your information included in the next hop E-newsletter, email us at You can also add your event(s) to our comprehensive downtown calendar at If interested, contact Jae Harrington at or 502-584-6000 for access and instructions to upload events to the calendar.

The HOP Program is sponsored by Republic Bank and is supported by the Downtown Development Corporation, the NuLu Business Association, the Louisville Downtown Management District and the Main Street Association all in partnership with TARC.

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