Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop

Louisville has so much light and life in its downtown streets, yet it can sometimes be hard to discover all its unique qualities on your own. Sure, you can pop in on 4th Street live any day of the week, but that’s only one small section of a city bursting with art and talent. Even if you do frequent the 4th Street Live scene, you may still be missing out on a few hidden gems just on the edge of the main strip. Wouldn’t it be convenient to hit up the best spots in town without having to search for them?

On the first Friday of every month, you can do just that on the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop. This event allows you to discover some truly remarkable places in Louisville, from restaurants and museums to galleries full of stunning artwork. It’s a celebration of all the individual shops and centers that make our city a treasure trove of exciting experiences. No matter the weather, the Trolley Hop braves any condition to take you on a tour of the best locations in town, and you don’t even have to pay! 

This totally free event will take you along “The Artzone” between Main and Market Streets, bringing you directly to all your shopping, food, and cultural needs. Stop in at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, or the Muhammad Ali Center to check out their newest exhibitions. See what’s playing at the Actors Theatre, or take a look at some of the wonderful art displays along the way, like those at the Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery. Grab a bite to eat at the Mayan Café, as well as a sweet treat from Muth’s Candies. There are also a number of great bars and wine shops, some of which will provide a sample taste of their best products, and several other amazing places, too. 

Just hop on the trolley anywhere along Main and Market Streets (between 10th and Campbell), and start your journey through Louisville’s trendiest spots. For a map of all trolley stops and parking locations, visit Parking is free at Slugger Field, Main Street at Jackson, and the 4th Street Live garage after 6pm, as well as free street parking after 6pm. If you want to discover the fun and artsy side of Louisville, then hop on the First Friday Trolley and see what this city has to offer. 

Where: Main Street and Market Street, between Campbell and 10th 

When: From 5pm to 11pm on the first Friday of every month. 

( To get an idea of the great experiences you’ll have on the First Friday Trolley Hop, check out this special music video, presented by Republic Bank! )

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