Find these events every month on the hop!

  • International Tap House – Louisville ‎First Firkin Friday

    • Join us on the first Friday of the month for a special fresh firkin tapping! The first Friday of the month we’ll tap a fresh firkin uniquely filled just for iTAP at 5pm and stick around for live music featuring Amber Steele Music at 7pm! Stay tuned for featured brewery, beer, and their special variation […]

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  • Beaded Treasures at Volunteers of America

    • Beaded Treasures is your source for beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry and accessories.  A program of Volunteers of America, Beaded Treasures empowers women and families while promoting economic independence. Stop in on First Fridays! The have a Free LouLift Stop right at their doorstep! Who We Are Beaded Treasures started in 2012 as a small group of […]

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  • Louisville Cream features Vegan Sweet Cream & Cherries

    • Where is the best vegan ice cream in Louisville? You might not know this but Louisville Cream offers one of the most decadent deliciously creamy non-dairy treats right here in Downtown Louisville.   “Vegan Sweet Cream & Cherries. Our coconut milk ice cream based perfumed w/ vanilla and sweetened with golden syrup. Then we swirl […]

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  • The Brennan House is a new stop on the First Friday Hop!

    • The Brennan House is a new stop on the First Friday Hop! Join us during our open house on March 6 to see 300 years of art in the collection! Fourth Street LouLift route goes right down 5th St. The open house is FREE, but donations are appreciated and go towards the Brennan House Revitalization […]

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  • AC Hotel Juried Exhibition through June

    • Exhibition: AC Hotel Juried Exhibition Artists: Catherine Bryant, Sunny Hipple, Megan Kociscak, Ewa Perz, Dru Pilmer, Paul Reynolds, Sharon Weis and Ann Windchy. Where: AC Hotel, 725 E. Market St., Louisville, KY When: Friday, February 7, 6PM – 8PM through June 2020 Louisville Visual Art (LVA) and AC Hotels (NuLu, LLC) welcomes you to come see local artists exhibiting […]

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  • QUILLS COFFEE Open Gallery

    • Quills’ story began where yours began, with a love for coffee and the creative community spaces it naturally creates. Please join us each month at Quills Coffee for a sweet treat, great coffee and the latest art on exhibit all over the gallery-esque walls of one of our favorite Hop stops and coffee masters. Owner […]

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  • Jimmy Can’t Dance First Friday Nights

    • Live Jazz club in downtown Louisville, KY. Located on 7th Street between Main and Market in the basement of the historic Another Place Sandwich Shop. $10 on Friday & Saturday 119 South 7th Street | Louisville, KY Below Another Place Sandwich Shop Wednesday – Saturday 6PM – Close jimmycantdance.com

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  • Celtic Pig on the First Friday Hop

    • Check out the Celtic Pig for some fab smoked meat on the 200 block of Main Street! One of Louisville’s favorite food trucks has settled down right here in the heart of Downtown Louisville and will be here to feed you as you HOP!   The Celtic Pig grew out of a passion for smoked meat and […]

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  • First Hoppin Friday at Akasha Brewing Company

    • In honor of the NuLu Trolley Hop, we’re happy to introduce First Hoppin’ Friday here at Akasha Brewing. Every first Friday of the month, we’ll have live music, a special guest food truck, and a new small batch beer release in the taproom.

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  • Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery Glass Art

    • Welcome to the Flame Run Gallery, where the signature work of Brook Forrest White, Jr. and acclaimed artists from all over the globe is on display to entertain and delight gallery guests. Exhibits rotate every two months open 10am – 4pm on First Friday and extended hours on gallery open nights. LOUISVILLE LOCALS Showcasing work by […]

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  • Tour the LeRoy Neiman Gallery at the Ali Center on First Friday

    • LEROY NEIMAN GALLERY The LeRoy Neiman Gallery is located on the second level, just down the hall from the Main Lobby and adjacent to the Auditorium. The unique two-level 1,600 square foot space gallery contains LeRoy Neiman artwork of Muhammad Ali throughout the room, giving the space a warm and colorful feel. LeRoy Neiman was […]

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  • Walking, shopping and Dog Friendly places for pups in Louisville

    • — Dog-Friendly Food and Drinks in Louisville — Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse in NuLu Merle’s Whisky Kitchen in Whiskey Row Bristol Bar and Grille – Downtown Garage Bar in NuLu Akasha Brewing Co. in NuLu Grind Burger Kitchen in NuLu Louisville Beer Store in NuLu BBC on 4th Steet Los Aztecas on Main […]

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  • Hop-Dogs: Public Dog Friendly Walk every First Friday

    • Republic Bank First Friday Hop will be rolling out the red carpet for our four-legged friends every First Friday with a community dog walking group. Dog Walking and socializing in Louisville on First Friday Join us as we walk the Hop with our furry friends. Meet up with other dog lovers and their furry baby […]

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  • E&S Art Gallery open hours on First Friday

    • Buy uniquely collectible African American original and limited art from art collectors across the country or even sell your own. Stop into the gallery on First Fridays from 10am until 6pm. From E&S Gallery: E&S Gallery, Inc. (E&S) was established in Louisville, KY in 1989 by Walter Shannon. Today, E&S is operated by Shannon and […]

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  • NuLu: Art & Shopping in The East Market Business District

    • Revelry Boutique Gallery (742 East Market Street) Revelry Boutique Gallery loves our local art community. We promote artists in the area through festive art openings, media, and our brick and mortar shop on Market Street. We take pride in showing the incredible talent Louisville and surrounding areas have to offer. Zephyr Gallery (610 East Market Street) Zephyr Gallery […]

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  • Huff Gallery

    • The Huff Gallery presents approximately six exhibits annually, supporting local and regional artists. A variety of media and styles are presented through solo and group shows. Additionally, the Huff Gallery periodically hosts their opening receptions concurrently with the 849 Gallery at KyCAD. The gallery is open to the public and is located in the lower […]

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  • Photography at Paul Paletti Gallery

    •  In 2020 each month, as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, we will be hosting a photographer talk in a series we’re calling Photographic Journeys. These artists and professionals will show their work, share their experience and discuss their methods-both creative and technical. These talks will take place at 7:30 pm on the […]

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  • Tour the the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on First Friday

    • SEE HOW BOURBON‘S DONE RIGHT, FIRST-HAND The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is the first distillery on Whiskey Row. Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience features an artisanal distillery, guided tours, educational Bourbon tastings, and more! Celebrating the legacy of Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller, this […]

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  • Angel’s Envy distillery tours on First Friday!

    • Plan your tour with Angels Envy on the First Friday Hop! Tours run daily and are held on the hour. Ready to see the inside of a real working distillery right here in the heart of the Bourbon trail? Well call in to make your reservation now and don’t forget to wear sturdy shoes, as this  […]

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  • A Slice of Art at Pizza Bar Gallery

    • Pizza Bar’s very own monthly Pop-Up Art Gallery as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop! Help us celebrate incredible artists at our monthly cocktail party. Enjoy our daily happy hour specials, including a FREE slice of pizza with any beverage purchase from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Pizza. Art. Booze. What more could you […]

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  • Urban Bourbon Hike the Hop – A walking tour of Downtown’s Bourbon District

    • Distance: 5.9 miles one-way round trip Steps: ~1800 -2000 steps each way Turns or Loops: 11/1 Elevations: Mostly Flat and Low, no hills ADA: Yes Weather: Outdoor uncovered Transportation backup: Free and fare required TARC routes. LouLift runs most of this path with buses passing every 15 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm along the full length of the route should […]

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