NuLuFest 9th Annual Free Festival

We shut down the street for a good ‘ole block party, featuring local food, craft beer, awesome vendors, and live music on the big stage.
WHEN:     Saturday, September 30th, 2017
WHERE:   600, 700, and 800 blocks of East Market Street
TIME:       11:00am – 11:00pm

For the ninth year NuLu is hosting it’s well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by Sonablast Records, regional micro-brewed beers, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

The East Market District, also referred to as NuLu, is now best known for its art galleries, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants. The term “NuLu” is a portmanteau meaning “New Louisville.” As home to two LEED® certified commercial buildings, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NuLu has emerged with a culture of sustainability.


When is NuLu Fest?

Every year it is the last Saturday in September. For 2017 it is September 30 from 11am-11pm.

Are animals allowed in the festival?

Only service animals are allowed in NuLu Fest. We DO NOT allow pets. We have informed our security officers to politely escort people who bring their pets out of the festival.

Does it cost anything to attend?

No, we are a FREE festival for you to enjoy all the activities and music. Vendors are set up and many will be selling their locally or regionally handcrafted items. Food and drinks will be available at a number of locations. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for CASH ONLY. ATMs will be setup throughout the festival.

Where can I park?

There are several side streets in the area that have free parking on the weekend as well as surface lots. Please be sure to check the meter before leaving your car to be sure payment is not needed. Some surface lots will require payment.

What type of food will there be?

There is a variety of food to choose from. We try to offer something for everyone.

Where can I get the band line up?

You can click here to see who is playing at NuLu Fest.

How can I help?

If you would like to be a volunteer, you can click here.

If you would like to find out how you can sponsor, you can email

How do I become a vendor at NuLu Fest?

You can go here to sign up to be a vendor. Typically, vendor space sells out by the end of August.

Is this a kid friendly festival?

We offer a kids-friendly area from 11am – 6pm with several activities for all to enjoy.

Does NuLu Fest take credit cards?

We are a cash only festival for beer and liquor, however we will have several ATM’s in the area. Individual vendors can choose to take cards or not.


NuLu Fest Volunteers are needed. Do you love NuLu Fest? Do you want to help make this event even better? Volunteer! We have several shifts available for the 2016 NuLu Fest that is on Saturday September 30. Volunteers will receive a shirt, a beverage ticket (over 21 volunteers) and some snack food. There are several different jobs to do that day. You will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator once you have submitted the form asking what job you would like.

Want to help out with NuLu Fest? Sign up here. 


The 2017 NuLu Fest band lineup will be one for the books. Our entertainment partner sonaBLAST! Records has been working hard to bring the NuLu Stage alive.

Main Stage music starts at 2pm.



We couldn’t produce this festival without our generous sponsors. Please visit their websites, buy their products/services, and thank them!

Presenting Partner

Green With Envy

Festival Fans


Take It To The Street


Friends of Nulu



Beer, Wine & Spirits


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