• Become a Hop VIP member and get special invitations to select exclusive Hop events supporting the arts in Louisville.

  • Join us in Downtown Louisville on the First Friday of every month for food, fun, art, and shopping on The Republic Bank First Friday Hop!

News & Information about the Republic Bank First Friday Hop


The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every First Friday and includes Downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open all day and extended hours in some locations with specials/discounts and refreshments. This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place all day long all over Downtown Louisville from West main to NuLu and as far South at Broadway.

Thanks to TARC, you can travel all over the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in style by “hopping” on our brand new, eco-friendly, zero-carbon ZeroBuses, which replaced the old trolleys in February 2014. The new ZeroBus drops you off at all the best shopping spots downtown has to offer. Riding the Republic Bank First Friday Hop is fun - and it's FREE all day 7am til 7pm.

These are the PARC garages that have entrances right next to ZeroBus Hop stops.
· Brown Hotel Garage · 1st & Main Garage · 3rd & Liberty Lot · Glassworks Garage · Market Street Garage · 4th Street Live! Garage

Find a complete listing of all of our current members on our member page.

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Republic Bank First Friday Hop In The News

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    May Hop Press Release

    • This Republic Bank First Friday Hop is Oaks and Derby Eve! Join us for some fun Downtown with  events for all ages, from free gallery openings to fancy fine dining and fun art interactives all day long.   Gallery Guide Openings: ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors at Pyro Gallery 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Miranda Becht, […]

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    Do you support the arts in Louisville?

    • First time supporters and long time art lovers are all welcome to join us as we promote all things creative in Downtown Louisville.  Become a VIP member and sponsor an article about your favorite local artist. Do you have a space in Downtown Louisville? We are always looking for new locations to feature our next […]

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    ENID at Pyro Gallery for the May Hop!

    • Opening Reception on Friday, April 14th from 6-9 pm Show Dates: April 13th – May 27th First Friday Trolley Hop,  Friday May 5th, 6-9pm PYRO Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ENID, Generations of Women Sculptors, a group exhibition featuring the artwork of the Louisville, Kentucky-based collective of female sculptors. The name is taken […]

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    Ten New Restaurants in Louisville You Have to Try!

    • Staying on top of the Louisville restaurant scene is no easy feat. With a new, locally owned, uniquely inspired restaurant opening nearly every week, it’s easy to get lost in the fast-paced world of where to dine next. The late summer and fall of 2015 were no exception, with an impressive slew of dining establishments putting down roots in the always foodie-centric Highlands and NuLu neighborhoods, as well as more up-and-coming corners of the city like Portland and Schnitzelburg.

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