• 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 LouLift bus, which replaced the old trolleys in February 2014. The new LouLift 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.

Want to join us? Just email Jharrington@louisvilledowntown.org or sign up online and become a member instantly.

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Most Recent Press Release for the Hop

Please see our events page for press releases from our members and Hop Stops!

Republic Bank First Friday Hop In The News

  • Republic Bank First Friday Hop joins FEAT of Louisville

    • Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville is a non-profit organization that actively supports and funds autism programs for the entire family. Created for families by families, FEAT of Louisville is dedicated to easing the autism journey through ongoing support, education and programs and the Republic Bank First Friday Hop is proud to participate […]

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  • Call for Young Artists in Louisville for Sister Cities!

    • Sister Cities of Louisville is calling for young Louisville Artists to join a National Artist and author Showcase! The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, film, and photography. Students from national and international sister city member communities […]

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  • Where is the best place to hold a wedding party in Downtown Louisville?

    • Having a wedding or wedding reception in Louisville and need something fun to entertain the guests without breaking the budget? Here are the top best things to do in Louisville on the cheap. The Republic Bank First Friday Hop Where: Downtown Louisville What: Gallery openings, wine tastings, window and boutique shopping, music, shows, walking tours […]

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  • Thank you to Mayor Armstrong on the 18th Anniversary of the First Friday Gallery Hop

    • In Memoriam: Thank you Mayor Armstrong (August 6, 1941 – June 15, 2017) Recently, the City of Louisville lost one of its great leaders, The Honorable David L. Armstrong, who served as mayor from 1999-2003. “The Nulu Business Association would like acknowledge his foresight and recognize his assistance in turning this neighborhood into the exciting place that […]

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