• 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.

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

  • 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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  • 26 Places to celebrate #NationalWineDay in Louisville tonight

    • Looking for a place to celebrate National Wine Day tonight? Over the 9, Taste and Al J’s are a great place to start! Check out these 26 awesome bars Downtown with wines from locally sourced to imported and start your celebration early! As with all things have fun responsibly and Happy National Wine Day! 🙂 […]

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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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