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Republic Bank First Friday Hop


The new Winter/Spring 2014 Hop and Shop brochure is now available!

The new Winter/Spring Hop and Shop brochure is out now! This brochure also includes the new Fourth Street route which has expanded to Breckinridge Street and new listings! Pick it up at the Louisville Visitor's Center, on all TARC ZeroBuses and at any of the locations listed in the brochure. Download a PDF of the brochure.

What is the Republic Bank First Friday Hop?

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is an art show, tourist attraction, street party and celebration of downtown Louisville that brings new visitors and new life to the Main, Market and Fourth Street corridor. The Hop takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5-11pm, rain or shine. Most of the galleries close around 9pm but the restaurants, clubs, and shops stay open later. Ride the First Friday Hop in style by "hopping" on our brand new, eco-friendly, zero-carbon ZeroBuses. 

The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is free and open to the public and the ZeroBuses can be boarded at any bus stop along the route on Market and Main Street, between Campbell and 10th Street or along Fourth Street between Main Street and Broadway. Click here to view a map of the bus route and parking options.

The Main/Market and Fourth Street ZeroBuses run 5-11 pm during the First Friday Hop, with stops departing and arriving every 15 minutes. ZeroBuses can be boarded at any bus stop along Main, Market and Fourth Street between 10th and Campbell or between Main Street and Broadway.

More about the Hop Program

The Hop Program is sponsored by Republic Bank and is supported by the Louisville Downtown Partnership, Kindred Healthcare, the Nulu Business Association, and the Main Street Association, all in partnership with TARC.

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FREE parking is available at Slugger Field, Main Street at Jackson, and the 4th St. Live! garage after 6 pm. Free parking is also available on the street after 6 pm.

For updates about closures or stops, please contact TARC at (502) 585-1234. Please note that their information line is open until 8 pm.

If your business participates in the First Friday Hop and you want your information included in the next e-newsletter, email us at  You can also add your events to our comprehensive downtown calendar. If interested, contact Jeanne Hilt by email or call 502-583-1673 for access and instructions to upload events to the calendar.

Interested in becoming a member of the First Friday Hop program? Want to host a featured event during the First Friday Hop? Download our forms below.

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