The Big Four Arts Festival is a FREE event featuring 200+ juried artists, international cuisine, children's activities, and entertainment on the Big Four Bridge Lawn at Waterfront Park.
Venue: Big Four Bridge Lawn
Address: 1101 River Rd
Date(s): September 8 & 9, 2018
Start Date: Sep 8th, 2018 - 10:00 AM
End Date: Sep 9th, 2018 - 5:00 PM
Ages: All AgesTicket Price: Free
The Big Four Bridge Art Festival will be in its second year in 2018. Surrounded by a beautiful venue with entertainment, food, beverages, and childrens’ activities in a family-friendly atmosphere. Artists are chosen by an independent panel of 3 judges. There are 200+ quality, juried local and national artists.
Each year, the Big Four™ Arts Festival invites guests to join us on the first weekend in September under the Big Four Bridge to enjoy exceptional art from renowned local, national and international artists. Nestled in the shaded tree lined aisles of the festival you will find nearly 200 artists including many brand new, never-before-seen emerging artists sponsored and featured by the Big Four Arts Festival. The Big Four Arts Festival located just under the Big Four Bridge is free and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday thanks to the support of B4B Promotions and Design Web Louisville.
About the festival for Visitors:
The Big Four Bridge Art Festival is a free public arts festival in the heart of Downtown Louisville. This year we will be celebrating for the second time and 2018 is looking like it will be even bigger and better. Surrounded by a beautiful venue with entertainment, food, beverages, and childrens’ activities in a family-friendly atmosphere the 2018 Big Four Arts Festival will feature an all new line up of new Emerging artists and a curated selection of favorites from last year too. Parking is again going to be ample and easy to navigate with our dedicated trolley offering lot-to-gate service up and Down River road all day long.
About the festival for Artists:
The Big Four Arts Festival in Louisville, KY is held in Waterfront Park at the Big Four Bridge Lawn – four gorgeous acres of tree lined walks overlooking the Ohio River. Better than 2 million people visit Waterfront Park annually and 25,000 stroll the Big Four pedestrian bridge each weekend. The Festival is known by artists for its easy access, spacious booth layouts, and many artist amenities. The 2017 inaugural Festival was the largest attended two-day event ever at the Big Four Bridge Lawn with a 2-day attendance estimated at 50,000. Artists are chosen by an independent panel of 3 judges. This year we have allotted spaces for over 200+ quality, juried local and national artists.
Music At The Big Four Arts Festival
Two Days of Music and Entertainment on the Riverfront!
Our weekend will be filled with music, entertainment, food, and more!
- 12:00 to 1:45 – Kentucky Blue
- 2:00 to 2:45 – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys
- 3:00 to 4:45 – Fresh Cut Grass
- 5:00 to 6:45 – The Pranksters
- 11:00 to 11:45 – Dagnabbit
- 12:00 to 12:45 – The Frogmen
- 1:00 to 2:45 – MVP
- 3:00 to 4:45 – Robbie Bartlett Trio
Lots of Activites for Kids, Families, and Grown-Ups!
Foggy Bottom Farm will be coming with llamas (pink llamas will be there from 12-5pm), angora rabbits, and other kid-friendly animals. There will also be a children’s paint and drawing station where children will be encouraged to paint on our HUGE collaborative canvas project, as well as rock painting for a take home memento.
The Loom House will be in our children’s area all day and will be bringing baby looms for children to practice and learn about the art of weaving.
A kite display will soar (weather permitting) and there will be LOTS of food trucks on site, offering delicious culinary options.
View our Artist Map:
Big Four Arts Festival Site