Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop

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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 trolleys and at any of the locations listed in the brochure. Download a PDF of the brochure.


What is the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop?

The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley 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 Trolley 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. The trolleys run until 11 pm.

The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is free and open to the public and can be boarded at any trolley 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 trolley route and parking options.

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

More about the Trolley Hop Program

The Trolley 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 Trolley Hop and you want your information included in the next trolley hop e-newsletter, email us at firstfriday@louisvilledowntown.org.  You can also add your events to our comprehensive downtown calendar. If interested, contact Keith Brooks by email or call 502-583-1673 for access and instructions to upload events to the calendar.

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