First Friday Trolley Hop
South Fourth District presents
Miracle on 4th Street!
Friday, December 6 -- 5:30 PM!
Ring in the season of giving and join us as we partner with the South Fourth District's "Miracle on 4th Street"! Travel back in time as we recreate Holiday shopping downtown!
Watch the unveiling of the retailers Spectacular Holiday Window Displays at 5:30 pm to kick-off the fun!
- Shop for the perfect unique Holiday gifts!
- Dress in your favorite Vintage attire of the 40's & 50's!
- See Santa and write him a letter to take to the North Pole!
- Carolers and Live Music!
- Roasted Nuts & Treats!
- Hot Chocolate & Cider!
Also, get your Holiday purchases wrapped at the complimentary gift wrap station PLUS give a donation of much needed winter accessories at any retailer to support the Volunteers of America and receive a chance to win a basket of gift certificates from the district retailers!
Enjoy the splendor and wonder of Holiday's past in SoFo Louisville!
The new Summer/Fall 2013 Hop and Shop brochure is now available! Download it today!
The new Summer/Fall Hop and Shop brochure is out now! This brochure also includes the new Fourth Street route and new listings for the South Fourth District gift shops and store! Pick it up at the Louisville Visitor's Center, on all TARC trolleys and at any of the locations listed in the brochure.
Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop voted as Best Place to Buy Art by Louisville Magazine!
The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop has been voted by Louisville Magazine's 2013 Best of Louisville Readers' Poll as the Best Place to Buy Art! We are thrilled by this honor! Thank you to everyone who voted in the poll and to all who support the hop! See the winners in the July edition of Louisville Magazine.
NEW! Fourth Street Route added to the Trolley Hop!
For a full list of this month's event's click here!
Louisville’s downtown Trolley Hop program, sponsored by Republic Bank and supported by the Main Street Association and TARC, will expand its current route from Main and Market Streets to South 4th Street starting Friday, July 5th. The additional route will operate on the existing 4th Street circulator, which runs from Main Street to Broadway. Riders can transfer between routes at 4th and Main Streets. TARC, which has played a key role as partner in the signature downtown event, has helped sustain the program’s existence and expansion for over the past ten years.
Riders will also have the option of exploring the recently revitalized South Fourth District’s newly opened stores and gift shops, which include Art Eatables, Block Party Handmade Boutique, Celebrations, Craft(s), Gifthorse, The Leading Man, Les Filles Louisville and Regalo. The revitalization of the district was led by the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation in efforts to expand the retail corridor on the 500-600 blocks of South 4th Street. More information about the South Fourth District can be found online at the South Fourth District website.
New interactive map for the Trolley Hop!
TARC is working on an interactive map, which shows all the attractions along the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop route. See the map online!
Main Street Association to sponsor the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop!
The Main Street Association has agreed to become a mid-level sponsor of the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop Program! We are incredibly thankful for their support of one of downtown's most signature events!
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 11pm.
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 Street Trolley runs 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 and Market between 10th and Campbell or at Fourth Street between Main Street and Broadway.
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FREE parking is available at Slugger Field, Main Street at Jackson, and the 4th St. Live! garage after 6pm. 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 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also add your events to our comprehensive downtown calendar. If interested, contact Keith Brooks by email or call 502-583-1671 for access and instructions to upload events to the calendar.
Interested in becoming a member of the Trolley Hop program? Download our membership form.
The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is presented by the Louisville Downtown Partnership.