Louisville Downtown Street Faire

Friends, Family, Community and the Magic of Live Music

For three or four hours, eight summertime Friday evenings, life is just like it should be. Babies don’t cry, dogs don’t bark, and wise elders feel nineteen again. The Muse visits the musicians pretty much every night and dances when the spirit moves her. We don’t know why this all happens here, we’re just glad it does.

Great American Music 2018

  • Jun 8 Kyle Hollingsworth

    Let’s get this party started with Kyle and band! An integral member of jam band legends The String Cheese Incident for over 20 years, Hollingsworth brings an uplifting groove, vintage funk, and shades of 1980s new wavy synthpop to the Steinbaugh. Come on out, it’s gonna be a beautiful night!

    http://kylehollingsworth.com/
  • Jun 15 Locos por Juana

    Time to get down! Come downtown for a unique fusion of reggae, funk, cumbia, salsa, and rock with Locos Por Juana. This GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY nominated bilingual band are bringing high energy and positive vibrations tonight. ¡Vamos de fiesta!

    https://www.locosporjuana.com/
  • Jun 22 Blitzen Trapper

    If Wilco met Bob Dylan somewhere in Cascadia, they might come out sounding like Blitzen Trapper. These folk rockers hailing from Portland have been spinning tales and tunes from the weirder side of Americana for over fifteen years. Come hear the twang in the evening air, and let the lyrics wrap around your soul for another beautiful night.

    http://www.blitzentrapper.net/
  • Jun 29 Shinyribs

    A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. You want horns? You want soul? You want ukulele? We gotcha covered. Original songs laced with magical-realism meet novel interpretations of popular songs old and new. Ride down the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle.

    http://shinyribs.org/
  • Jul 13 Samantha Fish

    http://www.samanthafish.com/
  • Jul 20 Gasoline Lollipops

    https://www.gasolinelollipops.com/
  • Jul 27 The Young Dubliners

    http://www.youngdubliners.com/
  • Aug 10 Lee Fields & The Expressions

    http://leefieldsandtheexpressions.com/

The Street Faire runs 5–9:30pm. Music is 6:30 to 9ish — rain or shine.

The Street Faire is at the Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street.

There is excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries, and, because of our awesome sponsors, this event is FREE!

New this year — Happy Hour drink pricing from 5–6pm!

Rules? We don’t need no stinking rules! Well, actually we do, for courtesy and legal reasons.

  1. PLEASE do not bring alcohol to the Faire—it is illegal and just not faire to the folks bringing you this free event. Alcohol sales fund the Faire!
  2. PLEASE do not carry alcohol outside the Faire boundaries—this is also illegal
  3. PLEASE do not bring your own chairs or blankets anywhere under the tents or under the pavilion
  4. PLEASE park in legal spaces only or you will get towed
  5. PLEASE be courteous of our neighbors! Stay out of yards and gardens and do not leave trash or bodily fluids
  6. The Street Faire is a NO SMOKING event

FAQs

Q: Can I bring food to the Faire?
A: Yes, but why not try a Downtown restaurant or some of the excellent Faire cuisine?
Q: Can I bring alcohol to the Faire?
A: Absolutely not.
Q: What beverages are for sale?
A: We sell Avery Brewing, Crystal Springs Brewing and Gravity Brewing beers, Milagro Margaritas, and Fetzer wines. Water is available from our food vendors for purchase. Enjoy Happy Hour from 5–6pm (two for one drinks).
Q: Are credit cards accepted?
A: Yes!
Q: Can I bring my dog to the Faire?
A: Due to the crowd size and potentially hot weather, we do not feel the Faire is a good place for your dog. That said, it is not illegal. They must be able to handle crowds and you must take very good care of them—dogs are not allowed under the tents or the pavilion.
Q: Can I bring folding chairs to the Faire?
A: Yes, but the chairs CANNOT be set up under the tents or the pavilion.
Q: Where is First Aid?
A: Look for the First Aid booth staffed by the Louisville Fire Department located in the library parking lot.
Q: Is there a lost and found?
A: Yes, at the north ticket sales booth.

Auto Parking

You can park in any legal space, but PLEASE be courteous to our neighbors:

  1. Do not park in restaurant lots unless you are eating there
  2. Do not block driveways—you will get towed
  3. Do not walk through residents’ yards
  4. DO NOT leave body fluids in residents’ yards
  5. NEW THIS YEAR: Use the new DELO parking lot and walk UNDER the overpass to the north entrance of the Faire! The walkway is ADA accessible.

Take the Shuttle to the Street Faire!

Bicycle Parking

The Street Faire Bike Corral is located due west of the Steinbaugh, behind Bittersweet and next to Por wine bar. Bring a lock!

Shuttle Up!

Take the Shuttle to the Faire — It's Free!

Park in front of Hobby Lobby — Look for the Red Shuttle Flag
Downtown drop off and pick up in front of the Louisville Museum — 1001 Main Street

Shuttles run 5pm to 10pm on Faire Fridays
Shuttles are ADA accessible

Map of Shuttle route and banner

Image Rights

The Downtown Business Association takes video and still photography during all Street Faires for promotional purposes. By attending the Street Faire, you give the DBA permission to use your likeness in promotional materials, waiving further notice or compensation.