Let's go to the Hop!
Explore the Clifton, Crescent Hill and Butchertown neighborhoods by way of a trolley ride! The FAT Friday Trolley Hop was launched in 2004 and has become a signature event on Frankfort Avenue. Held year-round on the final Friday of every month from 6:00pm-10:30pm, this event draws attracts thousands of people to enjoy free trolley rides to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. Many of the businesses host live music and entertainment, complimentary refreshments and special sales on trolley hop nights.
NEW EXTENDED TROLLEY ROUTE! We are excited to announce the trolley route has been permanently extended and will now stretch from River Road and Story Avenue to Cannon's Lane.The Frankfort Avenue Business Association relies on the support of member businesses to cover the cost of the trolley service so that it can be available for free to the public.
The FAT Friday Corporate Sponsors are Louisville Water Company, Maker's Mark, Mellwood Art Center, PML Real Estate Group, Schlafly Beer, SYSCO and 9th District Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh. Supporting Trolley Partners are 2023 Mid-Century Modern, A Reader's Corner Bookstore, BAZ and BEA, Bluegrass Burgers, Bourbon Barrel Foods, Clifton Center, The Comfy Cow, Core Fluency Pilates, Crescent Hill Trading Company, Eclipse Bank, El Mundo, eyedia, Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, Heine Brothers' Coffee, The Irish Rover, IU Alumni Chapter (Louisville/S. Indiana), J. Gumbo's, Just Creations, Lexie’s Trading Post, Louisville Water Company, Lyndia R. Willis Hairspa, Margaret’s Consignment, Porcini, S. Bayly Boutique, Scott Nussbaum Antiques, Sister Dragonfly Gallery, Spot 5 Art Studio/Clifton Art Supply, Sweet Surrender, Ta-Dah Unique Boutique, The Tangerine Closet, The Urban Farmhouse Market, Varanese, Vint, Volare, Waterside at RiverPark Place, The Wine Rack, and Work The Metal.