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I am Ali Festival Near Louisville Marriott Downtown

I am Ali Festival The I am Ali Festival is back in town for a second year, opening on the one-year anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing. Hosted by Louisville, the six-week citywide festival is a celebration of the boxing legend’s legacy and global impact. The festival will highlight Ali’s “six core principles,” which are Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving and Spirituality. The event is expected to draw more than 17,000 attendees and athletes. There will be local artists and cultural groups, performances and events, including two premier girls’ basketball tournaments. Many of the events will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center, where Ali spent a lot of time spearheading the vision and direction of the facility. The festival will culminate at the Kentucky Exposition Center with the tournaments, ‘Run 4 Roses Basketball Classic’ and ‘Battle in the Boro.’ Celebrate the Muhammad Ali Legacy This incredible celebration is once again coming to Downtown Louisville between June 3 and July 15, 2017. As part of the I am Ali Festival, there will be a series of fun events and activities for fans of all ages, each tied to each one of Ali’s core principles. June 3-10: Spirituality – Local arts and […]

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Waterfront Park Hotels in Louisville

Head to Waterfront Park If you’re looking to spice up your 2017 summer with fireworks, concerts, or even air shows, look no further than Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This historical park features the Big Four Bridge, Lincoln’s Memorial, playgrounds, unique sculptures, restaurants, and even the Belle of Louisville, a historical steam boat that has been in commission for over 100 years responsible for 7 million cruises on America’s inland waterways. Whether you want to attend a festival, take in a concert, or just watch the beautiful Louisville sunset over the river, there’s not much you can’t do at this 85-acre park. Additionally, the park is only one mile from the hotel. If you would like to forget about parking all together, take advantage of the free parking package offered! Nothing makes for a better weekend getaway than Louisville’s Waterfront Park. Waterfront Park Concerts in Louisville Thunder Over Louisville: It’s easy to see why more than 350,000 people attend each year. The April 22, 2017 event is now in its 27th year and includes the nation’s top air show which, last year, featured the US Navy Leap Frogs, Trojan Horsemen and A-10s. Along with the 3 p.m. display comes the nation’s largest […]

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Downtown Louisville Hotel Near University of Louisville

Downtown Louisville Hotel From campus tours to graduation, our downtown Louisville hotel is the ideal lodging choice when visiting the University of Louisville. At Marriott Louisville Downtown hotel, everything fun and wonderful to visit is just steps away. You’re in the center of it all! When you come stay with us, you’ll be delighted to find that you’re in the heart of downtown Louisville. Imagine being walking distance from an endless choice of so many exciting attractions… including shopping, art galleries, museums, parks, dining, nightlife, culture, beauty, and all the famous, enchanting southern charm Louisville has to offer. Check in effortlessly with our professional and super-friendly staff. They’re here to help with all your specific needs—24-hour room service—to make your visit even more relaxing and entirely worry-free. Then, see how lovely, spacious and superb your room or suite is, perhaps with a stunning view and gorgeous sunset to marvel over. Relax and unwind. Or, grab a coffee at our own onsite Starbucks. Feel free to treat yourself to a sumptuous breakfast, brunch or dinner at our exceptional BLU Italian Grille Or simply taste Louisville’s finest bourbon there. Our Bluegrass state is known for it, so enjoy! Plus, right outside our […]

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Louisville Music Festivals Near Marriott Louisville

Summertime Jams: The Best of Louisville Music Festivals Besides horse racing, Americana-style beauty, and some of the world’s finest distilleries and southern food, Kentucky is also known for its bounty of music festivals. Louisville, in particular, is famous for its enjoyable summer music events which are popular with both locals and visitors alike. Visiting Louisville during the sunny, relaxing summer months is not complete without checking out at least one of its best music festivals. Here is a rundown of what to look out for at each event. Forecastle Festival Forecastle Festival, a wildly well-attended event that takes place every July at Waterfront Park, was rated one of the top 101 things to do in the country by SPIN Magazine. With such a big claim to fame, Forecastle does not disappoint. The festival features plenty of activists and artists amongst the musical lineups. What to expect: plenty of bourbon, sweat and a family-friendly musical event. The Kentucky Bluegrass and Bourbon Experience This event takes place each September, typically over the two days of Labor Day weekend, at the Louisville Water Tower Park. The live bluegrass offerings are authentic and diverse, as is the array of good, old-fashioned barbecue and other […]

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