Nov 9 2017 Mayor Fischer proclaims ‘Wear Purple Day’ in support of Louisville City FC

LouCity plays for the USL championship Monday evening at Slugger Field

Nov 7 2017 Mayor Fischer, Louisville City FC invites public to pep rally ahead of league championship game

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville City FC are inviting the public to rally at 4 p.m. Friday at Fourth Street Live! to gear up the players, coaches and fans for the USL Cup championship game. 

Nov 7 2017 Light Up Louisville returns to Jefferson Square Park, Metro Hall for the holidays

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Light Up Louisville, which kicks off the month-long celebration of Louisville’s Holiday in the City, is returning to its roots at Jefferson Square and Metro Hall. 

Aug 9 2017 WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend


15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere  

WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere.

Aug 9 2017 Mayor’s Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day

Thousands of cyclists, walkers, canoeists and kayakers will hit the streets and the Ohio River on Labor Day, Sept. 4, for the 26th Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle at Waterfront Park.

“What better way to mark the end of the summer and the Labor Day holiday than in the company of your friends, family and neighbors, at our beautiful waterfront,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “I invite everyone to come out, meet some new friends, and have fun!”

May 19 2017 Mayor's Music & Art Series returns on May 23

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series returns to the Mayor’s Gallery on May 23 with a new feature: conversations with artists of multiple disciplines.

The first event in the artist speaker series will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 23, when Mayor Greg Fischer will talk with artists Daniel Bodner and Braylyn Stewart about recent projects and their creative process, specifically working in the public realm.

Nov 11 2016 City Christmas tree to be erected Sunday

The Holiday in the City Christmas tree will be erected Sunday in Holiday Square — the plaza at Fourth and Jefferson streets — near the ice skating rink.

Due to construction at the Kentucky International Convention Center, an artificial tree will be used for the next two years for Holiday in the City. The traditional 45- to 50-foot live tree that the city normally uses requires a crane to put in place, and the KICC construction does not allow room for that.

Jun 14 2016 Next CycLOUvia slated for August 7

CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, will take place on a new route this August 7, Mayor Fischer announced today.

The upcoming installment of CycLOUvia will move through the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods, also known as Three Points, via Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street. For the first time, CycLOUvia's route will be circular.

Jun 7 2016 “The Greatest” bicycle ride to honor Ali

Bicycle ride will stop at local Muhammad Ali landmarks

Oct 1 2015 Celebrate Louisville’s Rich Traditions & Annual Festivities With Holiday in the City

Light Up Louisville returns this November to kick off a month of merriment!

Sep 9 2015 9/11 Remembrance Returns to Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer and the city of Louisville will hold a solemn remembrance on the front steps of Metro Hall to honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93.

Sep 2 2015 Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day with Hopes of Setting a World Record

Mayor’s Hike, Bike & Paddle Returns Labor Day with hopes of setting a world record for paddlers going through locks.

Aug 10 2015 Mayor Fischer, CVB introduce “Lou’s Brew” — a guide highlighting local breweries

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau today introduced “Lou’s Brew” — a guide that highlights local breweries for locals and tourists.

Jul 13 2015 Local Healthcare Leaders Partner for Louisville Innovation Summit

The Louisville Innovation Summit, a two-day event where healthcare leaders and innovators come together to provide insight, share expertise, and explore new avenues of creativity in aging care, will be held October 14 and 15, 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.  The event will feature distinguished keynote speakers, panel discussions with prominent guests, innovation spotlights from healthcare tech start-ups, and an innovation competition.

Jun 29 2015 Public Art Exhibition Announced

Mayor Fischer is pleased to announce Connect/Disconnect, a public art exhibition in Louisville that will take place during the fall of 2015. Louisville Metro Government, in conjunction with the Commission on Public Art (COPA), has invited artists to transform a unique riverfront site at the Ohio River through an exhibition of site-specific, temporary public art installations.