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NuLu Fest IS BACK!  Don't miss out on the 13th Annual NuLu Fest.

We shut down the street for a good 'ole block party, featuring local food, craft beers, bourbons, local and regional vendors, and live music.

WHEN:     Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 
WHERE:   600 - 900 blocks of East Market Street
TIME:       11:00am - 10:00pm

For the 13th year NuLu is hosting it's well-known street festival celebrating the continued growth and revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music, regional micro-brewed beers, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public.

Live music from SonaBLAST! records artists include:
Ben Fugate & The Burning Trash Band, Mod Kiddo, Luke Powers, The Daddy Sisters, and Kiana & The Sun Kings.

The East Market District, also referred to as NuLu, is now best known for its art galleries, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants. The term “NuLu” is a portmanteau meaning “New Louisville.” As home to two LEED® certified commercial buildings, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NuLu has emerged with a culture of sustainability.

Vendor/Exhibitor Sign Up Links

Vendors, Service Providers, Non Profit and Political Campaigns.  Sign up HERE!

Food Booths and Food Trucks. Sign up HERE!

Are you a NuLu Business Association Member?  If so, contact us for your special registration link.  Want to know more about NBA member pricing?  Get in touch!  


When is NuLu Fest?

September 23rd, 2023. 11am-10pm. 

Are animals allowed in the festival?

Only service animals are allowed in NuLu Fest. We DO NOT allow pets. We have informed our security officers to politely escort people who bring their pets out of the festival.

Does it cost anything to attend?

No, we are a FREE festival for you to enjoy all the activities and music. Vendors are set up and many will be selling their locally or regionally handcrafted items. Food and drinks will be available at a number of locations. Beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for cash or credit card. ATMs will be setup throughout the festival.

Where can I park?

There are several side streets in the area that have free parking on the weekend as well as surface lots. Please be sure to check the meter before leaving your car to be sure payment is not needed. Some surface lots will require payment.

What type of food will there be?

There is a variety of food to choose from. We try to offer something for everyone.

Where can I get the band line up?

Ben Fugate & The Burning Trash Band, Mod Kiddo, Luke Powers, The Daddy Sisters, and Kiana & The Sun Kings.

How can I help?

If you would like to be a volunteer, we will be accepting volunteers now.

If you would like to find out how you can sponsor, you can email

How do I become a vendor at NuLu Fest?

Vendor application link is below. 

Is this a kid friendly festival?

We offer a kids-friendly area from 11am - 6pm with several activities for all to enjoy.

Does NuLu Fest take credit cards?

Most vendors accept credit cards, however we will have several ATM’s in the area if you prefer to pay with cash.  This saves the vendors a little money.  Individual vendors can choose to take cash or cards.

Vendor Sign Up Links

Vendors, Service Providers, Non Profit and Political Campaigns COMING SOON

Food Booths and Food Trucks COMING SOON


NuLu Fest Volunteers are needed. Do you love NuLu Fest? Do you want to help make this event even better? Volunteer! We have several shifts available for the 2023 NuLu Fest that is on Saturday September 23rd. Volunteers will receive a shirt, a beverage ticket (over 21 volunteers) and a meal voucher. There are several different jobs to do that day. You will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator once you have submitted the form asking what job you would like.


Have Questions? Email us!

Trevor Cravens, Event Coordinator
Click here to email Trevor

Katie Meinhart, NuLu Business Association President
Click here to email Katie

For all PR/Media inquiries:

Lauren Hendricks, Cambium Marketing
Click here to email Lauren

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