Find your fun on "The Avenue"
Frankfort Avenue, or “The Avenue” as
the locals call it, is a stretch of road that connects some of Louisville’s
most charming and historic neighborhoods including St. Matthews, Clifton and
Crescent Hill. The corridor is full of character, with a freight train running
parallel alongside the Avenue and dozens of unique and locally owned boutiques,
art studios, galleries, restaurants and attractions lining the street.
With more than 30 locally owned
restaurants located along a 2.5 mile stretch, Frankfort Avenue is a culinary
hub that boasts al fresco dining, many options for international cuisine, and
unique flavors of the city.
The shopping on the Avenue features
a wide variety of independently owned boutiques and shops offering a variety of
items – from vintage and consignment clothing to outdoor gear, imported crafts,
antiques, home furnishings, wine, books, coffee and much more.
The neighborhood is also enhanced by
libraries, parks, and several unique attractions for families and visitors to
explore, like the historic Peterson-Dumesnil House, the Louisville Water
Company and the American Printing House for the Blind.
On the last Friday of every month,
free trolleys run up and down The Avenue for the FAT Friday Trolley Hop, and
merchants often host live music, samplings and special sales. Frankfort Avenue
is also home to several annual events, such as the Easter Parade, the Olde Tyme
Christmas Celebration, and the Old Fashioned 4th of July Art and Music