Remember Louisville’s greatest at the Ali Festival

This annual event celebrates the man who could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

Black and white image of Muhammad Ali in the corner of a boxing ring.

Louisville has been honoring Muhammad Ali with a festival every year since he died on June 3, 2016.

Photo via Muhammad Ali Center

Muhammad Ali was quoted as saying that his greatness came and started in Louisville. Starting today, June 2, Louisvillians can honor the champ’s legacy in several places around town for Ali Fest 2023.

The celebrations run through Sunday, June 11 and include the following free events:

🌹 Roses & Remembrance | Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hear a speech by Muhammad’s wife, Lonnie, and place a rose on Ali’s grave in Cave Hill Cemetery.

🎨 Community Carnival | Sunday, June 4, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Head to the Ali Center downtown for day of family fun, including carnival games, face painters + an international bazaar.

🥊 Ringside @ Logan St. | Saturday, June 10, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Pop by Logan Street Market for boxing demos, a pop-up gallery, T-shirt printing, and free health screenings.

Large building with stairs on the left and greenery on the right

The Ali Festival’s community carnival will be held at the Muhammad Ali Center.

Photo by LOUtoday

View the full Ali Fest schedule, which also includes a ticketed breakfast with Ali’s daughter + a concert by Grammy-winning musician Christian McBride.