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Come aboard for a guest favorite – a sunset cruise on the historic Belle of Louisville! Enjoy live music and beautiful river views.


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Special Events

$5 buck bluegrass

Thursdays, October 7, 14 and 28; November 4

Experience Louisville’s heritage through music and taste on the Beautiful Ohio. Enjoy live local Bluegrass music wharfside on the Mary M. Miller, featuring unique bourbon only found in Kentucky. Stay tuned for more on the amazing bluegrass line coming to the river every Thursday in September following Labor Day, 7 to 10 p.m. each week. This is a 21 & over event. $5 cover charge per person. You can pre-purchase tickets below or at the door. This is a dockside event.

district 4 day on the belle

October 27

Belle of Louisville Riverboats proudly calls Metro Council District 4 home! Come aboard on October 27 for a two-hour cruise on the iconic Belle of Louisville to celebrate Louisville’s inner-city neighborhoods. Western Middle School students take center stage in the Belle’s ballroom to share live music, dance and art. District 4 Councilman Jecorey Arthur will be on-board, along with neighborhood associations and nonprofit organizations, to share how you can get more involved in your community. District 4 residents get 50% off the regular sightseeing ticket price of $16.50 at with promo code “DOWNTOWN.” You may also purchase tickets for the reduced $8.25 rate by calling 502-574-2992 or in the Belle ticket office on the day of the event. Children 4 and under are always free. Boarding starts at 5:30 p.m. Cruise departs the Fourth Street Wharf at 6:30 p.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. The Concession stand and bar will be open.

If you live in one of these areas, please join us: Butchertown, California, Downtown-Central Business District, German-Paristown, Irish Hill, Meriwether Fort Hill, Original Highlands, Paristown Pointe, Phoenix Hill, Portland, Russell, Shelby Park, Smoketown, Old Louisville and Schnitzelburg.

hull-o-ween family cruise

Saturday, October 30

Step aboard the historic steamer Belle of Louisville for a Hull-o-ween Family Cruise full of fun for the entire family! Guests will have the opportunity to explore the 107-year-old vessel with their very own Ghost Guide, stopping along their journey to hear terrible tales inspired by the antique steamboat’s own history and the murky depths of the Ohio River. But it’s not all spooks and scares! Halloween-themed crafts, activities and music will also be featured, followed by a trick-or-treating event at the end of the cruise. Costumes are encouraged for this Halloween cruise, but not required. This Hull-o-ween Family Cruise takes place on Saturday, October 30 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. Tickets are $35.99 for adults (15-64), $34.99 for seniors (65+), $14.99 for kids (5-14) and children 4 and under are free.

haunted river cruise

Saturday, October 30

Do you believe in ghosts? As you step aboard the 107-year-old Belle of Louisville, be prepared to explore with your very own Ghost Guide, who will take you on an expedition around the historic vessel, stopping along the way to tell terrible tales inspired by the antique steamboat’s own history and the murky depths of the Ohio River. Afterwards, journey into the past, present and future as you visit the Captain’s Quarters to have your tarot cards read by a psychic. Spend the rest of your spooky evening enjoying cursed cocktails and a costume contest on the Ballroom Deck. Then dance the night away with our Halloween Dance Party with music by DJ Jill!

This adults-only (ages 21+) cruise departs at 8 P.M. and returns at 10 P.M. Costumes are encouraged for this Halloween cruise, but not required. Tickets are $35.99 for adults (21-64) and $34.99 for seniors (65+).

first mate’s market

Saturday, November 27

Take a trip to the river for our inaugural First Mate’s Market! Climb aboard the historic Belle for a dockside shopping event featuring local small businesses. This fun shopping and social event is the perfect opportunity to discover unique holiday gifts for friends and family, all while supporting Louisville’s small business community! This event will run from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. on November 27 as our community celebrates Shop Small Saturday. No tickets are required for this dockside shopping event.