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The Louisville Chamber Reimagines The Taste of Louisville with Five New Events This Summer

The Louisville Chamber Reimagines The Taste of Louisville with Five New Events This Summer


Editor’s Note: Press Releases are provided to Yellow Scene. In an effort to keep our community informed, we publish some press releases in whole.

Spring has arrived and we will be celebrating in style throughout the month of May into June. The brand-new Taste of Louisville will feature a spectacular al fresco dinner served on a community table stretched out across the length Main Street, outdoor Silent Disco, a reinvented 5K Fun Run and Dog Jog, Summer Fest, and a month of exploring the best tastes in town with our first-ever dining and drinking passport and prizes program. It’s summer, it’s Louisville, it’s time to get the party started.

Taste of Louisville is a beloved annual event going back decades. When it first began, Taste was just a few food carts giving away samples to celebrate the local restaurant cuisine. But new regulations around food events have inspired the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, as part of their revised strategic plan, to reimagine the scope of this event.

As Louisville’s residents and business community work hard to recover from Covid and the Marshall Fire community partnerships are at the center of the story. According to Eric Lund, Executive Director of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, “Partnership and collaboration are the key to the reimagined event this year. From start to finish there are multiple opportunities for all our chamber member businesses to get involved in some aspect of the month-long celebration while providing a unique set of events for our community to gather and celebrate. There really is something for everyone this year at our reimagined Taste of Louisville month.”

We will celebrate restaurants, cafes, breweries, and entertainment venues all month long with the Louisville Taste Trail Passport for Prizes program which begins on May 1 st and goes through the end of May. On June 2nd the Taste program continues with ‘Dinner on Main’ our brand-new outdoor community dining experience featuring a tasting menu from numerous local restaurants, followed by a Silent Disco after party. The next day, June 3rd at 9am, to work off all the delicious tastes, we have a 5K Fun Run and Dog Jog where we encourage the community to wear costumes, bring their pup or simply come and cheer on their fellow runners. The program reaches the finale on Saturday with the Louisville Summer Fest showcasing the best of Louisville from businesses to community groups and more!

Louisville Chamber of Commerce Taste of Louisville 5/1/23 – 6/3/23


Celebrating the Best Tastes of Louisville – Month of May
Taste Passport – Collect Stamps for Prizes – Vote on the Best Tastes in Town


Join us as one community at one table – Friday, 2nd June, 6pm-8pm
Dine at the longest table in town – Tasting menu presented by local restaurants


3 Channels – 3 DJs – Friday, 2nd June, 8-10pm
Playing hits from the decades – all ages welcome to party on Main!

Saturday, 3rd June, from 9am – 11am

Traditional 5k then family fun run with dog’s welcome* Costumes encouraged!
(*Well behaved dogs on leash that are comfortable with loud noise and crowds only please)

Saturday, June 3rd, 10am – 4pm

Live Music, Community Performances, Spaghetti Eating Contest, Treasure Hunt,
Interactive Booths, Best of Louisville Awards and so much more!
In partnership with Louisville Farmers Market & Craft Market



Explore the Best Tastes of Louisville for the month of May
Cafes, restaurants, entertainment venues, bars and breweries are showcasing their signature food and beverages along with promotions throughout the month of May. We invite our community to participate by collecting stamps on a Taste Passport which can be submitted for awesome prizes including a grand prize of 2 nights stay at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park. Passports are available to collect from participating venues.

We invite the community to take this opportunity to show their love for their favorite places in town. Voting for the best tastes in town is another chance to snag some prizes with up to $100 per gift card from local participating vendors.


  • Best Baked Goods
  • Best Appetizer
  • Best Entrée
  • Best Desert
  • Best Coffee
  • Best Cocktail
  • Best Beer
  • Best Take Out
  • Best Entertainment
  • Best Family Hangout


FRIDAY, 2ND JUNE, 6pm – 10pm

Dine at the longest table in Louisville followed by Silent Disco after party

According to Paul Rossi, Owner of Rocky Mountain Tap & Garden. “We are really looking forward to gathering our community together to deliver a community dining experience as never before seen in Louisville.”

Introducing the longest table, “Dinner on Main” in Louisville!

We are inviting our community to be part of history as we join as one community at one very long table to enjoy a tasting menu crafted by favorite Louisville Chamber Restaurants. Proceeds to local non-profit Louisville Rising.

After dinner, Main Street will open for a free 3 channel silent disco playing hits from different decades so there is something for everyone to dance to. “It’s been a tough time for many in our town and what better way to kick off summer than to gather together, put down your worries for one night and dance down Main!” said Gillian Millar, owner of Big Little Sound Silent Disco. We’ll also have a walk-up bar on Main Street by Por Wine House, Crystal Springs Brewing Co. and Gravity Brewing.

Full list of participating vendors will be available at TheLouisvilleChamber.com

This project is led by chamber members Rocky Mountain Tap & Garden, Big Little Sound Silent Disco & Por Wine House.

Tickets: https://DinnerOnMain2023.eventbrite.com

SATURDAY, 3RD JUNE, 9:00am Start
At Main St. & Pine St.

The traditional Taste of Louisville 5k race is getting revitalized. With two starts, one for more serious runners then a second start for families and folks that want to go at their own pace. New this year we’re encouraging our community to bring their dog for a jog. (well-behaved ones of course!) along with fun water stations and music along the way.

SATURDAY, 3RD JUNE 10am – 4pm
On Main Street, Downtown Louisville

Completing the Taste of Louisville month everyone is invited for a free event as Front Street and Main Street will be closed for the day to celebrate the best of Louisville.

Our chamber members will be showcasing their business with each booth having an interactive element for all to enjoy. We’ll have live music provided by The Louisville Underground, along with the awards ceremony for the Best Taste Competition and we’re bringing back the traditional Spaghetti Eating Contest by Zucca Italian Ristorante. Down the Rabbit Hole Recreation Services is partnering with the Historical Society for a free treasure hunt around town. The Farmers market and craft market will be in full flow in the morning showcasing locally grown and crafted products and we’ll have local performances at the Steinbaugh Pavilion including Center Court Stage Company and Mountain Kids Dance.

Full line of events will be listed in advance at LouisvilleChamber.com

To learn more about these events visit TheLouisvilleChamber.com or on Facebook @LouisvilleChamber.
Best Tastes Passport, Summer Fest & The Silent Disco are free events.
Tickets Available https://louisvillechamber.com/taste-of-louisville/
• 5k Fun Run & Jog https://5KFunRunandDogJog2023.eventbrite.com
• Dinner on Main https://DinnerOnMain2023.eventbrite.com

Businesses can participate by emailing [email protected]
• Sponsorship Opportunities
• Register for Booth at Summer Fest (member and non-member rates)

The Louisville Chamber of Commerce has been developing and reimagining the future of the chamber as the city of Louisville develops, changes and recovers. Our new strategic plan was announced at the end of the year and is being rolled out over the next 2 years. The focus is to CONNECT, ADVOCATE and PROMOTE their members. “The revised Taste of Louisville month of events is just one aspect of our reimagined chamber strategy where our focus is to Connect, Advocate and Promote on behalf of our members whilst serving the community we work in.” commented Eric Lund, Executive Director of The Louisville Chamber of Commerce.

All Partnership to Date: Presented by Waste Connections of Colorado. Supported by Ariel IT, Fox Property Management, E&L Team of REMAX Elevate, Marc Sisler of State Farm & Centura -Avista Adventist Hospital Vendor Partnerships: Rocky Mountain Tap & Garden, Big Little Sound Silent Disco, Por Wine House, Ball Aluminum Cups Bar Partnerships: Crystal Spring Brewing CO., Gravity Brewing CO., Por Wine House Available Sponsorships: Community level Sponsors, Stage Sponsors, Water Station Sponsors and Silent Disco Sponsors are available.

Participating Restaurants Dinner on Main will be confirmed on the Chamber website in the coming days along with a list of the vendors participating in Taste Trail Passport for Prizes and Best Tastes of Louisville competition.

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