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It’s among the top 50 largest cities in the nation, but we still call it the ‘Ville because it resonates with the closeness and community of a small town. It’s a big part of what makes Louisville such a magic juxtaposition between progressive urban amenities and local familiarity everywhere you go. It also makes advertising new events, connecting with new audiences, and breaking into new niches and markets in Louisville something that takes more than just throwing advertising dollars into a campaign.

Free Local Event Listing with the Communities We Sponsor

It takes a personal touch, community connections, experience, practice, and dare I say it, talent to do event promotion well in Louisville, Kentucky. It also takes a little bit of heart after these very trying past few years. That is why, in support of the return of events and to help our community reconnect, we are expanding our events promotions services and offering free event listing and hosting opportunities with the local Louisville events communities we sponsor.

Why do we offer free event promotions? What’s the catch?

First, it’s our client’s and customers’ favorite price. Second, it’s because we know that the best way we can support bringing back big events to Louisville, and building great relationships with big event holders, is by helping to get those future big events launched for the first time, often before they have big budgets to work with. That’s it, no strings attached, just building great relationships with our community, and supporting entrepreneurs, so we have a great community to serve. There is a Greek proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.” Well, we hope one day to enjoy the shade under your success, but for now, we are just happy to pay it forward.

FAQ on How to Promote an Event in Louisville, Kentucky

Where can I send a press release to local Louisville media and press?

We have a general press list we keep up-to-date that reaches all the local news outlets and local media-interested communities. While we can’t sell or reveal our contacts list, we are always happy to help you get your message out. We can even help you format your press release, so it has the most potential for coverage. Contact us for more information on sending out your promotional materials.

What free event promotion tools do you offer?

We sponsor a variety of communities, including Meet-Up groups, mailing lists, events calendars, and social media accounts, where we are more than happy to help you get your event listed, announced, printed, and posted. If you have a great event or a good idea for one, let us know, and we are more than happy to help you get it listed. You can also join one of our sponsored Meet-Up groups and add your event as a host. Join our sponsored Meet Up groups here.

Where can I list promotions for my event for free in Louisville?

There are countless ways you can get the word out about your event in Louisville, Kentucky but instead of having to go search it out yourself, we have compiled this helpful list! This is just a small part of what we do as part of our events promotion and PR services, so if at any point you feel overwhelmed and want to call in a pro to handle your event promotions, just give us a call or send us a request. We are always happy to help promote your event, so you can focus on what matters most.

Here are our top 30 local event listing calendars and promotional opportunities. Good luck and my your event be a wonderful success and a future fond memory.

Do502 Event Listing, set up an account, and add your event. They are a feeder service for a few platforms, including the CityPost kiosks all over Downtown. – This link will take you to the .Gov page events listing for the general Louisville Metro area. These are reviewed and approved before they go live so send it in early.

The family fun sites can be very helpful for child-friendly or family-friendly events. has an event page listing service. These go through an approval process so send it in early to be promoted ahead of time.

Tops Louisville – Great place to list events and potentially get picked up for print or a larger article but be sure to send it well in advance! They state on the page, “All submissions subject to approval within 48 hours.”

List your event on local event listing platforms. There are so many to choose from but here are just a few to consider including in your Louisville Events promotion planning.
Eventbrite is a great feeder site for event listings.
Eventful is also a high-ranking event listing site. You do have to sign up and log in but it is free.
Universe, fees are charged on paid ticketed events, but free events are free, and it’s a great way to manage your event tickets and RSVPs.

Facebook is one of the most heavily reached event listing platforms – You would need to access the event creator though your business page or through your personal page, but the number of people you can reach when well shared is excellent. Don’t forget to add images and an excellent description.

Style Blue Print has an event page you can add events to. This is a paid service but it gets a lot of reach and might be a good investment for your event.

Kentucky monthly has an event submission tool as well as some great opportunities to advertise in print and digital.

Want to hold your event on the Waterfront? Make sure you fill out all the correct forms!

Holding an art-related or creative event? Reach out to Louisville Visual Art Association. They may be able to help.

Louisville Business Events Calendar – you need to create an account to add events on this page but it can help you get the word out and target thousands of influential leaders in the local business community starting around $99 per event.

Greater Louisville Inc Event page – Submit form here:

The Courier-Journal can announce events in both its printed and online versions. Send a press release for consideration. Most events published in print are for non-profit organizations. Notifications must be received by noon Monday for Friday’s Velocity listings and noon Wednesday for the next Wednesday’s Neighborhoods listings.
Submit an en event to the Courier-Journal or place an ad with the Courier-Journal

Add your event to Yelp – this does require logging in, but you can add an event for free.

Meet up -adding events by contacting local group leaders
Use the search tool to find groups you think would be interested in your event and message the leader of the group with an invitation to host a meeting at your event. Most leaders are interested in anything that might be helpful or fun for their members. It is always in good taste to offer a discount or free benefit or another form of incentive to share with the group if they decide to hold a meet-up at your event or in partnership with you. event submission page has a form, Step outside is an outdoor events and activities driven site. Anything active or outside and physical would be ideal.

Kentucky Living – A photo is required and can be uploaded with this form. Events submitted here also are considered for publication in the Kentucky Living magazine.

Louisville Sustainability Council – The Louisville Sustainability Council (LSC) promotes a healthy environment, a strong economy, and the well-being of the people living in Louisville, Kentucky. The LSC’s free community calendar is for sustainability-related events in our region. Relevant events will be posted within 48 hours if you email them with all pertinent details.

Voice-Tribune – Add events to the Voice Tribune / Red Pin Media online. An image is required for consideration. You will need to have or set up an account. They can offer a free listing or starting at $25 they offer a multiple listing service. 

Start-up Louisville -share your event if it has to do with start-up entrepreneurial or technology activities.

Add your event to the Republic Bank First Friday Hop Artist Community – Most events happen on the First Friday of the month, but anything art-related can be submitted.

The Louisville Halloween Website and event listing is good for anything Halloween-related or happenings that occur in the fall.

The River City Races website is good for racing, running, walking or other similar events

Add your event to the Fund For the Arts, Art link events page. It is not a form. You must send an email and you must follow the specific format as requested on the page. – there is limited access to this event listing page. You must have a login. You do not need to be a student to have a account, but you do have to receive one from the school by request. The event submission button is hidden on the bottom of the page on the right in the small red text.

Tops Lexington, our neighbor to the South East. You can list here, but it needs to be a large event to be approved.

WHAS 11 Add an event

AARP events for a mature audience but also good for family events. You must make or have an account to post events to this listing page.

Add your event to the News Enterprise. This news site does require an account and log in to submit an event.

Fleet Feet of Louisville accepts race events to the site. You might be able to submit other types of running or walking events that can be made a shoe or run related. These events are reviewed by Joel, who is really nice. So if you have any questions you can ask him.

1o Times Event listing tool — If you would like to share about an upcoming arts-related event in our community, please send the information or press release to artsdashlouisville at gmail dot com

Artebella Submission on the Louisville Visual Art pages. Artebella seeks to become a destination website for artists, art collectors, galleries, and businesses to go to for information regarding the Louisville visual art community.

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