Cruise, scavenger hunt and more “I Am Ali” Festival Fun
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 29, 2017) – There are still three weeks to celebrate “The Greatest” during the community-wide “I Am Ali” Festival. In its fifth week, several events are on tap to commemorate Louisville’s most famous native son.
Muhammad Ali is being honored in his Louisville hometown for six weeks. The festival kicked off on June 3 (the one-year anniversary of Ali’s passing) and runs through July 15.
Each week, one of his “Six Core Principles” (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Spirituality and Giving), which guided the boxing legend and global humanitarian throughout his life will be celebrated with events, exhibits, programs and discounts. This week’s theme Conviction.
Next week (July 2-8), Ali’s Dedication principle will be in the spotlight. Here’s a rundown of some of the events taking place throughout the city:
The Belle of Louisville will host an “I Am Ali” Festival: McAlpine Locks Dinner Cruise on July 6 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The Muhammad Ali Center will host “Night at the Museum” on July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors can enjoy touring the international cultural and educational facility’s three levels of award-winning exhibits at a discounted rate.
Louisville Quest (part race, part scavenger hunt, part historical, sightseeing tour) is hosting a special Muhammad Ali themed quest. Begins at the Muhammad Ali Center.
Dedication Themed Tours: The American Printing House for the Blind’s tours will feature a dedication theme. Also, a photo of Ali with Stevie Wonder is on display at the center’s museum.
Several local venues have Ali-themed exhibits on display during the entire run of the “I Am Ali” Festival, including the Muhammad Ali Center (“Breaking Barriers: Sports for Change” and “Where Inspiration Takes Flight”); the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage (“A Salute to Muhammad Ali: A Life of Inspiration”); Louisville Zoo (“Butterflies N’ Bloom”); and the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory (“Ali & Aaron: United in the Fight”). The Brown Hotel, which features a special Ali suite, has an Ali exhibit on display in the historic hotel’s lobby, and is also offering an Ali-inspired lunch and cocktails.