Louisville Still Celebrating Its Most Famous Native Son
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 24, 2018) – Next month may mark the second anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing on June 3, 2016, but Louisville continues to celebrate the extraordinary life of its most famous native son.
The city will play host to the second annual “I Am Ali” Festival this summer with a 10-day celebration of the legendary boxer and global humanitarian.
More than 50 community events will be happening throughout the city June 1 through 10.
Festivities kick off on June 1 with a Muhammad Ali Appreciation Night during the Louisville Bats baseball game at Louisville Slugger Field.
“The ‘I Am Ali’ Festival is a communitywide initiative to keep Muhammad Ali’s legacy alive in the hearts and minds of Louisvillians, and to others around the country and world who would like to participate in the festivities,” said Jeanie Kahnke, Senior Director for Public Relations and External Affairs for the Muhammad Ali Center.
The “I Am Ali” Festival will conclude with a special closing celebration, presented by HorseShoe Southern Indiana, on June 10 at the Muhammad Ali Center.