Travel Magazine

Join The I Am Ali Festival In Louisville In June

By Melody Schubert @USATM
Get ready for six weeks of festivities, and community gatherings and events as Louisville celebrates the life of native son and global humanitarian Muhammad Ali with the “I Am Ali” Festival. The celebration of Ali’s legacy will include local arts and cultural groups, performances and exhibits – along with two premier girls’ basketball tournament events that will bring 10,000 young female athletes to Louisville.
Join The I Am Ali Festival In Louisville In JuneOriginally known as Cassius Clay, Ali was born in Louisville on Jan. 17, 1942. It
 was here he honed his ability as a boxer, and it was here he returned to after winning an Olympic Gold Medal in the 1960 Rome Olympics. He returned often after capturing the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World and was actively involved with the vision and direction of the Muhammad Ali Center.
Having lived most of his young life in Louisville, the city is full of “landmarks” that are the backdrops of the events and experiences that molded Ali into the man who was both loved and respected throughout the world as a legendary sports figure and humanitarian, as well as a man of true principles. A self-guided tour brochure helps fans trace some of Ali’s “Footsteps of Greatness.” A local tour company also offers visitors an opportunity to experience many of the stops that have historic relevance to Ali’s life.
The inspiration for the event was the quickly-arranged “I Am Ali” celebration that was held at the Kentucky Center in June 2016 during the week of Ali’s death and memorial, attracting 15,000 young people.
In correlation with two premier girls’ basketball tournament events — the Run 4 Roses Basketball Classic and Battle in the Boro – both taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the “I Am Ali” Festival will offer a conglomerate of programming, films, events, entertainment, and other activities around the city that connect with and reinforce Muhammad Ali’s legendary legacy as a global citizen, athlete, and humanitarian. This one-of-a-kind festival was created in conjunction with Tucker Neale, Executive Director of and owner of TSN Camps & Clinics.
Many of the events will take place at the Muhammad Ali Center, the $80 million museum and international cultural center located in Ali’s hometown that has honored his life and legacy for more than a decade. The Kentucky Exposition Center will also play host to festivities.
Several local attractions and organizations have events and exhibits planned in honor of the festival, including the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Louisville Quest, Looking for Lilith Theatre Co., Copper & Kings, Louisville Bats and Louisville Bicycle Tours.
Among the fun to enjoy is a a night out at the Louisville Slugger Field. When the festivities kick off on June 3rd be sure to gather the whole family and your friends for a exciting night out with the Louisville Bats baseball team. They’ll be hosting a special Muhammad Ali Appreciation Night at their baseball game on June 3 at Louisville Slugger Field. The players will be wearing Muhammad Ali-themed jerseys to commemorate “The Greatest,” and there will be special tributes and events highlighting Ali’s “Six Core Principles” throughout the game. Plus, get there early because the first 5,000 fans will receive a free commemorative Louisville Bats/Muhammad Ali baseball hat!
Join The “I Am Ali” Festival On Your Louisville Trip
As more programming is announced, it will be added to curated web content at You can also download the Footsteps of Greatness Tour Brochure via this link so you can visit the wonderful sites around Louisville that honor Muhammad Ali.
Start planning now and make a visit to Louisville for the “I Am Ali” Festival part of a special summer getaway in Louisville. In addition to the festival, take the self-guided Muhammad Ali Footsteps of Greatness Tour, which highlights local landmarks that celebrate “The Greatest,” including the Muhammad Ali Center, the Muhammad Ali Childhood Home, Columbia Auditorium and Cave Hill Cemetery. Pick up the tour brochure at the Louisville Visitor Center (301 S. Fourth St.). The Louisville CVB provides several planning resources, including suggested itineraries, the monthly Lookin’ at Louisville video series, a searchable list events at, a free Louisville Visitors Guide and complimentary hotel booking service via 1-888-LOUISVILLE.
Photo Credits – Louisville CVB and Muhammad Ali Center

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Opera Review: A Piece of Fairy Cake

    Opera Review: Piece Fairy Cake

    Joyce DiDonato sings a radiant Cendrillon at the Met. by Paul J. Pelkonen The lighting department: Joyce DiDonata as Cinderella in Massenet's Cendrillon.Photo b... Read more

    6 hours, 19 minutes ago by   Superconductor
  • What Mother Can’t Get Her Childs Birth Date Right?

    What Mother Can’t Childs Birth Date Right?

    I haven’t blogged in about ten thousand years. Since the Earth is only around 6 thousand years old, I take full responsibility for messing up that Math for you... Read more

    7 hours, 55 minutes ago by   Rachel Rachelhagg
  • FIREFIGHTER – Seattle Fire Department (WA)

    FIREFIGHTER Seattle Fire Department (WA)

    City of Seattle Fire Department, (WA) FIREFIGHTER Salary:  $72,900.00 annually ****To reserve your spot, please sign up!**** City of Seattle Fire Dept. (WA)... Read more

    9 hours, 58 minutes ago by   Firecareers
  • Afghanistan: Once Again a Pawn Between Two World Powers

    Afghanistan: Once Again Pawn Between World Powers

    by Jon PhillipsRESTREPO chronicles the deployment of a platoon of US soldiers at one of the most dangerous outposts in Afghanistan. Read more

    The 19 April 2018 by   Rvbadalam
  • Abu Dhabi to Dubai

    Dhabi Dubai

    Most of the people who are living in the United Arab Emirates. Trying figure out how to travel between Abu Dhabi to Dubai. On the positive side, traveling... Read more

    The 19 April 2018 by   Dubai City Company
  • Video: Kilimanjaro - Mountain of Greatness Trailer

    Video: Kilimanjaro Mountain Greatness Trailer

    This video is a trailer for a full-length documentary called Kilimanjaro: Mountain of Greatness. It follows mountain bikers Hans Rey, Danny MacAskill and Gerhar... Read more

    The 19 April 2018 by   Kungfujedi
  • A Full Spectrum of Poses and Practices

    Full Spectrum Poses Practices

    by NinaOne of the reasons I started the Photo of the Day project on Facebook was because of the way older people are typically portrayed in the media: almost... Read more

    The 19 April 2018 by   Ninazolotow