I AM ALI Festival


“I AM ALI” Festival

June 3 – July 15, 2017
Citywide Initiative to Include Multiple Partners, Ambassadors & Events
The “I Am Ali” festival kicks off on the one-year anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing, June 3rd, and will highlight his “Six Core Principles”—Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving, and Spirituality– with six weeks of programming and community events from over 30 Louisville attractions, hotels and restaurants, tied to each one of these principles. 
Ali Center Activities & Events:

Spirituality: June 3-10

  • Friday, June 9 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Working with local partners, the Ali Center will host a Youth Festival in celebration of Ali’s life journey and fierce determination as an example to all children. Local arts and education organizations will provide booths and entertainment. 
  • Saturday, June 10 10:00 am – 1:00 pm: The Ali Center will show Muhammad Ali’s memorial service video in its entirety in the Center’s Auditorium. Limited seating available. 

Giving: June 11-17

  • Thursday, June 15 8:30 am: The Daughters of Greatness breakfast series will feature Lesley Visser, highly-acclaimed female sportscaster. Tickets will be available for sale on April 14 here
  • Friday, June 16 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: The Ali Center will host a “Giving Festival” to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s legacy of service! At the Ali Center, visitors of all ages are invited to give back by participating in fun and inspiring service projects with local organizations. Visitors who participate in all service activities will receive discounted admission to the Center’s exhibits. 

Respect: June 18-24

  • Friday, June 23 11:00 am – 3:00 pm: The Ali Center will host a Health and Fitness Festival, featuring fitness demonstrations, free health screenings, and healthy eating tips. 

Conviction: June 25 – July 1

  • Friday, June 30: Visit the Ali Center for a special double-feature of two iconic films on the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali. Museum admission not included. Films to be announced soon.

Dedication: July 2-8 

  • Wednesday, July 5 5:00-8:00 pm: Everyone is invited to a “Night at the Museum”, where visitors can enjoy touring the Ali Center’s 3 levels of award-winning exhibits at a discounted rate. 

Confidence Week: July 9-15

  • Thursday, July 13 7:30 pm: The Ali Center will host, in partnership with Louisville Public Media’s 90.5 WUOL, the modern-day premiere of a recently discovered string quartet by Florence Price. More details here
Visit alicenter.org/i-am-ali-festival for more details about all of the “I Am Ali” Festival events!