Special Events

Whether you are dancing the night away on a Yacht Rock Cruise or eating cookies with Captain Santa, our calendar is filled with special event cruises throughout the year!

Juneteenth on the River

June 16 | Come aboard and explore the Belle in an impactful way this Juneteenth.

Yacht Rock Cruise | June 24 & August 5

Throw it back the 80s with a totally tubular Yacht Rock Sunset Cruise! Come decked out in your favorite 80s swag while listening to some funky fresh music from Tony & the Tanlines.

Fireworks Cruise | July 3 & 4, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Don your red, white and blue aboard the historic Belle of Louisville for an Independence Day celebration like no other! Sit back and relax onboard this two-hour cruise as you watch the sky light up with a firework display.

Locust Grove on the River

July 28 | Two National Historic Landmarks—the Belle of Louisville and Locust Grove—come together to present Locust Grove on the River, which offers live storytelling, a hands-on activity and more.

Speakeasy on the River

August 11 | Turn back the clock and take a step back in time aboard our prohibition-themed cruise, featuring live music, dance lessons and a cocktail tasting. It’s sure to be the bee’s knees!

Bourbon on the River

September 1 | Delve your senses into the Kentucky experience aboard this one-of-a-kind cruise featuring unique bourbon tastings, live music and more!

Dream within a Dream: A Journey with Edgar Allan Poe

October 4, 5, 6 and 7 | Experience Poe’s haunting tales performed in the round aboard the historic steamer Belle of Louisville.

Ghosts on the River

October 13 | Be prepared to come face-to-face with ghosts and apparitions—real and imagined—when you step aboard the 108-year-old haunted steamer Belle of Louisville.

Halloween Kids Cruise

Lift your spirits this spooky season and treat the family to a Halloween Kids Cruise! It is sure to be a skele-TON of fun for everyone!

What Our
Guests Say

We could talk for hours about what it’s like to spend a day on the river, but instead we thought we’d share what others are saying about the Louisville Lady.

Went on the Mary M. Miller Saturday night for a dinner cruise with my beautiful wife. Was a blast and had a great time! Great steamboat history on board, great food and atmosphere! Friendly helpful staff and can’t wait to go on another one soon! Belle of Louisville next!

Nick Hart

We had a great time on the boat enjoying the upper deck and the river views. Clean boat. Good food. The tour trip up river and back was just the right length of time. The crew were very nice and helpful. I would go on this again when I visit Louisville again.

Geoffrey Bretches

We really enjoyed our cruise. Everything was perfect. The DJ was comical and played the perfect music for our tour. He described some of the areas and we learned a lot about history. We left at 7 right before sunset and came back with the bridges lit up. Perfect for photos!

Trip Advisor

The Belle of Louisville is a must, no matter if you live in Louisville or just visiting. Even though us Louisvillians are not blessed with being near a beach, at least we have some cool boat rides and we can enjoy ourselves on over the Ohio River. This is one of those things in Louisville that you need to do at least once. It's always a great time!

Shelby Z.