9/30/2016 – REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW FOR THE DERBY FESTIVAL’S 2017 CYCLING EVENT

September 30, 2016. Louisville, KY. – Riders up! Registration for the PNC Tour de Lou – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual cycling event – opens online October 1st, at KDF.org.  Set for Sunday, April 30, 2017, this will be the fourth year for the cycling event. It will feature three different distances and be capped […]

9/27/2016 – KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL RECEIVES TOP INTERNATIONAL HONORS

September 27, 2016 Louisville, KY. –  Exciting news for the Kentucky Derby Festival tonight. Louisville’s annual civic celebration received several top honors at the International Festivals & Events Association’s (IFEA) Convention and Expo in Tucson, Arizona. The Derby Festival was runner-up to New South Wales (Australia) in the “Best Overall Festival Program in the World” […]

9/14/2016 – DERBY FESTIVAL LOOKING FOR SUPER SPELLERS

September 14, 2016 Louisville, KY.  The Kentucky Derby Festival is looking for contestants to participate in the 24th annual Ford Motor Company Spelling Bee on March 11, 2017. This event will return to the Bomhard Theater at The Kentucky Center.  Students wishing to participate in the Festival’s Spelling Bee must first take part in their […]

8/31/2016 – DERBY FESTIVAL SEEKING NEW ROYALTY

August 31, 2016 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival begins its search for new royalty next week! The application process for the 2017 Royal Court opens online on Tuesday, September 6, at KDF.org. Young women from Kentucky or Southern Indiana who are full-time college students are eligible. The deadline for submissions is October 16. […]

8/22/2016 – PARTY LIKE IT’S DERBY FESTIVAL TIME!

Aug. 22, 2016. Louisville, KY.   – You’re invited to the Kentucky Derby Festival’s fourth annual Pegasus Pin Party. The event is set for Saturday, August 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Festival’s headquarters at 1001 S. Third Street in Louisville. The party will feature discount pricing on all past year pins, as […]