U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Race
Saturday, April 26
The U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race is one of Louisville’s beloved family traditions. In 2014, the Derby Festival will again feature both Friday and Saturday morning races. The multi-race docket gives spectators young and old more chances to take in the exhilarating view of boundless colors and shapes.
Just 7 balloons flew in the inaugural race from Iroquois Park in 1973. A field of 31 balloons participated in the 2011 balloon events.