U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest

Thursday, April 23
5:00 PM: Crew Challenge Begins
8:30 PM: Great Balloon Glimmer Begins

Friday, April 24
7:00 AM: Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race Lift Off
9:00 PM: Great Balloon Glow Begins

Saturday, April 25
7:00 AM: Great Balloon Race Lift Off

 

Click here to download a Great BalloonFest brochure!

 

Recognized by Louisville Magazine as Louisville’s “Best Event,” the 41st annual U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race will come together with the 22nd annual U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow and other events to create the U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great BalloonFest.

Taking place the weekend before the Kentucky Derby, these five events attract tens of thousands of spectators to the Kentucky Exposition Center and other locations throughout Greater Louisville.

U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Crew Challenge

April 23, 2015 | 5:00 pm | Kroger’s Fest-A-Ville on the Waterfront

 

U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer

April 23, 2015 | 8:30 pm | Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront

 

U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race

April 24, 2015 | 7:00 am | Bowman Field

 

U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow

April 24, 2015 | Gates open at 6:00 pm | Kentucky Exposition Center

$8 KEC parking fee

 

U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race

April 25, 2015 | 7:00 am | Bowman Field