BB&T Great BalloonFest℠

 

Over the past several weeks, the Kentucky Derby Festival has been planning and rescheduling our events for later in the year.  However, as we’ve closely monitored the developments surrounding COVID-19, it’s with an abundance of caution that we’ve determined many of our large-scale and in-person events cannot be held in 2020, including BB&T Great BalloonFest.

We are contacting all those involved with the postponed events to alert them of the changes. If you have a 2020 Pegasus Pin, make sure you save it! You’ll be able to use 2020 Pegasus Pins in 2021.

 


 

Recognized by Louisville Magazine as Louisville’s “Best Event,” the 49th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race will come together with the 29th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow and other events to create the Kentucky Derby Festival Great BalloonFest.

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

 

BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer

August 27, 2020 | 8:30 pm | Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville

BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race

August 28, 2020 | 7:00 am Launch | Bowman Field

BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow

August 28, 2020| Gates open at 6:00 pm | Kentucky Exposition Center

$10 KEC parking fee

BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race

August 29, 2020 | 7:00 am Launch | Bowman Field

 

 

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