Run a Virtual Race

Get out and get active while social distancing! Register to run our race virtually on your own time, your own pace, and even over the course of a few days.

Make it a family experience with a Driveway “Finish Line” or a family cheer squad to run alongside!

When you register an adult runner with us, you’ll also receive a 2020 Finisher medal, 2020 adult run tee, a downloadable runner bib, Finisher’s Certificate and more!

Curious about how it works? Find our Virtual Race FAQs HERE.

Color a Thank You for Essential Workers!

Download and color a note for the essential workers in your neighborhood! Print and hang up in your window, leave in a mailbox, bring to the grocery store, tag someone on social, or email to a friend.

(Essential workers include doctors, nurses, EMTs and other Health Care workers, Sanitation workers, Transportation workers like the Mailman, Grocery Story clerks, Pharmacy workers, restaurant workers, Policemen, Firefighters and more!)

Build Your Own BalloonFest Hot Air Balloon!

Using supplies you have around the house, recreate The BB&T Great BalloonFest in your own backyard!

Don’t forget to show off your Hot Air Balloons on social media by tagging @KYDerbyFestival!

Celebrate with the Festival at Home Collection!

2020 is sure to be a year we’ll never forget. Show your Festival support and add to your Festival at Home experience by adding the Official Festival at Home Package to your collection. Package includes:

  • Two Campfire Coffee Mugs
  • Two 2020 Pint Glasses
  • One 2020 Shot Glass
  • Two Can Koozies
  • One 2020 Metal Pegasus Pin

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Festival Zoom Background

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival.

Royal Court Reads: “Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon” by Patty Lovell

👑 The Derby Festival Princesses are helping us keep your family entertained during the next few weeks!They’ll each be reading their favorite children’s book out loud. This week, Princess Leah will be reading “Stand Tall Mary Lou Melon” by Patty Lovell.

Posted by Kentucky Derby Festival on Monday, April 13, 2020

Derby Festival Princesses Read Ep. 1

Derby Festival Princesses Read Ep. 1: Princess Leah reads “Stand Tall Mary Lou Melon” by Patty Lovell!

Part of the Royal Court Reads series! Each week, one of the Derby Festival Princesses reads a favorite children’s book.

Ford Spelling Bee Word Search

Think you can compete? Search for Official 2020 Spelling Bee Words in this word search.

Once you are finished, check your answers with the answer key HERE..

Bike in a Virtual Tour de Lou!

Get out and get active while social distancing! Ride in the Tour de Lou virtually on your own time, your own pace, and even complete it in pieces over the course of a few days.

Make it a family adventure – explore parts of your neighborhood you haven’t seen before or challenge each other to a distance competition (who can bike the farthest?). Just be sure to observe safety rules for the road and always wear a bike helmet!

Curious about how it works? Find out about the Virtual Tour de Lou HERE.

Ashley HomeStore Great Bed Race Activity

Let’s be honest, the Great Bed Races is one of the most exciting events. Just because you’re at home, it doesn’t mean you can’t have your own excitement. Of course, we’re not talking about racing your beds in the house. We’re talking about Blanket Forts, Pillow Fights, Bed-Making Time Trials, and Life in Bed!

Festival Zoom Background

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival.

Universal Windows Festival Window Art

Channel you and your family’s inner artist, sculptor or poet! Whether you create a playful masterpiece, an awe-inspiring shape or an uplifting message, make your windows a bright spot in the community.

Derby Burger Classic Recipe: Derby Bourbon Burger

Looking to try something new in the Kitchen? The Kentucky Beef Council has your next dinner covered, with Derby Burger Classic Recipes like this one!

Watch the How-To video and recreate the winning recipe from a past Derby Burger Challenge!

Tea Party at Home!

What does it take to create a Tea Party? You get to decide!

Plan a Tea party at Home with help from Bigelow Tea and The Fillies®, the Festival’s largest volunteer group! Check out some fun ideas from the annual Children’s Tea® and create your own.

Collect the 2020 Poster Package!

2020 is sure to be a year we’ll never forget. Show your Festival support and add to your Festival at Home experience by adding the Official Poster Package to your collection. Package includes the Official Pegasus Poster, Post Card and Poster Pin.

Design Your Own Pegasus Pin!

Use your imagination and the materials you have around the house, to create your own Pegasus Pin design!

Need a little inspiration? Visit PegasusPins.com to see some examples of past Pegasus Pins and find out what the Pegasus Pin Sponsorship Program is all about!

Don’t forget to show off your design on social media by tagging @KYDerbyFestival!

Pegasus Pin Coloring Page

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create a Festival masterpiece to share with your friends, family and on social!

Make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

BalloonFest Coloring Page

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create a Festival masterpiece to share with your friends, family and on social!

Make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

👑 The Royal Court is helping us keep your family entertained during the next few weeks! Press play to hear the TThe Fillies, Inc.Derby Festival Princesses read a Children's Book outloud. ⁠⁠📗 This week, Princess Hannah Robb will be reading “Cat and the Hat Comes Back” by Dr. Seuss.

Posted by Kentucky Derby Festival on Sunday, April 19, 2020

Derby Festival Princesses Read Ep. 2

Derby Festival Princesses Read Ep. 2: Princess Hannah reads “The Cat and the Hat Comes Back” by Dr. Seuss!

Part of the Royal Court Reads series! Each week, one of the Derby Festival Princesses reads a favorite children’s book.

Appreciated by Dads and Bourbon-Lovers alike! Show your Festival support and add to your Festival at Home experience by adding the Official Bourbonville Package to your 2020 collection.

This Package includes:

  • Supersoft tri-blend t-shirt
  • Rocks Glass
  • Shot Glass
  • Wood-look metal Flask
  • 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival Bourbonville pin

Festival Zoom Background

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival.

Derby Festival Jacket Coloring Page

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create a Festival masterpiece to share with your friends, family and on social!

Make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

📗 This week, as part of the Derby Festival Princesses Read, Princess Molly Jett will be reading “I Saw Santa in Kentucky” by JD Green. Check out the other Derby Festival Princesses Read at kdf.org/festivalathome!

Posted by Kentucky Derby Festival on Friday, April 24, 2020

Derby Festival Princesses Read Ep. 3: Princess Molly reads “I Saw Santa in Kentucky” by JD Green!

Part of the Royal Court Reads series! Each week, one of the Derby Festival Princesses reads a favorite children’s book.

Make an Origami Pegasus!

For an interesting activity with your loved ones or roommates, use arts and crafts to make an
origami Pegasus!

(This is an intermediate activity so children may need assistance from an adult.)

Be sure to use a square piece of paper and it’s recommended to use the dimensions
in the video. Once you’re done, share your creation on social media and tag @KyDerbyFestival!

2020 Derby Festival Poster Coloring Page

Use paints, markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other medium you feel to create a Festival masterpiece to share with your friends, family and on social!

Make sure you tag @KYDerbyFestival so we can share your creations.

Pegasus Parade Float Activity

Have you ever wanted to have a parade in your house or backyard? Here’s your chance! Create one by designing your own float with arts and crafts!

Showcase your Home Parade by sharing on social and tagging @KYDerbyFestival!

Virtual Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum is bringing you a Virtual Museum experience on their website so you can enjoy the #MuseumAtHome. Each day they’re bringing you featured artifacts, fun facts, Oral History videos, Educational Lessons, activities you can do at home, and more!

Be sure to visit their May 6th Exhibit, to learn more about the Kentucky Derby Festival and some fun moments from our history!

Festival Zoom Background

Make your Zoom calls more festive! Add this background and start your own Kentucky Derby Festival.