Gallopalooza Public Preview


Louisville’s Sidewalk Derby has graced the streets of Louisville with more than 500 vibrantly decorated fiberglass statues since 2004 to help beautify our community. The stable of statue designs has ranged from life-sized horses in varying poses to chess pieces to six-foot-tall julep cups. Each statue is unique.

March 2024 will mark the return of Gallopalooza for the program’s 20th Anniversary and in honor of the 150th Running of the Kentucky Derby.  Gallopalooza statues will be displayed throughout the community April – October 2024.

At this special Public Preview, you can see all the 2024 Gallopalooza statues for the first time and all in one place before they are placed throughout the community. There will be 75 full-size horses and 75 tabletop statues celebrating Kentucky Derby 150.

The proceeds from Gallopalooza support Brightside’s clean and green activities that beautify and foster pride through volunteerism, planting efforts, sustainability and education.

Admission to the Public Preview event is a 2024 Pegasus Pin ($7 in advance or $10 at the event).

For more information and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities as well as submission procedures, visit

Gallopalooza was created as a civic pride initiative to beautify the streets of Louisville, encourage local exploration, increase tourism, showcase local artists and generate civic pride.

Since its inception in 2003, Gallopalooza has supported Brightside and its community beautification efforts along with partnering with Waterfront Development Corporation in 2015 to help fund the special LED lighting project on the Big Four pedestrian bridge that connects downtown Louisville to Jeffersonville, Indiana.