Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Glow

One of the most anticipated events of balloon race weekend is the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow. This year, it moves to a new location at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.

The Great Balloon Glow is a companion event to the race, the balloons on the field, but do not ascend. As the pilots fire their burners, watch as the balloons glow against the blackness of the night sky, synchronized to a special musical score.

You are invited to walk around the field and talk to the pilots as they have more time to show off their balloons than on race morning.

Even if you plan on coming to the race, you don’t want to miss the unique beauty of the glow. It’s a one-of-a kind experience!

Admission will be free with your 2022 Pegasus Pin®.