Kroger Great BalloonFest℠ Tribute


Hot air balloons will take to the sky in a special tribute to the Great Balloon Race! The Kentucky Derby Festival is partnering with Kroger this year to fly a tribute to the Great BalloonFest on April 24th (with a rain date of Sunday, April 25th).

We continue to follow state and local COVID-19 protocols for all of our events, as public health and safety remain our top priority as we look toward our 2021 season.

While there won’t be any spectators at the launch of the Hot Air Balloons this year, we invite you to be on the lookout for Hot Air Balloons floating throughout the city.

And if you can spot a balloon, you could win your own Balloon Ride for two!




It’s a chance to win one of two Balloon Rides (for 2), sponsored by Kroger – just spot the balloons in the Air on April 24, 2021 (or the rain date of April 25th, 2021).

How to enter?  

    1. Spot a hot air balloon or balloons as part of the Kroger Great BalloonFest Tribute
    2. Snap A Picture
    3. post it to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok and tag #SpotTheBalloon to be entered to win 

*Must enter by May 1 2021 to be eligible. Winners randomly selected.






Got a little one? Don’t forget to download a Pegasus Coloring Page for the Kroger Great BalloonFest Tribute! Download the BalloonFest Coloring Page

April 1 - May 1
April 14 - April 17
April 15 - April 25
April 17 - April 25