The Kentucky Derby Festival recognizes the importance of public health and safety – it is always the Derby Festival’s top priority and we appreciate everything that is being done for all of us. We want to do our part as well, and with an abundance of caution, have decided to postpone the 2020 Kentucky Derby Festival until later in the year.
The schedule may look a little different as we move things into a new timeframe, but there will be a Thunder Over Louisville, a miniMarathon, a Pegasus Parade, and many other events in between. As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts, and once we get all the details finalized, we will release a new schedule.
Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville entry is a 2020 Pegasus Pin!
ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring the Waterfront Jam Concert Series with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 PM, $2 Beers.
Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront returns for its thirteenth year in 2020. Sponsored by Kroger, the party starts on the Great Lawn and runs through Derby Eve. It promises to have something for everyone- and admission is free with a 2020 Pegasus Pin.
Rides at the Pegasus Play-Ville include:
-Drop & Twist
-Hampton Car Ride
-Merry Go Round
Hours for the Pegasus Play-Ville are:
Thursday, April 25 / 4pm – Close
Friday, April 26 / 4pm – Close
Saturday, April 27 / 11am – Close
Sunday, April 28 / 12pm – Close
Monday, April 29 / 4pm – Close
Tuesday, April 30/ 4pm – Close
Wednesday, May 1 / 4pm – Close
Thursday, May 2 / 4pm – Close
Friday, May 3 / 11am – Close
Are tickets available for the national act concerts?
VIP tickets are available for the following shows: Chris Lane, Cameo, and The Struts. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets
How do I purchase food and drinks?
Food and drink tickets are required for food and beverage. These tickets may be purchased at designated ticket booths or automated ticket distribution machines. Cash or credit card is accepted at ticket booths and ticket machines.
Are ATMs available?
We offer ATMs on the venue in multiple locations. Ticket booths will accept cash or credit cards.
Are phone charging stations available?
Phone charging stations are available. One is located in the Chow Wagon, one is located on the Great Lawn.
Does Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville offer recycling?
Recycling is important to KDF. Recycling receptacles are scattered throughout the venue. You will find them next to the garbage cans. The receptacles accept plastic bottles, cans and cups only.
Is first aid available?
First Aid stations are located in multiple locations on the venue.
Is KDF merchandise available?
KDF merchandise is offered in the Chow Wagon Beer Garden – just look for the tent!
What about Pegasus Pins?
KDF Pegasus Pins, old and new, are available for sale in the Pin Trailer near the front gate of the Chow Wagon. Also, a 2019 Pegasus Pin is required for entry to the event and those can be purchased outside the front gates.
Is there special pricing for Happy Hour?
Happy Hour is offered weekdays from 4-6pm. Beers are available for only $2.00 each.
Do you offer other alcoholic beverages in addition to beer?
We offer beer, but also offer wine, bourbon, vodka, gin and a great variety of spirits for sale on the venue. Check out our bars for specifics.
What is the policy on pets?
Pets are not permitted on the venue. An exception is made during HappyTail Hour, Dog owners are encouraged to bring their pet/s and mingle with other dog lovers during this special programming.
Do you have any other restrictions or policies for the venue?
Food, drink, coolers, cans, bottles, bikes, blades, scooters and skateboards are not permitted in the venue. All personal bags are subject to search.
Where can I park for the event?
In Downtown Louisville, there are more than 52,000 public parking, off-street spaces within a 10-block walk to the River. For more information on garage and lot locations visit one of these websites at: www.riversideparking.com/locations.html or www.louisvilleky.gov/PARC/ or contact the Parking Authority of River City (PARC) at (502) 587-PARK.
Will rain or weather cancel the event?
Very rarely, we will close or postpone the event due to weather. We will notify our media outlets if we do so.
Do you offer special programming for military?
Yes, military day is featured on Friday, April 26. All military personnel will get FREE admission to the venue between 11:00 AM and 11:00 PM.