Kroger's Fest-a-Ville℠

April 27 – May 5, 2023

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM: Daily Hours
12:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Sunday Hours

(Food, drink and pets are NOT permitted)


Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville entry is a 2022 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 will now return for its sixteenth year in 2022. 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 2022 Pegasus Pin.

The 900,000-square-foot venue will host several Festival events including the Great Balloon Glow, Chow Wagon, Ohio Valley Wrestling Run for the Ropes, HappyTail Hour, Ken-Ducky Derby, Neigh-Maste on the Waterfront and more.

Fest-a-Ville also offers a wide variety of activities for children, featuring midway-area and attractions at Pegasus Play-Ville including merry-go-round, ships ahoy, a giant slide and much more. Helicopter rides return this year for $50.

From the opening day ribbon-cutting to Derby Eve, Fest-a-Ville will be the downtown destination at Kentucky Derby Festival time.


  • Flavors of Fest-a-Ville: Sample foodie favorites from popular Festival tradition, the Chow Wagon. It’s open weekdays only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Samples range from $2 to $4.
  • The Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP) will give patrons a free Pegasus Pin or money card (valued at $7) to be used at Fest-a-Ville if they get a COVID-19 vaccination (vaccines are available from 4-6 p.m. each day). The KAHP tent will be located at the entrance, with Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratory administering vaccines.
  • Heroes of Education Day: Thursday, May 5. All education employees (with a valid ID) are invited to head down after school and experience an evening at Fest-a-Ville. They will receive free admission that day, along with a commemorative, custom Pegasus Pin while supplies last, courtesy of Class Act Federal Credit Union.

Rides at the Pegasus Play-Ville include:

– Ali Baba
– Zumer
– Sizzler
– Rainbow Rock
– Charlie Chopper
– Fun Slide
– Lil Wheel
– Rainbow Bounce
– Cliff Hanger
– Shops Ahoy
– Merry Go Round

Thursday, April 28 / 4pm – Close
Friday, April 29 / 4pm – Close
Saturday, April 30 / 11am – Close
Sunday, May 1 / 12pm – Close
Monday, May 2 / CLOSED
Tuesday, May 3/ 4pm – Close
Wednesday, May 4 / 4pm – Close
Thursday, May 5 / 4pm – Close
Friday, May 6 / 11am – Close