Pegasus® Parade Preview Party


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.



Get Up Close and Personal with the Parade

Private Group Tours 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Open to the Public 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Get a sneak peek of each Float & Inflatable during the 2020 Pegasus Parade Preview Party  on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The 2020 event will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in South Wing C. The venue will explode with larger-than-life animation. Bring your family for an evening of fun with the people who make the parade truly spectacular. Each Float & Inflatable is displayed in all its splendor, complete with dancing costumed characters.

Giant Inflatable Character Units along with Equestrian Units will join the Floats on display for an “inside” view of a parade. Your children can get an autograph or photo of the Derby Festival Queen and Royal Court while they stroll through this indoor “carnival of fun.”

Even if you have tickets to Thursday’s parade, this event offers a close-up view of fantastically detailed Floats and a taste of the entire Parade, giant character balloons, horses, clowns and more! With music and magic close enough to touch; the Pegasus Parade Preview Party is a favorite for kids of all ages.  Entry is a Pegasus Pin admission.

$10 KEC Parking Fee

The 13th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair will be held in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center, in conjunction with the Pegasus Parade Preview Party.  Geared toward healthy lifestyles for families and kids, this event will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on April 28, with free health screenings being done onsite.