Republic Bank Pegasus® Parade Preview Party

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM



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 2018 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party on Tuesday, May 1, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The 2018 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 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party is a favorite for kids of all ages.  Entry is a Pegasus Pin admission.

$8 KEC Parking Fee


The 9th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Health Fair will be held in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center, in conjunction with the Republic Bank Parade Preview Party.  Geared toward healthy lifestyles for families and kids, this event will be held from 5:00 pm to 9 pm on May 1, with free health screenings being done onsite.