May 2, 2023. Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for WEDNESDAY’S Derby Festival activities.

The party continues at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon:

Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the WaterfrontSM. Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM. Waterfront Park. ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides. Admission is free with a 2023 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED). Sponsor:  Kroger. Official Craft Beer: TEN20 Craft Brewery. Official Seltzer: High Noon. Music Stage Sponsor: Miller Lite. Pegasus PlayVille Sponsor: Norton Children’s.

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON® Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Outdoor food & live music venue. Happy Hour Weekdays 4 – 6 PM $3 beer at the Beer Garden. Admission is free with a 2023 Pegasus Pin®.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).  Sponsor: Kroger. Official Craft Beer: TEN20 Craft Brewery. Official Seltzer: High Noon. Music Stage Sponsor: Miller Lite.

Rolling on the River!

SHEPHERD INSURANCE KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE. 4:30 – 5:30 PM boarding. 5:45 PM departure. Race begins at 6 PM. The Belle of Louisville, Belle of Cincinnati and American Countess will compete for bragging rights on the Ohio River. Awards presentation immediately following on the Belle of Louisville. Tickets on the Belle of Louisville are SOLD OUT. Tickets on the Belle of Cincinnati: $80 for Cruise Only. Dinner is SOLD OUT. For Belle of Cincinnati tickets, call 800-261-8586 or visit BBRiverboats.com. Free spectator viewing at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and along the banks of the Ohio River. Sponsor: Shepherd Insurance. Contributing Sponsors: Brough Brothers Distillery, Don Julio Tequila and PPL Therapeutic Services, PLLC. Official Bourbon: Brough Brothers Distillery. Media Sponsor: Q103.1.

Going to the Gala

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL LOUISVILLE URBAN LEAGUE DERBY GALA. Doors open at 5 PM Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Center. Gala created in 2017 for the community. Joe, Dru Hill and Stokley will headline this year’s event. Produced by Louisville Urban League. All proceeds benefit the Louisville Urban League. Tickets: $350. Tickets on sale at  LUL.org/events/derby-gala, or (502) 585-4622.

Jammin’ with JD

JD SHELBURNE WITH SPECIAL GUEST FRANKIE MOODY AT KROGER’S FEST-A-VILLE. 7:30 PM Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn. Admission is free with a 2023 Pegasus Pin®. (DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

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