Feb. 27, 2014. Louisville, KY.   – Tickets for Kentucky Derby Festival events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 28.  To purchase tickets call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or order online at www.kdf.org 24 hours/7 days a week.

“We know everyone is ready for spring and we have another packed line-up of events they can look forward to enjoying,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO.  “Many of our ticketed events sell out.  We encourage Festival fans to purchase their tickets early to make sure they don’t miss out on all the excitement.”

Tickets to these events on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, February 28:

  • Macy’s Spring Fashion Show on March 27
  • They’re Off! Luncheon on April 11
  • Running Wild Pasta Dinner on April 18
  • Derby Festival Basketball Classic* presented by Papa John’s on April 18
  • Kentucky Proud WineFest on April 29 and April 30 – Downtown Belvedere
  • WineFest Farm to Table Dinner Presented by Kentucky Proud on April 29
  • BeerFest presented by American Founders Bank on April 30
  • Great Steamboat Race on the Belle of Louisville and Belle of Cincinnati on April 30 (limited availability)
  • Celebrity Day at the Downs presented by Kentuckiana Honda Dealers on May 1 (limited availability)
  • Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on May 1
  • Waterfront  Jam presented by Laura’s Lean Beef featuring The Fray on May 1*
  • Waterfront Jam presented by Laura’s Lean Beef featuring Scotty McCreery with special guest Cassadee Pope on May 2*

*Tickets for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s can ONLY be purchased at ‘TicketMaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 745-3000 or the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144. TicketMaster convenience fee will be added to all outlet, internet and phone orders.

*Tickets for the Waterfront Jam can be purchased online at www.kdf.org or by calling the Derby Festival Concert Hotline 1-866-636-0068.

The Derby Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, more than 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people in a two- week period and has a local economic impact of more than $127 million. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.


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