March 1, 2018. Louisville, KY. – It’s time to start planning for spring and the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival! Tickets for Festival events will be on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2. To purchase tickets order online at KDF.org 24 hours/7 days a week. For questions, call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST. Tickets for these events go fast, be sure to reserve yours today!

“We have another exciting line-up of events on the Derby Festival schedule,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO. “Many of our ticketed events sell out quickly, so we encourage Festival fans to purchase tickets early for the best availability.”

Tickets to these events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2:

  • Macy’s Presents the Spring Fashion Show on March 29 (Lounge Tickets Only)
  • King Southern Bank Bourbonville on April 12
  • The Fillies Derby Ball Presented by Total Wine & More on April 14
  • They’re Off! Luncheon on April 20
  • Thunder Over Louisville VIP Rooftop Party on April 21
  • Great Steamboat Race Trial Presented by Trilogy on April 30
  • Kentucky Proud WineFest on May 1 and May 2
  • BeerFest Presented by American Founders Bank on May 2
  • Great Steamboat Race Presented by IBEW Local 369 on May 2
  • Republic Bank Pegasus Parade on May 3

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

June 21 - June 21