April 11, 2019. Louisville, KY. There are other Kentucky Derby Festival activities this weekend in addition to Festival’s Opening Ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville.

Saturday, April 13

PASSPORT BRIGHTSIDE COMMUNITY-WIDE CLEANUP. Various locations throughout Louisville. Brightside encourages all residents to take part in the Community-Wide Cleanup. All cleanup teams will receive bags and gloves at no cost, and the first 5,000 volunteers to register will also receive a free t-shirt. Contact Lorri Roberts at Lorri.Roberts@louisvilleky.gov to participate.

Saturday, April 13 – Saturday, April 20

GIVE A DAY: MAYOR’S WEEK OF SERVICE. Citywide week of volunteering to help others. Help make Louisville the most compassionate city in the world. Individuals, companies and groups can volunteer online at www.mygiveaday.com. Agencies and organizations that have projects needing volunteers can also add their information to the website.

Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, April 28

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC. One of the country’s largest outdoor volleyball tournaments. Contributing Sponsors: ASICS and Mikasa. For more information call The Volleyball Connection/Tandem Sports (502) 582-3530.

Sand Divisions at Baxter Jacks: April 13 and 14: 9 AM – 9 PM and April 27 and 28: 9 AM – 9 PM

Grass Divisions at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts: April 27 and 28: 9 AM – 6 PM

Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.