April 26, 2019. Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for SATURDAY’S Derby Festival activities.
Kentucky’s Largest Road Race:
HUMANA KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL miniMARATHON/MARATHON®. 7:30 AM. Kentucky’s largest day of road racing with both 13.1 mile and 26.2 mile routes. Free for spectators. Sponsor: Humana. Official Race Medical Provider: Norton Sports Health. Official IT Partner: Deloitte. Contributing Sponsors: Churchill Downs, Dean’s Milk, Louisville Water Company, Powerade, and The Courier-Journal. Official Finish Line Nutrition: Meijer. Official Bourbon: Jim Beam ®. Official Hotel: The Galt House. Official Pace Team: Dick’s Sporting Goods. Official Pace Car: Bachman Subaru. Official Beer: Goodwood Brewing. DerbyFestivalMarathon.com.
U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest Day 3:
BB&T KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOONFEST SM. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsor: BB&T. Contributing Sponsor: Amazon. Charity Partner: Kosair Charities.
7 AM Launch. BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race®. Bowman Field. Public entrance off Pee Wee Reese Road. Media Sponsor: 102.3 JACK FM.
Take a Swing for $1 Million:
STOCK YARDS BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST SM.
NOW – April 27: 10 AM – 8:30 PM, April 28: 10 AM – 5 PM, Semi-finals 6 PM. Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. $1 per shot and free for spectators. Senior Special Weekdays 10 AM – 2 PM, 62 and up get 2 shots for $1. Grand Prize: $1 million. First Prize (if no Hole-in-One): $5,000. Sponsor: Stock Yards Bank. Contributing Sponsor: Louisville Parks & Recreation. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.
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, except Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM. Waterfront Park. ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides, the Budweiser Beer Garden, and more at RAM Truck Field. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED). Sponsor: Kroger. Media Sponsor: The Courier-Journal.
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON® Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM, except Sunday 12 PM – 10 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Outdoor food & live music venue. Sponsors: Kroger and Miller Lite. Featuring the Miller Lite Music Stage. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 PM, $2 beer. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).
Fitness and Bodybuilding Competition:
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL NPC DERBY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Prejudging 10 AM. Finals 6 PM. Kentucky International Convention Center. A fitness, figure, swimwear and bodybuilding competition featuring amateurs and pro athletes from across the country. Pre-judging tickets $25. Finals Tickets: $30 General Admission, $40 VIP. For tickets call (502) 387-3808 or www.KentuckyMuscle.com. Media Sponsor: 1450/96.1 The Big X Sports Radio WXVW.
Community Drum lines at the Louisville Palace:
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL DA’VILLE CLASSIC DRUM LINE SHOWCASE. 5 PM. The Louisville Palace. High school and community drum lines from Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana showcase their creativity, musicianship, and pageantry. General Admission Seating is $10. For tickets call, (502) 905-2908. Media Sponsor: B96.5 FM.
Ducks at the Waterfront:
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL KEN-DUCKY DERBY. 4 PM – 8PM. Call to the post 6 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. See the launch of 20,000 ducks into the Ohio River for a chance to race and compete for prizes. Proceeds benefit Harbor House. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. To adopt a duck, visit https://www.duckrace.com/louisville. For more information go to KDF.org or call (502) 717-0072. Sponsor: Swope Family Dealerships. Media Sponsor: WLKY TV. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Fitness Party on the Great Lawn:
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FITNESS JAM. 5 PM – 7 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, RAM Truck Field (Great Lawn). Join the best Zumba and ReFit instructors in the area, wear comfortable clothes and come burn calories with these fitness crazes that are sweeping the nation! Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. For information call (502) 554-4486 or visit www.kyfitnessparty.com. Sponsor: ELeet Stone Countertops. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)
Food tasting for a good cause
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL THESLICE: SPICE, STYLE AND SOUL. 6 PM – 9 PM. The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Live entertainment and food tasting. Proceeds benefit charities and assistance programs. Tickets include 2019 Pegasus Pin. $70 in advance, $80 day of event. For tickets call (502) 584-4602, visit TheSliceofLouisville.org or purchase at Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Better Days Records at Lyles Mall or JAM BUSTERS at 4906 Poplar level Road. Media Sponsor: MAGIC 101.3.
Saturday night concert:
JACK HARLOW AT WATERFRONT JAM. 9 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. RAM Truck Field (Great Lawn). VIP Viewing Presented by Mr. Roof Louisville, Tickets $25, online at KDF.org. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)