April 17, 2014. Louisville, KY. – The stars are coming out for Kentucky Derby Festival events. KDF is announcing this year’s celebrity guest list, which showcases a variety of entertainers and celebrities. Many will take part in both the Celebrity Day at the Downs event on Thursday, May 1, as well as the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade later that same day.
Among the Kentucky Derby Festival’s guests scheduled to appear at the luncheon: Actor Josh Hopkins of the hit show “Cougar Town;” Jeff Corwin of ABC’s Ocean Mysteries; Actor Jonathan Kite of CBS’s “Two Broke Girls;” Actor Jon Seda of NBC’s “Chicago P.D.;” Actor Keith Robinson of the upcoming James Brown movie “Get On Up;” Damaris Phillips of the Food Network’s “Southern at Heart;” country music stars J.D. Shelburne and Olivia Henken; actress Josie Davis; Mark and Matthew Harris of A&E’s “Storage Wars;” Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri; and Miss Kentucky 2013 Jenna Day.
Celebrity Day at the Downs will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the sixth floor at Churchill Downs, featuring a traditional Kentucky luncheon and a day of racing on Millionaire’s Row. The event is sponsored by Kentuckiana Honda Dealers, with contributing sponsors, Kentucky Proud, Macy’s, United Graphics Printing Group, Nfocus Magazine and Lite 106.9 WVEZ.
The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade steps off on Broadway at 5 p.m. The parade is sponsored by Republic Bank. Tickets for the parade are still available online at www.kdf.org or by calling the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST. Ticket prices are $10 for bleacher seats and $12 for chair seating.
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.