April 21, 2017. Louisville, KY.  There are several Kentucky Derby Festival activities this weekend in addition to Festival’s Opening Ceremonies: Thunder Over Louisville.

Through Sunday, April 23

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 22 – Sunday, April 30

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC. Contributing Sponsors:  ASICS and Mikasa. Media Sponsor: 98.9 Radio Now. For more information call The Volleyball Connection/Tandem Sports (502) 582-3530.

Sand Divisions at Baxter Jacks:  April 22 and 23, 9 AM – 9 PM.

Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 30

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL LOUISVILLE CUP BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER TOURNAMENTS PRESENTED BY KENTUCKY FIRE JUNIORS. Bullitt Estates Farm (near Oxmoor Center). Youth multi-weekend soccer tournament. Female competition: April 22-23. Free to spectators. For more information visit KentuckyFireJuniors.com or contact the Kentucky Fire Juniors at (502) 523.8541 or (502) 298-9733.

Sunday, April 24

JUNIOR DAY AT Stock Yards Bank & Trust company KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST SM. Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. 10 AM – 8:30 PM (Open Daily through April 26).  Under 18 get 2 shots for $1. Over 18 is $1 per shot. Grand Prize:  $1 million.  First Prize (if no Hole-in-One):  $5,000.  Sponsor:  Stock Yards Bank.  Contributing Sponsor: Metro Parks & Recreation. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.

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.