April 27, 2017 Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for THURSDAY’S Festival activities.
Take a Swing for $1 Million:
Stock Yards Bank KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST SM.
Now-April 29: 10 AM – 8:30 PM, April 30: 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: Metro Parks & Recreation. Media Sponsors: WLKY TV, 840 WHAS and Insider Louisville.
The party starts at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon:
ribbon cutting ceremony at noon at kroger’s fest-a-ville entrance.
Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the WaterfrontSM. Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM, except Sunday 12 PM – 11 PM. Waterfront Park. ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 PM, $2 beer. Admission is free with a 2017 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED). Sponsor: Kroger. Contributing Sponsor: Miller Lite. Media Sponsor: The Courier-Journal.
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON® Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM, except Sunday 12 PM – 11 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. Admission is free with a 2017 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).
Race Expo & Packet Pick-up Opens
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL RACE EXPO AND PACKET PICK-UP. NEW LOCATION: Kentucky Exposition Center West Wing. Two-day Expo where you can see the latest running gear, get nutritional advice, pre-race running tips and pick up your race packet for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon® and PNC Tour de Lou. Official Bourbon: Jim Beam. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX.
Thursday: 4 PM – 8 PM. Expo and Packet Pickup.
Friday: 11 AM – 9 PM Expo and Packet Pickup
Running Wild® Pasta Party 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Tickets for Pasta dinner: $20. Tickets available at KDF.org or call (502) 584-FEST. Contributing Sponsors: Jim Beam and Sysco. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX.
U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest Day 1:
U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOONFEST SM. Admission is free with a 2017 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsor: U.S. Bank. Contributing Sponsor: V.G Reed & Sons.
8:30 PM. U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Media Sponsor: Q103.1.