4/27/2017 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL TODAY

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.

November 9 - December 7