4/28/2015 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DERBY FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY

April 28, 2015 Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for WEDNESDAY’S Festival activities.

Bounce Around:

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL BATTLE OF THE BOUNCE. 11 AM – 1 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn.  Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin® .  Obstacle course competition that benefits Christian Care Communities.  Sponsor:  Louisville Inflatables.  Media Sponsors:  WDRB-TV and 99.7 DJX.  For entry information call (502) 254-4256 or visit www.ChristianCareCommunities.org.

Grape Escape:

KENTUCKY PROUD KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL WINEFEST.  Wine tasting sessions daily 5 PM – 9 PM. Belvedere.  Tickets: $40, includes wine tastings, etched souvenir wine glass and WineFest pin. (21 and over only. Must present ID upon entry.) Tickets available by calling (502) 584-FEST or online at www.kdf.org.   Sponsor:  Kentucky Proud.  Contributing Sponsor: Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Louisville. Media Sponsors: Today’s Woman and Lite 106.9.

BeerFest on Tap:

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL BEERFEST PRESENTED BY AMERICAN FOUNDERS BANK.  6 PM – 10 PM. Beer tastings featuring regional craft beers. Overlook at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.   Tickets: General Admission $45 in advance; $50 at the gate; $75 for VIP experience starting at 5 PM.  Tickets include beer tastings, sampling mug and BeerFest pin.  Tickets available by calling (502) 584-FEST or online at www.kdf.org.  (21 and over only. Must present ID upon entry.) Sponsor:  American Founders Bank.   Contributing Sponsors:  Blue Moon Brewing Company, Kroger, and Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Media Sponsors: 95.7 WQMF and SWIG Louisville.

Riverboat Rivalry:

2015 Great Steamboat Race Tasks.  2 p.m. Crew Competition begins at the 4th Street Wharf.

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT STEAMBOAT RACE.  4:30 PM – 5:30 PM boarding.  5:45 PM departure. Race begins at 6 PM. Awards presentation immediately following at the Chow Wagon in Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.  Tickets on the Belle of Louisville $130 (limited availability).  Tickets on the Belle of Cincinnati $60 Cruise Only; $80 Dinner, Four Roses Bourbon Tasting, and Cruise. For tickets call (502) 584-FEST. Free spectator viewing at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and along the banks of the Ohio River.  Contributing Sponsor: Four Roses Bourbon. Media Sponsor: Lite 106.9.

The party continues at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon:

KROGER’S FEST-A-VILLE ON THE WATERFRONT. Open Daily 11 AM – 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 2015 Pegasus Pin®.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).  Sponsor:  Kroger.  Contributing Sponsor:  Miller Lite.

Wednesday Concert:

GENEVIEVE WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE DELOREANS AT WATERFRONT JAM PRESENTED BY THE JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO CAMPAIGN.  7 PM.  Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.  Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsors:  John R. Elliott HERO Campaign.  Media Sponsor:  91.9 WFPK.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

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