April 29, 2015 Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for THURSDAY’S Festival activities.

Star Gazing:

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CELEBRITY DAY AT THE DOWNS PRESENTED BY KENTUCKIANA HONDA DEALERS.  11:30 AM.  Churchill Downs, Sixth Floor.  Sold Out. Sponsor:  Kentuckiana Honda Dealers.  Contributing Sponsor: Macy’s. Media Sponsors: Nfocus Magazine and Lite 106.9.

Parade On Broadway:

REPUBLIC BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL PEGASUS® PARADE.  5 PM.  West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street. Bleacher tickets $10 and chair seating $12. Review stand seating $30. For tickets call (502) 584-FEST. This annual spectacle of colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables and equestrians will be broadcast live on WAVE 3 NEWS. Sponsor: Republic Bank.

Tickets for the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade are still available.  They can be purchased tomorrow at will call from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Patrons who have already purchased tickets may pick them up at the will-call office located in the Brown Theatre lobby (on Broadway between 3rd and 4th streets). This is the only location tickets may be picked up on Parade Day.

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.

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON® Open Daily 11 AM – 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 2015 Pegasus Pin®.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).

Derby Gala:

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL 100 BLACK MEN OF LOUISVILLE DERBY SCHOLARSHIP GALA.  7 PM – 2 AM. NEW LOCATION! Galt House Hotel, East Grand Ballroom. Tickets $200 each, $2,000 Table of 10, or $2400 Table of 12.  Corporate tables available. Produced by 100 Black Men of Louisville. For more information call (502) 457-9941 or visit www.100bmol.org.

Vance Joy in Concert:

VANCE JOY WITH SPECIAL GUEST MISTERWIVES AT WATERFRONT JAM PRESENTED BY THE JOHN R. ELLIOTT HERO CAMPAIGN. 8 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.  Admission is free with a 2015 Pegasus Pin®.  Sponsors:  John R. Elliott HERO Campaign and Miller Lite.  Media Sponsor: 102.3 The Max. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

June 21 - June 21