April 30, 2014 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. Tickets: $892 Preferred Table of 8 or $99 each or $792 Table of 8.  Sponsor:  Kentuckiana Honda Dealers.  Contributing Sponsors: Kentucky Proud, Macy’s, United Graphics Printing Group, 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. This annual spectacle of colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables and equestrians will be broadcast live on WAVE 3 TV. Sponsor: Republic Bank.

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 Beers.  Admission is free with a 2014 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 2014 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, Grand Ballroom. Entertainment featuring Bell Biv Devoe, also performing The Unlimited Show Band. Tickets $200, Tables $2,000.  Corporate tables available. Produced by 100 Black Men of Louisville. For more information call (502) 457-9941 or visit www.100bmol.org.

Waterfront Jam with The Fray:

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL WATERFRONT JAM PRESENTED BY LAURA’S LEAN BEEF FEATURING THE FRAY WITH THE MOWGLI’S.   8 PM.  Great Stage at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. Tickets $32.50 (plus applicable fees).   For tickets, visit KDF.org or call the Derby Festival Concert Hotline 1-866-636-0068.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)  Sponsor:  Laura’s Lean Beef.  Contributing Sponsor:  102.3 The Max

June 21 - June 21