5/3/2016 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY

May 3, 2016 Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for WEDNESDAY’S Festival activities.

 Bounce for a Good Cause:

 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 2016 Pegasus Pin®. Obstacle course competition that benefits Christian Care Communities, Kentucky and Indiana Stroke Association and Pitt Academy.  Sponsor:  Backyard Bounce.  Media Sponsors: WDRB-TV and 99.7 DJX. For entry information call (502) 241-1175 or visitwww.eventualities.org.

 Swing against Cancer:

 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL SPLAT OUT CANCER. 11 AM – 9 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, Great Lawn.  Admission is free with a 2016 Pegasus Pin®. Launch paint-filled balloons at a HUGE canvas and make your mark, all for a great cause.  Produced by the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  Proceeds benefits cancer research.  For information visit SplatOutCancer.com.

 Battle of the Belles:

 2016 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.  Free spectator viewing at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and along the banks of the Ohio River.  Contributing Sponsor: Four Roses Bourbon. Media Sponsor: 106.9 PLAY.

Grape Escape:

KENTUCKY PROUD KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL WINEFEST.  Wine tasting sessions daily 5 PM – 9 PM. Belvedere. SOLD OUT. (21 and over only. Must present ID upon entry.)  Kentucky Proud.  Contributing Sponsors: Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Louisville, Commonwealth Credit Union, and Kentucky Beef Council. Media Sponsors: Today’s Woman and 106.9 PLAY.

 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.   Tickets include beer tastings, sampling mug and BeerFest pin.  Tickets available by calling (502) 584-FEST or online at KDF.org.  (21 and over only. Must present ID upon entry.) Sponsor:  American Founders Bank.   Contributing Sponsors: Kroger, Louisville City FC, Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Samuel Adams. Media Sponsors: 95.7 WQMF and SWIG Louisville.

 Wednesday Concert:

 THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR AT WATERFRONT JAM.  8 PM.  Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Psychedelic rockers The Bright Light Social Hour with special guest Vessel.  Admission is free with a 2016 Pegasus Pin®. Media Sponsor:  91.9 WFPK.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)

 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, 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 2016 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, 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 2016 Pegasus Pin®.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).

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