May 4, 2016 Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for THURSDAY’S Festival activities.
Stars at Churchill Downs:
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 106.9 PLAY.
Parade is Fun for the Arts:
REPUBLIC BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL PEGASUS® PARADE. 5 PM. West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street. 2016 Grand Marshal: Jordan Smith, winner of The Voice Season 9 and Republic Records recording artist. This annual spectacle of colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables and equestrians will be broadcast live on WAVE 3 NEWS. Sponsor: Republic Bank.
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 100bmol.org.
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 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. 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).
COLD WAR KIDS WITH SPECIAL GUEST STRANGERS YOU KNOW AT WATERFRONT JAM. 8 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2016 Pegasus Pin®. Media Sponsor: 98.9 Radio Now. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)