4/30/19 -BATTLE OF THE BELLES RETURNS ON WEDNESDAY

April 30, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The Battle of the Belles returns to the Ohio River this week. The Belle of Louisville, and her rival from up river, the Belle of Cincinnati, will compete in this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race Presented by IBEW Local 369, set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May […]

4/29/19 – NEW CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT GREAT BED RACES

April 29, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Racing fans cheered tonight as GE Appliances (Team 1) won the Champions Division of the Great Bed Races with a time of 34.1. St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities won the won the Fun Division with a time of 35.6. 40 teams pushed their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight […]

4/27/19 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL SUNDAY

April 27, 2019. Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for SUNDAY’S Festival activities. Cycling Event Takes to the Road: PNC KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL TOUR de LOUSM. Staggered start based on distance: 62.1 Metric Century – 8:30 AM, 35-mile ride – 8:40 AM, 20-mile ride – 8:50 AM. Open course Cycling event with three distances for […]

4/27/19 – Derby Festival Cycling Event on Sunday

PNC TOUR DE LOU CYCLING EVENT ON SUNDAY April 27, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s cycling event – PNC Tour de Lou – rides through Louisville this Sunday, April 28. Created for cyclists of all experience levels, this is the Festival’s sixth annual bike event. The 2019 PNC Tour de Lou route […]

4/27/19 – KORIR WINS SECOND MINI IN A ROW AND LOUISVILLIAN WINS HIS FIRST MARATHON

April 27, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The Humana Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon and Marathon kicked off this morning with brisk and beautiful running conditions. More than 12,000 runners registered for this year’s race. 2019 marks the 46th annual miniMarathon and 18th annual Marathon. John (Kosgei) Korir from Kenya is following in his big brother’s running […]

4/27/19 – Winner Declared in 2019 BB&T Great Balloon Race

BEAUTIFUL SATURDAY RACE WRAPS UP THREE DAY BALLOONFEST April 27, 2019. Louisville, KY. – With near perfect weather conditions, 25 balloons lifted off from Bowman Field this morning in the BB&T Great Balloon Race. The race got underway just after 7 AM, as light wind took the balloons east toward Shelbyville Road. The event was […]

4/26/19 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DERBY FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY

April 26, 2019. Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for SATURDAY’S Derby Festival activities. Kentucky’s Largest Road Race: HUMANA KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL miniMARATHON/MARATHON®. 7:30 AM. Kentucky’s largest day of road racing with both 13.1 mile and 26.2 mile routes. Free for spectators. Sponsor: Humana. Official Race Medical Provider: Norton Sports Health. Official IT Partner: Deloitte. […]

4/26/19 -DERBY FESTIVAL GOSPEL SHOWCASE RETURNS ON SUNDAY

April 26, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Passport GospelFest, Kentucky Derby Festival’s gospel choir showcase, returns on Sunday, April 28. This year’s musical event will be held once again at St. Stephen Church in Louisville. The show begins at 3 p.m. with performances until 6 p.m. Admission is a 2019 Pegasus Pin. Packed with powerful performances, […]

4/26/19 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL TODAY

April 26, 2019. Louisville, KY. This is the schedule for FRIDAY’S Derby Festival activities. Take a Swing for $1 Million: STOCK YARDS BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST SM. NOW – April 27: 10 AM – 8:30 PM, April 28: 10 AM – 5 PM, Semi-finals 6 PM. Seneca Golf Course […]

4/25/19 – FRIDAY’S RUSH HOUR RACE CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN AND WINDS

April 25, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Due to tomorrow morning’s forecast for potential rain and high winds, the BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Rush Hour Race has been cancelled. The Rush Hour Race was scheduled to launch at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning from Bowman Field. Derby Festival Officials continue to monitor conditions for the […]

4/25/19 – BB&T GREAT BALLOON GLIMMER CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

April 25, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The BB&T Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glimmer, scheduled to glow tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. It will not be rescheduled. The next events on the BB&T Great BalloonFest schedule include the BB&T Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race […]

4/23/19 – WELLCARE AND DERBY FESTIVAL TEAM UP FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY HEALTH FAIR AT FOURTH STREET LIVE!

April 23, 2019. Louisville, KY. – WellCare of Kentucky, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., returns in 2019 as Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Health Fair. The event will take place Thursday, April 25th at Fourth Street Live! from 4pm-8pm. The 12th annual Health Fair features head-to-toe screenings as well as […]

4/22/19 – LADIES TAKE THEIR SWING FOR $1 MILLION ON TUESDAY

April 22, 2019 Louisville, KY. – Ladies will tee it up on Tuesday, April 23rd for Ladies’ Day at the Stock Yards Bank $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. Preliminary rounds for the competition continue this week, with special daily promotions. All Ladies who attend preliminaries Tuesday get 2 shots for $1. The preliminary competition […]

4/18/19 – DERBY FESTIVAL FAMFEST EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

April 18, 2019. Louisville, KY.- Due to the wet weather forecast for tomorrow, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Horseshoe Foundation FamFest will be postponed. The event was originally scheduled for Friday, April 19, from 4-8 p.m., in Downtown New Albany. The event will be rescheduled for a later date, and Festival officials will share that information […]

4/16/19 – 2019 PEGASUS PARADE WILL BE SUPER POWERED!

Grand Marshals Announced, Line-Up Set for May 2 Event April 16, 2019. Louisville, KY. – This year’s Republic Bank Pegasus Parade will celebrate everyone’s favorite superheroes. Themed “Pegasus Power,” the Kentucky Derby Festival is inviting everyone who comes to the parade to dress in superhero costumes. Also in costume will be this year’s Grand Marshals, […]

4/16/19 – STOCK YARDS BANK AND DERBY FESTIVAL TRYING TO GIVE AWAY $1 MILLION

HOLE-IN-ONE GOLF CONTEST OPENS APRIL 18 April 16, 2019. Louisville, KY. – It’s time to take your shot at $1 million! The Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest opens Thursday, April 18, and runs through Sunday, April 28. The contest will take place at the Seneca Golf Course Driving […]

4/16/19 – DERBY FESTIVAL BOURBON TASTING EVENT RETURNS THURSDAY

April 16, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival’s bourbon tasting event – King Southern Bank BourbonVille – returns on Thursday. Celebrating Kentucky’s home-grown spirit, the event is set for Thursday, April 18th at 6 p.m. at the Louisville Palace. “BourbonVille pairs two of Kentucky’s favorite things – the Derby Festival celebration and bourbon,” […]

4/12/19 – Thunder Over Louisville Show Schedule

(as of 9 a.m., PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft and times subject to change on show day) 9 AM North Great Lawn Opens (Pegasus Pin Admission) 11 AM Thunder Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park opens, Thunder FoodFest opens (Pegasus Pin admission), Military Interactive Display Area on the South Great Lawn opens, Meijer Family Fun Zone on the […]

4/11/19 – DON’T MISS THUNDER ON THE GROUND

April 11, 2019. Louisville, KY. Thunder Over Louisville offers more than just a spectacular show! Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Ford’s Thunder on the Ground activities will offer numerous ways to entertain friends and family members alike! From the Thunder FoodFest to the Kid’s Play Areas on the Great Lawn, there’s refreshments and entertainment galore […]

4/11/19 – THUNDER SOUNDTRACK READY FOR SHOW & COMMAND CENTER GETS A NEW NAME FOR 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Thunder Officials ran their first sound check of this year’s fireworks soundtrack in a newly named Command Center this morning. The Kentucky Derby Festival announced that Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is sharing their name with the Command Center as Title Sponsor of the show’s communication hub. “We […]