5/1/19 – BELLE OF LOUISVILLE RECLAIMS STEAMBOAT RACE TITLE

BELLE OF LOUISVILLE REIGNS QUEEN OF THE OHIO May 1, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The Belle of Louisville has reclaimed the crown as riverboat royalty, after winning tonight’s Great Steamboat Race Presented by IBEW Local 369. In a unanimous decision from the judges who were aboard both boats, the hometown Belle was declared the winner […]

5/1/19 – REPUBLIC BANK PEGASUS PARADE MARCHES TOMORROW

May 1, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The event that started the Kentucky Derby Festival – the 64th annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade – steps off TOMORROW, May 2, at 5 p.m. The parade will march West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street. As one of the festival’s most cherished and popular events, the parade […]

5/1/19 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DERBY FESTIVAL THURSDAY

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 Sponsors: Commonwealth Bank & Trust and Macy’s. Media Sponsors: The Voice-Tribune and 106.9 PLAY. ****ALL MEDIA REQUIRE […]

4/30/19 – WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DERBY FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY

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, RAM Truck Field (Great Lawn). Obstacle course competition that benefits Christian Care Communities, Kentuckiana Stroke Association and Mattingly Edge. Admission is free with a 2019 […]

4/30/19 – LOUISVILLE MAN WINS FIRST PRIZE AT HOLE IN ONE CONTEST

$1 MILLION PRIZE STILL UP FOR GRABS April 30, 2019. Louisville, KY. – The $1 million prize is still up for grabs after 30 years in the Stock Yards Bank Kentucky Derby Festival $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest. No one has aced Hole #8 at Seneca Golf Course, though a Louisville man came closest […]

4/30/19 – DERBY FESTIVAL BEERFEST ON TAP WEDNESDAY

LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE April 30, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Prost! The Kentucky Derby Festival BeerFest presented by Liberty Financial returns for its 7th year. BeerFest features beer tasting sessions from regional and craft beers. The event is 6-9PM Wednesday on the Overlook at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, with entertainment provided by the Hot […]

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 […]