Zoeller® Pump Company Touring Parade

The Zoeller Pump Company Touring Parade – a traveling display that takes Festival into the community – returns in 2022 after its debut last year.

The Touring Parade will help kick start the Festival celebrations around the city on Saturday, April 2.

It may travel through your neighborhood!


The 2022 Touring Parade route:

Click Here for the April 2nd parade route.

The parade will be traveling around the community on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain or shine). Below are some of the areas and neighborhoods where the touring parade will travel.

  • 9 a.m.: Leaves Kentucky Exposition Center (en route to Zoeller Pump Company)
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Taylor-Berry, North Shively
  • 10 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting at Zoeller Pump Company (Official Start of Touring Parade)
  • 10 a.m. – Noon: Hallmark, Park DuValle, Parkland, Chickasaw, Shawnee, Russell
  • Noon – 2 p.m.: Parkland, California, Limerick, Old Louisville, Smoketown/Shelby Park, Germantown, Highlands, Tyler Park, Deer Park, Belknap, Hayfield Dundee
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Bashford Manor, Newburg, Highview, Okolona, Auburndale
  • 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Kenwood Hills, Iroquois Park, Cloverleaf, Hazelwood, Beechmont, Highland Park

The touring parade will feature:

4 Inflatable balloon characters: Zoeller Pump Company (Goldie Pegasus), Buddy the Dinosaur, Brainy Smurf, and Daniel Tiger

Festival VIPs: 2022 Derby Festival Board Chair, Mike Shea and the 2022 Royal Court riding the Derby City Express

Specialty Units: Kosair Shriner’s Calliope, TARC Design-A-Bus showcasing local student artwork, on route music provided by Zoeller Pump Company

Along the route: KDF Spirit Squad will be onsite at the 10 a.m. start, as well as a few stops along the route!