U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race

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Friday, April 28, 2017
7:00 am: Launch


The U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race is one of Louisville’s beloved family traditions.  In 2017, the Derby Festival will feature Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning races.  The multi-race docket gives spectators young and old more chances to take in the exhilarating view of boundless colors and shapes.

Just 7 balloons flew in the inaugural race from Iroquois Park in 1973.

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