Great BalloonFest℠contact sarah nordman for hot air balloon entries
Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:30 PM: Great Balloon Glimmer Begins
Friday, April 27, 2018
7:00 AM: Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race Lift Off
9:00 PM: Great Balloon Glow Begins
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00 AM: Great Balloon Race Lift Off
Recognized by Louisville Magazine as Louisville’s “Best Event,” the 46th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race will come together with the 26th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow and other events to create the Kentucky Derby Festival Great BalloonFest.
Taking place the weekend before the Kentucky Derby, these five events attract tens of thousands of spectators to the Kentucky Exposition Center and other locations throughout Greater Louisville.
April 26, 2018 | 8:30 pm | Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville
April 27, 2018 | 7:00 am Launch | Bowman Field
April 27, 2018 | Gates open at 6:00 pm | Kentucky Exposition Center
$8 KEC parking fee
April 28, 2018 | 7:00 am Launch | Bowman Field