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Kentucky Derby Festival’s pin goes retro

  February 3, 2017. Louisville, KY.  They say what’s old is new again, and that’s the case with this year’s Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Pin. This year’s design is a throwback to the original Pegasus Pin designed in 1973. The plastic pin features a cutout design with a warm red colored Pegasus in the center, surrounded by gray, white and teal colors. Beginning in March, the pins will be available to the public and will sell for $6 each at 1,000 retail locations. The price at the entrance to events will be $7.   “Funds raised from the Pegasus Pin…


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LouisvilleKY’s big fireworks show goes local

Louisville, KY.  – 80 days and counting to this year’s Thunder Over Louisville – the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies. The Festival announced the theme of this year’s show and named the event’s sponsors at their headquarters this morning. This year’s theme – “Thunder: Local & Original” – is a nod to the show’s Louisville heritage. The theme will also help direct the fireworks soundtrack which will feature the music of Louisville and Kentuckiana natives.   “Going on the 28th year for the event, Thunder is a true Louisville original,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We couldn’t think…


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More Derby Festival events this year for LouisvilleKY

DERBY FESTIVAL ADDS NEW EVENTS FOR 2017   January 31, 2017. Louisville, KY.  We’re only 81 days away from the Kentucky Derby Festival and this year fans can look forward to some new events planned for the annual spring celebration. The Festival is adding everything from a STEM robotics competition and Soccer Tournament to a Bocce competition and a Bourbon tasting for the 2017 line-up of Official Derby Festival events. They will round out the Festival’s schedule of more than 70 events produced each year in the weeks leading up to the first Saturday in May.   “We continue to…


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Macy’s Derby Festival Fashion Show returns to the LouisvilleKY runway very soon

January 26, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – Time to start planning what you’ll be wearing this spring to all the Derby Festival events.  You’ll find the latest looks and hottest trends at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show on March 30th.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 27th at 10 a.m. The event kicks off with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Macy’s has been title sponsor since 2013.   This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Sexiest Party of Kentucky Derby Week Now Taking Applications for Guest List

Fillies and Stallions is the most exclusive of all events leading up to the Run for the Roses LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — Kentucky Derby 143 is 100 days away, and the call for guests has begun for the most sought after Derby Eve ticket.  The 8th annual Fillies and Stallions party is an invite-only soiree that, year after year, draws some of the most powerful names in business, entertainment and sports.  Media from all over the globe line the red carpet to capture the glitz, glamour, and electricity of a night like no other.  Fillies and Stallions is one of the…


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LouisvilleKY sees it’s next Kentucky Derby Festival Poster

DERBY FESTIVAL UNVEILS 2017 POSTER IMAGE January 25, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – A sign of spring! The Kentucky Derby Festival’s 2017 poster rolled off the presses this morning at Impressions Incorporated in Louisville. This year’s poster is designed by Louisville resident and self-taught artist, Ron Jasin. The image Jasin created for the Kentucky Derby Festival is a colorful montage of Louisville landmarks and Derby Festival events.   “This year’s poster creatively showcases icons that are both significant to the Festival and our community,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We believe Festival fans will also like how the image…


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LouisvilleKY’s royal court has been revealed

Louisville, KY.   – A sign of spring in Kentuckiana, new Derby Festival Royalty was named this morning. The five women selected to serve as Princesses in the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Royal Court were introduced in a ceremony at Macy’s at Oxmoor Center. The Royal Court Program is coordinated by The Fillies, Inc., a volunteer group that works closely with the Festival. Fillies President Kathy Bingham joined KDF President and CEO Mike Berry, as well as 2017 Derby Festival Chair Lisa Stevenson, in crowning the newly appointed court.  They are:   Kailee Barnes of Louisville, KY – Kailee, 19-years-old, is…


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LouisvilleKY resident selected as next KDF Official Poster Artist

January 6, 2017 Louisville, KY. – The Kentucky Derby Festival has selected Louisville resident and self-taught artist, Ron Jasin, as the Official Poster Artist for the 2017 Derby Festival. His artwork will be featured throughout the Festival’s Official Poster and Merchandise line in 2017. It will also be showcased at the Derby Festival’s first event of the spring, “Festival Unveiled,” on March 2. Tickets for the event go on sale today at KDF.org. Well-known in the music scene for his album art work and gig posters, Jasin has worked with artists and organizations including My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Calexico,…


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Jumpstart your training for one of LouisvilleKY’s biggest road race

READY TO RUN? TRAIN FOR FREE WITH DERBY FESTIVAL AND NORTON SPORTS HEALTH REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW FOR FREE TRAINING PROGRAM Dec. 8, 2016, Louisville, KY. – If you’re planning to run or walk your way to the finish line of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Marathon or miniMarathon in April, the Norton Sports Health FREE Training Program will give you a jumpstart. The 14-week program helps prepare runners and walkers for the Derby Festival’s road races. Registration for the FREE program, opens online tomorrow, December 9, at DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. The Norton Sports Health Training Program offers training guidelines and weekly group runs…


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Today only — get a discount on LouisvilleKY’s famous festival

SAVE BIG WITH DERBY FESTIVAL ON CYBER MONDAY November 28, 2016. Louisville, KY. – If you plan to shop on Cyber Monday, add the Kentucky Derby Festival to your list. They have some great deals for VIPs, runners and cyclists. You can save $10 on a new Thorobred Membership, the Kentucky Derby Festival’s VIP (Very Important Perks) Program. Join on Cyber Monday via KDF.org and receive a package with tickets, discounts and merchandise from KDF for the 2017 Festival. If you’re a runner, and haven’t registered yet for the 2017 Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana, Cyber Monday will be…