Louisville, KY., – As usual, it’s a busy time in Louisville. Kentucky Derby Festival events abound – all leading up to Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Here is a schedule for Thursday’s fun:
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 Sponsor: Macy’s. Media Sponsors: The Voice-Tribune and 106.9 PLAY.
REPUBLIC BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL PEGASUS® PARADE. 5 PM. West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th Street. This annual parade features colorful floats, marching bands, giant inflatables and equestrians. Bleacher tickets $10 and chair seating $12. VIP seating $30. Tickets available at KDF.org or call (502) 584-FEST. Sponsor: Republic Bank. Contributing Sponsor: KentuckyOne Health. Official Hotel: The Galt House. Broadcast live on WAVE 3 NEWS.
The fun continues at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon:
KROGER’S FEST-A-VILLE ON THE WATERFRONTSM. Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM. Waterfront Park. ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 PM, $2 beer. Pegasus Play-Ville Free Rides (kids 12 and under) 4 PM – 6 PM daily, courtesy of AETNA Better Health of Kentucky. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED). Sponsor: Kroger. Media Sponsor: The Courier-Journal.
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON® Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Outdoor food & live music venue. Featuring the IKORCC Grove. Sponsors: Kroger and Miller Lite. Featuring the Miller Lite Music Stage. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).
JUDAH & THE LION FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST THE BROOK & THE BLUFF AT WATERFRONT JAM. 8 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin®. VIP Viewing Tickets $20, online at KDF.org. Media Sponsor: 100.5 KISS FM. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.)