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Four Roses unveils in LouisvilleKY commemorative KDF Poster bottle

  SPECIAL SIGNING SET FOR MARCH 9   March 7, 2017. Louisville, KY. – This spring, you’ll find signs of the Derby Festival everywhere, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon has just released their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring the image of the 2017 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Ron Jasin, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.   “This year’s poster is a unique reflection of both the city and the Derby Festival. We’re honored to have it showcased in this way,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and…


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Tickets for LouisvilleKY’s biggest festival go on sale this week

  March 1, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Tickets for Kentucky Derby Festival events go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 3. To purchase tickets order online at KDF.org 24 hours/7 days a week. For questions, call the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST.   “We have another packed line-up of events to look forward to this spring,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President & CEO.  “Many of our ticketed events sell out quickly, so we encourage Festival Fans to purchase their tickets early so they don’t miss out.” Tickets to these events on sale on Friday, March…


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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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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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Pegasus Parade takes to Louisville Ky streets today

May 4, 2016. Louisville, KY.  – The event that started the Kentucky Derby Festival – the 61st annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade – steps off TOMORROW, May 5, at 5 p.m. The parade will march west on Broadway from Campbell to Ninth Street. The parade is one of the festival’s most cherished and popular events, attracting thousands of spectators to downtown streets. The theme of this year’s parade is “Fun for the Arts,” as the Festival pays tribute to all those groups who bring the arts to Louisville.  “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community,”…


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Fest-a-Ville celebrates milestone Louisville Ky

KROGER’S FEST-A-VILLE CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT WATERFRONT New décor, bars and events to highlight Waterfront festivities Photos from KDF’s Facebook Page. April 25, 2016 Louisville, KY. Celebrating 10 years as the Kentucky Derby Festival’s ultimate entertainment venue on the Waterfront, Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville is more than just a Chow Wagon. When the venue opens on Thursday, April 28, it will boast a full schedule of events spanning nine days; a new look courtesy of The Event Company in Louisville; the Waterfront Jam with over 30 local and regional bands and 7 national concerts on two stages; 100 different food and drink vendors; and…


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Line up for Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade is set

From www.kdf.org By Gary Stinson Louisville, KY.  – The line-up is set for the 2016 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.  Floats and inflatable units participating in this year’s parade drew for positions at a special event April 5, 2016, at the Kentucky Center. “Fun for the Arts” will be the theme for the Derby Festival’s oldest event, which will feature approximately 100 units marching down Broadway on Thursday, May 5th. Said Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO Mike Berry: “The arts and the Derby Festival go hand-in-hand in helping to form the cultural fabric of our community. Whether we are sharing an educational moment with…


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Louisville Ky parking garages to sell KDF Pegasus Pins

Louisville, KY.  – The Kentucky Derby Festival is teaming up with Riverside Parking in 2016 to help distribute Pegasus Pins. Through the partnership, Riverside Parking will have Pegasus Pins available for sale in their main office as well as in select parking garages during several upcoming special events. Along with The Riverside Parking purchase locations, pins will also be available at more than 1,000 retail outlets and participating financial institutions beginning Monday, March 7. “This makes it even easier for Festival Fans to get their Pegasus Pins, anywhere and anytime,” said KDF President & CEO, Mike Berry. “We appreciate community-minded…