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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival
1001 South Third Street
800-928-3378

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People from all over the world travel to Louisville, Kentucky each year to take part in the Derby Festival and experience the legendary Run for the Roses on the first Saturday in May. With more than 70 events ranging from one of the country’s largest half-marathons to the Pegasus Parade to an old-fashioned steamboat race, the Kentucky Derby Festival® offers a wide spectrum of activities for both local residents and visitors. Annual attendance of events has exceeded 1.5 million in recent years. The festival is also a mirror of the community – events are attended by people representing all age, educational, geographic and income groups.

Two weeks before the Derby, the festival’s opening ceremonies kick off with Thunder Over Louisville – the largest annual fireworks show in North America. The massive pyrotechnic spectacular and air show on the Ohio River can be seen for miles, attracting 500,000 spectators to the Kentucky and Indiana shorelines. Thunder Over Louisville sets the stage for a whirlwind of eagerly awaited festival events that not only provide a huge economic impact on the community, but help define the city’s character and traditions.



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Upcoming Events at Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Thursday, Apr 9, 2020 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
The Louisville Palace
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Friday, Apr 17, 2020 at 11:30am
Galt House Hotel
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 at 3:00pm
Louisville Waterfront Park
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020
Louisville Slugger Field
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 from 11:00am to 11:00pm
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Friday, Apr 24, 2020 at 7:00am
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Saturday, Apr 25, 2020 at 7:00am
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Sunday, Apr 26, 2020 at 8:30am
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 at 4:00pm
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020 at 4:30pm
Louisville, KY
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Kentucky Derby Festival

Kentucky Derby Festival

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020 at 11:30am
Louisville, KY
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