Kentucky Derby Festival

The Kentucky Derby festival stretches "the most exciting two minutes in sports" into a month-long party! The Kentucky Derby Festival celebrates spring and the Kentucky Derby with fun and exciting events for adults and kids like:

  • Thunder Over Louisville, one of the nation’s largest annual fireworks extravaganza
  • A half and full marathon
  • Hot-air balloon events
  • The Great Steamboat Race, where historic paddle-wheelers race on the Ohio River
  • The Pegasus Parade
  • And more!

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