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Louisville Lives up to Title of “Derby City”

Courtesy: Kentuckytourism.com

Courtesy: Kentuckytourism.com

Spring has sprung in Kentuckiana and that means one thing: Louisville is transforming into Derby City.

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 3, 2014 under the twin spires of Churchill Downs.  Are you ready for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports?”

Leading up to The Run for the Roses is the Kentucky Derby Festival that lasts from April 12 through Oaks Day on Friday, May 2. As always, Thunder Over Louisville kicks off three weeks of exciting events that are sure to be fun for the whole family. See the full schedlue below.

So, Louisville, use the comments below to tell us about your Derby plans. Are you having a Derby party? Are you watching the races from Millionaires Row, the infield, from home or not at all? Will you be catching the fireworks and aerobatic excitement of Thunder? Will you be among the throng lining the streets for the Pegasus Parade?

Kentucky Derby Festival Schedule

04/12/2014

  • Give A Day: Mayor’s Week of Service
  • Thunder Over Louisville
  • Ford’s Thunder on the Ground

04/14/2014

  • King Southern Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Pro-Am Golf Tournament

04/17/2014

  • Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars
  • Race Expo And Packet Pickup
  • Stock Yard’s Bank & Trust $1 Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Contest

04/18/2014

  • Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s

04/19/2014

  • NPC Derby Championships
  • Volleyball Classic
  • Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon presented by Walmart and HumanaVitality

04/24/2014

  • U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Glimmer
  • U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Crew Challenge
  • Chow Wagon
  • Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront
  • U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest

04/25/2014

  • U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Glow
  • Zumba Fitness Party
  • U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Rush-Hour Race

04/26/2014

  • U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Race
  • ACO Derbyhole Classic
  • Da’Ville Classic Drum Line Showcase

04/27/2014

  • miniFun Run presented by HumanaVitality and Subway Restaurants
  • Louisville Youth Orchestra Concert
  • GospelFest presented by Passport Health Plan
  • Celebration Sunday with 88.5 WJIE featuring Audio Adrenaline
  • Mayor’s Derby Brunch on the River
  • Tour de Lou
  • Children’s Tea with the Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses

04/28/2014

  • Great Bed Races
  • Don Fightmaster Golf Outing
  • Discovery Day
  • HappyTail Hour
  • Knights of Columbus Charity Dinner

04/29/2014

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Fair
  • BetAmerica Texas Hold’Em Tournament
  • Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Preview Party
  • Kentucky Proud WineFest
  • Tuesday Concert feat. Ohio Players and Lakeside
  • Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Student Art Contest presented by the Kentucky School of Art

04/30/2014

  • Great Steamboat Race
  • Battle of the Bounce
  • Wednesday Concert feat. Sam Roberts Band with LEAGUES

05/01/2014

  • Waterfront Jam presented by Laura’s Lean Beef
  • Celebrity Day at the Downs
  • Republic Bank Pegasus Parade

05/02/2014

  • Waterfront Jam presented by Laura’s Lean Beef: Friday Concert feat. Scotty McCreery with special guest Cassadee Pope, and Steve Holy

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