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Kentucky Derby Festival At Waterfront Park

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 11:00am

Louisville Waterfront Park
129 River Road
Louisville, KY 40202

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Kroger's Fest-a-Ville
Ultimate Entertainment Experience featuring the Waterfront Jam Concert Series with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 pm, $2 Beers.

Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront returns for its twelfth year in 2019. Sponsored by Kroger, the party starts on the Great Lawn on Thursday, April 25 and runs through Derby Eve, Friday May 3. It promises to have something for everyone- and admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin.

The 900,000-square-foot venue will host several Festival events including the BB&T Great Balloon Glimmer, Battle of the Bounce, Chow Wagon, Fitness Jam, Ohio Valley Wrestling Run for the Ropes, V Foundation Celebrity Bocce Tournament, HappyTail Hour, Ken-Ducky Derby, YMCA Healthy Kids Day (featuring the miniFun Run), BeerFest Presented by Liberty Financial, Neigh-Maste on the Waterfront and the awards presentation for the Great Steamboat Race, among others.

Fest-a-Ville also offers a wide variety of activities for children, featuring a expanded midway-area and attractions at Pegasus Play-Ville including merry-go-round, ships ahoy, a giant slide and much more. Helicopter rides return this year for $40

Chow Wagon:

In 2019, the Chow Wagon will return to Waterfront Park on the Ohio River. The Miller Lite Music Stage will feature live concerts with local and regional entertainment and a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, R&B, country, rock and blues.

Where else can you find great food and live musical entertainment in a riverside setting for a 2019 Pegasus Pin admission? Meet your coworkers for lunch or come down for an evening concert. There’s no way to go wrong by making a visit to this great outdoor party.

Ken-Ducky Derby:
4:00 pm: Event Begins, Purchase Your Duck
6:00 pm: Duck Drop

we drop 20,000 rubber ducks into the Ohio River for a chance to race and compete for prizes. Cheer your duck to victory as they race to the finish line!

The best part, is that your duck purchase benefits individuals with disabilities at Harbor House of Louisville. Harbor House is a local, nonprofit, charity that lights the way for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. It is a day program where the participants can come and engage in special programs like job training, educational/tutoring classes, cooking classes, gardening, community integration, social skills, technology classes, therapeutic activities, arts and humanities, and more!

Fitness Jam:
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the best Zumba and ReFit instructors in the area, wear comfortable clothes and come burn calories with these fitness crazes that are sweeping the nation!  Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin

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