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Kentucky Derby Festival

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PNC Tour de Lou

Waterfront Park 129 W River Road, Louisville, KY

The Derby Festival’s annual cycling experience – the PNC Tour de Lou – is a unique way to tour Louisville on two wheels and celebrates its 10th year in 2023.

Thunder Over Louisville

Waterfront Park 129 W River Road, Louisville, KY

To some, it’s the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival. To others, it’s the unofficial beginning of spring. But to all, it’s simply one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America and the setting for some of the most memorable moments you’ll ever share.

Great Balloon Glow

Waterfront Park: Great Lawn 231 E. Witherspoon Street, Louisville, KY

L&N Federal Credit Union Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Glow

One of the most anticipated events of balloon race weekend is the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow. This year, for the second straight year, it takes place at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront.

Kentucky Derby Festival Mini-Marathon

Waterfront Park 129 W River Road, Louisville, KY

The GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon & Marathon is a long-standing tradition held every spring in Kentucky. It has become the largest annual day of road racing in the state.