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2018 Kentucky Derby Events!

Heidi Fore & Kristin Brockett's favorite Kentucky Derby events!


Thunder Over Louisville
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Air Show – 3:00 pm
Fireworks – 9:30 pm
Downtown Louisville
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Volleyball Classic 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Grass Division at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks
Sunday, April 29, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Grass Division at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts
9:00 am – 9:00 pm: Sand Division at Baxter Jacks

Chow Wagon®
Waterfront Park
Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 am – 11:00 pm: Daily
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Sunday

Kroger's Fest-a-Ville? featuring Pegasus Playville
Waterfront Park
Thursday, April 27, 2018 – Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00 am – 11:00 pm: Daily Hours
12:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Sunday Hours

U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Glow
Kentucky Exposition Center
Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 pm: Gates Open
9:00 pm: Glow Begins

U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest: Great Balloon Race®
Bowman Field
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:00 am: Launch

Ken-Ducky Derby
@ Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville?
Saturday, April 28, 2018
4:00 pm: Event Begins, Purchase Your Duck
6:00 pm: Duck Drop

MARATHON miniMARATHON®
Begins @ Main Street and Brook Street in Downtown Louisville
Saturday, April 28, 2018
7:30 am

PNC Tour de Lou
Start & Finish @ Waterfront Park
Sunday, April 29, 2018
8:30 am: 62.1 Mile Advanced Ride / Metric Century (Open course, no streets closed)
8:40 am: 35 Mile Experienced Ride / More advanced (Open course, no streets closed)
8:50 am: 20 Mile Intermediate Ride / New to cycling (Open course, no streets closed)

Louisville Youth Orchestra Concert
Iroquois Amphitheatre
Sunday, April 29, 2018
4:00 pm

YMCA Healthy Kids Day Presented by Humana and Norton Children's Hospital
@ Kroger's Fest-a-ville?
Sunday, April 29, 2018
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HappyTail Hour
@ Kroger’s Fest-A-Ville
Monday, April 30, 2018
5:00 pm

Thorntons Great Bed Races
Broadbent Arena
Monday, April 30, 2018
4:00 pm: Official Tailgate Party
6:00 pm: Parade of the Beds
7:00 pm: Races begin.

Kentucky Proud WineFest
Belvedere @ Waterfront Park
Tuesday, May 1 & Wednesday May 2, 2018
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Texas Hold'Em Tournament
Belle of Cincinnati, Docked at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:00 pm: Boarding and check-in begins.
6:00 pm: Tournament begins.

Great Steamboat Race
Riverfront
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
4:30 pm – 5:30 PM: Boarding.
5:45 pm: Departure.
6:00 pm: Race begins.

BeerFest Presented by American Founders Bank
The Overlook at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrity Day At The Downs Presented by Kentuckiana Honda Dealers
Churchill Downs, 6th floor
Thursday, May 3, 2018
11:30 am

Republic Bank Pegasus® Parade
West on Broadway from Campbell to 9th St
Thursday, May 3, 2018
5:00 pm

Kentucky Oaks
Churchill Downs
Friday, May 4, 2018
Gates open early at 8 am.

DERBY DAY
Churchill Downs
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The race will begin at 6:46 PM. NBC will provide TV coverage from 2:30-7:20 PM ET.

NBC Sports Network will also broadcast Derby Access from 4:00-6:00PM on Thursday, May 3; the Kentucky Oaks 144 from 12:00-6:20 PM on Friday, May 4; with the Kentucky Derby Undercard from 12:00-2:30 PM on Saturday, May 5.

VIEW ALL 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY EVENTS AT KDF.ORG!

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