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2014 Pegasus Parade is This Thursday!

The Pegasus Parade has always been an important and memorable staple of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Large floats and inflatables float through the streets of downtown Louisville and the music of marching bands fill the air. You tend to see both local celebrities (Rick Pitino and Darrel Griffith) as well as celebrities known around the world (Muhammad Ali, Cyndi Lauper, and even Mickey Mouse) serve as Grand Marshalls and make notable appearances. All in all, the 2014 Pegasus Parade taking place this Thursday May 1st is one that you won’t want to miss!

With only days leading up to the 140th Kentucky Derby what better way to continue the festivities in Louisville than the 2014 Republic Bank Pegasus Parade! Each year the Pegasus Parade is themed and the 2014 theme is “Call of the Wild”. The parade will head west on Broadway for 17 blocks and will begin at 5pm and last about 2 hours. The event is completely FREE thanks to Republic Bank sponsoring the event. This parade is one of the largest in the area and draws 250,000 attendees each year!

This year marks the 59th anniversary of the Pegasus Parade and is expected to be bigger and better than ever! After the parade you can head to the Waterfront and enjoy delicious food at the Chow Wagon, Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville, and The Fray at the 2014 Concert Series!

For more information visit the Kentucky Derby Festival website. To learn about more exciting Louisville and Derby events visit the River Valley Group website and like us on Facebook!

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