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Celebrate The Two Weeks Before The Kentucky Derby For Just $6!

If you are planning on traveling to Kentucky for the Derby this May you might as well enjoy the events leading up to it! Purchase a $6 Pegasus Pin and enjoy free admission to over 60% of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival events. ($7 pins available at events) These pins can be purchased at Kroger, Walmart, the KDF office, as well as many Louisville retailers. Be sure to check out some of KDF's most popular event's this year:

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Thunder Over Louisville: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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Thunder Over Louisville is the largest firework show in the nation. Head out to the Louisville Waterfront to enjoy the airshow at 3pm and the fireworks at 9:30pm. There are many food options, free kids areas, and a ton of entertainment as thousands enjoy the kick off event for Derby season.

Great Balloon Fest: Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Enjoy beautiful balloons as they race and light up the sky. Spend your weekend at the Louisville Expo Center and Bowman Field to experience a night and weekend that you will not forget.

Fitness Jam and Zumba: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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Come join the BEST fitness and Zumba instructors in Louisville for a dance party! Listen to loud music and dance among thousands at the Louisville Waterfront at 5pm!

HappyTail Happy Hour: Monday, May 1st, 2017

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MetroAnimalServices will be sponsoring a pet friendly happy hour again this year during the festival. Happy hour will be from 5-9pm down at the Louisville Waterfront. Entertainment for pets and owners will be provided. All pets must be on leashes!!

Pegasus Parade Preview Party: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

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Enjoy floats, dance teams, marching bands, and different groups from the local area up close and personal before the Pegasus Parade. This event will be located at The KY Expo Center: South Wing C from 5-9pm. If you don't plan on purchasing tickets to the Parade on May 4th this is a great way to still experience what it has to offer!

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