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    Kentucky Derby Events in April

    April 6th

    Fillies Derby Ball

    Located at the at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

    Tickets are $200 each
    Cocktails and Red Carpet experience starts at 6:30 PM
    Doors Officially Open at 7:15 PM
    Queen’s Coronation at 7:30 PM
    Dinner at 8 PM
    Dancing & Lounge from 9 PM – Midnight
    For tickets visit or call (502) 572-3856
    A portion of proceeds benefits the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation

    April 9th

    Taste of Derby

    Located at Louisville Slugger Field.
    Event time is from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
    Tickets are $85
    *Tickets must be purchased in advance and you must be 21 years old or older
    This tasting event includes samples from over 60 local restaurants, bourbon distilleries and beverage companies. No tickets will be sold at the door

    April 13th

    Baxter Volleyball Classic

    Call 502-582-3530 to register your team
    Tournament starts at 9am
    Includes Doubles, Trips, Quads, and six person at Baxter Jacks or grass

    Thunder Over Louisville

    Located at Waterfront Park
    There will be a live air show followed by fireworks show on the bridge

    April 18th

    Stockyards Bank $1 Million Dollar Hole in One Golf Contest

    Tournament starts at 10:00 AM at Seneca Golf Course
    Each golf ball is only $1.
    Get 10 FREE golf balls with the purchase of a $7 Pegasus Pin at the event.

    April 25th

    Chow Wagon & Kroger Fest-a-ville

    Open 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM: Daily
    Open 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Sunday
    Attend the Chow Wagon for live concerts with local and regional entertainment and a wide variety of musical genres including jazz, R&B, country, rock and blues at the Waterfront. Free with Pegasus Pin admission

    April 27th

    BB&T Great Balloon Race

    Located at Bowman Field.
    Launch time at 7:00am

    Ken-Ducky Derby

    Located at Kroger Festa-ville on the Waterfront.
    Starts from 4pm-8pm.
    You can purchase your duck at 4pm and the duck drop will be at 6pm
    20,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the Ohio River

    April 28th

    Tour De Lou

    Starts at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville.
    Event starts at 8:30am
    The course highlights include an Olmsted Park Tour, including Shawnee, Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists will also travel through all areas of the city from Downtown and Churchill Downs to the South End and Highlands.

    Tea with the Kentucky Derby Princesses

    Located at Louisville Marriott East– 1903 Embassy Square Blvd 40299
    Dress up your children as princesses and drink tea with the Kentucky Derby Festival princesses.


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