Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The 59th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade May 1st

This Thursday, May 1st welcomes one of the most highly-anticipated Kentucky Derby events, the 59th Annual Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade. This fun for the whole family event begins at 5:00 p.m. and will end around 8:00 p.m. The procession follows Broadway, beginning at Campbell Street and continuing west for 17 blocks, offering plenty of vantage points for spectators. This is a free to attend Kentucky Derby Festival event.

The Pegasus Parade is consistently voted one of Louisville’s favorite events. This isn’t surprising considering it is the one of the oldest Derby Festival events, beginning back in 1956. The first Pegasus Parade was created on a staggering budget of $640. Now, this proud procession earns Louisville’s local economy in excess of $22 million.

This year’s theme is “Call of the Wild” and the Republic Bank “Peggy Bank” balloon will lead the parade. She will be followed by an amazing array of handcrafted floats, graceful equestrian units, talented marching bands, popular inflatables and surprise celebrities.

Friends and families will not want to miss the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade. This colorful celebration takes place this Thursday starting at 5:00 p.m. Parade lovers will find great viewpoints all along Broadway, so make plans to arrive early and stake out a great place watch the show!

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