Whether you go all-in for every party or you consider it a badge of honor to ignore the big race, if you live in Louisville, you have opinions about the Kentucky Derby. Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble celebrates Louisville’s season of pageantry and parties with “A Derby Carol,” a rousing send-up of the most exciting two… Continue reading Le Petomane Ensemble Goes Gonzo for Derby
Officials with the Kentucky Derby Festival say clear skies Firday and Saturday should help make up for several says of rain and floods. High waters have already forced relocations for several festival events. Spokesperson Mark Shallcross says fortunately, the Ohio River is receding now, as the busiest week of the festival begins. “The weather’s not… Continue reading Derby Festival Counting on Good Weather, Crowds This Weekend
The Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race is being postponed because of conditions on the Ohio River. Officials say the Belle of Cincinnati won’t able to make the trip downriver to face the Belle of Louisville in the May 4 race, due to debris and fast river currents. The race will be held June 29; people… Continue reading Great Steamboat Race Postponed
Center spokesperson David Holland says festival officials told the center less than a week ago that they had acquired a sponsor for a new event on that portion of the belvedere.
“We announced earlier that we would cap the number of entries combined for both the mini and the marathon to 15,000 so we’re due to hit that this week,” said Derby Festival spokesperson Mark Shallcross.
Last week, it was announced that a northern section of the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park would not be first-come first-served for the fireworks show. Visitors will need a $4 or $5 Pegasus Pin to enter the area. Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson says that’s unfair.
For the first time ever, the north section of the Great Lawn of Waterfront Park will no longer be first-come, first-served. Rather, attendees will need to purchase a Pegasus Pin to enter.