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Kid Friendly Derby Events 2022

The Kentucky Derby Festival always sets out some of Louisville's best events. Typically the celebration lasts for 2 weeks before Derby Day. Here is a list of Events that are great for kids:


Thunder Over Louisville

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

A whole day of fun with Air Show and Fireworks set to music. You can either attend this event live in Downtown Louisville & Southern Indiana or Watch on TV.



Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront

April 28-May 6, 2022

Formerly known as the Chow Wagon, this event has a ton of food trucks and entertainment including concerts for the whole family. All you need to get in is your Derby Pin.



Great BalloonFest

April 29 & 30, 2022

Click Here to download the BallonFest Coloring Page



GE Appliances miniMarathon & Marathon

April 30th, 2022


Zoeller Pump Company Pegasus Parade

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

A 2 hour parade full of marching bands, inflatables, and colorful floats stretching across 17 blocks on Broadway in downtown Louisville



Great Bed Races

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

Click Here to download the Great Bed Races at Home Activity Sheet


Liberty Financial Great Steamboat Race

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022



No School- Friday, May 6th, 2022



Click Here to download the 2020 Pegasus Pin Coloring Page

Click Here to download the 2020 Pegasus Poster Coloring Page

Click Here to download the Thank You to Essential Workers Coloring Page

Kentucky Derby Festival events and programs will adhere to local, state and federal COVID-19 safety guidelines to ensure the safety of participants, attendees, volunteers, partners and organizers. The Festival continues to closely monitor developments with COVID-19 and updates policies and procedures as the guidance evolves. More specific guidelines will be shared in the coming weeks, leading up to the Festival season.

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