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2021 SCHEDULE OFEVENTS The KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL is a private, not-for-profit, community organization dedicated to providing unique entertainment for the
Greater Louisville area.
One of America’s greatest community celebrations, it is known for its whirlwind of colorful events and programs, and how it brings the commu- nity together in celebration every spring. While the 2021 Kentucky Derby Festival and its events will be different, it still promises that same spirit. More details on the 2021 Festival can be found online at, or on social media @KyDerbyFestival.
December 14 - March 1
KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION STUDENT ART CONTEST FEATURING TARC DESIGN-A-BUS PRESENTED BY TARC & THE FILLIES, INC. VIRTUAL EVENT TARC and the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation merged their annual art competitions for students K-12. Awards and recognition will be given for the winning pieces, including being showcased on a TARC bus that debuts as part of the 2021 Derby Festival. View gallery of artwork at Sponsors: TARC and The Fillies, Inc.
Monday, Jan 25 - Sunday March 28
11th annual beef showdown to find the next Derby Burger Champion. Competition open to chefs at all levels, from restaurant pros to foodies and home chefs. Entries and voting online. More info at Sponsor: Kentucky Beef Council.
Now - Saturday, April 20
NORTON SPORTS HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAM VIRTUAL EVENT 15-week virtual training program for the Humana Kentucky Derby Festival
miniMarathon/Marathon. Sponsor: Norton Sports Health. Contributing Sponsors: Humana and Swags Sport Shoes. Media Sponsor: 99.7 DJX. For more info, log on to
Monday, March 1
In 2021, any Pin is your opportunity to win a Weekly Grand Prize beginning Friday, March 12 – Friday, April 30. Gold Winner Pins are also eligible to win $15,000 on Friday, May 7. To be eligible to win, register your pins online at
Monday, March 1 - Saturday, April 10
One lucky winner will be named the 2021 Derby City Enthusiast and receive a prize package that includes five one-of-a-kind Louisville and Derby Festival-themed experiences. Players submit an eligible non-winning FAST PLAY ticket worth $5 or more for a chance to win. For a complete list of prizes, information and how to enter, visit Sponsor: Kentucky Lottery.
Tuesday, March 2 - Tuesday, May 31
Tuesdays through May 31. Main Event. 12500 Sycamore Station Place. Wear your Pegasus Pin and get special deals and promotions, like a walk-in special every day, and on Tuesdays, kids eat free with a food purchase of $8.99 or more. (*Kids 12 years old or younger.) COVID-19 safety protocols in place. More info at Sponsor: Main Event.
Saturday, March 20
CLASS ACT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION ACADEMIC CHALLENGESM VIRTUAL EVENT A virtual quick recall competition for elementary school students. Sponsor: Class Act Federal Credit Union. Produced by Jefferson County Public Schools. A Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Event. For more informa- tion, contact Robert Brauner at
(502) 485-3702.
Monday, March 22 - Monday, April 5
FOUR ROSES ROSE JULEP COCKTAIL COMPETITION. VIRTUAL EVENT Mixologists from around Kentucky create their twist on the mint julep with Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon. Fans are invited to visit participating restaurants or make the cocktails at home and vote on their favorite Rose Julep to help crown the winner announced on
April 8. For more details visit Sponsor: Four Roses. Media Sponsor: LEO Weekly.
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