April 28, 2019. Louisville, KY.This is the schedule for MONDAY’S Festival activities.


Practice Run for the Belle:


KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL STEAMBOAT RACE TRIAL PRESENTED BY TRILOGY HEALTH SERVICES. 2 PM Boarding. 3 PM – 5 PM Cruise. Brunch cruise on the Belle of Louisville, as the boat makes a practice run in preparation for the Great Steamboat Race. Tickets include food and live entertainment. Tickets $45 (limited availability).  Tickets available by calling (502) 584-FEST or online at KDF.org. Sponsor: Trilogy Health Services. Media Sponsors: 100.1/103.5 WAKY and Today’s Media.


Bed Racing:


KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BED RACES. 6 PM Parade of Beds. 7 PM Racing. Broadbent Arena.  Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®.  $10 KEC Parking fee.  $150 entry fee for team of 5. Contributing Sponsors: Drexel Metals, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369, Safelite AutoGlass and Zaxby’s. Official Furniture Partner: Ashley Home Store. Media Sponsor: 107.7 The Eagle.  Broadcast special on WAVE 3 NEWS.


Pet Friendly Happy Hour:


KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVALHAPPYTAIL HOUR.  5 PM – 9 PM.  Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, RAM Truck Field (Great Lawn).  A pet-friendly (leashes please!) social event. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®. Coordinated by Metro Animal Services. (FOOD AND DRINK ARE NOT PERMITTED.)


The fun continues at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville and the Chow Wagon:


KROGER’S FEST-A-VILLE ON THE WATERFRONTSM.Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM. Waterfront Park.  ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids’ inflatable playground, midway rides, the Budweiser Beer Garden, and more at RAM Truck Field. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).  Sponsor:  Kroger. Media Sponsor: The Courier-Journal.


KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON®Open Daily 11 AM – 11 PM. Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Outdoor food & live music venue. Sponsors: Kroger and Miller Lite.  Featuring the Miller Lite Music Stage. Happy Hour Weekdays 4-6 PM, $2 beer. Admission is free with a 2019 Pegasus Pin®.  (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED).


Charity Dinner:


KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CHARITY DINNER. 5:30 PM Social Hour. 6:45 PM Opening Ceremonies. 7 PM dinner. Galt House Archibald Cochran Ballroom. Dinner tickets $50. Coordinated by the Bishop Spalding Council of the Knights of Columbus. For tickets call (502) 893-2220.