KENTUCKY DERBY EVENTS KICK OFF: BALLOON FEST, CHOW WAGON, FEST-A-VILLE, BEERFEST AND WINEFEST

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Thunder Over Louisville kicked off the Kentucky Derby season a couple of weeks ago, but as the Derby approaches, the fun continues!

This Thursday, April 24th, Louisville will kickoff three major Derby Festival Events: The U.S. Bank Great Balloon Fest, where many hot air balloons will glow with fire, The Chow Wagon, with its many delicious stands of fair food favorites like lemon shakeups, gyros, and funnel cakes, and Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, which hosts a variety of shows and contests.

The Kentucky Proud Wine Fest will also take place next week, running Tuesday, April 29th and Wednesday April 30th from 5-9 p.m. and will include wine tasting, wine competitions, and a keepsake wine glass. WineFest will be held on the East Belvedere at Waterfront Park.

And if Beer is more your style, Beerfest presented by American Founders Bank will also take place at the Overlook Wednesday, April 30th at the same time as Winefest. Beerfest includes beer tasting, samples, and a keepsake beer mug.

Wine and Beer fest coincide with the University of Kentucky’s dead week, which runs April 28th– May 2nd.

You can buy tickets and get more info online at kdf.org.

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