The 2019 Pegasus Parade will march down Broadway on Thursday, May 2 beginning at 5pm....
Start Date: May 2nd, 2019
End Date: May 2nd, 2019
Ages: All Ages
Additional Date Details: May 2, 2019
Live streaming of the Republic Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade
The 2019 Pegasus Parade will march down Broadway on Thursday, May 2. This family-friendly annual event showcases some of the nation’s finest marching bands and equestrian units, along with inflatable characters and colorful floats.
Led by the “Peggy Bank” inflatable Pegasus balloon, the parade marches west on Broadway for 17 blocks and lasts approximately two hours. Thanks to the sponsorship of Republic Bank, more than 90% of the parade route offers free public viewing.
Over the years, the Pegasus Parade has featured a wide variety of celebrities, including Grand Marshals such as Muhammad Ali, John Wayne, Loretta Lynn, William Shatner, Bill Monroe, Diane Sawyer, Colonel Harland Sanders, Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and the 2013 University of Louisville Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams.
Originating in 1956 on a budget of only $640, the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade is the Kentucky Derby Festival’s oldest event. Today, the Pegasus Parade is one of the largest in the country, contributing an estimated impact of more than $22 million to the local economy.
Bleacher tickets are available for $10 and chair seating $12. VIP seating $30. Call (502) 584-FEST for more information.
Venue: Downtown Louisville
Share On Social Media:Add to Google Calendar
Find the full event calendar hereEvent Calendar
You Might Also Like
Take a trip to the river for our second annual First Mate's Market! Climb aboard the historic Belle for a dockside shopping event featuring vendor booths...Read More
Back by popular demand, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kentuckiana (RMHCK) is raffling five Pappy bottles packaged as a flight....Read More
Please join us for our next Louisville Downtown Residents Association (LDRA) Social next Wednesday August 3rd @ 5:30pm at Melba’s Culinary Canvas...Read More
The One Love Louisville Ambassador Institute is a free, in-person training scheduled for August 20th, 2022....Read More
Deep Mud brings their dirty blues rock to Downtown Louisville from 7-10. No cover. ...Read More
Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers in the scene today....Read More