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APR 2012

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KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL® WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2012 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE updated on 2/23/12 The Board of Directors and staff, our 4,000 volunteers and over 400 sponsors welcome you to one of America's greatest community celebrations. This whirlwind of colorful activities is a wonderful time in this community and we hope you enjoy it. The KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL is a private, not-for-profit, community organization dedicated to providing unique entertainment for the Greater Louisville area. Entertaining over 1.5 million people, the KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL is one of the nation's top festivals. With nearly 70 special events, there is something for everyone. THURSDAY, MARCH 29 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL SPRING FASHION SHOWSM PRESENTED BY AMERICAN FOUNDERS BANK. Cocktails 5:30 PM. Dinner 7 PM. Show 8 PM. Showroom, Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Preferred seating: $690 Table of 10 or $69 each. Reserved seating: $590 Table of 10 or $59 each. Lounge ticket: $35 (General Admission). Tickets available at www.kdf.org, (502) 584-FEST or American Founders Bank Louisville locations. Sponsor: American Founders Bank. Contributing Sponsors: Apassionata, Horseshoe Southern Indiana and 102.3 The Max. THURSDAY, APRIL 5 McDONALD'S KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL THUNDER PREVIEW PARTY. 5 PM - 9 PM. Bowman Field, Central American Airways Hanger. Special preview of 2012 Thunder Over Louisville, family interactive area, plus pilot meet and greet. Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin® or 2012 McDonald's Thunder Funder cup. Sponsor: McDonald's Restaurants of Kentuckiana. For more information visit www. McDonaldsThunderFunder.org HORSESHOE FOUNDATION KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL NIGHT OF THE FUTURE STARS®. 7 PM. New Albany High School. Admission free with Basketball Classic ticket. Tickets on sale NOW at all TicketMaster locations, www.ticketmaster. com or call (800) 745-3000 or the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144. One-hour autograph signing session immediately following the event (2 items per person limit). Limited seating available. Sponsor: Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County. Contributing Sponsors: Norton Sports Health, papajohns.com, Reebok and B96.5 FM. Supporting Sponsor: Kentucky National Guard and The Rock. Media partner: . FRIDAY, APRIL 6 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL CLASSIC PRESENTED BY PAPAJOHNS.COM. 7 PM. Freedom Hall. Tickets $11 and $16 reserved (includes facility fee). Tickets on sale NOW at all TicketMaster locations, www. ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000 or the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144. Sponsor: papajohns. com. Contributing Sponsors: Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Norton Sports Health, Reebok, 99.7 WDJX and B96.5 FM. Supporting Sponsor: Kentucky National Guard and The Rock. Media partner: . SUNDAY, APRIL 15 - SUNDAY, APRIL 22 GIVE A DAY: MAYOR'S WEEK OF SERVICE. Citywide week of volunteering to help others. Help make Louisville the most compassionate city in the world. Individuals, companies and groups can volunteer online at www.mygiveaday.com. Agencies and organizations that have projects needing volunteers should use that same link. THURSDAY, APRIL 19 - SUNDAY, APRIL 29 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL $1 MILLION DOLLAR HOLE- IN-ONE GOLF CONTESTSM. April 19-April 28: 10 AM - 8:30 PM, April 21: Closed for Thunder, April 29: 10 AM - 5 PM, Semi-finals 6 PM. Seneca Golf Course Driving Range. $1 per shot and free for spectators. April 25: Ladies get 2 shots for $1. Grand Prize: $1 million. First Prize (if no Hole-in-One): $5,000. Contributing Sponsors: Kentuckiana Golf Course Superintendents, WLKY 32 and 84WHAS. Charitable partner: Metro United Way. [38] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 4.12 FRIDAY, APRIL 20 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL THEY'RE OFF!® LUNCHEON. 11:30 AM. Tickets: $608 Table of 8 or $76 each. Galt House East Grand Ballroom. Contributing Sponsors: AT&T and . Guest Speaker: TBA. THE FILLIES DERBY BALL. Cocktails 7 PM. Doors open 7:45 PM. Dinner 8:30 PM. Queen's Coronation 9:15 PM. Galt House East Grand Ballroom. Entertainment by The Wulfe Pack with Sherry Edwards. Tickets $175 each, Corporate Table of 8 is $1,700, Corporate Table of 10 is $2,050, includes appetizers, dinner and dancing. Produced by The Fillies, Inc. Contributing Sponsors: Brown-Forman, Louisville Stoneware and 102.3 The Max. For tickets call (502) 572-3856. SATURDAY, APRIL 21 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONIES: THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE®. Downtown Louisville Riverfront, Waterfront Park, River Road and Southern Indiana shoreline. FoodFest and Ford's Thunder On the Ground open at 11 AM, Airshow at 3 PM, fireworks at 9:30 PM. www. ThunderOverLouisville.org 2012 Sponsors: Horseshoe Southern Indiana, LG&E, Meijer, UPS and community McDonald's Thunder Funders. Thunder on the Ground Sponsor: Ford Motor Company. All-day live coverage on WDRB TV and Lite 106.9 WVEZ. Event programs distributed April 21 by . Featuring the Thunder Chow Wagon at Waterfront Park. Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin®. (Open 11 AM – 11 PM. NO FOOD, DRINK, TENTS, STAKES, TAPE OR PETS.) North Great Lawn Area opens at 9 a.m. Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin®. (NO TENTS, STAKES, TAPE OR PETS.) KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL BOOMTOWN PRESENTED BY TUMBLEWEED SOUTHWEST GRILL. 11 AM - 11 PM. Tumbleweed Southwest Grill on the Waterfront, 1201 River Road. Outside activities include kids fun zone, food, Thunder sound system and more! FREE ADMISSION. For information call (502) 618-8323 or www.TumbleweedBoomtown.com. SATURDAY, APRIL 21 - SUNDAY, APRIL 29 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC. Contributing Sponsor: ASICS, Hyatt Regency Louisville, Mikasa and 98.9 Radio Now. Entry Deadline: March 30. For more information call The Volleyball Connection/Tandem Sports (502) 582-3530. Sand Divisions at Baxter Jacks April 21 and 22: 9 AM - 9 PM and April 28 and 29: 9 AM - 9 PM Grass Divisions at Seneca Park at the Tennis Courts April 28 and 29: 9 AM - 6 PM MONDAY, APRIL 23 KING SOUTHERN BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL FOUNDATION PRO-AM GOLF TOURNAMENT. 12 PM Tee Time. Chariot Run Golf Club. Team entries $2,000. Individual entries $500. Entries open to the public, includes lunch, golf with local pro, cocktail reception following tournament and gifts. A portion of proceeds to benefit The First Tee of Louisville. Sponsor: King Southern Bank. Contributing Sponsors: Horseshoe Southern Indiana, KPGA and 1450 AM The Sports Buzz. A Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation Event. A portion of the entry fee is tax deductible. "TASTE OF DERBY FESTIVAL." Louisville Slugger Field. 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Tickets $80. Coordinated by Dare to Care Food Bank. All proceeds to benefit Dare to Care. Features exquisite fare from over 65 of Louisville's finest restaurants and beverage companies. Bourbon tasting, bloody mary contest, wine tasting and a silent auction. Sponsor: Brown-Forman Corporation. For more information call (502) 966-3821. THURSDAY, APRIL 26 - FRIDAY, APRIL 27 BB&T KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL RUNNING WILD® EXPO. Kentucky International Convention Center Hall 2C. Two-day Expo where you can see the latest running gear, get nutritional advice, pre-race running tips and pick up your race packet for Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/ miniMarathon®. Sponsor: BB&T. Contributing Sponsors: Humana Vitality, BlueMile and 99.7 WDJX. Thursday: 4 PM - 8 PM. Expo and Packet Pickup. Friday: 11 AM - 9 PM. Expo and Packet Pickup BB&T Pasta Dinner 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Tickets for Pasta dinner: $9 Adults, $6 Children under 12. For tickets call (502) 584-FEST. Sponsor: BB&T. Contributing Sponsors: Michaels & Associates, Inc. / SYSCO Food Services of Louisville. THURSDAY, APRIL 26 - SATURDAY, APRIL 28 U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOONFESTSM. Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin®. Sponsor: U.S. Bank. April 26: 5 PM. U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOON TOUR. Location: TBD 8:30 PM. U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOON GLIMMER. Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront. Contributing Sponsor: Lite 106.9 WVEZ. April 27: 7 AM. U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOON RUSH-HOUR RACE. Bowman Field. Public entrance off Pee Wee Reese. 9 PM. U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOON GLOW. Kentucky Exposition Center. Gates open at 6 PM. $8 KEC parking fee. Contributing Sponsor: New Country Q103.1. April 28: 7 AM. U.S. BANK KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL GREAT BALLOON RACE. Bowman Field. Public entrance off Pee Wee Reese. THURSDAY, APRIL 26 - FRIDAY, MAY 4 KROGER'S FEST-A-VILLE ON THE WATERFRONT. Open Weekdays 11 AM - 11 PM. Saturday 7:30 AM - 11 PM. Sunday 1 PM - 11 PM. Waterfront Park. ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE featuring concerts with national talent, family fun, food, kids' inflatable playground, midway rides and more. Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED). Sponsor: Kroger. Contributing Sponsor: Miller Lite. KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL CHOW WAGON®. Open Weekdays 11 AM - 11 PM. Saturday 7:30 AM - 11 PM. Sunday 1 PM - 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. Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin®. (FOOD, DRINK AND PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED). FOURTH STREET LIVE! KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY. 11 PM - Close. Fourth Street Live! When the fun winds down at Kroger's Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, head to the after party at Fourth Street Live! Admission is free with a 2012 Pegasus Pin®. FRIDAY, APRIL 27 - SUNDAY, APRIL 29 APASSIONATA "The Beginning." April 27: Show time 7 PM. April 28: Show times 3 and 8 PM. April 29: Show time 3 PM. Freedom Hall. Various ticket prices. The North American debut of Europe's most successful live entertainment show, featuring more than 40 horses and seen by more than five million fans. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com. SATURDAY, APRIL 28 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL MARATHON/ miniMARATHON® PRESENTED BY WALMART. 7:30 AM. Main Street near Slugger Field start via 13.1 mile route or 26.2 mile route to Preston & Witherspoon Streets finish. Free for spectators. Entry fees and registration info at www. DerbyFestivalMarathon.com. Sponsor: Walmart. Contributing Sponsors: ASICS, Bluegrass Family Health, Churchill Downs, Courier-Journal Media, Norton Sports Health, Powerade and Subway® Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Supporting Sponsors: Louisville Water Company and UPS. Official Pace Car: MINI OF LOUISVILLE. Business First The Courier -Journal SLAM Ma gazine SLAM Ma gazine

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