BB&T Great BalloonFest

The Kentucky Derby Festival Balloon Race was the Festival’s aerial entertainment long before the first firework ever hit Louisville’s skyline. Today, you have three days to see the awe-inspiring colors of the balloon fleet. Thursday is the Great Balloon Glimmer, a “mini-glow” to kick off the Fest-a-Ville and Chow Wagon. Friday morning is the Rush-Hour Race, and the Great Balloon Glow is Friday night. The balloons never leave the ground, but the Glow is stunning. Then, the main event, the Great Balloon Race®, is at 7 a.m. Saturday. As a Louisville native, believe me: This is one the kids will remember.

Thursday, April 25-27

Various times and locations
Prices vary