Kentucky Derby Festival’s Oddball Events

If you live in Louisville, you already know that the city parties for nearly a month in preparation for Derby, with the Kentucky Derby Festival leading the way. The crowd favorite, BalloonFest, has multiple events from April 26-28. At Waterfront Park on April 27, experience Derby of the Dead, a zombie-themed festival with Louisville Zombie Walk; a yoga gathering called Neighmaste on the Waterfront; and Ohio Valley Wrestling’s Run For The Ropes. Thortons Great Bed Race is April 30 at Broadbent Arena; BeerFest at Waterfront Park is May 2; and, after the Derby, a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Fourth Street Live! is on May 6.

Through May 6

Various locations, prices and times