KDF Great BalloonFest takes to the skies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DERBY CITY WEEKEND) - Two popular Kentucky Derby Festival events will be lifting off this weekend.

KDF Great Balloon Glow will kick off this year’s Great BalloonFest on April 29 starting at 8:30 p.m.

This year’s Great Balloon Glow will be taking place in a new location at Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville on the Waterfront, festival organizers said.

The event will feature 16 balloons lighting up the night sky, along with Fest-a-Ville amenities including food, midway rides, concerts and more.

Early Saturday morning, balloons will take flight from Bowman Field for the Great Balloon Race, beginning at 7 a.m.

KDF said the Great Balloon Race started in 1973 and is one of the most popular family-friendly attractions on the Derby Festival schedule.

Admission is free to Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville with a KDF Pegasus Pin.

For more information on the Great BalloonFest events or the Kentucky Derby Festival, click or tap here.

Dustin Vogt

Dustin Vogt

Dustin Vogt joined the digital team of WAVE 3 News in September 2019.